Ever since Brian Nuttall posted this footage from the forest near Apple River, Nova Scotia, social media users have been pondering what could have caused the creepy phenomenon: The earth appears to be breathing, and it's basically the most insane thing you'll see all day.
Theories on the cause of the earthly respirations include an underground river, a sinkhole, or a shift in movement in the roots of the tree. There's been no solid explanation yet, but here's what Nuttall wrote with the video on his Facebook page:
The wind was blowing the trees on the hill a few days after the [remnants] of Hurricane Patricia, it was a strong west wind. I walked across a choppins [sic] that was logged a few years back. As I entered a patch of trees spared from clear cutting, I noticed the ground moving. I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other
up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another.
He might be right, but for now, this really, really looks like the earth is breathing. Check out the insane video below.
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