Thursday, April 17, 2008

UFO Films and Social Sites

If you spend a few minutes surfing around sites like MySpace, YouTube, and the like, you will come across a plethora of supposed "UFO" videos. While a number of them are obvious fakes, there are a handful that seem to be authentic. I've linked to one or two of these here before and I used to spend some time on these sites viewing these videos to see if I wanted to bring any to you.

But I've stopped doing that because it is just a waste of time.

The simple fact of the matter is that it's gotten nearly impossible to tell the hoaxes from the real thing and most of the videos aren't that big of a deal anyway. The ones that pass the authenticity test rarely show anything more than, literally, an unexplained flying object - a fuzzy, floating light; an undefined, flickering shape hovering over a copse of trees; and so on. I mean, they're interesting simply because they are unexplained, but given the quality of the video, they can't be explained, so what's the real point? And I think cataloguing these documents is a waste of time.

Besides, I know next-to-nothing about digital photography. I mean, I know how how to use a digital camera and alter images using commercial and freeware programs, but unless it's very obvious, I can't really spot a fake, so I'm not the one to be doing this, anyway.

So, unless it's something truly noteworthy, you won't be seeing many links to these videos here on The OddBlog, even though they seem to proliferate the Web.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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