By Tim Binnall
An odd piece of security camera footage circulating online appears to show an orb touching an unsuspecting man and giving him quite the fright. The strange video was posted to Reddit a few days ago by a user named 'shawk11,' who explained that a friend had sent them the footage from their father's shop. "I'm typically a skeptical person," the poster said, "but I'm having some trouble explaining this away."
In the video, a fuzzy-looking anomaly can be seen descending from the ceiling as a trio of people look around the shop. The white orb eventually makes it was towards a man in the group and seems to touch him on the back of the neck. He quickly reacts in a surprised fashion as if a shiver ran down his spine and swats away at whatever had just brushed up against him. Meanwhile, another member of the group makes a hasty retreat from the scene for reasons unexplained.
Some observers have suggested that the orb was some kind of spirit and that the video shows a genuine ghost encounter. However, skeptical viewers have offered some prosaic possibilities which would preclude a paranormal explanation. Specifically, they theorize that the anomaly may have been a bug or, since the group seemed to be looking at the ceiling, that the roof was leaking and the man had been hit by an errant drip. As to the orb itself, they suggest that it was added into the video after the fact by way of some CGI shenanigans.
While we can't rule out such a scenario, what exactly is unfolding in the footage is certainly still up for debate. With that in mind, what's your take on the video? Let us know at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.