I'm sure most of us are aware of the flurry of youtube videos posted by people claiming to show reptilian aliens in the midst of transforming.
Maybe these videos are showing transforming aliens. Maybe they're video compression defects. Maybe it's something else completely. I don't know.
I do know that watching another thousand of these videos isn't going to convince me that these are aliens. But, if the effect is simply a result of
video compression, it should be relatively simple to reproduce the effect, right?
So...I would like to invite people to try to deliberately reproduce these same types of distortions by compressing, or converting ordinary videos.
Please submit a link to the original, as well as the distorted version, along with a description of the software you used, and the type, manner and
settings of the compression/conversion that produced the effect. Please also describe how you captured the video, whether you recorded it yourself,
with what equipment, software, etc. If this is all just a common compression error, I want explicit instructions on how to consistently reproduce it,
so that others can take your video and recreate the distortions themselves. If we can do this, maybe we can put a rest to these reptilian
transformation video theories.
And if no one is able to do it...that will be interesting.
Please note that:
The effect does not limit itself to exposed flesh. These videos frequently show similar distortions on the clothing. However, I have never
seen one of these alleged transformation videos in which the distortion effect extended off the body area
of the person in question. Your
reproduction attempt must not bleed-through into area around the person.
The effect routinely "follows" facial contours of the people in these videos, even through rapid body motion and extreme angle changes.
For reference, here are few links to especially noteworthy distortion videos depicting both of these effects:
In this one, in addition to the distortion, the reporter makes "hissing" noises, and apparently there is some sort of commotion, where the producers
(apparently) cut in to the audio heard only by the reporters. Interestingly, the reporter hears it, stops and comments, and points to her
to comment that "she could hear" whereas the male reporter is pointing to his earpiece
. Also notice that while the distortion
extends over the clothing she is wearing, the shape of the distortion is a consistent oval shape, apparently following the outline of the necklace she
For this video, here's the observation of one of the posters: (corrected for spelling)
"Very interesting that the distortion follows when she moves. Notice how she leans in around 3:11, then around 3:13-3:14 she suddenly tilts her head
forward and then leans back. Throughout this, the splotches stay in place, even as the angle of her facial surfaces to the camera change
significantly. Then, once up, there's a momentary warping of the effect inwards towards the center of her forehead. I also notice that her voice
sounds hoarse throughout. Interesting."
I look forward to your submissions.