As seen in the photos, the balloon begins to shatter at a single point and rapidly shreds symmetrically toward a focus on the opposite side. The ghost image is powder used in the manufacturing process to keep the inner walls of the balloon from sticking together before inflation. Photos of six other balloon bursts show similar point failure with the shredding rubber contracting to a mirror point on the opposite side of the balloon. The time between the first and last of the six frames is 0.1 seconds.
April 14, 2017 at 1:05 PM EDT