This video shows stuff moving around in a kitchen independently and has been called a video of a "poltergeist". It has 12 million views and even CBS shared it suggesting it as possibly true, when of course it's very likely faked.

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A woman in Ireland says she captured footage of a poltergeist that apparently enjoys trashing her kitchen.

Now, I know that the video wouldn't prove the existence of ghosts even if genuine, but is it? Was it staged? If so how?

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Please do not speculate about ghosts or various techniques on how this could be done in theory.

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    The strings are supposedly visible (at to the end of this debunking video): youtube.com/watch?v=HvfeRuq1YWk – Sire Oct 1 '15 at 19:36
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According to hngn.com, The Irish Ghost Video has two versions:

  1. Video 1: Ye think he have problems I'm down in the middle of no where with this happening to me wtf (Non-viral video: 1m views,15 September)

  2. Video 2: Its getting way worse I defo have to move house (Viral Video: 12m views, 22 September)

In Video 2, there is a possibility that a visible unknown line at the end of the video at 1:07, attached to a red bucket, Irish Examiner Reported. These are three different frames:
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Entertainment.ie found also another wires in the video:

enter image description here Now. Here's how you can spot the wires pulling everything. If you open the video up on a laptop and put into fullscreen with the 1080p setting, you can CLEARLY see a wire pulling the red clothes bin towards the camera. The wire slackens slightly as whoever's standing behind the camera pulls it.

It's absolutely clear as day when you spot it because the light catches the wire just as it moves. Skip to 1.00 and you'll see it. Look just below the countertop and you'll see it.

Moreover, hngn.com indicated that the video might be fake:

Many have pointed out evidence that suggests the videos are fake. One person notes that after the camera shifts focus, you can see the light stop moving in the window's reflection. Another notes the lucky coincidence that the camera always moves to where the poltergeist is, right when it acts. (Photo : Twitter Photo Section)

Moving on, deathandtaxesmag.com said:

There’s nothing in this video that can’t be explained by her living next to some train tracks or having some loosely assembled IKEA accessories, except for the bucket. The bucket that skids rapidly along the floor at the end of the video is certainly weird, but it has a shock element to it that’s suspicious and it flies straight towards the camerawoman.

And asked the following question:

Which scenario is more likely? That the rules of the natural universe as we know them have been upended and invisible spirits with supernatural powers roam the earth? Or that the uploader of the video had access to some fishing line or wire?

As skeptics, we can see that we have tremendous scientific evidence gained over the years for the physical laws of nature. Anyone claiming otherwise needs to provide extraordinary evidence.

  • What would be the extraordinary evidence? If you don't know because everything can be disproved don't say we need that. Otherwise, you are lying and your claims are worthless. – Grasper Oct 10 '17 at 12:31
  • I do know. Provide scientific evidence contradicting the physical laws of nature then start talking. – George Chalhoub Oct 10 '17 at 12:42
  • you talk like we know all physical laws in the universe. There is a ton of evidence that contradicts other physical laws. It's called science, where the previous belief becomes obsolete because a new discovery disproves it. – Grasper Oct 10 '17 at 12:57
  • "There is a ton of evidence that contradicts other physical laws." Like what? And science is not a belief. – George Chalhoub Oct 10 '17 at 13:33
  • Science is a belief = quora.com/Is-science-a-belief-system. As for contradiction i.e according to the Theory of relativity, the distribution of galaxies should be homogeneous but that's not what is observed. See the axis of evil suggesting special direction. space.com/37334-earth-ordinary-cosmological-axis-evil.html – Grasper Oct 10 '17 at 14:40

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