A video of an unidentified woman, seemingly frozen mid-stride in the middle of a street, has taken social media by storm. The footage, initially shared on TikTok by user @unknown1575489, has since gone viral, sparking intrigue and speculation among millions of viewers worldwide.
The video showcases a blonde woman, clad in black top and white trousers, standing motionless on a pavement somewhere in the United Kingdom. The woman, captured via Snapchat, appears to be stuck in a walking position for several seconds before resuming her stride, her arms hanging awkwardly by her side.
The perplexing footage has garnered over 5.3 million views and likes, with the original poster humorously referring to the woman as an “NPC” or Non-Playable Character – a term used in video gaming to describe characters that exhibit robotic or glitchy behavior. This term has recently been adopted in slang to describe individuals acting in a similarly unusual manner.
As the video gained traction, it sparked a flurry of humorous theories and witty comments from internet users. Some questioned the ethics of recording an unidentified woman on the street, while others speculated that the woman was merely acting or that the video was cleverly edited to make her appear immobilized.
The video’s on-screen caption suggests that the woman remained virtually motionless for about a minute before the footage was taken. However, some viewers have expressed skepticism, suggesting that the woman might have been performing for attention or that the video was manipulated to create the illusion of her being frozen.
This is not the first time that such bizarre occurrences have stirred up online debates about the so-called “glitch in the Matrix”. In 2018, a video of a jet appearing to hang mid-air near Moscow sparked similar discussions. Earlier this year, a TikTok trend involving a mirror reflection optical illusion also left social media users in awe.
While the truth behind the ‘frozen woman’ video remains uncertain, its viral status is undeniable. As the internet continues to speculate, the video serves as a testament to the power of social media in sparking global conversations and debates.