A mind-bending video that shows two wild horses “walking on water” is sending social media into a frenzy.
The viral clip was recorded by Kelli Rogers last month while she was paddleboarding with her two grandchildren on the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, Arizona.
During the expedition, the intrepid nana noticed the two majestic animals standing in the shallows of the river and whipped out her phone to film them.
Rogers was left stunned when she watched the footage back and saw that the horses appeared to be floating along the surface of the water.
“It gives the illusion that they [the horses] were the ones floating or paddle boarding, not us,” Rogers told Kennedy News.
The 58-year-old decided to share the optical illusion video on social media, where it quickly went viral, racking up 8.3 million views on TikTok alone. The footage also inspired hundreds of humorous comments.
“Are the two horses called JESUS & CHRIST?” one viewer asked, claiming the clip had Biblical overtones.
“This isn’t okay to watch when you aren’t sober!” another cheekily added.
Many were unable to wrap their brains around the fact that Rogers was the one who was floating down the river, while the horses were standing still.
“It’s like when you’re parked and the car next to you moves and you think your car is moving,” one viewer explained.
“It took me five views to process what was going on,” another admitted, while a third could simply could not believe their eyes.
“I’m not understanding at all,” they neighed.