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A man from Houston, Texas, was recently the subject of viral excitement and controversy in light of what his Ring security camera supposedly recorded on his front door step: the man himself disappearing into the sky.

Theories flew left and right, and the brief Ring video went viral on Twitter as viewers speculated explanations for what they believed they saw in the video.


It's unclear if Larry Lewis, the man from the video, originally shared the video with his friends, or if the recording was acquired by other means, before going viral.

You can watch the full Inside Edition video here, including Lewis's Ring recording:

Was This an Alien Abduction or Illusion? youtu.be

Nonetheless, Lewis initially joined in on the fun, playing to the hype that he had fallen victim to an alien abduction.

Between the video being available and Lewis playing along, the video rapidly spread across the internet.





When the video went viral, Inside Edition sought Lewis out for an interview, hoping for more information about what had happened behind-the-scenes, if Lewis had any explanation for what viewers were seeing in the video, and of course, if Lewis had done any tampering with the video himself.

When asked about what appears to be the abduction, Lewis joked:

"I saw myself walking and then I saw myself disappear... I made sure I got home for dinner."

The reporter from Inside Edition then asked what happened, probably meaning what happened when the recording ended, or if Lewis had any explanation for the video.

Lewis, instead, joked again:

"I can't talk about it right now."

Lewis has since come clean, however, to share that the incident had a very simple explanation.

Though it was fun to play along and to speculate what such a sight in a video could mean, Lewis believed at the end of the day that all it was was a camera glitch.

Lewis explained:

"I think it got caught up in the recording, and whatever, the loop got stuck."

The reporter clarified further:

"So it stopped recording, and you had walked out of frame, and it looked like you disappeared?"

Lewis simply agreed:

"Right. Right."

It seems the mystery has been solved for this strange video, but as you can see from many of the Twitter reactions, many still believe there is more to the story. Maybe Invasion of the Body Snatchers will happen after all?

All joking aside, Lewis's recording is a fun video to watch, and speculation comes easily when Lewis's exit is so perfectly timed with the flash of light at the end.

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Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.

Memoryduel

Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended

Glez_fdezdavila_

Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.

Kurtles12

​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.

Angusthedangus

I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.

Fun-Acadia-8735

2 separate lists or just the 1?

OppositeYouth

Same list 2 columns lol.

Fun-Acadia-8735

Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could now...sh*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.

Roberted1982

​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.

Theonering1

Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.

SendmePMsofyourBMs

Mood.

Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.

Iheartrevolution

I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.

10per

I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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