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Viewers think they spotted ‘paranormal activity’ in this TikToker’s dance video

The video looks normal enough—until you take a closer look, that is.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 19, 2020

TikTok user @reubix_cube is going viral, but not for any of the usual reasons.

The TikToker recently uploaded a video to the platform. For all intents and purposes, the video is nothing special. It shows @reubix_cube getting down to Doja Cat’s “Say So,” a popular song on the platform. Dressed in simple attire, the TikToker displays some stellar dance moves before gently sliding offscreen. Most users weren’t taken in by @reubix_cube’s fashion choice or footwork, however, but by a minute detail they noticed in the background.

About four seconds into the clip, a small movement can be seen in the background of the video. At the top of the stairs, something momentarily peeks around the corner before disappearing out of sight. The minor cameo might be a common occurrence in most households, but a follow-up video from @reubix_cube threw that idea out the window. The second video, a duet, shows @reubix_cube’s original dance alongside a video of him observing the clip. “Wth IS THAT ON THE STAIRS,” the video says at the top.

As the dance continues and the figure appears, more text scrolls by. “I WAS HOME ALONE,” the slightly frantic caption explains. “I DON’T HAVE ANY PETS.”

People were immensely freaked out by the strange occurrence, leading the video to go viral. Over the course of a few days, it wracked up 1.7 million likes, a far cry from the few thousand his videos typically receive. The second video, in which he noted that he lived alone, did even better. It had 6.3 million likes as of this article’s writing.

In another follow-up video, @reubix_cube explained that while he may seem calm, he is absolutely not. “A lot of people are wondering why I’m so calm about all this,” he said. “And the answer is pretty simple. I’m not. I barely slept last night.”

@reubix_cube noted that he is “99% sure” the figure in the creepy TikTok was not a person. “The stairs are loud,” he explained, before exemplifying their creaky qualities. He noted that he definitely would have heard a human’s weight on the staircase. He also made sure to shut down any viewers who accused him of staging the entire video.

In a final upload, @reubix_cube answered some of the many questions his video has inspired. No, he doesn’t have any pets. He was most definitely home alone, and opossums are not a common issue where he lives. While he has a large house, he noted that it is “open concept” and provides very few spaces in which to hide. He also revealed that this is not a strange occurrence in his home.

“I am not surprised that stuff like this is happening,” he explained. “This stuff has happened like my entire life living in this house.” While there are no previous tenants to blame the spooky activity on, @reubix_cube noted that his home is situated next to not one, but two graveyards.

Well if that isn’t a recipe for some creepy shit, I don’t know what is.


H/T LADBible

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2020, 12:45 pm CDT