posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:02 PM
Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by Autograf
With all due respect, you don't know. You figure, you assess probability, you check to see if those News stations exist and then verify with them.
Until you have exhausted all avenues and prove it is a hoax, you don't know. And sure chances are more toward this being faked but comparing odds of
this being real with winning the lottery - this would be more likely.
I agree with your methodology for cases that are in reasonable doubt. But if you pause the video you can see the people and the truck are animated,
not real. They're all blocky and cartoonish. This isn't even close to attempting to pass itself off as real.
I'm not really sure about lottery odds either, dozens of people won the lottery today but no one has posted stunning UFO evidence anywhere today.
The point though, is that the burden of proof is always on the person presenting the evidence. This rule gets violated on a daily, nay hourly basis,
on pretty much every Internet forum, ever. For more about the "burden of proof" fallacy check out: