My wife and i have been watching sunsets from our back yard in western adams county, illinois, for several weeks. on 8/29/2020 with the setting sun visible on the horizon, just to the left of the sun and at 30 degrees above the horizon, (about where the star â€œdiademâ€� was then located on the star chart on my phone) a stationary â€œstarâ€� appeared and gradually grew to a bright silver metallic gleam for a few seconds. it then dimmed away to very faint. there was no sound â€“ but it appeared to be very distant. a moment later, it went through the process again, same spot, gleamed brilliant metallic, then dimmed to nothing and did not reappear. sighting lasted 5 minutes. sky where object appeared was clear â€“ over ne missouri. i went to journal the sighting and found an alert email from madar unit 97 â€“ located at our house â€“ that an alert had occurred at utc 23:29:33. on two subsequent evenings, similar â€œstarsâ€� appeared low in the western sky â€“ same general location but without madar alerts â€“ on 8/31/2020and 9/1/2020. on 8/31, the stars drifted higher in the sky during the sighting until they were hidden by a cloud bank. i was able to get a few seconds of the 9/1 sighting on video, but it only suffices to document the time of the sighting. that â€œstarâ€� gleamed and faded three times changing locations slightly each time. the 9/1/2020 sighting lasted from 7:15 pm central time to 7:45 pm. lights appeared at 7:15, 7:38, and 7:40 pm. as a base line control, same location in the yard, the evenings of 9/4 and 9/5 were completely clear and no stars appeared in the western part of the sky until after sunset and saturn became visible in the southern sky. it is the simultaneous madar alert at the same location that makes this sighting significant.