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Occurred : 1/26/2015 02:00 (Entered as : 01/26/15 02:00)
Reported: 1/26/2015 3:22:55 PM 15:22
Posted: 1/30/2015
Location: Goreville, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Yellow Orange flashing object in Southern Illinois near Interstates 57 and 24

Our location is 8 miles northwest of Goreville, Illinois.

At 2am, my mother saw a bright light due east of us. Jupiter had already passed over the house. Object grew larger - bright light the diameter of a dime at arm's length. It was flashing at a rate of 3 times per second. Witness states is was the same color as Jupiter.

As it approached, it seemed to have a smaller bright sphere on its leading edge.

Object moved from East rising overhead to the south, where it was no longer visible.

Witness is retired English teacher, holding a masters. Writer is Managing Editor for an Internet publication.