It is a “close encounter of the fuzzy type”.
A video uploaded to YouTube has sparked controversy among YouTubers regarding its true nature.
The video titled “Mysterious creature in the woods” uploaded by YouTube user
Audrée Tanguay Fréchette allegedly suggests that a weird, Gollum-like creature was spotted in the woods.
The mysterious “creature”, whose presumed movements and appearance resemble the languishing Gollum of the movie The Lord of the Rings, appeared from the trees of a remote forest on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec, Canada. The people who filmed the video from their car can be heard speaking about the alleged appearance as they filmed.
The footage itself caused a lot of controversies.
The video has been watched around 260,000 times already, making its way onto popular news outlets like the Daily Mail.
The original video on YouTube has received all sorts of comments where people are trying to get to the bottom of what was actually filmed in the video.
Some commentators highlight the fact that the moose does not seem to flinch from the presence of the swaying entity in the background.
Some believe how that points to the possibility that we are looking at a ‘edited’ video, and that the creature isn’t really there.
Others, who believe the creature is real suggest that Audrée Tanguay Fréchette may have just caught on tape an interdimensional being, which is precisely why the moose feeding on the side of the road did not sense the creature.
However, after having viewed the video at least 50 times, I’ve got to agree that, it not a Gollum like creature, and there isn’t really a monster in the woods.
Here’s the video:
What we just saw in the video isn’t really a supernatural being trying to scare a moose on the side of the road.
If you observe the video carefully you’ll notice three things that give the creature away.
First of all, the abrupt movement of the alleged being is strange on its own.
Furthermore, if you look carefully, you’ll notice the reflection of the windshield (in the lower left corner) and a small circular smudge on the windshield, just above where the creature supposedly appears.
All three clues—the creature, the smudge and the windshield reflection—move at the exact same speed. As the camera goes up, the points follow. When the camera moves left, they follow. The points reflect the movement on the camera.
In other words, all three points move in sync. Meaning? It is not an actual monster, nor should it be even considered as a supernatural sighting, after all, there are already too many videos out there showing off fake content, and CGI videos which greatly damage not only serious UFO research but paranormal and cryptozoology as well.
Like many other people who have watched the video, I too would like to believe that the YouTube user really saw something odd on the side of the road and decided to film it and that this video wasn’t a shot at trying to make a viral video.
However, and as it has been agreed by countless commentators who watched the video, the YouTube user who uploaded the video—like many other YouTubers— is hurting real study into the cryptic/extraordinary phenomenon by pushing such content as real, and actual footage.