An outdoor movie night gone wrong in Stapleton, Colo. last weekend resulted in what a bystander has dubbed The Great Mattress Migration of 2019. Or, as I'm calling it, "Final Destination 6."
The Denver suburb's misfortune was captured on video by resident Robert Manes. While enjoying a pool day close by the scene of the, shall we say, attack, Manes and his friends were suddenly interrupted by two air mattresses flying into the pool. When he went to find out where they had come from, he was confronted with hordes of mattresses flying through the air.
The air beds had been set up on a lawn at Runway 35 Park in preparation for a four-night movie event called The Bed Cinema (guests were invited to lay in bed while watching movies, an intriguing if not throughly thought-out concept), but unanticipated and unwelcome strong winds threw a wrench in the plans.
"Although we felt really bad for the event people, we thought it was absolutely hilarious," Manes told USA Today.
Manes said that the ordeal lasted about 30 minutes with over 100 mattresses flying through the air, some hopping the fence into the adjacent pool.
Some brave souls running after the runaway mattresses were bowled over, and others managed to grab a bed or two before they inevitably took flight again.
"There was a woman trying to a catch a mattress. She looked at us and said, ‘This is a disaster,'" Manes told The Denver Post.
An appropriate description, since the whole thing was very "Final Destination"-esque, what with the ominous stormy grey sky and dozens upon dozens of mattresses with minds of their own barreling through people.
Of course, it doesn't look like anyone was hurt during the Mattress Migration, but if the franchise needs source material for any new, bizarre accidents, they know where to look.