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Prepare to be shocked by this hard-hitting investigative report about an astonishing horse named Taffy.
Published March 23, 2014 55k views More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Writer/Director/Editor: Ryan Perez
Editor: Caleb Swyers
Starring: Mireille Enos and Alan Ruck
Featuring: Jill Donnelly & Lesley Tsina
Produced by: Bette Bentley
DP: Brian Lane
Coordinator: Becca Scheuer
AC: Jordan Martin
Gaffer: Kevin Stewart
Key Grip: David Cronin
Production Designer: Tricia Robertson
Sound Mixer: Ryan Kaiser
Hair/Makeup: Leigh Schwartz
Wardrobe: Jacquelyn Moran
PA: Cole McFarlane

(HORSE NEIGHING)
HORSES, YOU'VE SEEN THEM IN
MOVIES LIKE WAR HORSE, AND
STAGE PRODUCTIONS LIKE CAVALIA,
BUT SOMETIMES YOU FIND, AN
EXTRAORDINARY HORSE IN A VERY
ORDINARY PLACE.
THIS IS ANGELA BITTERMAN. SHE RUNS
A PRIVATE STABLE HERE
IN CHINO, CALIFORNIA, AND SHE
HAS A VERY SPECIAL HORSE.
TELL US WHY YOUR
HORSE IS SO SPECIAL.
MY HORSE SAID, "HEY".
AND YOU'RE SAYING, YOUR HORSE SAID, "HEY."
YES.
THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL, RIGHT. HORSES
REALLY DON'T SAY HEY.
NO NEVER.
AND THIS IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH
A HORSE MAKING A SOUND NEIGH,
- WHICH HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
- YEP.
OR A HORSE EATING HAY, WHICH IS
ALSO QUITE COMMON.
YEAH.
YOUR HORSE ACTUALLY SAID, "HEY"
EXACTLY, I WAS HERE, I WAS FEEDING
OTHER HORSES, AND FROM BEHIND
ME, KIND OF LIKE THIS MY HORSE
JUST SAID, "HEY".
WOW. JUST LIKE THAT?
YEAH, SUPER CLEAR. EXACTLY LIKE THAT.
LIKE, "HEY".
AMAZING, AND SHE SAID IT JUST ONCE?
JUST ONCE, NEVER AGAIN.
DO YOU THINK YOUR HORSE WAS
HUNGRY FOR HAY?
UH, NO, IT WAS LIKE-- IT WAS LIKE,
"HEY" LIKE YOU KNOW A GREETING.
DID YOU HAPPEN TO GET A RECORDING
OF IT, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?
NO, I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS GOING
TO SAY "HEY", I MEAN IF I
WOULD'VE KNOWN SHE WAS GOING
TO SAY "HEY" WOULD'VE BEEN
RECORDING HER ALL THE TIME.
YOU KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD DO. WE'LL
WAIT UNTIL YOUR HORSE
SAYS "HEY" AGAIN. MAYBE SHE'LL JUST
SAY IT RIGHT NOW.
I DOUBT SHE'S GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN,
BUT WE CAN WAIT IF YOU
WANT TO.
WE WAITED, AND WAITED FOR THE
HORSE TO SAY "HEY" AGAIN.
I UM, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK SHE'S GOING TO
SAY, "HEY" AGAIN.
NO, IT WAS JUST THAT ONE TIME.
OKAY, WELL THANK YOU FOR TALKING
TO US.
YEAH, THANK YOU.
WHAT'S YOUR HORSES
NAME BY THE WAY?
TAFFY.
THANK YOU TO ANGELA BITTERMAN,
AND TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY".
COMING UP NEXT, MAYBE THE HORSE
WHO SAID, "HEY" DIDN'T SAY "HEY"
AT ALL. WE TALK TO A SKEPTIC.
HORSES CAN'T TALK. THERE IS NO WAY
THIS HORSE SAID "HEY".
WHEN THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY" RETURNS.
TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY"
WE TALKED ABOUT HER FOR THE WHOLE
FIRST PART OF THE SHOW.
BUT WHAT IF SHE DIDN'T SAY "HEY"?
SO, YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL SKEPTIC.
YES, I AM.
AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS CASE
OF THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY"
WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT?
- HOOEY.
- WHY?
WELL THERE'S ANY NUMBER OF
POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS.
I MEAN, OKAY FIRST, PERHAPS
SOMEONE WAS IN THE STABLE WITH
HER, AND JUST SAID, "HEY" REAL QUICK
AND THEN LEFT.
MAYBE SHE'S JUST HEARING THINGS.
EVERYONE HEARS THINGS EVERY ONCE
AND A WHILE, BUT MAYBE, AND I HATE
TO SAY THIS, BUT MAYBE
SHE'S JUST LYING.
(GASPS) WHAT?
- FIBS. LIES.
- NO.
NON TRUTHS.
WHY WOULD ANGELA LIE?
FOR THE ATTENTION.
LISTEN SHE TELLS EVERYONE THAT HER
HORSE SAID "HEY", AND
SUDDENLY SHE'S BEING INTERVIEWED
IN A PRIMETIME NETWORK TV SPECIAL.
THINK ABOUT IT.
WE TALKED TO A SKEPTIC WHO SAID
IT'S POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT BE
LYING. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?
THAT'S A, REASONABLE ASSUMPTION, YOU
KNOW, PEOPLE ASK SOMETIMES
I GET THAT, BUT, YOU KNOW, NOT IN MY CASE.
SO YOU THINK I MIGHT'VE SPENT
ALL THIS TIME INTERVIEWING A
LYING WOMAN?
(SILENTLY) OR SHE'S CRAZY.
SORRY, DID YOU SAY
SHE'S CRAZY?
IT SORT OF EXTENDS FROM THE THOUGHT
THAT MAYBE SHE MAYBE HEARING THINGS.
- DID YOUR HORSE SAY--
- MY HORSE SAID "HEY".
WHEN WE RETURN, WE'LL TALK TO AN
ANIMAL EXPERT WHO SAYS,
MAYBE THE HORSE DID SAY "HEY"
AFTER ALL.
ANIMALS SAY LITTLE THINGS SOMETIMES.
WHEN THE HORSE
WHO SAID "HEY" RETURNS.
TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY".
WE'VE HEARD THE AMAZING
STORY OF HER SAYING "HEY". WE'VE
ALSO HEARD FROM A SKEPTIC WHO
THINKS SHE DEFINITELY
DID NOT SAY "HEY".
BUT THIS ANIMAL EXPERT HAS A
DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
I MEAN, ANIMALS
SAY LITTLE THINGS SOMETIMES.
REALLY?
YES, WHY NOT? ANIMALS MAKE SO
MANY SOUNDS IN A COURSE OF A LIFETIME.
WHY WOULD THEY NOT SAY A HUMAN
WORD EVERY NOW AND THEN?
RIGHT.
ONCE I HEARD MY DOG SAY, VERY
CLEARLY "JILL". NOW, MY NAME'S
NOT JILL. I DON'T KNOW ANYONE
NAMED JILL.
THIS HORSE DIDN'T SAY "JILL",
THIS HORSE SAID, "HEY".
IT'S THE SAME IDEA.
DO YOU THINK WE COULD GET YOUR
DOG TO SAY "JILL" AGAIN?
WE-- I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO,
BUT WE COULD TRY.
WE WAITED, AND WAITED, BUT THE DOG
DID NOT SAY "JILL" AGAIN.
YOU'RE A SKEPTIC, BUT WHAT ABOUT
SKEPTICS OF SKEPTICS.
I SAY BEWARE OF
SKEPTICS OF SKEPTICS.
IN THE END, THERE'S NO WAY OF
PROVING IF TAFFY THE HORSE
SAID "HEY". MAYBE THIS IS TRULY
A MIRACLE HORSE, OR MAYBE
THIS WOMAN'S A BIG LIAR, BUT
THE POINT IS IT WAS A GOOD STORY.
OOH, WATCH OUT.
[BACKGROUND CHAT]
JUST ONE OF THOSE
WEIRD THINGS THAT HAPPENS.
I DON'T EVEN CARE IF YOU BELIEVE
ME OR NOT, BUT THEN I KNOW IT'S TRUE.
AND FOR NOW, ANGELA THE HORSE LADY'S
WORD IS THE BEST WE HAVE.
HEY.

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