Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Phantom Horseman of Cairo

This video was recorded off a TV screen by a man and his family who were watching coverage of the protests on the streets of Cairo, Egypt on February 2, 2011. The video appears to show what looks like the ghostly green image of a rider on horseback moving through the crowd and fading away.

Are we seeing a real ghost, a phantom horseman riding through the streets of Cairo? Or is this just a weird reflection? A video editor who analyzed the footage for Reality Sandwich suspects it is a reflection of the fire in the upper left of the screen. According to the article, the editor "noticed three small lights trailing behind the 'horseman' that were spaced much like the streetlights in the frame and seemed to move with the camera in the same way."

What do you think? Ghost or reflection?


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