A bizarre car crash in China has had Internet conspiracy theorists speculating that perhaps supernatural forces were involved. The video began making the rounds Saturday and it wasn’t long before the Internet was abuzz with rumors of some sort of supernatural occurrence.
The footage from a closed circuit television camera shows vehicles traversing a busy intersection in Xingtai, Hebei. A small van can be seen approaching the intersection. The van appears to suddenly ‘float’ in the air. Close by, another van and a car at the intersection are then suddenly pulled upwards as the first van flips over on its side.
It turns out that upon closer inspection the truth is revealed. When zooming in a small black line can be seen running across the road in front of the van. That black line helps to explain just what happened.
A user on the social media site Reddit who understands Mandarin was able to provide an explanation of just what happened. According to the report, a telephone pole was being installed. There was a steel cable coiled on the road that should not have been an issue for vehicles going over it. However, the street sweeper that can be seen on the right of the video went over the steel cable and wound up the cable in its rotating cleaner. The other end of the cable was attached to the pole on the left of the video. The cable was brought taut rising up off the road and caused the crash that involves the vans and the car.
Other Chinese media reports said though that it was the tires of the first van that caught on a steel cable on the road and caused the accident. Either way, there was nothing supernatural involved and it would seem that some workers have some explaining to do.