The Mystery of China’s ‘Levitating Cars’ is Finally Solved

The Mystery of China’s ‘Levitating Cars’ is Finally Solved

The video seems crazy: cars flying right off the ground as if some kind of mysterious force is making them levitate. But now the mystery of China’s levitating cars has been solved.

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It looked like they ran into a force field.

Surveillance footage from Xingtai, China posted online by Live Leak and others shows two vans and a car suddenly rising off the ground with so much force that one of them overturns.

While video of the accident, which happened earlier this month, caused the term “levitating cars” to trend on Facebook, there was no magic at work. A cable that had been laid across the street got caught in the street sweeper seen on the right of the screen, according to the Telegraph.

The street sweeper pulled the cable in, which caused it to tighten up and act like a tripwire for the vehicles — but because of the low resolution of the video, the cable itself can barely be seen.

Like everything else, there’s a reasonable explanation for this video… even if it does seem like something out of a science-fiction movie.

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