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Mystery of 'teleporting boy' has been solved

By T.K. Randall
December 14, 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)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Gary Meadows 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
That's just what they WANT us to believe!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Orphalesion 6 years ago
It's a pretty cool effect to see on an ordinary news clip, though.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Kid_Marx 6 years ago
I smell a cover up!
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible 6 years ago
What a genius detective to figure this out.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DragonFire22 6 years ago
People think news clips aren't edited?     WOW, we face such a DIRE problem with intellectualism these days!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seti42 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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: https://science.howstuffworks.com, we won't stand for it 'ere.  Unexplained means Unexplained, ok? 


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