Around 2300 hours I stood on my deck ,like I usually do every night and stare up into the sky as I have a cigerrette. I noticed close to the direction I also stare at as there is bright star , not sure which star, I noticed a dark patch and I couldn't see the stars behind it. As I was trying to focus on it, it flashed really bright and shot straight up. At that time there was patches of clouds you could see but not many. As it shot up it disappeared. I then noticed the cloud in the direction it shot up was kind of blurry then another flash and it shot up towards space then I saw a faint flash and tha was it. The three flashes I saw got dimmer as it climbed higher. I was kind of kind of like in shock , did I just see what I saw. I kept playing it in my head. I called my wife and told her but she just smiled and wasn't helpful lol. I swore on everything I believe in to her on what I saw, then just left it at that.