Let me first say I'm a skeptical atheist and my only conclusion is we must have made it up and our brains tricked us into making it a real memory, but it's an extremely vivid memory my friend and I both have. We were about 9 or 10 years old and we were talking on the phone. It was a little after 7 at night, in the winter, and it was dark outside. While we're talking, we both see out windows start to glow, like there's a bright light outside. It starts dim, builds slowly, then suddenly gets blindingly white and disappears. We live just one street away from eachother, so we're wondering what the hell we just saw. That's when I look over at the clock and realize it's 10:30. He said his clock matched mine. 3 hours seemed to pass in a few seconds, and the next day there was a circle burned into the grass of a field next to us about 15 yards in diameter. It freaked us out enough we never told anyone else about it, but to this day we both remember it exactly the same. And to reiterate, I don't believe something paranormal happened, I just don't know what did happen.