The American Brain Gain continued throughout the Cold War , as tensions steadily escalated in the Eastern Bloc , resulting in a steady trickle of defectors, refugees and emigrants. The partition of Germany, for one, precipitated over three and a half million East Germans – the Republikflüchtling - to cross into West Berlin by 1961. Most of them were young, well-qualified, educated professionals or skilled workers  - the intelligentsia - exacerbating human capital flight in the GDR to the benefit of Western countries, including the United States.
The mysterious video was filmed at Deerpark school in Cork, Ireland, after motion-activated cameras were installed on site. It seems to shows a door opening and closing of its own accord, furniture rocking back and forth unaided and a locker flying open and spilling paper. Principal Kevin Barry said: 'Obviously we were alerted to movement in the school and when we went back to review the movement that's what we saw. We do feel there is something strange going on because people do get from time to time a real chill in the air when they go past that area.'