October 7, 2022

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 two wild horses appear to be majestically floating down the river in Rogers’ viral video.
Kennedy News/Kelli Rogers
"Are the two horses called JESUS & CHRIST?" one viewer asked, claiming the clip had Biblical overtones.
“Are the two horses called JESUS & CHRIST?” one viewer asked, claiming the clip had Biblical overtones.
Kennedy News/Kelli Rogers

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.

The intrepid nana is seen with her granddaughter while paddleboarding on the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, Arizona.
The intrepid nana is seen with her granddaughter while paddleboarding on the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, Arizona.
Kennedy News/Kelli Rogers
Rogers and her two young grandchildren are pictured. The grandmother's video has clocked up more than 8.3 million views on TikTok alone.
Rogers and her two young grandchildren are pictured. The grandmother’s video has clocked up more than 8.3 million views on TikTok alone.
Kennedy News/Kelli Rogers

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.

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“I’m not understanding at all,” they neighed.