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A lively debate has erupted on social media over a video that appears to show an unidentified flying object last week over North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

It looks a lot like a meteor, but photographer Wes Snyder says that’s only because he sped the video up.

“The object was visible for just under 3 minutes total so I doubt it’s a meteor, (or) shooting star as those typically only last a few seconds,” Snyder posted on YouTube.

The object also appears to have corners in some of the time lapse photos.

Snyder, who is well known in the Carolinas for coastal photography, shared the video on Facebook and YouTube in hopes of getting sensible explanations. The result has been 300-plus comments, 600 shares and 1,500 reactions. The video was recorded around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, he says.\

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