Kubrick and Clarke Sighting
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke spotted a bright object in the sky over New York City one night after working on the script for "2001: A Space Odyssey."
During an appearance on the Dick Cavett Show, Clarke recounted the story: "I once saw what I thought was the real thing. Oddly enough it was with Stanley Kubrick the night we decided to make 2001. We were in New York and we saw late in the night a brilliant star right over New York...and apparently came to a stop over the center of the city, and I first thought it was the Echo satellite, which can't stop but I guess that was an optical illusion.
The official Project Blue Book record card conclusion stated succinctly that it was "Echo I" - an early earth orbiting satellite. In the comments section it stated, "ECHO passage at 1001 EST correspondence to 1100 DST (Daylight Savings Time). Temporary stationary period assumed to be caused by optical conditions of observation (illusion) when in reality the flight was continuous".