Days before the CIA released a large cache of files involving unidentified flying objects (UFOs), following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by podcaster John Greenwald Jr., social media was a buzz about a UFO last week over North Carolina's Outer Banks area.
According to the regional newspaper The News & Observer, photographer Wes Snyder captures what appears to be a mysterious object in the night sky.
"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.
Judging by the video, the object appears to have corners. Here's the video in full.
"I spent a night at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shooting time-lapse photos to create an upcoming video. While I was looking through my footage, I realized there was something in the video that I could not explain," he wrote on Facebook. "It's much larger than your typical plane appears, and it's moving way faster than clouds."
Snyder said the best explanation is that it may be "space junk or a satellite burning up in the atmosphere."