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Video captures potential meteor with a bright flash and loud boom near Bemidji, Minnesota

Nov 14, 2023 08:37AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Beltrami County Emergency Management Facebook page

From Boreal Community Media - November 14, 2023

***********November 15 update: Officials have now stated that they do not believe the flash and boom was caused by a meteor. Read more here. ********

On November 13, Beltrami County Emergency Management posted a video to their Facebook page with something you don't see every day. The video, submitted to the Emergency Management team from a Nymore resident, was time-stamped at 6:40 pm that same evening and showed a bright flash, followed by a loud boom a few seconds later. 

According to the Facebook post, the boom shook windows, and houses, and was heard throughout much of the southern portion of Beltrami County. The Emergency Management team reported numerous calls reporting the incident. 

After a review of the reports and the video, the Emergency Management team believes that what was captured was a meteor. 

See the full video below.