About 10 years ago I was attending a pig roast at my dad's camp in Maine in a very remote area. We have no electricity at the camp and there aren't any houses for several hundred acres in any direction. It was probably about 9 or 10 at night, and quite dark except for the fire light. There were about 100 of us outside talking when it occurred: for about 2 seconds, the entire night sky was suddenly as bright as day..and then it was back to night again. The view of the night sky was very clear. I did not see any visible sign of anything unnatural in the sky before, during or after the event. The only possible explanation I can think of is a meteorite...but that doesn't quite sit right either, because of the way that the entire sky was illuminated. Or is that normal?