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'Haunted swing' Forces Terrified Family From Playground

“We’re at the playground, and the kids don’t want to go anymore because look at this s—t,” dad says.

07/07/2016 7:28 PM IST | Updated 07/07/2016 7:28 PM IST
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A Rhode Island family’s playground plans were scrapped after video captured something that left them too terrified to leave their car.

Video uploaded to Facebook late last month showed a single blue swing wildly flying around, as if occupied by some invisible children.

“We’re at the playground, and the kids don’t want to go anymore because look at this s—t,” Scotty Denton says before introducing the world to the so-called “haunted swing.”

“There’s no wind right now either,” he insisted.

The one-minute video, that shows Denton gawking at the Warwick swing set with his three young kids around him, has been viewed more than 5.7 million times since it was uploaded on June 28th.

Some viewers suggest in the YouTube video’s comment section that it’s heavy wind that’s catching the swing, which is much larger than the others on the set. Others suggest that it’s a string that’s pulling it.

For all “the haters,” Denton returned to the park on Tuesday and shot a new video that asks, “Do you see a ghost?”

“It’s perfectly still,” he says while showing the blue swing resting in the now sunny park. “Just making a video for all you haters that said it’s always swinging. No strings tied to it.”

“This video is for all the haters out there who said that the video was bullsh-t. Obviously, it’s not,” he says as he films the surrounding park ― and a skateboarder wearing a white sheet flies by in the background.

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