YouTube is full of “This is totally real, guys” ghost videos, and if you don’t spend at least one night around Halloween browsing through a bunch of them, you’re not truly getting into the spirit of the holiday. Let’s check some out, shall we?
**Disclaimer: Science has found zero empirical evidence for the existence of ghosts, aliens, demons or any other supernatural creatures, and these videos will surely not fool an expert in video fakery. Unless he or she watches them alone, late at night, in the dark. Then they become very convincing.
Let’s cut to the scariest one out there, the Hand Demon. The terror begins in the bedroom with lighting provided by flashlight. Described like a Tool video, bizarre, pale-grey arms begin growing down from the ceiling. First it’s just a few, but soon it’s a dozen or more:
Several spindly baby arms reach up from under the door and flex against the doorjamb like tiny soot-covered Hulkamaniacs:
This is not how one goes about breaking down a door.
More hands start grasping out of the wall, even coming straight through one of his posters, because phantom chimney-sweep forearms care nothing for personal belongings:
The fact that this is CGI is as obvious. Very well made CGI. Totally totally fake. But…try going to bed tonight without imagining a dozen tiny black baby arms reaching under the gap beneath your closet door. That’s what horror is all about — you watch these at work, during the day and your rational brain writes it off as some film student’s demo reel. Watch it again, at night, alone and you will believe in ceiling hands.