1. By Steve Bean
    July 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm | permalink

    Maybe just some fountain-type fireworks, but a little too reminiscent of a neighborhood fire a couple years back.

  2. By cosmonıcan
    July 23, 2011 at 12:01 am | permalink

    I saw that from 4 miles due north near Newport and Miller. I think it’s a mirage of some lightning far south of here in Ohio, very high in the sky. Weather radar did not show any storms near us.

  3. By Mikesensei
    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 am | permalink

    I’m seeing them now, from near Plymouth and Huron Parkway. They’re coming from the south: Lightning-bright flashes of varying intensity from a clear sky, over and over with little interval. Way too consistantly for fireworks or even lightning of my experience. It’s been over half an hour since I first noticed it, and shows no sign of stopping. Authentically strange! Glad I’m not the only one who saw it.

  4. By cosmonıcan
    July 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm | permalink

    Mirages are powerfully odd, I was reminded of this old story about Cleveland: [link]

    The conditions were right with cool air from the storm at ground level, and hotter air moving back in. They call it “heat lightning” too: [link]