Fact-Check: VFX Video of 'Ghost' Flying Over Truck at Night Viral as Real

This video has been created using special visual effects.

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Fact-Check: VFX Video of 'Ghost' Flying Over Truck at Night Viral as Real
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A video created with visual effects (VFX), which shows a ghost-like creature flying across a vehicle at night, is going viral on the internet with a claim that it is a real incident. Some have shared the video identifying the location as Madhya Pradesh's Chitrakoot, while some shared it as an incident from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut.

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The video has been widely shared on Twitter and YouTube.


So, how did we get to the bottom of the truth?: We ran a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the viral video and found out that the video is created using VFX.

  • We found the same video on YouTube shared by a channel called 'Joseph Njovu visuals' on 27 August 2022.

  • The video was titled, "Witch caught on Camera | Vfx breakdown Cinema 4d and after effects" and it showed a brief tutorial about how the video was edited using special visual effects.

  • The channel's description specified that the channel is based out of the United States and is dedicated to visual effects from beginner to advanced level.

  • We found another video uploaded by the same channel where Njovu, the artist, specified that his VFX video is going viral with a false claim that it is real.

  • He further showed a 19-minute-long tutorial on how he added visual effects of a 'flying witch' to the original video.

We have reached to the creator for more details and the story will be updated as and when we receive a response.

Conclusion: The video that is going viral in India with a claim that it shows a real 'ghost' is not real, but a VFX clip.

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