Mysterious Light Flashes Over Gateway Arch in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is reflected in the near record flood waters of the Mississippi River taken from East St. Louis, Illinois on December 30, 2015. Flooding statewide from three straight days of rain has caused evaucations, road closures and thirteen deaths.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is reflected in the near record flood waters of the Mississippi River taken from East St. Louis, Illinois on December 30, 2015. Flooding statewide from three straight days of rain has caused evaucations, road closures and thirteen deaths. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A light that appeared high over St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is perplexing officials.

The mystery started when an Illinois man shot video of the light early Tuesday and shared it with KTVI-TV. After seeing the report, an employee at an Illinois park across the river from the arch took a look at footage from a security camera and also saw the same light.

The video has been posted on the park’s Facebook page.

Mike Buehlhorn, director of the Metro East Parks and Recreation District, says he doesn’t know if he believes in UFOs, but “there’s something weird with that one.”

Spokesmen for nearby Scott Air Force Base and the Federal Aviation Administration say they know nothing about the source of the light.

SOURCE: AP