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‘Are We in the Twilight Zone?’ Motorists Baffled by Massive Convoy of Semi-Trucks Guided by State Troopers


"Very strange."

A large convoy of trucks along an interstate in Virginia over the weekend drew some attention, but not many knew what they were out there doing.

In a thread on the social news site Reddit, someone dubbed the LiveLeak video of the scene as a "very strange convoy of trucks."

"On the interstate, numerous state troopers, followed by a line — everything is blocked off — followed by a line of duplicate Conway freight trains," the woman filming said, later noticing that other drivers were filming the strange sight as well.

After the Conway trucks came a line of Coca-Cola trucks followed by Walmart.

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"Are we in the twilight zone?" the man in the car later asked.

Watch the footage:

It turns out though, there's a good reason all those trucks were running along Interstate 95. According to Virginia State Police, 124 truckers helped participate in the "World's Largest Truck Convoy" to raise money for the Special Olympics.

It is not yet known how much money the truckers raised this year, but last year when only 49 trucks participated, more than $20,000 was raised in Virginia.

Here's a view from one of the truckers in the convoy:

Virginia wasn't the only one hosting the event. According to the state police, 38 states and Canada conducted similar truck convoys in this "unique, one-day celebration" to help with Special Olympics.

This story has been updated to correct a typo. 

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