A video appearing to show a snowboarder unknowingly being chased by a giant bear down a mountain went viral on Monday.
The video was originally published by YouTube user Kelly Murphy, who claims that she had no idea she was being pursued by a giant bear while snowboarding down a mountain in Japan.
“OMG! I was going through my snowboarding videos and I found a bear chasing me,” Murphy wrote in the video’s description “I nearly got eaten! This was at Hakuba 47 in Japan, filmed yesterday! Be careful people!’
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As the video began to go viral, people on the Internet began to call it a fake.
“Do they have brown bears in Nagano, in central Japan? Because that looks like a gigantic freakin' brown bear. Nice try. I call fake.” YouTube commenter Spartan043 wrote.
One commenter even cited evidence that the bear was stolen from the popular video game, “Skyrim.”
“Bear animation from Skyrim + the same sound loop. Played Skyrim for like 2 years so as soon as I saw it, I knew it was fake,” BlizzPort wrote.
What do you think? Fake? Real?