More specifically, the two vans and one car that defied gravity lifted in the air for several seconds at a busy intersection in Xingtai, Hebei.
The video spread across the internet in viral fashion and had thousands guessing how it happened.
Ultimately the source of the resulting accident was not supernatural but far less spectacular. A cable wire had fallen and gotten caught in a street cleaning vehicle on the right side of the screen in the video. The resulting tripwire lifted the cars in the air.