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Is This Boat Floating In Mid-Air? No! But Here's Why It Looks That Way
Published: 5 days ago By: Science Channel

This is one crazy optical illusion.
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alaa massoud

alaa massoud 2 days ago

Someone typed in a cheat ( come fly with me ) lol


Sano22n 3 days ago


Chris Redfield

Chris Redfield 4 days ago

Isn't a fatamorgana supposed to be inverted?

Snodge Snoodle

Snodge Snoodle 4 days ago

Need to increase the draw distance a bit more.


DailyDoseOfTHC 4 days ago

What about the birds? Why were they going in front of the boat?

Elga Hema

Elga Hema 4 days ago

Who's Guillermo?!

Ali Alshakhs

Ali Alshakhs 4 days ago

Love these cool short clips.


godofwar0678 4 days ago

damn Oluseyi can I borrow your deep ass voice??


Baddriversoz 4 days ago


Station Recreation

Station Recreation 4 days ago

why is the rudder visible? shouldn't it be covered by the water?


NarroTibi 4 days ago

Matt and Simon look so young. Does anybody know when this was originally aired?

Danil Solar

Danil Solar 4 days ago

Actually, I see the horizon line. So what's this all about?

Deana Chandler

Deana Chandler 5 days ago

Yeah, right and the Sun is 93 million miles away too.


ConcordeOne77 5 days ago

??? Uh...what???

Techie Zeeshan

Techie Zeeshan 5 days ago

Still I can't understand​

Enrique Bucio

Enrique Bucio 5 days ago

You can clearly see the faint line. Bruh!

landon S

landon S 5 days ago

you see this a lot when working on ships. you see the sea then the sky and then land and then sky. From a long ways away the land can appear as a thin layer of clouds, that looks like it is just above the sea.

HarThePro Gaming

HarThePro Gaming 5 days ago

I'm guessing that the people at the beach were amazed and thinks how did the owner invented that sail XD

Tyler McCandless

Tyler McCandless 5 days ago

I have a pic of a boat kinda doing that

Ardent Dfender

Ardent Dfender 5 days ago

You gotta luv Science!


burt591 5 days ago

The explanation makes no sense


LimitlessCXIVI 5 days ago

No this is just straight up witchcraft

David Suarez

David Suarez 5 days ago

take that you stupid flatearthers


DJWolves97 5 days ago

The earth is flat confirmed

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez 5 days ago

A mirage nothing special


DailyRandy 5 days ago

Wheres the flat earthers when you need a laugh ?


dasraiser 5 days ago

same principles as Schlieren optics effect.


IamGOD 5 days ago

no wonder people believed in crazy shit back in the day.

Mister Boot

Mister Boot 5 days ago

I wonder how many got burned alive by the church in the past loooool

J. F. M

J. F. M 5 days ago

I don't think hill billies are buying that 😂


Goreuncle 5 days ago

Looks like CGI rather than fata morgana


Vinhhotboi 5 days ago

this is bullshiet

Jeremy Schoonover

Jeremy Schoonover 5 days ago

Load of horse sh*t. Earth is Flat and you've been lied to.

Sai Malgaonkar

Sai Malgaonkar 5 days ago

there are two possibilities
1) This is a fake video or 2) The boat is actually floating on air...
See 0:05.... the bird actually flew beneath the boat which is behind the boat. This is fake video or an illusion.


TurboCMinusMinus 5 days ago

You really didn't do a good job explaining this one. In fact I'd have to say it's actually wrong. You draw a ray from the top of the boat, and talk about refraction -- ok, I understand refraction and density layers -- but that does nothing to explain the actual issue: the apparent separation between the boat bottom and the ocean. Why does the bottom-most part of the boat look like it's floating above the ocean? While the ocean touching it appears far below it? Density layers and refraction do nothing to explain this apparent separation. Seriously, you give "science" a bad name.


N0TS0SUBTLE 5 days ago

Science always comes up with a neat, nice and tidy package to explain things away doesn't it? lol People now have cameras on their persons at all times given the cell phone... so why is this the first time its been caught on film? Why is this the first time something like this has ever been recorded for that matter? The question is, does it appear like this with the naked eye as well? It would have to be much further away to get this effect and I don't think the object would appear that high off the ground either if there were nuances of degree change. For it to look so high up at such a short distance it surely sparks some interesting query. This is a pretty drastic effect and it would take drastic degree differences to produce this illusion.  Also, I could see how this would be possible with large disparities of temperature like the heat glimmering off of pavement creating the illusion of a mirage but this anomaly makes no sense.


phantomlord1981 5 days ago

I still didn't get it


AK40 KXVIN 5 days ago

proof the earth is flat


jedanjedanjedan111 5 days ago


Hugh Jass

Hugh Jass 5 days ago

it's animation point was set too low

Globe Grills GG

Globe Grills GG 5 days ago

Nah..Its just a glitch in matrix.

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez 5 days ago

that's my boat. and it does fly.


blvck 5 days ago

The thing I thought of was how it would look like if u slowly went towards the boat and maybe see some kind of transaction or something

Neumonic Videos

Neumonic Videos 5 days ago


Yih Herng Hew

Yih Herng Hew 5 days ago

It's mirage

Ren Hoek

Ren Hoek 5 days ago

I thought light was constant?


Bhargav 5 days ago

This is some alien shit. I'm not gonna buy that explanation.


CatSay 5 days ago

I've seen the same effect, except with mountains. :P I bet youtube would love a video of that.


Durrpadil 5 days ago

I would be curious to see a drone approach the craft to see the illusion shift at closer proximity.


pendalink 5 days ago

If the boat's bottom is in a cool region, why doesn't the boat just appear stretched out? Bottom of the boat shows little distortion but top of boat appears higher, that kind of thing

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