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Occurred : 5/30/2013 20:00 (Entered as : 05/30/2013 20:00)
Reported: 5/30/2013 9:21:11 PM 21:21
Posted: 6/2/2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:3 seconds
High altitude rod or cylinder shaped object with white blinking lights observed in SF

An object seen heading south east after dusk in San Francisco (8:50 PM Pacific Standard Time) on Thursday, May 30th, 2013: On a perfectly clear evening sky, I observed what could have been dismissed as a shooting star, except that it was bright white, rod shaped and had blinking white lights. I happened to be looking out my front window which is a south eastern exposure and saw a blinking series of lights on what appeared to be an elongated craft which seemed to be rod or cylinder shaped.

It traveled about the same speed as you'd observe a fighter jet or shooting star passing through the atmosphere - extremely fast. What made me consider the very high altitude of the object in the atmosphere was the fact that the lights faded out far above the horizon, as a shooting star would. It was only visible for what seemed to be a fraction of a second, however long it takes to witness a solid shooting star.

I was stunned! There was no sound. I half expected a sonic boom, but there was none.