I was sitting with some friends and family the other night playing Animal Crossing. My niece was playing with the dog to the left and behind me. My roomate was sitting behind me and could see the tv and my niece playing with the dog. My friend and my brother in law were sitting on the couch watching the tv. They could see me almost in front of them, and my roomate was in their peripheral view off to the right, as well as my niece and the dog. I see a flash, exactly like a flash on a camera. It was VERY bright, off to my left and back a bit (peripheral view). I turn around and ask what that was and my roomate was wondering the same thing. My friend and bro-in-law didn't think twice about it because they figured my roomate was taking a picture or something. I ask in all seriousness and everyone said the same thing. they saw a flash but didn't know where it came from. It happened where my niece was playing with the dog. My roomate could see it in front of her and my friend and bro-in law could see it as well. I was the only one who did not directly see it, tho I did see it in my peripheral view. We were stumped. We looked for a camera or something in the couch thinking it went off accidentally. There was no camera and there was nothing that would give off a flash. I checked my niece and checked the dog. Nothing. There is no flash that came from the tv because 1) I was playing Animal Crossing and 2) they saw the flash in front of them, not from the tv. No lights blew out. Lights blowing out wouldn't make that flash anyways. It was exactly like a camera flash. My niece was unphased she kept playing with the dog. We all saw it but cannot come up with an explanation. Strange? Yes. Scary? A little. Frustrating? HELL YEAH! I want to know what the heck it was. I need an explanation. Anyone have any ideas?