It rolled across a street, hit a curb and tipped over. But how?
The front wheel of the bike is barely visible at the beginning. It rolls with a bit of a wobble before colliding with the curb. No humans can be seen.
“This clip gives us the chills,” the market wrote. “Theories welcome.”
Since it was on Facebook, of course theories came in, including several from skeptics.
“If it rolled down the middle of the street I'd be impressed,” one woman wrote. “Not impossible to roll it out of the alley way.”
“I need to see CCTV from the other side,” another wrote.
A man pointed out the pedals of the bicycle never move in the clip.
“Maybe being pushed with someone on it,” he speculated. “Plenty of conspiracies.”
“Think it was pushed out fast to keep the balance, then played back in slow [motion],” another man concluded.
“Looking at the shop window at far end facing us, there's a reflection. Human intervention I think,” one woman decided.
But some Facebook comments seemed to buy the idea of a ghost rider.
“Where did he get his camo gear?” one person asked.
“A larger dark mass/shadow is next to it until the bike stops,” another noted.
“We need to go on a ghost hunt,” another commented.
And that may be the point of the clip. The market included tags in the post promoting paranormal research, an “original ghostwalk” and a “bloody tour.”
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York has developed a reputation in Britain for mysterious activity, according to the Yorkshire Examiner.
The city was founded in 71 A.D., as the Roman Empire spread its influence across Europe and the Middle East.
Some companies have cashed in on that. “Paranormal Research York” holds regular ghost hunts, and are sold out through November.
“The Original Ghost Walk of York” bills itself as “the first exclusive Ghost Walk in the World.” It offers nightly tours “allowing you to face your fears.”
Then there’s the “Bloody Tour of York” operating five nights a week, led by “Mad Alice.”
It’s all because of Guy Fawkes, who called York home and tried to blow up the Parliament buildings in London in 1605. Britain’s version of Halloween is called Guy Fawkes Day, marked on November 5.
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