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My boyfriend and i were coming home from the store and arrived home around 7:45pm. while we were in the driveway we noticed a bright white light. it appeared to grow very bright and bob. the light would turn on and off a few times in a matter of seconds. it appeared to move and make small circles in the sky. nothing drastic, but using a tree as a reference point it changed position in the sky. i went into the house and brought my father and brother outside so that they could observe it as well. after a few minutes the object grew dimmer and blinked on and off less. eventually around 8:30pm it disappeared entirely. we live in west salem, ohio, and the object appeared in the south western sky. looking at the position of the iss, i don't believe that is what we saw. perhaps it is possible that we were witnessing venus — but the object appeared higher in the sky than venus' reported location for tonight. i'm not sure what it was, but there were several planes in the sky blinking white and red. this light was pure white and didn't blink at a constant rate like the planes did. instead it would increase in brightness, stay bright for a variable amount of time, then dim. it was very far away in the sky and seemed to be higher than most planes at the peak of the experience.