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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/16/1998 19:00 (Entered as : 10/16/98 19:00)
Reported: 10/17/1998 01:07
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:ALL NIGHT
Every night - all through the night, there have been 5 "star-like" crafts in the sky over the San Francisco Bay. The brightest is in the western sky and looks like a very bright star. What distinguishes it from a star is that it bobs and moves periodically; it exhibits an purposely changeing radiance (decidedly more ray-like than eminance) and there is a blinking white light apart from the main star body. Positioned at about 11 o'clock is a single blue green ray; fixed in position and length. The rest of the rays once again, seem to shift and change. To the casual observer it would appear as a bright star. The other 4 objects are also star like though not as bright (possibly due to being further away) and display an artificial "wagon wheel"- like radiance. This experience is available to anyone in the bay area all night, every night. They are clearly wanting to appear as fixed stars even while waivering some. The one bluegreen ray and the periodiodically blinking light just off to the upper right and the waivering just won't allow for real star status. I am quite frankly surprised that there haven't been a rash of reports on this. It is once again quite astounding in that the entire Bay area has regular nightly access to a genuine sighting every night. One need only venture out and take a close look at the brightest "star" in the lower western sky to find that it is in fact an altogether wondrous non-star.