So there’s been this video published by AllNewsWeb. The story behind it goes that the source, of course acting anonymously, leaked it onto Youtube. It allegedly shows footage from government archives (a collection of clips) and implies that there is much more where this came from!
I have never seen such crap in my life.
The creator slapped some typewriter-like font onto a video, applied an old time movie effect like this one (with decreased brightness).
Why would the video contain “a sample edited fragments of video tape 05?” Why not establish some context for the video? Some background… something more than looking up and down at an alien?
I am also a bit reluctant on the wording. The exact text of the entire video goes like this:
Filtrate for declassification and dissemination through the Internet and media. 7 video tapes with material recorded between 1942-1969. Material containing UFO incidents, recovery and study of extraterrestrial life forms.
Due to the importance of these documents, maintain the anonymity of the sources.
The video contains a sample edited fragments of video tape 05.
Tape duration: 180 min.
Total recorded duration: 1.260 min.
Tape 05 edited fragments:
Case 25/skinny Bob 00:08:42 – 00:08:50
Case 25/skinny Bob 00:27:36 – 00:27:45
Case 26/How to drive 00:55:07 – 00:55:12
So this implies that the “publisher” added the text later. In the first clip, our weird little alien turns his head back and forth. In the second, he’s standing still, and blinks a couple times. In the third, I can’t really discern what that is but I guess it is supposed to be a UFO. The clips look so comical to me… they appear like caricatures.
But, I am not a video expert.
Digging further into the video, I found it to be originally posted by Judy Fältskog on Youtube, who has posted two other similar videos. Wait a second… is this the same Judy Fältskog who’s “alter ego” is James van Greunen? Wait a second… is this the same Judy/James who is a CGI expert? This might even be the same Judy that got caught up in a Alien signal scam in May of 2010. To make it even worse, Judy/James is buddies with professional fake Wayne Herschel. Or maybe they’re all the same person… who the hell knows. Wayne/James/Judy/Satan is a scam artist that pushes his tripe junk on gullible people.
Too many weird source coincidences in the video source.
But the CGI is what gets to me. PresidentUFO.com really hooked it up with 3 video break downs from different video experts. Again, video is not by thing, so I have to defer to the experts here, but he got Leanne Jones (Producer with the British Youth Film Academy), Dave Hughes (BSc Digital Film and 3D Animation), and Richard Allan (Post Production Instructor at Staffordshire University) who all agreed that the video is fake, fake, fake. The elements they thought REALLY made it fake were:
- Projector sounds. They are out of place because the video has the appearances of “footage transferred to video” but the projector sound doesn’t match with this format switch.
- The model and movement is too clear, smooth, and polished for the alleged age of the video.
- The alien isn’t moving his body.
- Any editing software can recreate the effects once the model is created.
- The text has a drop shadow and smells a little bit like Final Cut Pro default font.
- The text isn’t military in its voice. It sounds like “film hype.
Oh, and my last little point… how on God’s Green Earth was this identified as a Zeta Reticula???
So shady CGI work, a ruined source, and crappy dissemination have made this little buzz live and die in the period of a month. This is the core of the problem with this paranormal community… to many fakes looking to make a name for themselves make skeptics out of people that WANT to believe.
Here’s the video. Do what you want with it: