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Artist and photographer Wes Snyder captured a time-lapse recording of the trails while filming the night sky.

The phenomenon, which was filmed by a camera overlooking the Ocean Pursuit Shipwreck at Nags Head, appears as a series of red circular patterns in the sky to the right of the frame.

The footage shows a number of regular aircraft trails for comparison – each individual image recorded on time-lapse with a ten-second exposure and with approximately one second between them.

“I\’ve caught thousands of plane trails and never have any of them looked like this, so I\’m certain they are not your typical aircraft,” Snyder told McCarthy News.

“I\’ve caught these trails before in several other time lapses, but I have yet to figure out what kind of plane possibly has these capabilities.”

“Whatever they are, they have some incredible maneuverability.”

According to Snyder, the footage was recorded on September 27th between 8 and 10pm.

The phenomenon was visible in the sky for around 20 minutes.

Despite the peculiar nature of the recording, however, Snyder has not jumped straight to an e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ explanation.

“My bet is that it\’s military aircraft training over the Pamlico Sound,” he said.

“All I want to know is, how can I get a ride in whatever it was.”

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