Antonio Paris has recruited Shane Sovar, the hoaxer responsible for the infamous "Men In Black" hoax video, to be "Field Researcher and Investigator
for Canada." We now learn that Mr. Sovar "has been interested in UFOlogy since the age of seven and has personally witnessed two UFOs since then."
Odd that no mention is made of Mr. Sovar having been the hotel employee who "leaked" the "Men In Black" video.
Let us review Mr. Sovar's credibility as a witness. The new revelation of his life-long interest in UFOs removes some of the innocence the reports
show. When Mr. Paris' slipshod "investigator" researched the case, she did locate a news article that mentioned the sighting:
She did not, however, complete her due diligence by tracing the newspaper article back to its source, the report Sovar filed with Brian Vike:
In this version of the story, he claims the UFO was 25 to 30 feet long. By the time Aerial Phenomena Investigations got to it, it had grown to 250
long! More important is this little detail:
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.
Unfortunately, this detail does not check out, as I have demonstrated here:
In fact, it suggests that Mr. Sovar, at the very least, tends to embellish his stories. This makes him an unreliable witness. Perhaps he did see a UFO
that night... but why add the detail that he had read about people seeing the same object? It turns out that there was an article about a UFO report
in the paper the weekend prior
to the sighting, which suggests this may be a copycat report. Mr. Sovar's flair for improvisation lands him in
When he presented to Aerial Phenomena Investigations team, he dangled the "Men In Black" video in front of them. Surely Mr. Paris, with his
worldliness, would recognize that the video itself was nothing more than a random scene from a hotel lobby, with a couple of Orthodox Jews returning
to their room. But a less experienced, untrained junior researcher took up the case. What sold it, of course, was Mr. Sovar's brilliantly improvised
story, as immortalized on the video's soundtrack. Unfortunately, his tendency for unnecessary embellishment tripped him up again. His fictional dialog
was so intoxicating that he said that people thought it was a Halloween prank.
The problem there is that his only reported UFO sighting took place on October 14, too early for anyone to be playing a Halloween prank... so he had
to invent a second, unreported, UFO sighting. Since he could not risk naming a specific date without running the risk of being betrayed by weather
records, he had to be deliberately vague, as explained here:
Not to mention other discrepancies in either Mr. Sovar's story or the investigator's reporting:
Why has Mr. Paris invited a clumsy hoaxer to be part of his Aerial Investigations Team?
Note to Mods: I am aware of the potential legal blowback of this post. Please move to RATS if you deem it too sensitive. --DJW001
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