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CCTV footage shows allegedly 'haunted' bicycle moving on its own

By T.K. Randall
September 18, 2023 · Comment icon 11 comments

Who or what is moving the bike ? Image Credit: Facebook / Shambles Market York
A driverless bicycle moving along a historic city street has been generating some heated debate online this week.
The peculiar clip - which recently went viral on social media - was captured on CCTV camera in Shambles - a historic street in the city of York, England.

It shows a regular bicycle - without rider or apparent human intervention - moving several feet down the street before coming to a standstill and eventually tipping over.

The phenomenon has elicited some conflicting opinions, with some arguing that it could be evidence of paranormal activity and others dismissing the entire thing as a hoax.
"York is a great place for unusual occurrences and Shambles is a place like any other," ghost tour owner Mark Graham told The Press.

"Ghost stories are like jigsaws - there's a piece to show the full picture. I don't think (the riderless bike) is anything at the moment."

"That seems to be an isolated incident - it may be linked to some others and I would urge people to come forward who know anything."

Source: York Press | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Mattacaster 7 months ago
It could've been pushed off camera. Bikes can ride at least a little ways by themselves after being pushed.
Comment icon #3 Posted by razman 7 months ago
didnt see the pedals moving either.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog 7 months ago
Got so mutch fun when youngs to let our bikes going downhill until they crash together wayyyy lower. Well, until one of them hit a car and we got screwed...
Comment icon #5 Posted by papageorge1 7 months ago
Papameter Reading 60% Paranormal     40% Hoax
Comment icon #6 Posted by Stiff 7 months ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by ercbreeze 7 months ago
Why would someone leave their bike somewhere without the kick stand down?  And--I couldn't see the pedals moving, plus they zoomed in at the end--100% hoax.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Inn Spectre 7 months ago
I think you need to send it in for calibration.
Comment icon #9 Posted by papageorge1 7 months ago
What's the spectrometer reading?
Comment icon #10 Posted by pallidin 7 months ago
Nah, if you look closely it's the entire town paranormally moving underneath the bicycle, not the other way around.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hankenhunter 7 months ago
Is it just me or has the frame rate been slowed down? Seems more likely that someone gave it a nudge, and gravity/slope did the rest.

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