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Kids fake UFO. Learn from this.

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 07:59 AM
Sorry the UFO world needs to start being far more critical and suspicious.

My dad told me he used to make ufo pictures by winging a garbage can lid through the air.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:00 AM

Originally posted by hermantinkly
What the heck are you talking about? This type of rubbish is insiduous to UFOlogy. Sure it helps people realize that it's easy to fake UFO videos (as if we didn't already know this), but it also harms the integrity of the subject and the credibility of the people who have had genuine experiences and taken authentic footage, like myself.

Thank god it only looked real up until it ascended off into the clouds.

Wooah, I'm a skeptic, yet I believe - I've seen some stuff that I think is UFO (earth/alien-based?), but it's never been proven... I think it's logical there are other civilisations out there and statistically we're probably being visited. Hell, I even believe some of the more fringe stuff...

Yet I don't take myself so seriously as to have my belief system rocked by a couple of kids (pretty creatively) mucking around. The majority of people I know (colleagues, family etc - and I have a pretty average job) also believe in the existence of aliens, it's just not such a big deal to them, especially in the current economic times. Here in the UK we have some pretty crappy tabloids that seem to be running many more UFO based stories, although they seem to be "Strange lights spotted over..." as opposed to "Women gives birth to alien/reptile hybrid"... so I think the subject is getting more acceptance in the mainstream, with that will come many things, you notice how the traditional Grey has entered the public consciousness? Little alien keyrings etc, etc...

I don't think this is really that insidious to UFOlogy, no more than sci-fi movies, the X-Files etc, it's just symptomatic of a wider public awareness of a possibility of the phenomena... people hoax/make fakes in many different fields, sadly that's human nature, but a couple of kids - so what? Good for them. This reminds me of the story of the kids paintings that fooled loads of art dealers, thinking they were "lost masterpieces" - can't find the story I'm thinking of but here's a similar link...

Now, a lot of people don't think of UFOlogists as fringe nutters, to be completely frank, most people I know think of them as middle-aged, real ale drinking virgins, lonely geeks, with "specialist interests" ~ I'd like to think I'm bucking that trend. The problem as I see isn't UFOlogy being made a farce of, but UFOlogy having a hissy fit over something trivial, (which makes us look even more fringey) this case isn't like a MAJOR HOAX, unlike a lot of stuff we've had on here, where people have deliberately joined for the purpose of hoaxing - which I abhor.

I'd love it, but I don't think we'll get contact or disclosure in my lifetime, yet I see a greater public awareness of the topic and an acceptance, like everything else in the public domain there will be gossip, frauds and a lot of general crap flying round, hold your head above it.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:24 AM
I remember watching this video, and I also recall calling it a fake.


posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:39 AM
reply to post by mellisamouse

and believe me, the sincere are most likely the ones caught unawares WITHOUT a camera handy....

Been there, done that, Tho I dunno how much good a camera woulda done for what *I* saw- it was over before I could ever have gotten a camera aimed, focused, and shot anything. Not to mention the fact I probably wouldn't have had the brainpower to actually remember I had one- and the fact I was so freaked out, when this thing disappeared, I did, too! Right down the road as fast as I could move myself. Nothing gets the blood pumping and the bladder loosening like an up close and personal sighting of a 'Will O' the Wisp'. And I DO MEAN CLOSE.

I can make fakes all day long- and while it's fun to fool my friends, I wouldn't ever get any sleep at night knowing I had a fake circulating the internet, and people were convinced it was real. Not to mention, if I ever managed to snag a real UFO- who the heck would believe me?

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:49 AM
I think that the main take away from this thing is that the "UFO Sighting" video has become so rote that even children can replicate them. Let's face it. They had the duration of the sighting and the banter down perfectly.

I believe that we could use this is a template for what a faked video looks like. The wonderment without a hint of panic is a sure sign that the witnesses know more than they are letting on.

All of the best UFO footage I've seen has been either military/NASA footage without commentary or casual video where the occurence was noticed in the background at a later time.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:57 AM
We all know that there are unexplained aerial phenomena - some of which may be natural, some of which may be misinterpretations of man-made objects and some which are genuine extraterrestrial or other dimensional entities. The problem here is that since the mainstream media and the majority of world governments refuse to take the topic of UFO's seriously, this type of fakery plays right into their hands. It just fuels those who like to mock the subject. It boosts their ego and ignorance, as if to say "I'm an educated professional who does not believe in UFO's, ghosts and bigfoot - those are interests of uneducated fools and rednecks." This is the end result of this man's video fakery. It's an insult to a lot of people who have risked their reputation and in some cases, their lives to go out in the open and demand full disclosure. It's an insult to people who have left their day job in search of the truth.

Don't mean to get uber serious, but that's just my take on it.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:09 AM
reply to post by Armour For Victor

Totally agree with you there. That was my first thought on it too.

Anyone else wonder what flashlight they used? No? Aw damn..

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:32 AM
lolmyjesus you'd actually have to be retarded to think that video is real.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by Dnevnoi

It looks more like a ring light used in photography. There are plenty of links online to make your own for very cheap using cardboard, aluminum foil, and a cheap flash/flashlight.

They could have done something similar.

Here's an example of the reflection in the eyes..(not my picture, just a random one I found)

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by T0by

I agree with you 100%

I believe a lot of people are getting tired of seeing crap posted and seeing people stupidly soak it up...

That just goes to show you just how many stupid people there actually are.

There is nothing wrong with Fantasizing, but when you start to believe things like "Aliens walking around among People" and such non-sense, without the aid of any hallucinatory drugs, then Houston we do have a problem...

Surely you jest...

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by Venetian

"and some which are genuine extraterrestrial or other dimensional entities."

Stop right there, and read your sentence... What you just stated is that You can't convince yourself that what you see isn't always what you think you see...
But a couple of kids can and are smarter and more rational...

AND your stating that there ARE indeed genuine extraterrestrial or other dimensional entities?! What proof have you to back up this ludicrous claim??

I see planes flying around everyday, but I have yet to see a person flying around, and I'm not going to make a statement, that indeed people do on occasion take flight without the aid of a mechanical vehicle...

You see these "kids" made something fake and they've got adults chasing around believing this tripe... That tells me 1 of 2 things.

1. It doesn't take much to convince the people that believe UFO's are in contact with this planet.

2. That also shows the intelligence of the people that witness and believe they are seeing UFO's, which is at or below average.

And spell checking big complicated words doesn't make you any smarter...

[edit on 7/14/2009 by Brainiac]

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:13 AM
what about those NASA space videos with objects flying around all over the place? (example, the tether incident) I'd like to see a couple kids try and fake that even though it can't be done.

[edit on 14-7-2009 by Chovy]

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:36 AM
Unfortunately the deeper you dig the shallower it gets

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:41 AM
Chovy, what i don't undertsant about the tether incident is here is a object in space which has just broken free,now maybe just maybe the things we see in the picture are fragments of the broken tether,I too have seen the footage and all the arguments but to say there are that many ufo's flying around in space just seems insane.Surely nasa can't think it can keep all that secret for ever especially with the advent of independent space travel what will they say to Richard Branson.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:46 AM
1.) how does that look like any UFO in any video i have seen or heard of. Also to bright.
2.) actually looks fake because of the coloring and clarity of the object and since it looked like rain clouds no haze at all or dimming because of lack of light.
3.) no object in center of ring of light.

4.) watched one time and made my choice.

Those that believed it must not own a computer or know alot of programs that are used to create cgi. if you look at the matrix or even godzilla you can see color resemblance.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 11:49 AM
I had not seen this video before and at first take I was "pretty cool". However I have learned to take a healthy does of skepticism with any posted proof. Don't get me wrong I am a believer but hoaxers like to prey on belief for their various motives.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 11:54 AM
Hey there,

Why get "mad" at anything that is faked?

It is certainly not such hallowed sacrosanct ground that people can't be a little, shall we say, creative and try to fool the general public if they feel the burning need to waste other's time! Hoaxes are nothing new, let's face it. It's a challenge for the discerning eye, that is all - and is usually disproved in time anyway because someone is only too keen to claim kudos for their spectacular creation!

Do the numerous hoaxes disprove or weaken the case for genuine sightings? For those who have seriously studied the phenonenon over the years, of course not.

In fact, what started my interest in UFOs, many many years ago...was the movie Close Encounters!!! Something entirely fictional which resonated so deeply in my psyche....the search began to discover the TRUTH!

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 11:55 AM
There should be legal repercussions for people who post hoaxed videos. I cannot understand why people are not charged with crimes for this.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 12:07 PM

Originally posted by groingrinder
There should be legal repercussions for people who post hoaxed videos. I cannot understand why people are not charged with crimes for this.

Wouldn't that make it a little too easy for us though???

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 12:13 PM
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