A video has seemingly gone viral of a compilation of different trees from all over the world are moving at a very rapid pace. Unfortunately, we can’t see the bottom of the trunks in most clips, but it seems as though the trees have feet and are running rampant!
While some people have heard of “walking palm trees”, which are trees that actually move across the forest as the growth of new roots gradually relocates them, sometimes two or three centimeters per day. While some scientists debate whether these trees walk, Peter Vrsansky, a palaeobiologist, claims to have seen this phenomenon first hand.
“As the soil erodes, the tree grows new, long roots that find new and more solid ground, sometimes up to 21 yards,” said Vrsansky. “Then, slowly, as the roots settle in the new soil and the tree bends patiently toward the new roots, the old roots slowly lift into the air. The whole process for the tree to relocate to a new place with better sunlight and more solid ground can take a couple of years.”
Well, the trees in this video must have had a brush with some energetic herbs, because they are moving much faster than that. It almost seems as though something below the ground has control of them. Or maybe they are haunted by spirits of ancient times?
Either way, it is definitely creepy. Although, there has been 1 debunking within the video, that directs the attention to where it looks like the ground is breathing.
It definitely appears odd, but there is a rational explanation – Scientists believes the ‘breathing’ is due to the roots of the smaller trees in the forest loosening in the strong winds, after other trees around them were cut down.
As the forest floor gives way, the wind blows under the surface, pushing the mat of roots and plants up.