we went outside to have a cigarette and while we were smoking i saw a bright flash of light and then it was gone. a few seconds later in the same spot i saw it again and got my wifes attention. a couple seconds later it did it again. we kept watching and it did this 4-5 more times in almost the same place, and then nothing. there were no clouds in the sky. i did notice a searchlight lighting up the sky but not in the same area.