Thursday, December 04, 2008
a still from the last clip in the film/video - click to enlarge
This is a great compilation of the "2006 Australian UFO Wave" -- a massive UFO hoax created by Christopher Kenworthy. Make sure to watch the entire video--the giveaway comes in the very last two videoclips. Thanks to Jeff Clinton, once again, for feeding into our Alien Lore series.
Kenworthy writes: "All the clips from my UFO hoax project, which have been viewed by over 8 million people." While the hoax project was underway many UFO researchers and others wrote to say they were convinced. Kenworthy says about the project: "Between June and mid-August 2006 thirty-one clips of UFOs were created. The UFO videos were distributed over the Internet via websites and video podcasts."
"The project was hugely successful, being viewed by many millions of people. Very few people suspected that the clips were manufactured. Gradually, the level of plausibility was reduced, but only when the last two clips were uploaded did a large number of people get suspicious. "
"It's also worth noting that two of the UFO clips we distributed were quite genuine - and no researcher was able to pick which two they were.I wanted to give people a taste of the drama and excitement of a UFO Close Encounter, creating a genuine sense of wonder." (See http://www.christopherkenworthy.com/ for further details on this fascinating project).