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Occurred : 8/31/2013 05:20 (Entered as : 08/31/13 5:20)
Reported: 8/31/2013 3:52:59 AM 03:52
Posted: 9/9/2013
Location: Fairview Heights, IL
Shape: Flash
Duration:30 minutes
star like object that pulsed brightly and dimmed multiple times then became stationary

I am a police officer, i was doing overnight security for an outdoor event, basically just making sure no one came to steal any cooking items. I was with a friend who is not a police officer. I was laying down on a picnic table and observed an object moving across the sky. I remarked to my friend saying " hey look a sattelite" he then saw it too. It looked like a star or sattelite slowly moving. It then began to pulse brightly and then dim. We observed it pulse brightly 3 times, i did not count the time between pulses but it seemed to be the same time apart between each pulse, approximately 5-6 seconds. The object then stopped and was stationary for approximately 20 minutes. After 20 minutes it was around 5:45, people were showing up to run an early morning 5k as part of the event and i was unable to continue sustained observance of the object. I used some stars as a reference point so that i could look up and find the object again. I looked up as i could and continued to see the object for a time and then another time i looked up and it was gone and i never saw it again.