Reports of bright object in the sky in Jacksonville area

By Gary Scott on June 6, 2016 at 1:51pm

Did West Central Illinois have a close encounter with an object from space this morning?

WLDS-WEAI received a phone call at noon from someone who said he was in downtown Jacksonville at around 11:45 when he saw a bright flash of light in the sky, and a long tail.

Since we posted the question on our Facebook page, more than dozen people said they saw something in Jacksonville or the surrounding area.

If anyone took a picture or video of the supposed object, please email