Sorry for seemingly teasing you all, but I haven't had the time to sit down and lay out this case with the gravity and detail it requires. Proving
something to be a hoax requires sound evidence and reasoning, and getting a source labeled "known hoaxer" even more serious. That is what we are
looking at here.
First, I would like to acknowledge all the hard work by fellow ATS members who have gathered all the relevant information, particularly MegaMind. They
have gathered all the pieces; it is time to put them together.
First, I honestly cannot see what people find so strange about this video. Anyone who lives in a North American city with a large Jewish population
will instantly recognize the broad brimmed black hats and black overcoat as typical garb for Orthodox Jews. Contrary to assertions made on this
thread, not all Orthodox Jews grow beards and let their hair grow long. In order to assimilate into the business world, they will affect a clean
shaven look, and even forego wearing a skullcap, except in synagogue. It is a way to avoid prejudice and persecution. However, when they participate
in religious functions, they adopt the "Boris Badenoff" look as a sign of group membership. Sometimes, they will adopt this look to sway public
opinion. American readers will instantly recognize these two gentlemen:
Jack Abramoff, convicted lobbyist.
Note how deliberately incongruous the headgear is here. He is drawing attention to it being an "assimilated skullcap."
Bernie Madoff, convicted con artist. Burning Eli Wiesel seems to have led him to find religion.
The point here is not to imply that Orthodox Jews are criminals, simply to use well known examples of how assimilated Orthodox Jews dress: black
coats, black hats, clean shaven. They don't dress like that every day, but they do when they need to show their group identification: religious
holidays, funerals... weddings.
No-one in the video seems to find their appearance unusual or disturbing. The bellhop nearly runs into them without a second glance. Why should he?
They were guests. What makes them seem odd in the video is that they are entering a hotel lobby without baggage.
A hotel security guard would
find that suspicious... unless they had already checked in and were returning from their social engagement. I submit that if one were to examine the
security footage for the entire day, one would see the two gentlemen in black leave the building a few hours earlier. If one went back even earlier,
one might see them arrive with their luggage wearing bermuda shorts and baseball caps. The hotel security guard would be well aware of all this. What
kind of security guard wouldn't confront strangers dressed like SMERSH agents who enter his hotel without luggage?
Given that there is strong reason to doubt that either the security guard or the hotel manager had any reason to find this security footage unusual,
it makes the timing of their "UFO" report highly suspicious:
. It wasn't until the weekend that I found out there was a newspaper article in regards to the object on the same evening that we saw it.
In other words, the hotel manager and the security guard did not "report" seeing the UFO until after
they read the details in the newspaper!
Theirs was a "copycat" report. Now ask yourself: why would mysterious "Men in Black" (whether aliens or government spooks) visit the only
"witnesses" who would automatically videotape them? Why did no other witness make even a verbal report of such an encounter?
Clearly, when the security guard noticed how odd the two brothers looked returning from the Orthodox wedding they were attending (this is Niagara
Falls) they thought of the movie "Men In Black" and decided to take advantage of the recent UFO news report to garner a little free publicity for
This video is nothing more than a random snippet of everyday traffic in a busy hotel lobby. It is the story that the witnesses tell about it that is
As I am running out of room, I will leave it up to you to ponder what this means in terms of the credibility of the Aerial Phenomena Investigation