These recent threads about strange sounds have had me intrigued, to say the least. Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a flurry of videos coming
out recently, and as some have said, alot of them are looking and sounding like hoaxes (forgive the pun). There was some interesting correlation, but
I needed to be sure that someone was out there actually hoaxing these.
I myself am a professional electronics technician. I have some background in acoustics, wave form theory, and also happen to be an amateur music
producer, so I thought I'd leverage some of knowledge and skills to see if I can debunk atleast one of these videos.
I chose the Kiev video because it seem to be an authentic, original video. I will do an analysis of that video soon, to see if I can find some
irregularities. However, I wanted to take the time tonight to put to bed that some of these videos are being hoaxed.
The video being compared against the Kiev video is the Conklin Alberta video. This has already had some speculation that it was hoaxed. Here I present
what I think is the final analysis, and undeniable proof that this video was indeed hoaxed from the Kiev video.
First, I will present some graphics, which are pretty large (sorry about that, I have a big monitor). I'm using my FL Studio's "Edison" program, which
is a waveform and sample editor to isolate and clean up some of the audio. I also present the waveform view, and a spectrum analysis view side by side
so you can also see (and hear) the similarities.
First, the Conklin Alberta video is approximately 1:18 seconds long. The Kiev video is quite long.
My evidence is two fold. I will present a clip, which is exactly 1:06 seconds long taken from the Kiev video and dubbed onto the Conklin video. Visual
proof is as follows.
Notice how the wave forms match up perfectly. Also note the spectrum's also match. The top waveform is the Kiev audio, and the bottom one is the
conklin audio. Both clips are exactly 1:06 seconds long. Almost the entirety of the Conklin audio at 1:18 seconds total - you can even see when the
hoaxer started recording the 1:06 seconds from the Kiev audio (the 12 seconds at the beginning that isn't highlighted in the bottom waveform.)
This is pretty damning imho. But I went even farther.
This is a section of audio that is VERY peculiar, and unique in the Kiev audio. It can heard at approximately 1:04 seconds into the Kiev video, and at
approx. 48 seconds into the Conklin video. I picked it because it stood out and it was background noise. I just happened to find the exact same source
in the conklin audio! See the highlighted section of waveform. Unfortunately, the original Kiev audio is decent high quality, and is picking up a lot
of background noise is and quite bassy. The conklin audio however is very shallow and tinny - but I cleaned it up a bit and highlighted it.
**Note** The bottom clip is not as zoomed in as the top one, so the top one looks a bit stretched.
There it is - the bottom Conklin clip is very tinny - very filtered out. I believe the hoaxer played the youtube clip through small tinny speakers,
like those of a laptop, and simply dubbed it onto his video. That would explain the waveform difference. However, if you LISTEN to the clips, you
noticed they are identical.
It is of my professional opinion that the Conklin Alberta, CA Strange Sounds video is indeed a HOAX. Unfortunately, this evidence potentially
discredits all videos made after Kiev. I will continue to analyze more popular clips against the Kiev clip to see how many are indeed actually hoaxed.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you liked the work I put into this!
edit on 18-1-2012 by zeeon because: (no reason given)