A video of a snowboarder traveling down the side of a mountain in Japan captures footage of a bear chasing her unbeknownst to her.
As Kelly Murphy begins to record her descent down the slopes, a bear can be seen running after her in the left corner of the screen.
When she turns, viewers can spot the animal pursuing her from a close distance.
As Murphy picks up speed, the bear seems to give up and the woman reaches the bottom of the slope unharmed and unaware of how close she came to being seriously injured if not killed.
One can only imagine the terror that struck her when she reviewed the video later.
Snowboarder Chased By A BearThis snowboarder in Japan was totally unaware of the bear chasing her down the pistePosted by Sky News on Monday, April 11, 2016
But many people are saying the footage could be fake.
Social media users commented on the video saying the video "looks quite fake" and "the bear would have gotten her easily."
But according to The Independent, Murphy has insisted that the video is real.
"Yes the video is real," she told The Independent. "I didn't know anything was happening at the time, but it's so scary to watch it back now. I think I'll stick to the runs with my friends from now on."
Snopes, a website that aims to validate viral stories and Internet rumors, has also questioned whether or not the video is real.
Here are the reasons why people are suspicious:
The most entertaining film of 2016 so far may be a two-minute video of Casey Neistat snowboarding through post-blizzard New York City.
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The clip shows Neistat, an independent filmmaker and co-creator of the HBO series “The Neistat Brothers,” zipping through the city as residents cheer -- and of course, whip out their phones to take photos. He switches to skis at one point and is joined by another snowboarder who tags along for the ride. The soundtrack is especially fitting.
The video, titled “Snowboarding with the NYPD,” gets its name from an interesting interaction Neistat has with the authorities at the end of the video.
It has been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube.
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