posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 06:22 AM
So, to recap (and borrowing arguements from other discussion sites):
* The Slovak footage is clearly false: It's not STVs logo, the reporters name Richardazmov Burriničhovna doesn't even remotely resemble a name from
any real Slavic language (except for the prefixes -ov and -ovna, both of which are used incorrectly), Grant is wearing the same clothes and the title
picture is actually St. Basils in Moscow (nothing to do with Slovakia).
* Analysis of the Korean footage and the David Grant footage shows they were filmed literally a few metres away from each other and on days which
sport the very same weather; by implication, it was filmed at the same time.
* Every website associated with this was registered in the second half of 2006.
* No references exist outside of these 5 or 6 new sites.
* The Grant footage was posted on YouTube by www.angelofthethames.com.
* www.angelofthethames.com contains a historical archive which prominently features an 1865 etching of the construction of the Thames Embankment. The
Angel has been pasted onto the etching - the original image doesn't have it.
* Many of the photographic images pasted online could easily be produced using Photoshop filters - it's obvious in some shots and looks likely in
* 'Richard Morris' is the chap in the period clothing who claims to be secretary of www.angelofthethames.com. The site was actually registered by a
Richard Delingpole of Worcester. Mr Delingpole is one of the 'Worcester Re-enactors' - they re-enact civil war battles etc. This would give him
access to period clothing such as that adorned by Mr Morris. Is Richard Morris an invented personality? Perhaps - he's listed as 'Richard Morrison'
on his own video titles!
* Richard Delingpole is a graphic designer, and went to the Bournville school of art, which would give him familiarity with Photoshop, and the skills
to pull of a hoax.
* 'Global Angels' is one of the meta keywords in the page source. The Global Angels Charity logo is a V shaped Angel. In some of the pictures in the
little cluster of sites, it appears that the logo graphic itself has been used to produce the effect, albeit extensively filtered. In addition, the
charity was planning a live acoustic event to promote the work they do and raise money at the London Eye on the Thames, next to where most of the
photos were taken.
* One of the other keywords on the AngelOfTheThames site is '360'. The name of the music event is the '360 degree revolution in Kindness'.
* One of the main stories on the site states that Jemima Waterhouse was referred to Samuel Pepys diary by her university professor, Dr. Miriam Hayles,
for evidence of a previous sighting: No reference to an angel apparition over the Thames is made anywhere in Pepys diary, and the phrase used as a
quote from Pepys ("that could only be described as an angel") never occurs at all.
* A whois on angelofthethames.com yields a registrant named Marksteen Adamson. A look at his profile on LinkedIn reveals he's a branding and
marketing expert. His company is ASHA (www.ashawebsite.co.uk...). On their website, in the 'about us' section, one of their specialities is listed
as 'viral marketing'
I'd say that's busted