Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Shut that Door! Brazilian Poltergeist Video Debunked.

I'm currently working on a review of Paranormal Lockdown, whilst I do that I've got time for a quick debunking. Yet another ghost video is doing the rounds. Allegedly filmed in a Brazilian morgue, although later iterations of the story place the footage in a children's hospital in the same country, the video shows two security guards or janitors again depending on the source, approaching a rapidly opening and closing door.

Take a look.

Creepy right?

But, the footage raises a few questions. Why is the torch kept on a very narrow beam? Why does the person filming the incident give us a good view of the corridor EXCEPT on the left-hand side?

As always the key to debunking this one is ignoring the typically low-res versions offered on tabloid news sites and going to the original source on Youtube, where we can examine the footage on full screen and in glorious X0.25 speed.

There we find, during the handy examination of the door by the janitor/guard, our old foe... FISHING WIRE! This time it's been ingeniously attached to the inside of the door.

Yep, nice try, but got ya. Hook, line and sinker.

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