A camera has captured incredible footage of the earth as it was dropped during a skydive.

The remarkable video shows the earth spinning in a psychedelic way, as the camera continues to record the world as it falls thousands of feet to the ground.

It drops so fast that the frame rate cannot keep up, resulting in a dizzying flickering of the screen. The ground flashes ever closer, until the camera falls into an unexpected place.

The clip is cut short as it hits the ground, but the soft landing saves the footage. Rather than breaking up on hard earth, the camera lands in a muddy pig pen.

It continues to film as a confused and curious pig comes over to inspect the foreign object. The video ends with the pig licking the camera, as it focuses in on the inside of the animal's mouth.

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A bewildered pig discovered the device in its enclosure YouTube

The uploader Mia Munselle, described the video: "Camera falls from a sky diving airplane and lands on my property in my pig pen."

She added: "I found the camera eight months later and viewed this video."

The authenticity of the video is currently being disputed in the comments, as some claim the camera would never have survived a fall from such a great height.

Others say the soft mud in the pig pen saved the device from shattering on impact. The camera is believed to be a GoPro, or similar type.

Since it was uploaded just a few days ago the video has become a hit, gathering over 1 million views.

This is not the first time incredible skydiving footage has been recorded, unbeknown to the skydiver.

Last month, a camera captured the moment a skydiver was saved mid air by his friends after being knocked unconscious at 12,500 feet.

James Lee, aged 25, was hit on the head and knocked out by another skydiver after he jumped from the plane. His friends realised something was terribly wrong when he began falling at speeds of up to 120mph.

Friends deployed Lee's parachute, which jolted him awake as it helped him descend safely onto an airfield in Wiltshire.