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(The Sun)   Fighter jets chase streetlight down UK's M5 highway, with video   ( thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2010-04-10 10:22:16 AM  
Too small to worry about, IMHO.

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2010-04-10 11:11:16 AM  

AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.


Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.
 
2010-04-10 11:25:29 AM  

spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.


I think that guy's reading too much into a movie that was resolved using a Mac that had less power than my current cell phone
 
2010-04-10 11:27:48 AM  

spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.


344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York.
 
2010-04-10 11:32:33 AM  

BigSnatch: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York the average farkette.

 
2010-04-10 11:40:21 AM  
FTA: "Expert Nick Pope, who probed UFO sightings for the MoD"

Good work, Nick! Let's see how they like it!
 
2010-04-10 11:46:35 AM  
So the planes and the "orb" can't be in the same shot together?

Ultra B.S.


The Brits need to go back to drinking themselves silly... find what you're good at and stick to it.
 
2010-04-10 11:48:46 AM  
I'm not saying I'm a good videographer by any means ... but why does it seem that most UFO videos are taken by epileptics in the middle of an earthquake with a bad camera.
 
2010-04-10 11:48:51 AM  
those jets didn't look like they were chasing anything . . . anyone who as ever seen a miliary aircraft hauling ass would know it would be difficult for an amateur cameraman to keep them in the frame . . . and they would be LOOOOUD, you can't even hear any turbines in that clip . . .

Bullisht
 
2010-04-10 11:49:16 AM  

FloydA: FTA: "Expert Nick Pope, who probed UFO sightings for the MoD"

Good work, Nick! Let's see how they like it!


I love these people being described as experts on something that everybody else can be defined as an expert in.

I'm an expert on UFO sightings for FARK. It's two streetlights flown by ETs from Venus.

Notice in the video that they aren't even being 'chased', ffs.
 
2010-04-10 11:50:44 AM  
from the way it was edited looks like the planes are not moving.
or else they would have arrived at the UFO as fast as the camera could pan
 
2010-04-10 11:53:10 AM  
Anyone who's seen Dr. Who knows this kind of thing is happening constantly over there. Call me when the star battleship arrives.
 
2010-04-10 11:53:43 AM  
The fakest thing about it to my mind is the way the cabs of both the trucks in the foreground have (conveniently) absolutely no distinguishing marks on them at all. When was the last time you saw a truck cab without a name or phone number?
 
2010-04-10 11:53:46 AM  

LeglessDog: those jets didn't look like they were chasing anything . . . anyone who as ever seen a miliary aircraft hauling ass would know it would be difficult for an amateur cameraman to keep them in the frame . . . and they would be LOOOOUD, you can't even hear any turbines in that clip . . .

Bullisht


this
 
2010-04-10 11:53:56 AM  
I am an expert on Romulan lesbian sexual practices. Please post pictures or video for my review.
 
2010-04-10 11:54:03 AM  
I thought is said "Fighter jets chase streetfight..."

/was confused
 
2010-04-10 11:54:38 AM  
Every farking viral video looks exactly the same. Somebody zooms in and out 10 times for no reason. Fake.
 
2010-04-10 11:54:50 AM  
Ed Straker, white courtesy phone...
 
2010-04-10 11:54:51 AM  
The "UFO" is way too crisp in that picture. Pretty obvious video manip.

Like others have mentioned, if you've ever seen low-flying fighters buzz by you'd know that it is very different than that -- you wouldn't even have time to film them.

// sometimes you really can tell from the pixels
 
2010-04-10 11:55:59 AM  
Not sure but they look like F-111s with wings swept back, not the most maneuverable planes to dispatch to save the Queen.
 
2010-04-10 11:57:03 AM  
Were they able to get any good footage?

[image from avclub.com too old to be available]

/hot like the original Enterprise
 
2010-04-10 11:57:16 AM  
I think the 344 mile ship would be the mothership.
 
2010-04-10 11:57:25 AM  
Yeah, t

BigSnatch: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York.


Maybe he was talking about the mothership.. I don't know.

Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.
 
2010-04-10 11:57:36 AM  
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UAVs are looking very UFOish these days.
 
2010-04-10 11:58:29 AM  
This is just some retard's final project for Full Sail.
 
2010-04-10 11:58:39 AM  
Golf disc.
 
2010-04-10 11:58:48 AM  
So dang fake. Why else does it end before the jets reach the "UFO"?

Because it's a nice, well done, if poorly planned fake.
 
2010-04-10 12:00:02 PM  
I love the Sun links, always gives me a reason to check out Page 3...

boobs > fake ass UFO
 
2010-04-10 12:01:01 PM  

spacely_sprocket: Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.


What, are they solid tungsten? I get the whole 1/r^2 contribution, but I still doubt it. Do your own math and ratio the Moon to its diistance and tell me the density of your theoretical object. Like we say at the Space Center, you don't need to be a brain surgeon to be a rocket scientist.
 
2010-04-10 12:01:04 PM  

Rickerkioz: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

I think that guy's reading too much into a movie that was resolved using a Mac that had less power than my current cell phone


He's a shiat scientist. For those ships to function (and explode), they'd most likely be made of a very lightweight material. It is a better solution than thinking they would be made of a heavy but easily exploded material.
 
2010-04-10 12:02:17 PM  
Convenient that there are no clouds--at all--to judge speed by. The "fighters" and the UFO both look perfectly stationary, no sign of changing light coming off them, no blur of any sort.

And the "whoooosh" of passing cars sounds repetitive and canned. No comments heard from the photographer, no belches or farting or clearing of the throat. Also absent is the urination noise which would accompany anyone really seeing fighter jets chasing a UFO.
 
2010-04-10 12:03:21 PM  

ImJustaTroll: Yeah, tBigSnatch: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York.

Maybe he was talking about the mothership.. I don't know.

Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.


As I remember, their invasion was all about wiping out humanity so they could use all of Earth's resources. An asteroid would've rendered a good number of those resources useless.

/Can't believe I'm talking about this.
 
2010-04-10 12:04:38 PM  

LeglessDog: those jets didn't look like they were chasing anything . . . anyone who as ever seen a miliary aircraft hauling ass would know it would be difficult for an amateur cameraman to keep them in the frame . . . and they would be LOOOOUD, you can't even hear any turbines in that clip . . .

Bullisht


They would also be moving
 
2010-04-10 12:05:22 PM  
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/hot like crashed alien wreckage
 
2010-04-10 12:05:59 PM  
Anyone who does 3D graphics would catch this right away. I think those trucks are freebie models without any real texturing on them. I little bit of dirt on the maps might make it a bit more real. Hell, even modest 3D programs now can do better lighting than that. I guess they thought they jerky camera movement would sell it.
 
2010-04-10 12:07:17 PM  
Broad daylight and only one person saw it? I'm calling shenanigans.

Zoom in with no reference points to judge speed against makes me think stationary objects hung on strings.
 
2010-04-10 12:11:20 PM  
I am trying to dope out what those planes are: F-16's?

kinda leisurely for an interception...
 
2010-04-10 12:11:55 PM  
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4087/noyoudint.gif
 
2010-04-10 12:12:24 PM  
I know others have mentioned this, but I agree that it's likely fake. The "whooshing" that's played more than a few times sounds identical (with no other noises in the video, IIRC). In addition, the vehicles look very "plastic" to me. In fact, when I saw the pic at the top of TFA originally, I thought it was a CG rendering, though perhaps that's just a consequence of the video processing on the device (phone?). In addition, where's the rest?
 
2010-04-10 12:13:37 PM  
You fools!

The tape ends right before missile impact. That UFO was shot down and the Brits don't want us to know they have it!

Srsly, some of you people need to watch a lot more 9/11 proof before commenting in a thread like this.
 
2010-04-10 12:14:05 PM  
A crowd gathered to watch the chase.

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2010-04-10 12:14:12 PM  
That may have been the worst video I've ever seen. Could be my fark scepticism going overboard, but were the lorries fake too?
 
2010-04-10 12:16:45 PM  
I'm convinced.
 
2010-04-10 12:17:24 PM  
And the video ends well before the intercept...
 
2010-04-10 12:18:01 PM  

AuCinaoaMie: I love the Sun links, always gives me a reason to check out Page 3...

boobs > fake ass UFO


I was unaware of this. Thank you.
 
2010-04-10 12:18:35 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: I am trying to dope out what those planes are: F-16's?

kinda leisurely for an interception...


the RAF uses harriers, tornados and typhoons mostly, id expect the 'phoons to be used to intercept work. (especially now that 5 turrets and 5 launchers, pair of heavy neuts and an overheated web and bye bye ufo).
 
2010-04-10 12:19:13 PM  
Alternative possibility: The UFO was one of those "UFO Solar Balloons (new window)" and the fighter jets just happened to be in the area at a low cruising speed.


But yea, a CGI hoax or viral video sounds just as likely.
 
2010-04-10 12:20:11 PM  
Usual BS. We never see a steady picture of the UFO with trucks for reference. Relative movement hard to determine. Looks like zero. Like it was just hanging there.

We never see aircraft and UFO in same video either. The only chasing I see is the camera pointer trying to figure out how to aim the thing.

Someday, when a real flying saucer shows up, someone will actually capture real video of it. Until then it looks like were doomed to have videographers trying to maintain their balance during UFO induced earthquakes.

/I don't want to believe
 
2010-04-10 12:20:43 PM  

Likwit: That may have been the worst video I've ever seen. Could be my fark scepticism going overboard, but were the lorries fake too?


It was all fake. Every bit of it. There was no aspect, whatsoever, of it that was not fake. It was totally and completely composed entirely of anti-real.

/fake
 
2010-04-10 12:22:20 PM  
I've always thought that, if there was irrefutable, direct, and accurate photographs of UFOs right now, people would still dismiss them as 'fake' because 'they're too detailed'. Not that we don't really want to believe that there's life out there (Carl Sagan did believe that all his life), it's just we're so easy to call bullshiat on the UFO community (not that they're all innocent, some are well-known hoaxers, liars, and/or in it for the money and attention). Also, technically this is a UFO, but in a more accurate description, the 'sphere' the planes supposedly were chasing (I don't really think it's true, honestly) it's called a Foo Fighter.

Now, back in the old days, a lot of people thought that UFOs were actually experimental Nazi airplanes, and there's some evidence to back this up: The Germans were very interested in new models or aerial combat vehicles, and wanted to desperately win the war, with the Americans pushing in from Omaha Beach (they also had ideas for an Orbital Satellite that threw V2 rockets from space, problem was that it would run on diesel, and it was expensive, the book My Tank is Fight has more detail of that one), and after the war, with the Americans and Soviets rushing in to take German scientists, if there was a Nazi UFO program (heheh, Space Nazis...), surely the Americans or the Soviets would develop UFOs of their own. So, all in all, maybe all these UFO sightings are just the testings of new fighter jets.

Also...

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/I used to believe this stuff when I was a teenager
//Had a bunch of books related to the Nazi UFOs, but sold them all later on
 
2010-04-10 12:22:51 PM  
Interception or GTFO.
 
2010-04-10 12:25:09 PM  
Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.
 
2010-04-10 12:27:07 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


LOL that's the damning evidence right there. Awesome.
 
2010-04-10 12:27:16 PM  
The best way to discredit Real UFO sightings is to make up fake ones.


that way, the public doesn't know their assholes from a hole in the ground.


keep 'em confused with misinformation/bullsh*t so the actual sightings are ignored.


the republican party uses that same tactic to keep the sheeple thinking that the RNC actually gives a rat's ass about middle/working class people, rather than their wealthy owners.

the tactic works too.
 
2010-04-10 12:27:22 PM  
The still frame of the trucks looks like ps2 graphics.

Don't trucks usually have door handles and stuff like that?
 
2010-04-10 12:27:57 PM  
Where's farking Captain Jack when you need him?
 
2010-04-10 12:28:23 PM  
I don't think it's that we don't want to believe alien life exists... but there are just too many people "crying wolf" now that we have to seriously examine every picture that we see. And even that doesn't work all the time. (Thanks Adobe)
 
2010-04-10 12:30:55 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


golf clap
 
2010-04-10 12:31:17 PM  

ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.


Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?
 
2010-04-10 12:32:19 PM  

TF2_Pyro: I don't think it's that we don't want to believe alien life exists... but there are just too many people "crying wolf" now that we have to seriously examine every picture that we see. And even that doesn't work all the time. (Thanks Adobe)


This. Not to mention the "OMG DEFINITIVE PROOF!" videos that come out (the golden example is the Rosswell Autopsy) that later on are checked as fake, and then the guy that brought it out said that it's not a fake but a "representation of the REAL autospy which is really cool, but I can't show it because the Government will kill me".
 
2010-04-10 12:32:47 PM  
ImJustaTroll:
Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! DON'T TELL THEM!
 
2010-04-10 12:32:59 PM  
The RAF needs to borrow the USAF Aircraft Identification Chart.

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Clearly, it's a weather balloon.
 
2010-04-10 12:33:11 PM  

mikebdoss: ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?


But, like, wouldn't the asteroids be a great source of resources? Like totally?
 
2010-04-10 12:34:15 PM  

Eutychus: The fakest thing about it to my mind is the way the cabs of both the trucks in the foreground have (conveniently) absolutely no distinguishing marks on them at all. When was the last time you saw a truck cab without a name or phone number?


Or dirt. all 4 vehicles are spotlessly clean.
Who works at the sun? Retarded people?
 
2010-04-10 12:35:00 PM  
This article and video were so bad I actually emailed the editor to biatch about it.

/rly
 
2010-04-10 12:35:14 PM  

Linux_Yes: The best way to discredit Real UFO sightings is to make up fake ones.


that way, the public doesn't know their assholes from a hole in the ground.


keep 'em confused with misinformation/bullsh*t so the actual sightings are ignored.


the republican party uses that same tactic to keep the sheeple thinking that the RNC actually gives a rat's ass about middle/working class people, rather than their wealthy owners.

the tactic works too.


8/10
 
2010-04-10 12:35:56 PM  
OMG UFO INFRONT OF MY WINDOW (new window)!!11.
 
2010-04-10 12:36:25 PM  
Am I missing something here? I don't get it...
All I saw in that video was the planet Venus.
 
2010-04-10 12:37:03 PM  

mikebdoss: ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?


Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Footfall.

/The climbing fithp
 
2010-04-10 12:38:12 PM  

CygnusDarius: I've always thought that, if there was irrefutable, direct, and accurate photographs of UFOs right now, people would still dismiss them as 'fake' because 'they're too detailed'. Not that we don't really want to believe that there's life out there (Carl Sagan did believe that all his life), it's just we're so easy to call bullshiat on the UFO community (not that they're all innocent, some are well-known hoaxers, liars, and/or in it for the money and attention). Also, technically this is a UFO, but in a more accurate description, the 'sphere' the planes supposedly were chasing (I don't really think it's true, honestly) it's called a Foo Fighter.


It's not called a foo fighter, it's called some terrible CG. Seriously, watch the damned video. Even the movement of the camera is obviously not by hand but rather a CG movement that mimics hand movement (badly). The trucks are obviously just 3D models, and there's no movement from the stationary "UFO" or "military jet".

/I want to believe that aliens visit the earth, too
//I just don't believe everyone who thinks they saw something
 
2010-04-10 12:40:00 PM  
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This man wanted for questioning.
 
2010-04-10 12:41:07 PM  
Irrefutable proof of aliens.

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2010-04-10 12:41:12 PM  

AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.


That's the mother ship. It's the self-replicating dronebots you have to worry about. They move from body to body, absorbing needed material as they grow in numbers during their invasion
 
2010-04-10 12:42:54 PM  

FrancoFile: Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Footfall.


Hmmm. Not what I was thinking of. And it wasn't Starship Troopers...I wanna say some guy was stuck in orbit, or something like that, and watching the whole thing happen. But I could very well be mixing a couple different stories...
 
2010-04-10 12:43:04 PM  

FloydA: FTA: "Expert Nick Pope, who probed UFO sightings for the MoD"

Good work, Nick! Let's see how they like it!


Thanks.

When you're funny, you're funny.
 
2010-04-10 12:43:27 PM  
The prophecy is fulfilled...
Link (new window)

Also, I'm going to bust out Blender and make some Bigfoot/moon landing/grassy knoll/Jimmy Hoffa videos. How much is The Sun paying for this garbage now?
 
2010-04-10 12:44:21 PM  
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2010-04-10 12:44:22 PM  
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2010-04-10 12:44:34 PM  

mikebdoss: ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?


Most unintentionally funny book ever written.
 
2010-04-10 12:47:01 PM  

LeglessDog: those jets didn't look like they were chasing anything . . . anyone who as ever seen a miliary aircraft hauling ass would know it would be difficult for an amateur cameraman to keep them in the frame . . . and they would be LOOOOUD, you can't even hear any turbines in that clip . . .

Bullisht


Wrong. Modern jets travel ahead of their sound. You hear them just as they are overhead. The jets in the vid weren't going full speed and the vid cut off before they got close. And some phones don't have sound in their vids.
 
2010-04-10 12:48:40 PM  
It's just viral marketing for Iron Sky. (pops)

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2010-04-10 12:54:16 PM  

mikebdoss: Hmmm. Not what I was thinking of. And it wasn't Starship Troopers...I wanna say some guy was stuck in orbit, or something like that, and watching the whole thing happen. But I could very well be mixing a couple different stories...



I'd post you a link, but Fark doesn't allow linking to meatspin anymore.
 
2010-04-10 12:54:36 PM  
Why are those jets chasing that small moon?
 
2010-04-10 12:55:05 PM  

tukatz: So the planes and the "orb" can't be in the same shot together?

Ultra B.S.


The Brits need to go back to drinking themselves silly... find what you're good at and stick to it.


Trying our best.
 
2010-04-10 12:57:15 PM  
I'm surprised that Fark hasn't sponsored a contest to get a UFO video made and published by the Sun. I'm afraid to imagine what a 4chan video would look like, but Farkers could do it, and Drew could give away TF for a year to the winner/s.
 
2010-04-10 12:57:50 PM  

FloydA: FTA: "Expert Nick Pope, who probed UFO sightings for the MoD"

Good work, Nick! Let's see how they like it!


LOLs.
 
2010-04-10 01:02:06 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


that is pure win

+11 hyperlinks of debunking
 
2010-04-10 01:02:22 PM  

IExpectAKill: It's just viral marketing for Iron Sky. (pops)


OK, I am a sucker, but that looks pretty cool.
 
2010-04-10 01:03:00 PM  

silentneep: Why are those jets chasing that small moon?


That's no moon ...
 
2010-04-10 01:04:21 PM  

cherryl taggart: I'm surprised that Fark hasn't sponsored a contest to get a UFO video made and published by the Sun. I'm afraid to imagine what a 4chan video would look like, but Farkers could do it, and Drew could give away TF for a year to the winner/s.


MSPainted looping gif. And claims of over 9000 hours of work to produce it.
 
2010-04-10 01:06:14 PM  

mikebdoss: FrancoFile: Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Footfall.

Hmmm. Not what I was thinking of. And it wasn't Starship Troopers...I wanna say some guy was stuck in orbit, or something like that, and watching the whole thing happen. But I could very well be mixing a couple different stories...


Finally remembered - it's "Goliath" (new window) by Neil Gaiman, part of The Matrix short stories, and included in his "Fragile Things" collection.
 
2010-04-10 01:09:22 PM  
Looks like a 3D modeling project done by a student for class. The wobble-zoom motion at the beginning and the fake truck models are a dead giveaway.

Not to mention the exact 30 second length. Gee, what happens right after the two Typhoons show up conveniently 30 seconds after the "camera" is turned on? Maybe it's one of those video cameras that can only take exactly 30 seconds of video at a time.
 
2010-04-10 01:15:17 PM  
2-4-6-8 it's never too late...

/obscure?
 
2010-04-10 01:15:37 PM  
I saw what you did there, Whitewabbit.


/just bought a navy phoon last night.
 
2010-04-10 01:15:45 PM  
anybody know where "balloon dad" is these days?
 
2010-04-10 01:16:54 PM  
my son has those toy trucks
 
2010-04-10 01:18:54 PM  

Dreamless: I thought is said "Fighter jets chase streetfight..."

/was confused


↓, ↘, → Punch!
 
2010-04-10 01:20:33 PM  

Whitewabbit:

the RAF uses harriers, tornados and typhoons mostly, id expect the 'phoons to be used to intercept work. (especially now that 5 turrets and 5 launchers, pair of heavy neuts and an overheated web and bye bye ufo).


M5 is hi sec i believe and that UFO ain't flashy! Concoooooordddd!!
 
2010-04-10 01:21:23 PM  

Guysmiley: Looks like a 3D modeling project done by a student for class. The wobble-zoom motion at the beginning and the fake truck models are a dead giveaway.

Not to mention the exact 30 second length. Gee, what happens right after the two Typhoons show up conveniently 30 seconds after the "camera" is turned on? Maybe it's one of those video cameras that can only take exactly 30 seconds of video at a time.


Those don't look like they're delta wing. They don't even look like Tornadoes (intake looks like it's underneath the fuselage). They look like F-16s, which I don't even think they have.
 
2010-04-10 01:22:06 PM  
I actually make 3D animations and I can assure you, that is a 3D animation. Absolutely 100% faked.
 
2010-04-10 01:23:06 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Awesome!

This is why I love FARK. So many farkers with smarts.
 
2010-04-10 01:23:11 PM  

abnormalia: Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.

LOL that's the damning evidence right there. Awesome.


Looks like they took out the manufacturer's logos on the grills.
Wonder why? Avoid copyright lawsuit?
Come on, its in the Sun, it has to be true. Right?
 
2010-04-10 01:23:25 PM  

mikebdoss: ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?


starship troopers the book and film
 
2010-04-10 01:24:03 PM  

LavenderWolf: CygnusDarius: I've always thought that, if there was irrefutable, direct, and accurate photographs of UFOs right now, people would still dismiss them as 'fake' because 'they're too detailed'. Not that we don't really want to believe that there's life out there (Carl Sagan did believe that all his life), it's just we're so easy to call bullshiat on the UFO community (not that they're all innocent, some are well-known hoaxers, liars, and/or in it for the money and attention). Also, technically this is a UFO, but in a more accurate description, the 'sphere' the planes supposedly were chasing (I don't really think it's true, honestly) it's called a Foo Fighter.

It's not called a foo fighter, it's called some terrible CG. Seriously, watch the damned video. Even the movement of the camera is obviously not by hand but rather a CG movement that mimics hand movement (badly). The trucks are obviously just 3D models, and there's no movement from the stationary "UFO" or "military jet".

/I want to believe that aliens visit the earth, too
//I just don't believe everyone who thinks they saw something


I did watch it, it looks more like a cheap work on Maya, I'll admit that. Foo fighter is just the classification of a small UFO.

It's also a kickass band :D.
 
2010-04-10 01:26:24 PM  
Oh... and if you want to look yourself for some of the tell-tale bits... notice how there is no haze on the "saucer", no movement of the two jets, no dirt or debris anywhere on the surface of either of the two trucks or the car in the foreground, no markings on the trucks, and no movement at all to the leaves on the tree that passes by the camera.

I'm not saying it's a horrible animation, just not real footage.
 
2010-04-10 01:29:41 PM  

Cheese eating surrender monkey: Where's Who's farking Captain Jack when you need him?


FTFY
 
2010-04-10 01:30:53 PM  
From TFA comments:

This is 100% real. I'm an expert. This is in no way a computer-generated fake. I can tell from all of the not-pixels-but-real-life-captured-on-films.

Fark delivers.
 
2010-04-10 01:31:04 PM  
That's horrible.
 
2010-04-10 01:34:27 PM  
I think that guy's reading too much into a movie that was resolved using a Mac that had less power than my current cell phone

A Mac? I thought I remembered them killing it with a download of Windows. I was setting up a dual boot system at the time of the movie. Windows hates other OS's and will mess them up big time if you don't partition correctly so it doesn't know that the other is there.
 
2010-04-10 01:35:14 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Nice work farker.
 
2010-04-10 01:36:55 PM  

ukexpat: 2-4-6-8 it's never too late...

/obscure?


3-5-7-9 little white line
just me and my UFO truckin' on through the night

/nothing is obscure...
 
2010-04-10 01:38:42 PM  
we need to stop examining things in The Sun so closely. The next thing you know, somebody is going to tell me that the Page 3 girl is CGI. Or enhanced.
 
2010-04-10 01:43:16 PM  

Rickerkioz: I think that guy's reading too much into a movie that was resolved using a Mac that had less power than my current cell phone



In the 60s we put a man on the moon using slide rules and computers the size of winnebagos that had less computing power than my calculator wristwatch.

/Just sayin.
//It took time to reverse engineer all the Roswell stuff.
 
2010-04-10 01:52:28 PM  
Why in these videos is the person holding the camera doing jumping jacks on a moving tread mill during an earthquake.

I'm not a professional camera man but my videos don't make me want to vomit. I'm calling hoax because shaky cam is what people do so it "looks real" when in actuality most people hold cameras pretty steady.

Look at all those videos of the Iranian protest. It's being held by a guy being tear gassed and you can at least see what's happening.
 
2010-04-10 01:53:55 PM  
does this guy not know how to aim a camera and zoom at the same time? why does he have to pan along the ground?
 
2010-04-10 01:55:53 PM  

s1ugg0:
I'm not a professional camera man but my videos don't make me want to vomit. I'm calling hoax because shaky cam is what people do so it "looks real" when in actuality most people hold cameras pretty steady.


Not to mention most cameras built in the last 10 years have automatic image stabilization on them.
 
2010-04-10 01:59:29 PM  
The trucks in the shot are totally CG, there is no dirt, no wear and tear, the colors, shadows and lines are so clean, it's ridonkulous. I didn't even watch the rest of the footage because it's so farking fake to begin with.
 
2010-04-10 02:14:00 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Armageddon Ed you are awesome. Will you marry me?
 
2010-04-10 02:19:32 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Very nice.
 
2010-04-10 02:24:21 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


That's some serious win if I've ever seen any.

Who is Nick Pop?
 
2010-04-10 02:25:16 PM  

mikebdoss: ImJustaTroll: Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.

Some sci-fi book or movie had that as a premise or plot point - aliens started hurling asteroids from the belt to destroy humanity. Can the collective power of fark save me from going crazy, and remind me what it was?


Footfall book by Niven/and someone else
 
2010-04-10 02:31:05 PM  
Think about who stands to gain from adding fake trucks to actual UFO footage and it's obvious this is a coverup.
 
2010-04-10 02:33:25 PM  
So, is the Sun in on the hoax, or just completely incompetent?
Actually, let me re-phrase that, since we already know that they're incompetent:

Is the Sun in on the hoax, or is Vince Soodin even more incompetent than the rest of their staff?

It took no time at all for Farkers to question:
- the perfect appearance of the trucks in the foreground
- the lack of noise from the jets
- the lack of anything in the sky to provide perspective or scale
- the cameraman's inability to get both jets and UFO in the same frame
- the apparent lack of movement by any of the craft
- the short timeframe of the video
- the lack of commentary by people near the cameraman
and various other aspects of the video.

Even if the "reporter" didn't have time to check into these things and was in a rush to post the story, why didn't it raise any red flags? Why not at least mention the questionable nature of the video? He had time to contact a self-proclaimed "expert" and get a statement from police, but couldn't do any other digging?

Does the Sun just post anything that a "mystery cameraman" gives them? Good to know if I ever want to run a marketing campaign in Britain. Send it to Vince and it will be on the Web site soon enough.
 
2010-04-10 02:33:26 PM  

Nem Wan: Think about who stands to gain from adding fake trucks to actual UFO footage and it's obvious this is a coverup.


Win.
 
2010-04-10 02:41:25 PM  
As an expert in online UFO videos, I verify that this is a UFO video that is currently online.

The moving images definitely indicate video technology, and anybody in their right mind can hear sounds which would suggest it is positively video, which may include audio, and sometimes may be "embedded" on a website online. These are indisputable facts.

In my professional opinion, I'd say yes - there is a very good chance that it is.
 
2010-04-10 02:43:30 PM  

nicksteel: The next thing you know, somebody is going to tell me that the Page 3 girl is CGI. Or enhanced.


They're not. They had a readers poll some years ago and they voted to throw out fake tits. Ironically, just after Katie Price/Jordan had her first implants ;)
 
2010-04-10 02:43:43 PM  

abnormalia: Alternative possibility: The UFO was one of those "UFO Solar Balloons (new window)" and the fighter jets just happened to be in the area at a low cruising speed.


But yea, a CGI hoax or viral video sounds just as likely.


That was my take. Balloon {that didn't seem to be moving} happened to be in the same area as a RAFB.
 
2010-04-10 02:46:08 PM  
Bogey's air speed not sufficient for intercept. Suggest we get out and walk.
 
2010-04-10 02:46:21 PM  
Who cares about aliens? If all they're going to do is freak out weirdos with video cameras, let them. I'll start caring when they make contact and either kill millions or cure cancer.
 
2010-04-10 02:48:08 PM  
Oh cool, Paul Greengrass released footage of his new movie!

/seriously, is it that hard to hold a farking camera still these days?
 
2010-04-10 02:50:46 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Excellent.

Someone please go tell The Sun or the commenters so they can stop their embarrassing squabbling- I'm too lazy to make an account.
 
2010-04-10 02:52:37 PM  
Thanks Relatively Obscure!

and Futurama_Girl , Yes I will. Send BIE.
 
2010-04-10 02:54:07 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


HA! Got 'em!

/+1 debunkerweb
 
2010-04-10 02:54:31 PM  
Thanks Relatively Obscure!

and Futurama_Girl, Yes I will. Send BIE.
 
2010-04-10 02:56:22 PM  
Every car that drives by sounds the same.
 
2010-04-10 03:02:19 PM  
I think it's legit. Look at the pic I just took from my window:

i180.photobucket.comView Full Size
 
2010-04-10 03:09:01 PM  
nasm.si.eduView Full Size


/Can it still be called "unidentified" if we know with certainty that someone - i.e. the military - knows what it is? Shouldn't the new term be "undisclosed flying object"?
 
2010-04-10 03:15:13 PM  

spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.


Well, what do you know. Kudos to you. That was an interesting comment. I've never even thought about the catastrophic gravity those gigantic alien motherships would unleash upon us until now. I guess if they ever want to invade they should do it with tons of tinier ships. Either that, or we can hope they're smart enough to realize the gravitational pull of their massive ships would destroy our planet and keep it out of harm's way.
 
2010-04-10 03:17:26 PM  

Rickerkioz: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

I think that guy's reading too much into a movie that was resolved using a Mac that had less power than my current cell phone


BigSnatch: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York.


ImJustaTroll: Yeah, tBigSnatch: spacely_sprocket: AirForceVet: Too small to worry about, IMHO.

Fake. I can tell by the pixels.

Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

344 miles?

From Wiki

Width 285 miles (455 km)
Length 330 miles (530 km)

Those are the dimensions of New York. The state of New York.

Maybe he was talking about the mothership.. I don't know.

Considering how easy it would be to wipe us out with any number of the asteroids in the belt that is conveniently in our own solar system, I find the entire premise of the movie suspect.



...et.al.


Thought I read the 344 mile size reference somewhere, but can't find it now, since it could've been any time in the last 15 years since the movie came out. Obviously it was incorrect based on the hue and cry from the scifi/physics geeks/propellor head/basement dwelling cheeto eaters hereabouts. I thought that Krauss' theory was interesting and not without merit, but I didn't check his math; clearly a mistake. Thanks everyone for clearing that up. I'm going to go cry into my Saurian brandy and lament the loss of any vestige of geek cred I may once have possessed.
 
2010-04-10 03:20:16 PM  

Nelly Furtaco: /Can it still be called "unidentified" if we know with certainty that someone - i.e. the military - knows what it is? Shouldn't the new term be "undisclosed flying object"?


So.. UFO? That'll be a helpful distinction.
 
2010-04-10 03:22:58 PM  

lumazi: I'm not saying I'm a good videographer by any means ... but why does it seem that most UFO videos are taken by epileptics in the middle of an earthquake with a bad camera.


Because they are easier to fake that way, of course. That's also why so many of them are exactly thirty seconds long and never seem to have any other eyewitnesses attached to them.
 
2010-04-10 03:32:20 PM  
How long ago was the streetlight thread anyway? I was a participant in it, but my sense of time is royally and epically screwed up. Also, other people may give Farkers a bad rap, but when a Farker sees BSery they swarm it, dissect it, then destroy it from every angle. That's some nerdery to be proud of.
 
2010-04-10 03:37:35 PM  

ParagonComplex: How long ago was the streetlight thread anyway? I was a participant in it, but my sense of time is royally and epically screwed up (1). Also, other people may give Farkers a bad rap, but when a Farker sees BSery they swarm it, dissect it, then destroy it from every angle. That's some nerdery to be proud of.


(1) It's the space rays penetrating your cranium.
 
2010-04-10 03:43:04 PM  

ParagonComplex: How long ago was the streetlight thread anyway? I was a participant in it, but my sense of time is royally and epically screwed up. Also, other people may give Farkers a bad rap, but when a Farker sees BSery they swarm it, dissect it, then destroy it from every angle. That's some nerdery to be proud of.


This is often true. It's also often true that amongst the legions of Farkers, a few will call BS on anything and everything, and even provide reasons from their asses.

Still, I do appreciate gems like that provided by Armageddon Ed
 
2010-04-10 03:48:44 PM  

Perducci: So, is the Sun in on the hoax, or just completely incompetent?
Actually, let me re-phrase that, since we already know that they're incompetent:

Is the Sun in on the hoax, or is Vince Soodin even more incompetent than the rest of their staff?

It took no time at all for Farkers to question:
- the perfect appearance of the trucks in the foreground
- the lack of noise from the jets
- the lack of anything in the sky to provide perspective or scale
- the cameraman's inability to get both jets and UFO in the same frame
- the apparent lack of movement by any of the craft
- the short timeframe of the video
- the lack of commentary by people near the cameraman
and various other aspects of the video.

Even if the "reporter" didn't have time to check into these things and was in a rush to post the story, why didn't it raise any red flags? Why not at least mention the questionable nature of the video? He had time to contact a self-proclaimed "expert" and get a statement from police, but couldn't do any other digging?

Does the Sun just post anything that a "mystery cameraman" gives them? Good to know if I ever want to run a marketing campaign in Britain. Send it to Vince and it will be on the Web site soon enough.


Isn't it obvious? You really want it spelled out? Because the goal of The Sun is not to verify UFO stories, it's to get more readers. The standard is whether a video could fool yer average dumbass reader for a while.
 
2010-04-10 03:49:45 PM  
I say the same thing I always say.

We as human beings have the technology to pass something over your house 10 times a day that can get an up close and personal view of anything on the ground and you will never know it.

Any species more technologically advanced would at least be able to do that much. Either they want to be seen, in which case they'll land in central park and say hello or they don't want to be seen in which case you'd never know about it. Why pussyfoot around about it?
 
2010-04-10 03:54:14 PM  

Delay: A crowd gathered to watch the chase.


Many of them brought soccer balls.
 
2010-04-10 03:58:14 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Great call. That is excellent detective work. Thats funny as hell that it's so easy for some one who doesn't work at the Sun to figure this out.
 
2010-04-10 03:59:52 PM  
Maybe aliens are coming to join obama healthcare program.
 
2010-04-10 04:05:05 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


Not buying it. The government created those two webpages to make us think that the video is a fake!

:-D
 
2010-04-10 04:11:40 PM  
that's some brilliant editing of still photos there
 
2010-04-10 04:13:14 PM  
By the way, The Sun is a rag. It really is not much better than the National Enquirer or the Weekly World News. I would not be surprised if someone at the newspaper created this video.
 
2010-04-10 04:18:50 PM  
Damn, I read that as "Fighter Jets chase M5 down UK's highway..."

Oh well.

/2002, 175k miles, still eating ricers for breakfast.
//26 minutes
 
2010-04-10 04:25:08 PM  
Mart Laar's beard shaver:

/hot like the original Enterprise

The designers of the original Enterprise were very poor at physics.
It never would have been able to fly straight, it would have gone looping through space. The engines thrust is not aligned with the center of mass of the ship, so it would have exerted a torque about the ship's CM, causing it to pinwheel about the axis. R X F, people.
 
2010-04-10 04:25:14 PM  
For the people who always pop in to say that UFOs don't exist:

Really, it's impossible to have a situation where something flies by, and none of the eyewitnesses can identify it?

Really?

Get a frakking dictionary, and look up "unidentified." It doesn't automatically mean extraterrestrials, angels, time travelers, or interstellar hitchhikers. It means THE EYEWITNESSES COULD NOT TELL WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING AT.

*facepalm*
 
2010-04-10 04:57:03 PM  
That was a really stupid video.
 
2010-04-10 05:02:14 PM  
Isn't Nick Pope one of the cranks UK talk radio amateur James Whale used to get on weekly?
 
2010-04-10 05:05:57 PM  
Even accounting for distance, that's a really slow chase. The "UFO" was nearly still in the frames in which both the supposed flying object and the tops of the highway vehicles can be seen. So the jets were VTOL craft and sort of hanging out for a bit up there? Someone had some fun with After Effects.
 
2010-04-10 05:08:03 PM  
theMightyRegeya: For the people who always pop in to say that UFOs don't exist:


lordargent.comView Full Size
 
2010-04-10 05:31:29 PM  
CGI.

[image from magicmoviemachine.com too old to be available]
 
2010-04-10 05:32:46 PM  
Since I just watched Independence Day, for those who are talking about the size of the ship:

From the film: 'it has an estimated diameter of 550Km and a mass roughly one fourth the size of our moon'.

This is what they say about the mothership. They then go on to say that the smaller ships that enter Earth's atmosphere are 'over 15 miles in width themselves'. (Not sure why they switch from Km to miles but there you go).

I guess it's doubtful that the smaller ships were big enough to have any gravatational effect on anything.

The mothership does get quite close to earth since there is a shot of a satellite crashing into it. Not sure if that would be close enough for something of that size to have enough of a gravatational effect to disrupt tidal patterns though.
 
2010-04-10 05:49:06 PM  

Tom Paulin: I guess it's doubtful that the smaller ships were big enough to have any gravatational effect on anything.


Imagine something 15 miles wide crashing into the ground from, say, 30,000 feet up or whatever they were at, when they were brought down.
 
2010-04-10 05:55:25 PM  
Did anyone else notice the "trucks" (Dinkie Toys) Don't have any drivers in them?

/Cars with no drivers, not on my highway.
 
2010-04-10 06:39:15 PM  
Sorry, I don't buy it at all. Crisp disk, blurry planes. And ANYTHING can be faked on video.
 
2010-04-10 06:41:09 PM  

Armageddon Ed: Ahem:

Purple Truck (new window)

Yellow Truck (new window)

They didn't even change the default colors. Quick and dirty.


hahaha.

I found it funny that the "UFO" is waaaaaay crisp and that the jets are A) not making sound and B) never reach the target, but hadn't noticed how fake those trucks look.
 
2010-04-10 07:12:06 PM  

Whitewabbit: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: I am trying to dope out what those planes are: F-16's?

kinda leisurely for an interception...

the RAF uses harriers, tornados and typhoons mostly, id expect the 'phoons to be used to intercept work. (especially now that 5 turrets and 5 launchers, pair of heavy neuts and an overheated web and bye bye ufo).


Those aren't Eurofighters or Harriers. They could be Tornados but they look 'wrong'. Tornados have swing wings, they tend to bimble around with them open. If this were real, the RAF wouldn't want the public panicing so no super-sonic flight.

Look more F-16ish.

And how you gonna hold that UFO in place doofus? Warp Drive Active kthxbai. Fit a point FFS!
 
2010-04-10 07:14:16 PM  

lumazi: I'm not saying I'm a good videographer by any means ... but why does it seem that most UFO videos are taken by epileptics in the middle of an earthquake with a bad camera.


All the radiation, both ionizing and non-, fark with cameras and brains.
 
2010-04-10 07:21:49 PM  

spacely_sprocket: Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.



If your smartypants particle physicist knew that the alien space brothers used AntiGravity (tm) drives, he'd be able to calculate that a ship that size would only cause magnitude 4-6 earthquakes like the ones we have been having lately.
 
2010-04-10 07:27:04 PM  

theMightyRegeya: For the people who always pop in to say that UFOs don't exist:

Really, it's impossible to have a situation where something flies by, and none of the eyewitnesses can identify it?

Really?

Get a frakking dictionary, and look up "unidentified." It doesn't automatically mean extraterrestrials, angels, time travelers, or interstellar hitchhikers. It means THE EYEWITNESSES COULD NOT TELL WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING AT.

*facepalm*


Exactly who the fark are you yelling at, and why are you off your meds?
 
2010-04-10 07:27:56 PM  
spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

Spaceships are mostly empty air.
A balloon even thousands of miles across isn't going to have a noticeable gravity well.
 
2010-04-10 07:31:06 PM  
What are those two tall buildings in the first picture of this thread?
 
2010-04-10 07:31:29 PM  
spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

An object one millionth of the size of the Earth will wreak gravitational havok?
Oh, sure.
 
2010-04-10 07:34:10 PM  
spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

Spaceships usually have lots of hollow areas. Not very dense, overall.
 
2010-04-10 08:15:41 PM  
All other evidence aside, the first thing that screamed "FAKE!" to me was the camera work. It took them nearly 10 seconds to acquire the UFO streetlight, yet they were able to pan instantly to the approaching fighters.

Enough of looking for strange lights in the sky. The aliens arrived here on Earth thousands of years ago, and they are us.

/Whitey, that is.
 
2010-04-10 08:44:28 PM  

WeenerGord: spacely_sprocket: Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.


If your smartypants particle physicist knew that the alien space brothers used AntiGravity (tm) drives, he'd be able to calculate that a ship that size would only cause magnitude 4-6 earthquakes like the ones we have been having lately.


twfeline: spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

Spaceships are mostly empty air.
A balloon even thousands of miles across isn't going to have a noticeable gravity well.


twfeline: spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

An object one millionth of the size of the Earth will wreak gravitational havok?
Oh, sure.


twfeline: spacely_sprocket
Actually, particle physicist Lawrence Krauss has demonstrated that the gravitational effects of the huge (estimated at 344 miles across) alien ships would have caused floods and earthquakes sufficient to destroy our civilization before the invaders had even fired a shot.

Spaceships usually have lots of hollow areas. Not very dense, overall.


Okay. I've already given my mea culpa for posting Krauss' speculative concepts, but for those of you who missed it:

....Obviously it was incorrect based on the hue and cry from the scifi/physics geeks/propellor head/basement dwelling cheeto eaters hereabouts. I thought that Krauss' theory was interesting and not without merit, but I didn't check his math; clearly a mistake. Thanks everyone for clearing that up. I'm going to go cry into my Saurian brandy and lament the loss of any vestige of geek cred I may once have possessed.

I leave you now with your fussy, onanistic pseudo-science. I no longer care, if I ever did.
 
2010-04-10 08:44:50 PM  
Actually, the latest crop of aliens are brownies. Innit?
 
2010-04-10 08:47:50 PM  

spacely_sprocket: I no longer care, if I ever did.


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2010-04-10 08:50:14 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: I am trying to dope out what those planes are: F-16's?

kinda leisurely for an interception...


Not to mention they wouldn't be flying fingertip when on an intercept of an unknown rider.
 
2010-04-10 10:26:01 PM  

WeenerGord: spacely_sprocket: I no longer care, if I ever did.


lol. JETSON!
 
2010-04-10 10:37:35 PM  

spacely_sprocket: WeenerGord: spacely_sprocket: I no longer care, if I ever did.

lol. JETSON!



23 seconds quicker and my reply to Thunderboy coulda directly followed his post. And I'd have made it, too, if it hadn't been for that meddling krauss-quoter!

/*shakes tiny fist*
//*squirts off in tiny commuter airship*
 
2010-04-10 10:44:46 PM  

silance: This is just some retard's final project for Full Sail.


LMGDAO!!!

Best degree money can buy.
 
2010-04-10 10:58:51 PM  
Fake, fake, fake. The zooming in and out as if the person wasn't even watching where they wanted to film (i.e. the 'UFO'), no conversation, and the fact you never see the 'UFO' and jets in the same frame is a bit dodgy to me.
 
2010-04-10 11:22:05 PM  

Shazzoir: Fake, fake, fake. The zooming in and out as if the person wasn't even watching where they wanted to film (i.e. the 'UFO'), no conversation, and the fact you never see the 'UFO' and jets in the same frame is a bit dodgy to me.


Wow. Way to call it. Alternately, you could have read the thread.
 
2010-04-11 12:18:03 AM  
Armageddon Ed is full of win in this thread!

Excellent work. People like you make Fark worthwhile.
 
2010-04-11 12:25:03 AM  
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/hot
 
2010-04-11 03:09:03 AM  
This looks legit.
 
2010-04-11 03:12:17 AM  

Sislik: Did anyone else notice the "trucks" (Dinkie Toys) Don't have any drivers in them?

/Cars with no drivers, not on my highway.


Not even when everyone's stopped their cars to get out and watch the flying saucer get "chased" by fighter jets? If this had happened in America, people would just crash into each other in a massive pileup.
 
2010-04-11 06:09:07 AM  
UFOs are not spaceships. Spaceships, by definition, have been identified...as spaceships.
 
2010-04-11 07:19:55 AM  
I'm sure this has no impact on how real the UFO is, but those trucks are just toys. Not sayin' a UFO cant buzz toy trucks.
 
2010-04-11 07:32:43 AM  

Linux_Yes: The best way to discredit Real UFO sightings is to make up fake ones.


that way, the public doesn't know their assholes from a hole in the ground.


keep 'em confused with misinformation/bullsh*t so the actual sightings are ignored.


the republican party uses that same tactic to keep the sheeple thinking that the RNC actually gives a rat's ass about middle/working class people, rather than their wealthy owners.

the tactic works too.


-.5 / 10 for the clumsy attempt at a threadjack

/get off my X-Files
 
2010-04-11 08:24:11 AM  

lumazi: I'm not saying I'm a good videographer by any means ... but why does it seem that most UFO videos are taken by epileptics in the middle of an earthquake with a bad camera.


Have you ever tried to aim at something very far away? The distances involved make any movement more dramatic. Kind of the reason why people usually use tripods for scenery shots. Or bipods for rifles. Also, were I watching fighters go after a ufo, I imagine I'd be a little on edge; so my fine motor control would not be at its best.

Anyway, looks fake.
 
2010-04-11 10:19:09 AM  

Gawdzila: Mart Laar's beard shaver:

/hot like the original Enterprise

The designers of the original Enterprise were very poor at physics.
It never would have been able to fly straight, it would have gone looping through space. The engines thrust is not aligned with the center of mass of the ship, so it would have exerted a torque about the ship's CM, causing it to pinwheel about the axis. R X F, people.



There is no engine 'thrust'. The warp nacelles create a bubble of space-time around the ship, which it uses to slide through space.

There are the impulse engines and docking thrusters that could be used when the ship is not in warp.

You argument is invalid.
 
2010-04-11 12:34:59 PM  

Nelly Furtaco: Sislik: Did anyone else notice the "trucks" (Dinkie Toys) Don't have any drivers in them?

/Cars with no drivers, not on my highway.

Not even when everyone's stopped their cars to get out and watch the flying saucer get "chased" by fighter jets? If this had happened in America, people would just crash into each other in a massive pileup.



We don't need a UFO for that.
 
2010-04-11 01:42:22 PM  
Nelly Furtaco: Your handle is awesome!!!
 
2010-04-11 04:30:00 PM  
Fake. Anyone notice that as its zooming in and out, it NEVER has to refocus? Unless that trucker/whoever is an expert cinematographer and knows how to track his focus perfectly with his zoom.. and is using an ungodly expensive camera... and was actually there filming something...

Or if the guy who made it knew how to use the "dirt" filter on his 3D trucks...
 
2010-04-14 12:08:45 AM  

Eutychus: ukexpat: 2-4-6-8 it's never too late...

/obscure?

3-5-7-9 little white line
just me and my UFO truckin' on through the night

/nothing is obscure...


Touché!
 
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