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Nobody is sure what it was, but plenty of people saw it. Twas the Light Before Christmas and it lit up the night sky across a long stretch of the Midwest early Thursday morning.

Jay Poppe sent us the video he captured near Denton, Iowa.

That was just one of the locations between northern Kansas, through Nebraska and Iowa and into Illinois where sightings were reported.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

What do you think? A meteor? Santa taking a few warm-up laps?