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WATCH: The creepy ‘breathing ground’ scene in American Horror Story happened in real life


It appears that all new episodes of American Horror Story  were inspired by true events. A video appeared showing a creepy forest.

But while previous series have featured nymphomaniac vampires and witches, the latest series may have taken inspiration from real life.

The closing scene from this week’s series six opener for My Roanoke Nightmare seems to have borrowed from an internet phenomenon that saw the earth breathing.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In the episode, Sarah Paulson’s character Shelby fell in the forest, where the earth started swelling beneath her, just like the chest of a human.

And in a video that originally swept the internet last year, that freaky incident was captured on camera.

A man named Brian Nuttall filmed the earth in a forest in Nova Scotia appearing to breathe, with the ground swelling upwards on numerous occasions.

The person who uploaded the video – which has over 7 million views – to YouTube, Manuel Petitat, wrote: “And suddenly the Earth started breathing in Nova Scotia. This weird phenomenon was captured by Brian Nuttall on October 31, 2015 most probably in Apple River.”

However, Nuttall reportedly had a scientific explanation for the bizarre phenomenon, claiming the tree roots were losing grip on the loose earth.

He wrote on Facebook: “I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down, but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another.

“The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor is giving way, soon to be toppled over.”

But we don’t think there’ll be a very natural explanation for breathing mud on American Horror Story.

Before the series aired, Lady Gaga hinted that her character would be “in the earth”.

She told Radio 1: “The character I’m playing this year on ‘Horror Story’, she’s quite grounded. That might sound ridiculous once you see who she is, but she’s very ‘in the earth’.”

The new series of AHS shows Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr re-enacting the creepy experiences of Lily Rabe and Andre Holland’s characters Shelby and Matt as part of a documentary.


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