how to fake a good UFO video
Perhaps all of them are fake. I doubt that but in general, I found that the more realistic a video looks, the more likely it is that it is fake. If there are "real" UFO videos, they are simply the "lights in the sky" type where you can't tell anything for sure.
Here are links to my picks. The links (click on the pic to go to the Utube page) were good as of 12/20/06.
This is probably the best UFO video ever made in the area of drama and realism. The actress in the video was hired by the SciFi channel to do the "bit" and the UFO was later added with graphics software. Some notable errors in the film are the impossibility of a large UFO going unnoticed by others in a daylight sighting (at least a hundred feet in diameter when behind the WTC).
Math: There are at least 8,000,000 people in the Naked City. If each of them sees the world trade center 100 times per year ...there are 800,000,000 sightings of the world trade center per year.
365days x 12daylight hours x 3600 seconds/hour = 15,768,000 daysec/year
800,000,000 / 15,768,000 = about 50 people looking at the WTC every second of every day.
Now, I'm assuming that people only look at the world trade center for one second per view but this is unrealistic. Before 9/11, there were thousands of people milling around the base of the Towers all day and among them hundreds of tourists (with cameras). So, the idea that a UFO could just hover around the WTC for several seconds minimum without being noticed (and providing corroborative photos) ...during the day ...is laughable.
Here is a link to a sight which "debunks" the photo (I assume prior to the actress' statement that it was a fake). WTC Fake UFO? @ Alcione.org. He makes some good points but I found that there was nothing he objected to that I couldn't counter the objection. Thus, I see why it is true that a picture (or video) is worthless without eyewitness testimony. It's like the law. There are two sides to anything and the best lawyer is the one who can "prove" his point of view is correct whether or not it is.
This is cool. They even put in a sound effect that travels from the UFO to the camera faster than the speed of sound. I think this one is a blurry beer bottle (probably Coors Light or Heineken but not Budweiser).
This one just plain disappears (with about six little lights in the frame of disappearance) and the background chatter in Chinese is really corroborative in it's sense of authenticity. I'll bet my left nut that it's fake though. I saw another obvious fake that used the same disappearing act.
This wobbly UFO is seen on SciFi channel quite often. It looks fake to me because of the apparently ridiculous wobbling as if on a string. Nevertheless, maybe it's just that the aliens are trying to make a daylight sighting less reasonable so we won't think it's real? Nahhhh...
This one makes the mistake of moving to the left two times just before going to the right behind the building. When it moves left, it does so in lockstep with the camera as though the CG'r got confused with his placement coordinates.
This one looks reasonable for a fake. I included it here because it looks like somebody may have copied it from the following UFO crash video.
This video has the look of authenticity about it ...except for the craft itself. It's the same as the Guataemala UFO. Apparently, somebody got hold of an old "bounce bomb" video from WWII or thereabouts and digitally removed the bomb and substituted the Guatemala UFO for the bouncer and ...voila! ...UFO crash. Very good work here.
This is a nice piece of work ...but where did it go? Why did the camera go off before the UFO left? Did the cameraman get bored after taking a few seconds of video? Well, extraterrestrial craft are pretty ho-hum subjects.
This one appears to b authentic from many standpoints. But it doesn't exhibit any anomalous motion. So, it just might be a mylar balloon for all I know (one of those UFO ballons about 2 feet in diameter that you play with indoors but be careful outdoors 'cause it'll get blown away in a strong wind).
Here's a genuine fake that shows how easy it must be to insert a UFO into a video with editing software.
How to make a good fake UFO video
Remember, a good fake video is a tremendous aid to understanding the phenomenon. If you can help people to visualize what was seen by a genuine witness, you have done a public service. In fact, I would like to see a fake UFO video contest sponsored by the UFO community (with cash prizes) to show what is possible and show everyone how easy it is to do so they don't think a video is worth anything without the witnesses backing it up.
How about this …
Fake UFO Video Contest
$100,000 1st Prize
This would cost the SciFi Channel only $200,000. What a small price to pay for an entire one hour UFO program! Easy money. Many talented people would give it a try. Open to all comers including pros. Hell, have more cash prizes and bigger ones too. Sky's the limit.