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Occurred : 6/5/2000 23:30 (Entered as : 06/05/00 2330)
Reported: 6/6/2000 03:27
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration:1 min
star like stop and go satellite

A white star-like object moving south off the Pacific coast I was standing on a 5th floor deck of a building in downtown San Francisco looking up toward the Northwest when I saw what appreared to be a faint star moving southward. At first I thought it was a satellite way out in the distance but then it stopped and just hung there, then proceeded again in the same direction it was originally moving. It was a whitish light just like a star and was pretty far away. I would imagine that when I started watching it, it was almost straight up overhead. Anyway, after it started moving again it seemed to arc upward a bit and then descend again. Then it stopped a second time. When it started moving again it went almost straight upward for a couple of seconds then moved down and continued on it's original path. I knew then that it was not a plane and I don't think satellites stop like this. It soon faded almost directly over head. This is the second time I have seen something like this. Several of us saw it.