Blake Noble

Bizzare

13 posts in this topic

Can you figure this out? Although is it a very old video, I thought maybe we could have some fun with this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSLBtm__aKw

Now the YouTube video is of lower quality (that's hard to manage) than the original which is hosted at TruTV's website. The original video makes a fairly significant difference in telling what exactly is going on. If you watch the original you can see that there is more chainlink fence to the right, unlike what some people have concluded: http://www.trutv.com/top5/2009/hot_pursuit/1-infamous-ghost-car-hot-pursuit.html

Regardless of what we can actually conclude, creep yourself out with the following screen cap of the driver's image (it's a slight double image and it's from a low quality video, of course, but the end effect is never the less bizzare).

ghostcardriver.jpg

Have fun.

Edited by whiteknight
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm...a super Corsica. For the first dissapearance, I assume he accelerated down the highway and turned off the lights, then turned them back on.

For the fence, must have some sort of space-time matrix displacement technology to teleport from one place to another. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be. In the better quality video you can see that the chainlink mesh itself is not disturbed but the upper support rod maybe be collapsed to the left side of the frame in. In any case a 3000 lb. plus shovel nosed sedan should do more damage to a fence than that going at a decent rate of speed ...

What really is strange, though, isn't the fence. It's the Corsica. How did it manage to out accelerate a Crown Vic PI?

Edited by whiteknight
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to tell the lay of the land in front of the fence, if the road is above the fence maybe he pulled a Bo Duke move and went over the fence.. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to tell the lay of the land in front of the fence, if the road is above the fence maybe he pulled a Bo Duke move and went over the fence.. :)

Cars don't survive in driveable condition from a 4 foot drop, let alone a Dukes of Hazzard spectatular, and I would think a Corsica would be especially weak.

I've watched the video a few years ago... it is strange, but must have an explanation.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't understand the part where they say "for a moment, it appears that the driver has disappeared." You can clearly see he did a u-turn on a curve where there was a T-intersection and just made a sharp left onto the T. The taillights are visible the entire time.

While the idea of a ghost car is intriguing, I think the real explanation is the sped up, grainy video shot at night tries to play tricks on the mind. Dubbing some spooky music and sound effects adds to the effect. He seems to be a decent driver that knew the area well and was able to get away by slipping underneath a fence.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The going under the fence explanation really doesn't add up 100 percent. If the fence flipped up like a garage door, you could see the fence shaking as it settled back down to a resting position again. I think I do see the upper support beam the chainlink mesh mounts to flopping up and down in the video to the left of the frame, but still; that could be a result of the dashcam shaking as the police cruiser came to a very hard stop to prevent from hitting the chainlink fence. The chainlink mesh is intact, still appears to be mounted to both the left and right poles, and does not appear to be disturbed.

There's no way the car could have jumped over it either.

This obviously occured in Georgia because the pursuing officer mentions heading towards either I-16 or 516 (as in I-516), which both highways connect Savannah, GA to Atlanta, GA. The pursuing officer was from Garden City, GA, a suburb of Savannah.

It also does not help that, for some stupid reason, Tru-TV blurred out the date of incidence, making it impossible to look up any police records of the incident.

Edited by whiteknight
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What really is strange, though, isn't the fence. It's the Corsica. How did it manage to out accelerate a Crown Vic PI?

Corsica with a 3.1 scoots. I would still expect the CV to be faster overall, but I would not be surprised if the Corsica has better acceleration at lower speeds.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is creepy indeed. And it gives me bad ideas.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The going under the fence explanation really doesn't add up 100 percent. If the fence flipped up like a garage door, you could see the fence shaking as it settled back down to a resting position again. I think I do see the upper support beam the chainlink mesh mounts to flopping up and down in the video to the left of the frame, but still; that could be a result of the dashcam shaking as the police cruiser came to a very hard stop to prevent from hitting the chainlink fence. The chainlink mesh is intact, still appears to be mounted to both the left and right poles, and does not appear to be disturbed.

There's no way the car could have jumped over it either.

This obviously occured in Georgia because the pursuing officer mentions heading towards either I-16 or 516 (as in I-516), which both highways connect Savannah, GA to Atlanta, GA. The pursuing officer was from Garden City, GA, a suburb of Savannah.

It also does not help that, for some stupid reason, Tru-TV blurred out the date of incidence, making it impossible to look up any police records of the incident.

It was Garden City, NY on Long Island.

As for the fence, I could see it being possible depending on how spaced apart the poles were and how much of a gap there was between the ground and the bottom of the chaink link. The chain link in those fences are very flexible. Maybe there was a gap in the fence as well that's not visible in the video.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was Garden City, NY on Long Island.

Is there a highway that sounds similar to "516" or "I-16" there? ("916?")

As for the fence, I could see it being possible depending on how spaced apart the poles were and how much of a gap there was between the ground and the bottom of the chaink link. The chain link in those fences are very flexible. Maybe there was a gap in the fence as well that's not visible in the video.

But a gap large enough to clear a Corsica?

The only way the car could have made it past the fence is for to hit the left side of the chainlink mesh, to the left of the frame, which would be one way to explain the collapsed support rod (it's either that or the fence was in disrepair). But then you have to explain why the mesh does not appear to be disturbed (the "rippling" in the mesh you see, like when someone rattles and shakes a chainlink fence).

Edited by whiteknight
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

Loading...