A bird has been filmed apparently frozen mid-flight in mysterious footage, sparking a wave of wild theories online.
The baffling incident took place in a quiet neighbourhood of Tuluá Valle, in Colombia, on Thursday, July 9, and was filmed by locals.
Footage first shared by Twitter user “Hechizero” shows the white bird appearing to remain motionless with its wings spread apart in the sky above a two-floored house.
Stunned pedestrians and curious bikers stop and look up to find the unusual sighting.
The camera pans to show the bird and it appears to be twitching in subtle motions.
The clip was recently shared onto Instagram by another user, who wrote in the post: “There is a static pigeon in the air next to a 4G antenna and there are apparently no wires nearby. Tuluá Valle.”
Viewers were quick to flock in with their suggestions for what caused the sight.
“It’s a flaw in Matrix,” one joked.
“Morpheus has returned,” a second one made a reference to the blockbuster.
“Drones, it’s a drone bird, that’s it,” another guessed.
But other viewers had the more reasonable explanation that the bird had actually been caught by thin wires that are not seen on the video.
One attached a stock picture and wrote: “It could be cables even thinner than those in this image, the poor thing got stuck, you see at first how it sways a little.”
A second viewer suggested: “There are four cables that are not well perceived, these come from another pole for electricity, the pigeon got stuck there.”
In February, a mum caught a similar sighting on camera when she drove her children to school in Gallump, New Mexico, US.
A black crow was seen apparently suspended in the sky near some overhead wires above the train tracks.
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There is a static pigeon in the air next to a 4G antenna and there are apparently no wires nearby. Tuluá Valle, #Colombia. (09.07.2020). #Repost By: @hechizero_38 (Twitter). Thank @el_mono_jc . #phenomenon #phenomena #fenomena #zabedrosky #strangeclouds #tuluá #tulua #paloma #pigeon #matrix #errordelamatrix #ufo #misterio #mistery #4G #antena4g #tuluavalle #fenomeno #palomaestatica #bluebeamproject #bluebeam
If the bird had not been trapped by the wires, it could have been performing stationary flights.
A study by Standford University explains birds can remain motionless in the air as long as they fly into the wind at a speed equal to that of the wind.
They can perform stationary flights as long as they are flying with headwinds.