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'Glitch in the Matrix' as dead bird is filmed motionless in mid-air

By T.K. Randall
February 25, 2023 · Comment icon 30 comments

How is this bird staying up there ? Image Credit: YouTube / Castanet News
Multiple witnesses have recorded footage of a bird just lying there in the sky, apparently not attached to anything.
The peculiar incident, which occurred in Surrey, British Columbia on the afternoon of February 18th, made local news headlines and left numerous witnesses scratching their heads.

Multiple video clips taken from different angles show the bird, which appeared to be dead, lying motionless in mid-air next to some overhead cables, but there was nothing attached to it.

Puzzled onlookers walked around and peered up at the spectacle, unable to explain what they were seeing.

"That's a dead bird and it is just floating in the air, no strings, no nothing," said one witness. "There was absolutely nothing we could see with the human eye that was holding it or attached to it."

"Very weird and eerie. Literally, [it] looked like a dead bird just floating."

Arguably, however, there must be something keeping the bird up there.

"Given the proximity of trees and telegraph wires, I would suggest some kind of invisible suspension material such as a fishing line is involved rather than a glitch in an incomplete reality," said geography professor Paul Kingsbury of Simon Fraser University.

"It was certainly mysterious, perhaps paranormal, but captivating as well, almost reminiscent of an artwork, a kind of impromptu Banksy paranormal moment, perhaps."

Source: Burnaby Now | Comments (30)

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Comment icon #21 Posted by flying squid 1 year ago
Comment icon #22 Posted by fred_mc 1 year ago
I would also guess spider web.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Mattacaster 1 year ago
It must be one of the 'real' robot spy birds set on hover.
Comment icon #24 Posted by razman 1 year ago
Comment icon #25 Posted by Crabby Kitten 1 year ago
I first thought of a spider web but such a heavy bird like that would break it unless it was a massive spider web. 
Comment icon #26 Posted by Essan 1 year ago
The real question to answer is how (and where) did the bird die?    
Comment icon #27 Posted by razman 10 months ago
Another glitch in the matrix? Pretty incredible illusion if real. Helicopter takes off as if by magic | Watch (
Comment icon #28 Posted by Rlyeh 10 months ago
This is the same effect when a moving car's wheels appears stationary.
Comment icon #29 Posted by razman 10 months ago
Yea , its pretty cool stuff.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Coyote Speaks 10 months ago
The bird got tangled in some fishing wire. Likely suffocated to death as a result in it.

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