Video, allegedly grabbing a cellphone by a stranger in mid-air while riding on a roller coaster, spread on social media on September 4, 2019:
The video garnered over 1.5 million views within two days of its original publication. While many marveled at the skill (or luck) portrayed in this shot, others were skeptical. The Internet was misled by another media outlet?
The video was made while traveling in Shambhala at the Port Aventura Amusement Park in Spain. YouTube user SirSammy 15 from New Zealand shared the footage with the following description:
I caught an unfamiliar phone in mid-air on a train!
I was in Spain in Port Aventura on a ride in Shambhala and saw the man several rows forward launching his IPhone X. long story short I caught him. this train runs over 130 km … it was once the highest and fastest train in Europe … only recently beaten.
Some of the trains in Port Aventura are equipped with video cameras to capture the reactions of these thrill seekers. This frame is then available for purchase at the end of the trip as a souvenir for the home. Shambhala, the tallest in PortAventura Park, is one such "video deride".
After the video above went viral, the New Zealand Herald contacted SirSammy 15 (real name Samuel Kempf) for more information on the incident. Kempf said the man who dropped the phone hugged him. And as a thank you, the phone owner bought the above-mentioned footage from Port Aventura as a souvenir:
"He couldn't believe it, he hugged me," Kempf told Stuff.
“The funniest reaction was when we got off the train and went down to look at the photos and videos they were doing, and half of the people there seemed to be watching our screen, and then everyone started clapping and clapping when that happened. happened. "
While the phone owner bought the video as a result of a kiwi.
While catching a sirSammy train phone may seem like a miracle, it is not unprecedented. Our search for similar frames found two videos from the same roll. The first, made in 2013, shows a person grabbing a set of keys while riding that train:
The other, also from 2013, shows someone grabbing a phone :
We reached Port Aventura to see how often objects were dropped – and caught – when traveling on Shambhala, and we will update this article as more information becomes available. This may not happen more often than usual in Shambhala, but since it is a "video", there may be more evidence of these trains being trapped.