So, have you recovered from all of the revelry surrounding the coronation of King Charles III yet?
A who’s who of famous folks were in attendance at the shindig this past weekend including Katy Perry, Emma Thompson, Lionel Richie, Jill Biden, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and, umm, the Grim Reaper?
That’s right. Thousands of people on social media think they saw the Angel of Death at the crowning of the new king of the royal family.
The bizarre moment at Westminster Abbey was captured and shared on social media by viewer @realjoegreeeen on Twitter.
“Anyone else just notice the Grim Reaper at Westminster Abbey?” he wrote in a tweet with a clip of the moment.
Watch as a figure wearing what appears to be a black hooded robe and carrying a scythe darts past a doorway in the background of ceremony. Even the orchestra seemed to somehow know when the figure was going to make its quick appearance.
Anyone else just notice the Grim Reaper at Westminster Abbey? 👀#Coronation pic.twitter.com/77s4XIY17i
— Joe (@realjoegreeeen) May 6, 2023
The brief clip, which has now been viewed almost two million times, has generated quite the buzz on social media with thousands of retweets and hundreds of comments.
“I noticed him! Who’s he looking for?” one fan tweeted.
Yep, had to pause & rewind to get a pic - couldn't decide if it was Death (Pratchett would be proud) or maybe Darth Vader! 🥸 pic.twitter.com/nHUiQ6QQpO
— Nemi-Nim (@nemi_nim) May 6, 2023
“Yes, glad someone captured it,” someone else tweeted.
That was The Emperor! pic.twitter.com/8Gp1kWkdFS
— Richard Turpin III (@DickTurpinIII) May 6, 2023
“Thought they were filming a remake of Exorcist 3,” tweeted another viewer who spotted the dark hooded figure during the ceremony.
Meghan made it then 😂
— Ads (@Ads89647254) May 6, 2023
“This might just be my favourite moment of the #Coronation,” another viewer wrote.
I think it’s a jawa. pic.twitter.com/srpoMpQOXY
— Joel Shulkin, MD medical thriller author (@drjoelshulkin) May 8, 2023
“Coronation and the funeral on a same day would save lot of money,” another person joked.
Joyless truthers, of course, just assumed that the dark hooded figure that caused such a stir online during the coronation was nothing more than just a robed member of the religious staff who just appeared to be dark because he was backlight so brightly.
But what fun is that?