As I've posted previously, this video is a known hoax.
Here are some details from my database of infamous UFO videos:
This video was revealed some months ago as being created by Chris Kenworthy, as part of the Australian UFO wave "immersive artwork" project funded
by the Australian Film Commission.
The revelation of the hoax of the numerous videos that formed part of that "immersive artwork" project generated quite a bit of discussion on ATS
and various other websites at the time - but it seems to have been forgotten. The videos are still popping up on various UFO websites and forums
without any reference to the "immersive artwork" project.
Details of the relevant "immersive artwork" project are given on the website at the link below:
When this particular video was originally released by Chris Kenworthy, it was accompanied by a fictional story which claimed that it had been filmed
on 13 July 2006. The relevant blurb stated: "The witness who sent this tape did so on condition that he not be interviewed or contacted, or even
questioned regarding the footage. For obvious reasons I do not have the original camera tape. Thousands of people have written to point out that there
is a date stamp in the bottom right-hand corner: July 13th 2006. Many people have written suggesting possible locations, with the most likely being
off the coast of Kwinana in Western Australia, although this is unconfirmed. There is strong speculation from many sources that this was shot with a
FLIR Star Safire camera (or something similar), from a helicopter. Investigation is ongoing."
Chris Kenworth subsequently revealed the true story about this video on his website: "I had some spare helicopter footage (from a previous project),
and thought it would make for an interesting shot. I modelled this on the famous Mexican footage, expecting that the numerous clues that were left in
the clip would expose the nature of our project. To my amazement, hits at the site went through the roof, and this proved to be the most popular clip
so far. Lots of people identified the location and date, and even the type of infrared camera this was 'shot' with - but nobody noticed that this
isn't actually an infrared image (only an inverted one), or that the camera readouts are inaccurate. After a few weeks, some people noticed that the
UFO is animated independently of the background."
The relevant artist/hoaxer gave an interview to The Daily Grail, which is at the link below:
Chris Kenworthy also gave an interview to the UFO Watchdog:
Both interviews were interesting, and made numerous points which have not really been discussed on ATS (or elsewhere) despite their relevance to many
of the discussions of the videos and photos that appear on UFO forums.
For example, in the former interview Chris Kenworth commented as follows:
“One of the points I wanted to make is that there are lots of ways to spot fakes, and that people should have seen them. Although people spotted the
clues at the end, nobody wrote to tell me they'd seen the clues or mistakes that run throughout the earlier clips. People need to be more vigilant.
Secondly, I wanted to underline that a clip should not be trusted (or shared on websites), until a reputable researcher has spoken to witnesses and
had the original tape analysed. A couple of researchers did ask for more info and witness contact, but when we stalled they posted the clips on their
sites anyway. Faking short clips is one thing, but faking an entire event (with actors acting as witnesses after the fact, and a full camera tape) -
that would cost ten times our budget, just for one clip. So if researchers do their job properly, faking clips would be impossible for all but the
He also referred to previous articles on the subject of hoaxing UFO videos, which discussed how these can be done. I haven't seen anyone here (or on
other UFO forums) refer to any of that material.
I find it a bit disappointing that when some hoaxers finally reveals their methods, the ufological community has been rather slow to examine those
methods and see how their use can be detected in other videos in the future.
[edit on 1-2-2007 by IsaacKoi]