This Eerie Video Appears To Show the Earth ‘Breathing’

November 11, 2015 Updated: November 11, 2015

A video that’s currently going viral on Facebook shows the Earth apparently “breathing.”

The footage was shot by Brian Nuttall from Apple River, Novia Scotia, Canada, appears to show the ground moving up and down.

He wrote: “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.

Does it show the earth breathing? (Screenshot: Facebook / Brian Nuttall)
Does it show the earth breathing? (Screenshot: Facebook / Brian Nuttall)

“I feel the trees didn’t grow deep strong roots as they wouldn’t be needed when surrounded by a forest, sheltered with strength in numbers unlike a tree found alone in a pasture. The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over.”

He described the scenery.

(Screenshot: Facebook / Brian Nuttall)
(Screenshot: Facebook / Brian Nuttall)

“The ground is dry on the side hill, all gravel with shallow top soil for roots, not wet, no underground rivers,” he added.

The post, dated on Oct. 31, had tens of thousands of likes and shares on Facebook as of Nov. 11.

“That’s pretty freaky. I have never seen that before,” said one Facebook user. “I expected a hand to come out of the ground. …….spooky,” another said.