From MönchenGladbach in NRW, Germany, on January 22nd.
If this isn’t real it’s very good theater. I have to be honest, if this is fake it makes me angry and I want people to stop. I haven’t seen a video in a while that gives me chills.
Picture the scene…a family in their cozy home on a Sunday evening. They have a cute little puppy named Benji who they’re trying to teach tricks. It’s a sweet scene that goes from domestic playtime to unexplained horror. Hollywood couldn’t have done a better job. Someone urging the puppy to roll over is interrupted by the family cockatoo that begins to flutter and fly about as if frightened. The mister in the film asks, “what is that droning?” He complains of the pipes making noise again and tells the person filming to be sure to record it as proof there’s a problem. Suddenly they realize it’s not the pipes afterall, but rather the sound is coming from outdoors. They open the door and the sound seems to enter the home like an unwanted visitor. Stepping outside to investigate, the witnesses are met with a loud sort of droning. They walk closer to the source and it seems to increase in volume. “Is it a plane?” they ask. Just as the cockatoo freaked out before, now Benji is whining. The man assures the dog it’s going to be okay. The end.
It has lots of jerky camera movements and good commentary. I don’t speak german so I can’t judge the sincerity of the witnesses. To me it sounds like a table saw cutting through thick wood. Yet somehow it doesn’t. They have provided us with translation bubbles. Another rare one here. We never see animals reacting and certainly a bird is not one I would expect to see. If this is real I don’t like it one bit.
plus: sound is definitely outside and coming from somewhere, it’s at night which maybe rules out construction, good commentary, a perfect length, dog and bird reacting.
minus: in a city where sounds can be anything, timing is very coincidental with recent events, follows my guidelines perfectly.