Beginning of a sinkhole? A marsh? Wind perhaps? Or a Photobomb? – social media definitely went bananas over a weird video posted on Halloween Eve of what looks like living, breathing earth in a Canadian forest.
The eerie footage of forest ground moving in Apple River in Nova Scotia was shot by Brian Nuttall on October 31 and uploaded a day later.
Amazing footage has emerged of a forest carpet appearing to breathe like a sleeping giant.
The video was captured by Brian Nuttall at Apple River in Nova Scotia, Canada, on his mobile phone.
It shows the ground rising and falling.
Shot by Mr Nuttall on October 31, the video has been viewed more than three million times online and his Facebook post has been liked by more than 13,500 people with over 100 comments.
One person describes it as “creepy and scary”, while others refer to it as “Mother Earth breathing” and a “floating forest”.
Nuttall shared his experience in a Facebook post, in which he suggested his theory for the unusual ‘breathing’ ground.
Look at the ground… It’s moving, it goes up and it goes down, it’s beating as if the earth just began to breath.
What in fact is happening is explained by Mr Nuttall in a Facebook post.
“ …the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another. The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over,” he said.