October 23, 2018 5:59:14 pm
“The ground looks like it’s breathing in this Quebec forest,” wrote Twitter user Daniel Holland with a short clip he tweeted. He’s not the only one who was stunned by the bizarre movement of the ground in a Canadian forest. The clip of the ‘breathing forest’ has gone viral on social media, leaving many confused and terrified. However, according to a Forbes report, the clip that was shot in Sacre-Coeur – a province in the Quebec region – is merely an illusion created by air.
According to the Forbes report, the strong winds play a role in moving the trees as well as the topsoil. When there’s a storm, the ground becomes saturated with water, which reduces the soil’s cohesion. As the strong winds move, the force is transferred to the stem, the roots and then the ground begins to move. Hence, the force of the wind creates the movement.
Watch the video here:
The ground looks like it’s breathing in this Quebec forest. pic.twitter.com/AeETAYJOdN
— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) October 20, 2018
The video, which has over 3 million views, created a buzz on social media. While many shared how uncomfortable they felt watching the video, others came up with jokes. Here are some of the reactions:
— Tom (@tomballa) October 23, 2018
A breathing forest. Sometimes I think this earth is too good for us in spite of us. I’m thankful for roots and such beauty. https://t.co/QEQmPcYA3M
— Callina Anderson (@SoCally_S) October 23, 2018
This video of a forest in Canada that looks like it’s breathing is the scariest thing I’ve seen all month. Really rubs me the wrong way. pic.twitter.com/Sv8gDGU9Ze
— 🍕Harley Morenstein (@HarleyPlays) October 22, 2018
The ground looks like its breathing in a Quebec forest. Apparently a phenomenon caused by wind. pic.twitter.com/o9iUupiZwU
— Kalei (@Kalei) October 21, 2018
Mother nature is a living LIVING creature https://t.co/f2MaXPWbuh
— ❄A❄ (@winterxbae) October 23, 2018
Can’t be high in this location. That’s a heart attack waiting to happen https://t.co/6p4xsAukr3
— J. Nathaniel (@BlacMatta2) October 23, 2018
Spooooky 😯😱 https://t.co/LsbnEWOsyD
— Samiksha Pattnaik (@SashBrownie) October 23, 2018
This is fascinating. Anyone knows what causes this? https://t.co/f341dQhTBQ
— محمد (@Abulaylalicious) October 23, 2018
Have you ever seen anything like this before?
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