This CCTV footage shows three vehicles at a busy intersection in China being lifted up in the air for few seconds, bouncing like rag dolls and then falling back to the ground, with one car landing on its side.

Within hours of the footage being posted online it had been shared by thousands with people guessing why the vehicles began to ‘float’.

However there was no hidden force behind the incident, just a fallen cable wire that had got tangled up with the street cleaner in the right of the screen.

A driver that was caught up in the incident said: “I was driving slowly straight ahead, all of a sudden, I was lifted up. The street cleaner snagged on the wire. The wire just so happened to be underneath our car and it sent us flying.”

So that’s the mystery solved…no aliens, no hidden force, just a fallen cable acting as a trip wire.