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China's 'levitating cars' mystery solved

Published 28/11/2015

This is the moment that show three cars appear to float in the air as they approach a busy crossroads in Xingtai in central China.

Confused pedestrians can be seen stepping back as the cars are lifted aggressively into the air.

The video has been viewed more than 50,000 times on since appearing on LiveLeak and it has left many users baffled to explain the strange occurrence.

However, eagle eyed viewers of the clip will notice that when the cars flip into the air, a large truck can been seen to the right of the screen turning away from the crossroads.

“It's being caused by a downed line being dragged by the truck on the right,” one user writes.

“Just watch the reaction of a pedestrian as he runs up to the truck warning of the problem and stopping the truck.”

Another wrote: 'The truck on the right snags a cable that is loose on the ground and lays across the road.

“The truck starts to move pulling the cable tight and the cable goes up and moves all three vehicles.”

Chinese media reports confirmed the explanation, saying that the incident was caused by a piece of steel cable, which was caught up in the brush of a street sweeper.

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