Here are eight mysterious videos no one can explain. From a statue of Jesus opening its eyes to a sacred Hindu plant that moves on its own, join us as we take a look at some baffling clips that almost defy explanation.
8. Jesus Statue Opens Eyes
In mid-2016 striking footage emerged that appears to show the moment a statue of Jesus Christ opens its eyes.
This unsettling video was shot in the Saltillo Cathedral in Mexico just west of Monterrey. In the clip you can see an enormous statue of Jesus mounted on the cross at the rear of the church. As the camera pans back and forth across the room you can see the eyes of the statue flick open. They seem to stare right at the camera. Then suddenly they close.
The video sent shockwaves through the Christian religious community when it was shared on the Internet. Many took the footage as a sign of the second coming of Christ, heading to church immediately to pray for their sins. Others however, were a little more reserved suggesting the video was a hoax.
Professional analysts have spent weeks scouring every frame of the video which has lead to a divided community. Some say the footage is unedited and genuine. Others think there’s a slight blurriness over the eyes which could suggest CGI. A further 20 specialists, including priests, sculptors, video editors and designers analysed the footage but again opinion was divided.
The local bishop was asked to review the footage but refused to watch it even once.
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7. Virgin Mary Moves Lips to Prayer
Sticking with unsettling religious themed videos, this clip seems to show a painting of the Virgin Mary moving her lips almost as if reciting the prayer Hail Mary.
The footage was captured in 2015 in Saint Charbel’s Church in Sydney, Australia. Two parishioners were filming their day in church when they unexpectedly captured something incredible on film.
If you look closely, it looks as though the Virgin Mary’s lips are moving in unison with the prayer that is being recited by the priest.
The most astonishing thing about this incident is that two separate cameras captured the event – both showing Mary’s lips moving.
Kristen Keirouz was the first to upload the footage to Facebook where it quickly went viral, racking up over 40,000 views.
When interviewed by the local paper, Keirouz said she was sitting quietly in church when her friend nudged her to look at the painting. She said she felt shivers down her whole body when she noticed the painting moving. ‘I kept blinking in case I was seeing things,’ she said.
Many are hailing the footage as a miracle, reaffirming their faith in Christianity. While others are saying the phenomenon is a trick of the eye created by the moving camera and lighting in the church.
Keirouz disagrees with the illusion theory because she and her friends were there to witness it first hand saying ‘…her lips would start moving and then stop and start again’.
The second footage was captured by church goer George Akary. He too noticed the movement in the painting and took out his phone to capture the amazing event. He claims he’s seen it happen a few times, but this is the first time he managed to capture it on film.
Akary also defended the event, saying that it couldn’t be a trick of the lighting as he’s seen it happen under different light sources at various times of day. He also noted that Mary’s lips seemed to speed up and slow down depending on the pace of the verses being said.
Father Superior Joseph Sleiman of Saint Charbel’s church was invited to comment on the video but dismissed the event as an optical illusion.
6. Dashcam Ghost, Singapore
Here’s some eerie footage filmed on a dashcam in Singapore.
As the motorist makes their way along Upper Bukit Timah Road, a strange figure can be seen standing on the cement divider to the right of screen. It looks to be a translucent girl with long hair, wearing a black and white dress.
Many viewers have been quick to call this a ghost sighting, perhaps a young girl that lost her life along this stretch of busy road.
Skeptics have said it’s nothing more than a person standing on the cement divider, noting that you can see them step up onto the wall moments earlier. One debunking website even suggested it was a unicycle rider practicing their skills along the slim cement boundary.
Is this just a risk taking pedestrian or has the dashcam really captured the spirit of a lost soul forced to wander this stretch of road?
5. Strange Plant Caught Rotating
This is some perplexing footage that emerged from India in 2016. It appears to show a self-aware plant that moves on its own.
The neem plant, which was discovered by a man in Sircilla in the Indian state of Telangana, seems to rotate and react to people watching it. In the footage you can clearly see the strange little plant swivel back and forth and move seemingly of its own free will.
News quickly spread of the mysterious shrub and soon hundreds of people descended upon the small town just north of Hyderabad.
Neem trees are considered sacred by Hindus and so the bizarre occurrence was seen as a sign from God. People from all over the country began worshiping the plant, performing rituals and celebrating the miraculous event.
The Indian government invited top geologists from around the world to study the plant. Their conclusion was that neem trees often have small, flexible root systems that can be manipulated by underground currents of water, giving the impression that the plant is moving on its own.
While a plausible explanation has been put forth, Hindus all over the world prefer to think the plant is a gift from God – hailing it as a divine miracle.
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