In the era of viral videos and instant online sharing, distinguishing fact from fiction has become increasingly problematic.
One such mysterious video that recently captured the attention of both residents and internet detectives features ‘Skinwalkers.’ The sighting was recorded on an Ohio school campus.
The video, which surfaced on social media, has left many people questioning its authenticity. People are visible, but there’s no sign of the eerie creatures. In this fact-checking analysis, we delve deep into the core of this video to discern whether it is true or not.
In September 2023, a video from an Ohio school started spreading across TikTok and various social media platforms. The video was shared by the user @killerclownstiktok, who claimed that the school had initiated a lockdown due to reported sightings of a “Skinwalker” on September 17, 2023. Although the video appears quite real, it’s a fake one. The announcement in the video mentioned “a man with a weapon,” implying that the school was conducting ‘active shooter drills.’
People often engage in various forms of mischief for a few seconds without fully considering the consequences. A few days earlier, a video of alien sightings was making the rounds on the internet. Another video joined the trend in this familiar scenario, this time with a video showing sightings of Skinwalkers.
In mid-September, a video depicting a school going into lockdown because of a reported “skinwalker” sighting on its campus. According to Navajo culture, Skinwalker is a mythical creature that has the ability to possess and disguise as an animal.
This mysterious clip was first shared by a TikTok user named @killerclownstiktok. It was released with an intriguing caption, “Reports of skinwalkers sighted at school in Ohio September 17th, 2023.” In such a short amount of time, the clip has already accumulated over 30 million views.
In the video, commotion can be seen among the teachers and students at the school. Simultaneously, students were captured on camera taking security measures while waiting for further instructions. On the same hand, a Youtuber shared the video while captioning it, “Skinwalkers Sighted at school in Ohio September 18th, 2023.”
By now, internet detectives noticed that the date of the event was initially claimed to be September 17, then September 18, and September 19, 2023. Moreover, despite the commotion, no creature was recorded in the video. This controversial series of issues caught the attention, and many started wondering if it’s real or not.
People also noticed that the video was oddly documented from different angles, possibly using a camera on a tripod. It was noticed that, in one of the shared videos, a woman can be heard announcing, “A man with a weapon.”
This implies that the school was practicing the ‘active shooter drills’ instead of an emergency lockdown due to a mythical creature.
It was also reported that one of the clips in the video is older. The clip was first broadcast in 2019, according to KENS5. Netizens also noticed that according to the date of the event, it was Sunday, and no school in the US remained open on the day.
Apart from this, no news publication from Ohio covered the story, implying that the video was fake. The possibility is that it was posted for either fun or views since the TikTok account is known for its horror-themed videos.
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