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This mirror & ball video is freaking out the internet

 

It's a guy, throwing a ball against a mirror and filming it on his phone.

Boring, right?

WRONG.

What appears, at first to be a perfectly innocuous clip, suddenly becomes really freaky. How exactly is that happening?

Filmed by Kevin Parry, at his home in Oregon, the short video has gone viral and unleashed a furious debate about what is going on. Are there two Kevins? Is it actually a mirror or not? Is it magic?

And if you want to know, take another look at it below and we'll tell you...

Slow the clip down to 0.25 (using Settings -> Speed), then watch carefully between 6 and 7 seconds. At the apex of the arc, the ball mysteriously jumps up - so this is (at least) two different clips edited together. Nice try though Kevin...

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