A rather unusual video showing the ground appearing to breathe heavily in a Canadian forest is causing quite the stir online.
Last month, Brian Nuttall was out for walk on a windy day in Apple River, Nova Scotia, when he noticed the mossy ground of the forest rising and falling, SkyNews reports.
In the video posted on Facebook, the ground appears to be heaving in and out, in perfect rhythm with the blowing wind.
The video has stirred a lot of speculation online as to what may be causing this.
One Facebook user comments that it’s fake, a “photo shop of some sort.” Another user thought that perhaps “water may have been flowing under it.”
Although the “breathing" ground is a phenomenon, what’s really going on is quite simple.
Tree roots under the ground have detached themselves from their moorings, according to CBC News. As the trees are caught by the wind, the roots underneath heave, making the ground appear to breathe.
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