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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/19/2001 18:00 (Entered as : 01/19/'01 1800)
Reported: 2/17/2001 17:54
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:25 seconds
HOVERING white light.

The present writer was walking west on Cortland which is a street on the south side of Bernal Hts.,in San Francisco(in CAlif),at slightly after 6pm,PST.I was gazing at the planet venus,somewhat lazily,and my gaze wandered,until a starlike object appeared.The sky was dark out,on this Jan.19,2001.This light was an intensely white one about the brightness of venus.Comparing the known time of events and looking back mentally,I estimate the timing of this sighting to be about 25 seconds long.It then blacked out.It was hovering-no movement.It also was silent. It was roughly between Jupiter and Venus and at an altitude of about 45 degrees.That was the last I saw of it.