posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 06:18 AM
That depends on many things . The motivations that drive the actions of any person on this planet , outside of our basic hunter gatherer instincts ,
are hard to discern, and impossible to generalise about without being shown to be an ignorant oaf.
However, some of the motivations which drive the hoaxer could be said to fall under the following categories:
Computer animation students/nuts, for instance, are always trying to improve thier skills with the image manipulation tools they have available, with
the intent of gaining the interest of special effects companies and so on. Although there are easier ways into that industry than annoying half the
planet with fake UFO footage, it cannot be said that all the hoaxers working today are talentless morons. Some of the fakes I have seen have been
awesomely detailed and lovingly crafted, and are in themselves works of art, albeit a potentialy annoying kind of art.
There are also those out there who simply like the feeling of being able to say to someone "made ya look!". They are bloody twits, and usualy thier
output is less detailed , and lacks subtlety or indeed any evidence of skill, but can fool the eye in some cirumstances (the three in the morning,
nine shots of vodka and a belly full of ale circumstance , for instance , can cause even seasoned imaging specialists to fail to spot a hoax of this
nature). Though not technicaly brilliant, one has to admire the ability of the best of this poor bunch , to catch people out, even as we curse them
for being the sort of annoying bugger that would make a movie just to fool people.
I believe that amongst other motivations that may exist, like attention seeking for instance, there are those making hoax videos and photos out
there, whose sole aim is to discredit the idea of entertaining the thought of extra terrestrial life, by turning the whole subject into a long line of
april fools jokes. Wether state sponsored, or motivated by a deep seated sense of other peoples stupidity (a sure sign that the hoaxer is in fact an
idiot), there are those out there looking to destroy every argument for extra terrestrial visitation by providing ream after ream of bad data, to add
to the pile, presumably to prevent anything that could be considered good evidence from being taken seriously, when wieghed against the enormous size
of the hoax pile.