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 Post subject: Spooky video!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:10 am 
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Watched this on the show "Fact or Faked?" Last night and it's weirding me out! What do you think it could be? I think the first figure could maaaaybe be a crane or an egret, but the second one doesn't move the way that kind of bird would...

This may be scary for some folks, just a warning. From 4:40 to 6:25: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsMecu05 ... re=related

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky video!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:12 am 
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That creature one was crazy! What the hell was that?!

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I know! The first one, I could rationalize it being a crane. The second one, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT. Seriously! They didn't show the full clip of the second creature in the show but I saw a clip of just that one that had been enhanced (not very well) on YouTube, and towards the end, just before it goes out of frame, you see its head and it's sort of bobbing? It's a bit obscured by the time stamp at the bottom of the frame, but there is definitely a shadow that looks like eyes or some kind of brow. It's not very clear whether it's an up-down movement like someone running or if it's a back-to-front movement like a bird's head does when it walks. But that body is not bird-like at all.

I'm so weirded out! Just another reason to never go to Fresno!

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky video!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:57 am 
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My skeptical mind says that was a costumed human. My lizard brain says "MAKE IT GO AWAY!"


Nope they did a bunch of stuff to try and re-create the video. They went to the guy's house and set up a higher-resolution camera in the exact same spot and had a neighborhood kid walk the same path- he's like three times as 'thick' as that thing is. There's a palm tree in the upper left corner for reference- these things were eerily skinny.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:19 am 
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kfad wrote:
My skeptical mind says that was a costumed human. My lizard brain says "MAKE IT GO AWAY!"

i'm scared to watch this now, because I know that "lizard brain yelling!"-feeling. Yerk. I will watch it on halloween, though!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:58 am 
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
kfad wrote:
My skeptical mind says that was a costumed human. My lizard brain says "MAKE IT GO AWAY!"


Nope they did a bunch of stuff to try and re-create the video. They went to the guy's house and set up a higher-resolution camera in the exact same spot and had a neighborhood kid walk the same path- he's like three times as 'thick' as that thing is. There's a palm tree in the upper left corner for reference- these things were eerily skinny.


What really really creeped me out was the weird length of the legs. And the very short length of the actual body. Like 4 feet of leg and a foot and a half of every thing else.
Something about it reminded me of the Plague Doctors. I don't really know why.

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I was more freaked out when it started doing that weird movement about halfway through the screen. Creeeepy.

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I think it could easily have been a scale model with puppetry or something...that tree could actually be a foot tall!


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kfad wrote:
My skeptical mind says that was a costumed human. My lizard brain says "MAKE IT GO AWAY!"


yes, between this and the ghost story thread I'm creeped out tonight!


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I love when she says "What is it doing??"
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TheAmazonProject wrote:
I think it could easily have been a scale model with puppetry or something...that tree could actually be a foot tall!


The whole show is on YouTube and Hulu, you should watch it! They actually go to the guy's house and try to recreate the video to prove it was a hoax or a prank. The tree is actually quite tall, about 12-15'. They tried having a kid walk the route (too big) and tried using a puppet/marionette (too much side-to-side motion).

The homeowner says that the gate was closed at the time the video was shot, and they show the gate (the same gate that's in the video), and the space between the iron rods are about 4-5" wide, so quite narrow. AND they did a voice analysis on the homeowner's video and concluded he was telling the truth, so if it was a hoax, he wasn't in on it.

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That was really weird. I kind of thought a crane, too, but it was still weirdly fast for a bird.

I did think it was a little funny when they were freaking out when they were searching at night in the bushes and shiitake and they were like "this is so weird, there's something in the bush" - yeah, probably an animal, you guys are stalkin around the woods at night.

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Upon further inspection, I've concluded that it's a mutant gigantic grasshopper

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Augh! I don't like that one bit.

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I can't stop watching it. What is that thing?

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