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Mystery of 'teleporting boy' has been solved

Posted on Friday, 14 December, 2018 | Comment icon 8 comments

The boy just appears out of the blue. Image Credit: BBC News / Twitter / TewkesburyLeak
Social media users were left puzzled recently by a news clip showing a boy who seems to appear from nowhere.
The peculiar clip, which features a woman who is being interviewed about efforts to remove British Prime Minister Theresa May from power, seems normal enough at a glance, but if you look closer at the background on the left-hand side a young boy can be seen suddenly popping in to view.

The so-called 'teleporting boy' quickly went viral on Twitter, prompting numerous comments from social media users who made various tongue-in-cheek references to science-fiction shows and movies.

As it turns out however, the anomaly is down to little more than an editing error. It seems that someone at the BBC had taken a shortcut when putting together the end of the piece.

"Morph transition, it would have been done as the interviewee may have carried on talking so they needed a clip where she wasn't," said one user. "Pretty standard."

The clip in question can be viewed below.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (8)

Tags: Teleport

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Gary Meadows on 14 December, 2018, 17:57
Not surprising really. Anyone who thought it was actually teleportation, should really take a good long think about gullibility. :)
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robotic Jew on 14 December, 2018, 18:21
That's just what they WANT us to believe!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Orphalesion on 14 December, 2018, 18:25
It's a pretty cool effect to see on an ordinary news clip, though.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Kid_Marx on 14 December, 2018, 18:38
I smell a cover up!
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible on 14 December, 2018, 23:03
What a genius detective to figure this out.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DragonFire22 on 15 December, 2018, 18:29
People think news clips aren't edited?     WOW, we face such a DIRE problem with intellectualism these days!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seti42 on 15 December, 2018, 21:39
People who don't do photography, video editing, production, etc. professionally or as a hobby often have no clue how any of it really works. This is true for most things. I don't know anything about being a lawyer...Never needed one, and never even known one, much less studied law itself.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Torchwood on 21 December, 2018, 21:38
Oi! We'll have none of this 'ere!  This is Unexplained Mysteries.  Not Explained mysteries, if you want any of that sort of nonsense you should go somewhere like this:, we won't stand for it 'ere.  Unexplained means Unexplained, ok? 

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