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Prepare to be shocked by this hard-hitting investigative report about an astonishing horse named Taffy.
Published March 23, 2014 54k 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

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(HORSE NEIGHING)

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HORSES, YOU'VE SEEN THEM IN
MOVIES LIKE WAR HORSE, AND

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STAGE PRODUCTIONS LIKE CAVALIA,
BUT SOMETIMES YOU FIND, AN

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EXTRAORDINARY HORSE IN A VERY
ORDINARY PLACE.

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THIS IS ANGELA BITTERMAN. SHE RUNS
A PRIVATE STABLE HERE

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IN CHINO, CALIFORNIA, AND SHE
HAS A VERY SPECIAL HORSE.

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TELL US WHY YOUR
HORSE IS SO SPECIAL.

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MY HORSE SAID, "HEY".

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AND YOU'RE SAYING, YOUR HORSE SAID, "HEY."

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YES.

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THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL, RIGHT. HORSES
REALLY DON'T SAY HEY.

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NO NEVER.

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AND THIS IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH
A HORSE MAKING A SOUND NEIGH,

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- WHICH HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
- YEP.

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OR A HORSE EATING HAY, WHICH IS
ALSO QUITE COMMON.

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YEAH.

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YOUR HORSE ACTUALLY SAID, "HEY"

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EXACTLY, I WAS HERE, I WAS FEEDING
OTHER HORSES, AND FROM BEHIND

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ME, KIND OF LIKE THIS MY HORSE
JUST SAID, "HEY".

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WOW. JUST LIKE THAT?

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YEAH, SUPER CLEAR. EXACTLY LIKE THAT.
LIKE, "HEY".

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AMAZING, AND SHE SAID IT JUST ONCE?

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JUST ONCE, NEVER AGAIN.

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DO YOU THINK YOUR HORSE WAS
HUNGRY FOR HAY?

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UH, NO, IT WAS LIKE-- IT WAS LIKE,
"HEY" LIKE YOU KNOW A GREETING.

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DID YOU HAPPEN TO GET A RECORDING
OF IT, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

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NO, I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS GOING
TO SAY "HEY", I MEAN IF I

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WOULD'VE KNOWN SHE WAS GOING
TO SAY "HEY" WOULD'VE BEEN

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RECORDING HER ALL THE TIME.

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YOU KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD DO. WE'LL
WAIT UNTIL YOUR HORSE

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SAYS "HEY" AGAIN. MAYBE SHE'LL JUST
SAY IT RIGHT NOW.

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I DOUBT SHE'S GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN,
BUT WE CAN WAIT IF YOU

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WANT TO.

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WE WAITED, AND WAITED FOR THE
HORSE TO SAY "HEY" AGAIN.

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I UM, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK SHE'S GOING TO
SAY, "HEY" AGAIN.

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NO, IT WAS JUST THAT ONE TIME.

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OKAY, WELL THANK YOU FOR TALKING
TO US.

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YEAH, THANK YOU.

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WHAT'S YOUR HORSES
NAME BY THE WAY?

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TAFFY.

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THANK YOU TO ANGELA BITTERMAN,
AND TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY".

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COMING UP NEXT, MAYBE THE HORSE
WHO SAID, "HEY" DIDN'T SAY "HEY"

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AT ALL. WE TALK TO A SKEPTIC.

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HORSES CAN'T TALK. THERE IS NO WAY
THIS HORSE SAID "HEY".

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WHEN THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY" RETURNS.

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TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY"

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WE TALKED ABOUT HER FOR THE WHOLE
FIRST PART OF THE SHOW.

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BUT WHAT IF SHE DIDN'T SAY "HEY"?

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SO, YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL SKEPTIC.

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YES, I AM.

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AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS CASE
OF THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY"

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WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT?

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- HOOEY.
- WHY?

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WELL THERE'S ANY NUMBER OF
POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS.

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I MEAN, OKAY FIRST, PERHAPS
SOMEONE WAS IN THE STABLE WITH

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HER, AND JUST SAID, "HEY" REAL QUICK
AND THEN LEFT.

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MAYBE SHE'S JUST HEARING THINGS.
EVERYONE HEARS THINGS EVERY ONCE

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AND A WHILE, BUT MAYBE, AND I HATE
TO SAY THIS, BUT MAYBE

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SHE'S JUST LYING.

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(GASPS) WHAT?

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- FIBS. LIES.
- NO.

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NON TRUTHS.

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WHY WOULD ANGELA LIE?

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FOR THE ATTENTION.

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LISTEN SHE TELLS EVERYONE THAT HER
HORSE SAID "HEY", AND

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SUDDENLY SHE'S BEING INTERVIEWED
IN A PRIMETIME NETWORK TV SPECIAL.

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THINK ABOUT IT.

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WE TALKED TO A SKEPTIC WHO SAID
IT'S POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT BE

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LYING. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?

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THAT'S A, REASONABLE ASSUMPTION, YOU
KNOW, PEOPLE ASK SOMETIMES

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I GET THAT, BUT, YOU KNOW, NOT IN MY CASE.

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SO YOU THINK I MIGHT'VE SPENT
ALL THIS TIME INTERVIEWING A
LYING WOMAN?

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(SILENTLY) OR SHE'S CRAZY.

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SORRY, DID YOU SAY
SHE'S CRAZY?

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IT SORT OF EXTENDS FROM THE THOUGHT
THAT MAYBE SHE MAYBE HEARING THINGS.

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- DID YOUR HORSE SAY--
- MY HORSE SAID "HEY".

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WHEN WE RETURN, WE'LL TALK TO AN
ANIMAL EXPERT WHO SAYS,

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MAYBE THE HORSE DID SAY "HEY"
AFTER ALL.

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ANIMALS SAY LITTLE THINGS SOMETIMES.

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WHEN THE HORSE
WHO SAID "HEY" RETURNS.

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TAFFY, THE HORSE WHO SAID "HEY".
WE'VE HEARD THE AMAZING

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STORY OF HER SAYING "HEY". WE'VE
ALSO HEARD FROM A SKEPTIC WHO

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THINKS SHE DEFINITELY
DID NOT SAY "HEY".

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BUT THIS ANIMAL EXPERT HAS A
DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

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I MEAN, ANIMALS
SAY LITTLE THINGS SOMETIMES.

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REALLY?

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YES, WHY NOT? ANIMALS MAKE SO
MANY SOUNDS IN A COURSE OF A LIFETIME.

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WHY WOULD THEY NOT SAY A HUMAN
WORD EVERY NOW AND THEN?

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RIGHT.

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ONCE I HEARD MY DOG SAY, VERY
CLEARLY "JILL". NOW, MY NAME'S

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NOT JILL. I DON'T KNOW ANYONE
NAMED JILL.

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THIS HORSE DIDN'T SAY "JILL",
THIS HORSE SAID, "HEY".

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IT'S THE SAME IDEA.

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DO YOU THINK WE COULD GET YOUR
DOG TO SAY "JILL" AGAIN?

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WE-- I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO,
BUT WE COULD TRY.

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WE WAITED, AND WAITED, BUT THE DOG
DID NOT SAY "JILL" AGAIN.

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YOU'RE A SKEPTIC, BUT WHAT ABOUT
SKEPTICS OF SKEPTICS.

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I SAY BEWARE OF
SKEPTICS OF SKEPTICS.

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IN THE END, THERE'S NO WAY OF
PROVING IF TAFFY THE HORSE

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SAID "HEY". MAYBE THIS IS TRULY
A MIRACLE HORSE, OR MAYBE

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THIS WOMAN'S A BIG LIAR, BUT
THE POINT IS IT WAS A GOOD STORY.

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OOH, WATCH OUT.

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[BACKGROUND CHAT]

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JUST ONE OF THOSE
WEIRD THINGS THAT HAPPENS.

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I DON'T EVEN CARE IF YOU BELIEVE
ME OR NOT, BUT THEN I KNOW IT'S TRUE.

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AND FOR NOW, ANGELA THE HORSE LADY'S
WORD IS THE BEST WE HAVE.

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HEY.

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