Girl vanishes on live TV leaving internet guessing (POLL)
In an interview with the coach for Denmark women's national handball team Klavs Bruun Jørgensen, it's the background that is the real interest: there, a woman disappears out of shot in a blink of the eye after another woman obscures here from view. The footage was aired live and there is no evidence it had been edited, media say.
First shown on Monday, the video went viral during the week and was reposted by numerous media outlets. The web community put their heads together in an effort to solve the puzzling event. Posted on Imgur, the video managed to collect over 9 million views and had garnered nearly 1,500 comments on Reddit by the weekend.
Whereas many remain puzzled, some believe they have found clues solid enough to unravel the mysterious disappearance.
The most popular comments say another female obscured the girl as they both move out of shot.
“That's some serious precision, but you can barely see her disappear behind the other girl, almost unnoticeable,” CygniGlide user writes on Imgur.
Many cling to the idea, saying the woman didn’t disappear without a trace: her shadow can be seen on the floor, and her head and hair are just noticeable when the footage is examined frame by frame.
Other users, however, seem more eager to seek supernatural explanations, jokingly (or not) referring to the Matrix, X-files or the magic world of Harry Potter.
“THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE,” Imgur user palaeastur wants to believe.
“Performing magic in the presence of muggles, the ministry will hear about this!” comments zee44.
“The Matrix is broken again,” DontcallmeLen says.
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Spoiling internet investigators' fun somewhat is the fact that the girl has been found. It is Trine Nielsen (born Jensen), a Danish handball player and TV2 commentator.
“My own belief is that I'm fast like a ninja. But it’s more probable that I was just lucky,” Nielsen told TV2. “It's a fun clip, and I would even laugh if I saw it happen to someone else,” she said of the video.