I was in the yard out the back looking at the stars, the moon had pretty much gone down already so venus was pretty prominent. i went to take a picture but couldn't seem to find the star on my low quality phone. i turned on hdr mode and tried again still to little success. i went back through my images and saw a purple glowing shape in the sky. it wasn't very detailed and had bad graphics but it was something. i took more pictures (about 20 more) to see if it was a trick of light and if i could recreate it. no other images i took resulted in the light. i did not see the object with my bare eyes, only in the split second i took on my phone. i started to ponder whether it could be extraterrestrial but was too afraid to really believe it. after some thought though, i do believe that this could be alien or some unusual object in the sky as creating the 'trick' again seemed impossible.