I was going to get my Laundry mat across the street. After I finished up I began to proceed back across the street. I live not far from a little park. I saw a glowing orangish red object in the sky. I began to think it was a helicopter but no noise. I then ruled out plane because there weren't any signal lights and it just kinda sat there. I began to think it was a drone and I would prank my girlfriend and my next door neighbor. But the closer I got to my door the more and more I realized it wasn't a drone or low enough or close enough to be one. There were dark clouds moving in from the south south east direction and clear skies to the east. Right where they met is where the object was. As I went to open the door it moved into the clouds and slowly vanished. Soon as it did there was a huge lightning strike clear across the sky.it continued lightning one the most impressive lightning displays I've ever seen.