'Truman Show vibes': Disturbing find in new neighbourhood

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A TikToker has caused a stir online after posting a video of numerous speakers hidden in grass around his neighbourhood.

The man, who appears to be living in the US, said he “discovered something unusual” after moving into his newly-built suburb.

Footage shows the spacious suburb with no trees and brown shrubbery.

“I don’t think this is normal,” the man said before panning his camera to small cameras hidden among brush and besides drainpipes.

The man's TikTok showing the speakers.
The man, who appears to be living in the US, said he “discovered something unusual” after moving into his newly-built suburb. Source: TikTok

“We started to realise all the bird and nature sounds were on repeat,” he wrote.

“We then started to find actual speakers hidden cameras everywhere,” adding that he believed they had been installed by the neighbourhood’s Home Owners Association.

The TikTok has gained more than 91,000 views and thousands of comments, many who said the footage gave them “very Truman Show vibes” in a nod to the popular Jim Carey movie.

 small cameras hidden among brush and besides drainpipes. Source: TikTok
“I don’t think this is normal,” the man said before panning his camera to small cameras hidden among brush and besides drainpipes. Source: TikTok

“Oh hell nah, they be playing some subliminal,” one person said.

“Wait until you find out about the cameras,” a woman said.

Numerous people said the speakers were probably installed to attract birds and wildlife back into the area after all the trees were cut down during construction.

“Wow, it’s almost like your new neighbourhood destroyed a huge patch of habitat and all the wildlife that lives there is dead now,” a woman said.

“Maybe it’s to attract the animals back to the distrusted area,” another person said.

“Is it an attempt to draw in residents by creating a sense of utopia?” a third chimed in.

One man deemed it “the most American thing” he had ever seen in his life.

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