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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cameraman James Freeman and his wife were walking in the woods of South Carolina when they saw a plant moving all by itself, without the help of the wind.

“That is really starting to creep me out,” Freeman says in the video. “It’s not wind. Look at it go!”

No other plants in the ares are moving around, so Freeman reaches out his hand to see if he can stop it. The plant briefly stops, but then something happens that has Freeman screaming “Oh my God!”

An entry in the American Journal of Botany entitled “Oscillation Frequencies of Tapered Plant Stems” explains why this phenomenon occurred.

“This happens when a plant’s resonant frequency is magnified by wind that we can’t feel,” it reads.

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