No, There Weren’t Any Flying Cars in China – That Video is Fake

A Chinese website has also cited the police as saying that the video of the cars flying in air is fake. 

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No, There Weren’t Any Flying Cars in China – That Video is Fake

In a video that has been circulating on social media platforms lately, two cars are shown being lifted off the ground and literally flying in the air. However, as it turns out, the video, said to be from China, is fake.

The various posts accompanying the fabricated video indicate that the bizarre incident happened due to a "leaked magnetic field of underground cable (sic)", or some "invisible force".

Even if one is to ignore the implausibility of such an occurrence, what betrays the fabrication in the video is the way the zebra crossing has been shown. As pointed by the fake news debunking site SM Hoax Slayer, if one watches the video closely, one would notice that the Zebra crossing lines are disappearing and appearing. This, the report says, shows that the video has been tampered with.

The video has also been debunked by Chinese news website Shine, which comes under Shanghai Daily - an English-language newspaper.

A report on the website cites the police, as stating on the Chinese social media website Weibo, that the video in question was fabricated.

According to the report, the area where the fake incident was said to have taken place, was even visited by researchers and the armed police.

But the police reportedly pointed out at the various "errors" in the video, including the disappearance of zebra crossings, thinness of the car wheels, and the strangeness of the wire poles.

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