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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 12:54    Post subject: Ghost car footage in Russia Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2606791/Watch-Russian-ghost-car-appears-shoots-past-stunned-BMW-driver-busy-intersection.html

Watch Russian 'ghost' car as it appears out of nowhere and shoots past stunned BMW driver at busy intersection

Dashcam footage appears to show car appearing out of nowhere at junction

Video was taken from vehicle behind a BMW which nearly crashes into car

Viewers from across the world have attempted to explain how car appears
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 13:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm baffled. Difficult to see how it could be faked.
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 14:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my Dad used to talk about 'blind spots' in the windscreen of cars, but.

I was looking at an ATS forum earlier and they were trying to dissect this.
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 14:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the people in the car can't be traced then it's usually a fake.
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 16:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly an optical illusion doe to the BMW always being in just the right place to screen the "ghost" car from the camera.
As appears to be the case with this example, where the slow motion version just shows the rear of the "ghost" before the impact
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWgkQyZS9o
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 18:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what kind of camera this was recorded on, but something I will say from the pov of using a helmet cam with a wide angle lens is that going from a wide angle view to non-wide angle when you process a video can really screw with the sense of perspective without otherwise making the video look 'wrong'.

Makes me wonder if something similar has happened here.
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 20:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I watch it I have a problem with the shadow under the car in front. It seems quite well defined, I can see the wheels and the bottom of the car frame. Then it kind of goes indistinct. Almost "blobby" which I'd associate with effects work.

Neat though....nice idea for a tire advert or maybe BMW's braking system.
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PostPosted: 17-04-2014 21:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghughesarch - got spot! Case closed!
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PostPosted: 19-04-2014 14:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went over and over this video but there was nowhere that black car could have come from. I was looking at all the turn offs, all the other roads etc but it literally just appeared out of nowhere. You can do just about anything with recorded footage I suppose but if it hasn't been tampered with and its difficult to see how it could have been tampered with, then maybe we actually did come across a time traveller.
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PostPosted: 19-04-2014 22:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crookshank wrote:
I went over and over this video but there was nowhere that black car could have come from. ... maybe we actually did come across a time traveller.


The mystery car certainly did appear from another time - i.e., the missing second on the camera's timestamp. Its appearance corresponds with a one second skip on the timer. Twisted Evil
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