On this date we were heading towards Iowa for the weekend and my husband noticed a a vertical contrail and pointed it out. He also noticed a flash at that moment that appeared to be headed towards the clouds above. So he told me to take a few pictures which I did with my cell phone. Later that evening we were looking at the pictures and noticed something in that we did not see with our naked eye. We are not sure what it is but definitely not a bird. if you enlarge the picture,whatever the object is,there looks like a heat signature around it. Just kind of curious what it could possibly be. I included 2 pictures that were taken seconds apart.