Midair Mystery: Found GoPro Footage Showcases Nearly 10,000-Foot Fall (VIDEO)
The camera fell off a skydiver shortly after the diver exited the plane
You know those dreams you have where you’re falling, and you wake up right before you hit the ground? Have you ever wanted to have that experience drawn out over the course of three minutes and filmed as a viral video?
Well, you’re in luck! Kristoffer Örstadius‘s dad found a GoPro camera in a forest in Gringelstad, Sweden, and decided to look at the device’s memory card. It was intact, which is something of a miracle considering its last journey: The camera was apparently attached to a skydiver’s helmet, fell off mid-dive and plummeted nearly 10,000 feet in a dizzying spiral before impacting the ground. (Do inanimate objects scream? We imagine this GoPro’s last words were deafening.)
Örstadius is looking for the camera’s owner to try to return the piece of equipment. (Hopefully the jumper fared better during the jump than the GoPro.) The rest of us, meanwhile, are just enjoying this head trip of a video. Try soundtracking it with the appropriately tension-ratcheting instrumental of your choice, timing the song’s climax to line up with the moment the camera hits the ground. Instant viral video classic.