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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 04/26/2010 :  23:25:59  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is totally unexplainable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSLBtm__aKw&feature=player_embedded

HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/26/2010 :  23:59:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

This is totally unexplainable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSLBtm__aKw&feature=player_embedded
How about that unfenced area at the end of the tape, just to the right, hmmm?

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  00:53:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

This is totally unexplainable
Of course it's explainable.

It's difficult to clearly see everything that's going on with the low light, road dust, and shaky camera, and that may in turn limit our ability to select the most plausible explanation. But we can certainly think of several possible explanations. When the cop stops at the "intact" fence, I see a metal post sticking up just right of center, chain link fencing covering the panel to the left of the pole, and nothing to the right of the pole. So it looks like a pretty big gap there to the left. But like I said, it could be a trick of the lights. It's hard to see.

But the fence is definitely swaying pretty hard by the time the copper arrives at it. So the "ghost car" either clipped the fence as he drove around it, or if the fence was unattached at the bottom he could have driven through/under it with the chain link falling back into place after he was past.

Any answers to this "mystery" would have been uncovered when the policeman actually got out of his car and investigated on foot. After he studied the tire tracks and examined the fence itself, I bet he had a pretty good idea how the suspect managed to get away. Eh, but that wouldn't make compelling television. The public loves mysteries, not solutions. And the policeman would probably rather have people whispering about a "ghost car" than about how he let an erratic drunk out-drive him and escape.


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Edited by - H. Humbert on 04/27/2010 00:56:24
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  01:00:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Even more good possibilities listed in the Mythbusters forums.

Anyway, point being, nothing in this video is "unexplainable."


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sailingsoul
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  05:14:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, don't be such scientists. Look at it with the eyes of an engineer. You know that driver had to be praying very hard for help. Who wouldn't start praying. Clearly a time to test the almighty power of prayer.

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Kil
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  10:20:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heh. If the driver had driven through an allegedly solid wall of chain link fence, proven by investigation, that would have been part a the part of the description of what happened to add to the mystery. But there was nothing of the kind in the video. Did the cops just call it in and go home? I doubt it. What's missing is the subsequent investigation. You know, the part that would have demystified the mystery.

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Chippewa
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  14:32:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The narration is full of dramatic mumbo-jumbo. First, during the chase, the announcer says the car seemingly vanishes but we actually continue to see it pulling away, all the way through the video. The narration also uses other adjectives to enhance the "mysterious" atmosphere though whats being seen is a blurry nighttime police camera picture of a mundane car chase. The car does not behave supernaturally but accelerates rapidly going in and out of control from an unskilled driver. Then, when it comes to the fence, the fence appears to be unfastened at the bottom and car quickly slides right through, rapidly lifting the fence which snaps back in place. That may not have been what happened but that's what it looks like. I think Occam's Razor cut the fence at the bottom. The driver might have even known about that getaway spot ahead of time.

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Baxter
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USA
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  17:36:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Baxter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The fence lifts up. I've seen it on other police videos.

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Edited by - Baxter on 04/27/2010 17:36:38
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Dave W.
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Posted - 04/27/2010 :  18:14:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Coincidentally, I just saw a clip on America's Funniest Videos in which a woman on an inner tube slides down a snowy hill and goes right under a chain-link fence. The bottom lifted up when she hit it, and fell back down as soon as she was clear, but it was so fast that it would have been hard to tell had they not offered a slo-mo reply.

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ThorGoLucky
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USA
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Posted - 05/03/2010 :  19:49:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Mysterious", "supernatural", "possessed". It's clear that the commentator wants to appeal to magical thinkers.
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astropin
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Posted - 05/04/2010 :  09:45:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
lol.....that wasn't even good, let alone unexplainable.

On Fire.....you really need to work on your gullibility.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

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