'Mystery' hand seen while boy struggled in pool not so mysterious after all

Anything can seem real with video screenshots taken at the right time combined with one's active imagination. But how real is real?

Eiyna Sharina, a Facebook user in Malaysia, recently posted a video showing a young boy struggling in the water of an unidentified swimming pool.

It is unclear when and where exactly the incident occurred.

Eiyna's post on Oct 4 was captioned: "The boy had to be pulled up... he was going to drown. Luckily his father carried him..." and accompanied by screenshots that highlighted a 'mysterious' hand on the toddler's leg.

Budak tu kena tarik .. nk lemas . Nasib ayah dia angkat .. 😥😥

Posted by Eiyna Sharina on Thursday, 4 October 2018

The hand clearly did not belong to the boy or his father, and seemed to have emerged out of nowhere.

Eiyna's post, which seemed to imply that the 'ghostly' hand was responsible for the boy's mishap, has since garnered over 28,000 comments and almost 250,000 shares.

Naturally, many netizens also came to the same unfounded conclusion.

However, more sceptical and sharp-eyed users pointed out that besides the father and son, there was a third person in the pool who was obscured in the footage:

Here's a closer look at the third person:

Finally, on the same Facebook thread, user Rezha Habibulah posted a longer version of the video revealing who the mysterious third person was.

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Posted by Rezha Habibulah on Friday, 5 October 2018

The father and son can also be seen smiling afterwards.

Mystery solved, fake news debunked.