UFO hoax video: YouTube poster admits UFO sighting not real, but only a product of CGI (Video)

By on Feb 11, 2013 in Internet, Technology, Weird Comments

Below is another UFO hoax video. But this time, the owner of the video admitted that it is not real. The YouTube video titled “UFO Over Santa Clarita” was uploaded last year, but it was only recently that its creator talked about it publicly, admitting that it is only a product of CGI (Computer-generated imagery).

UFO over Santa Clarita

A scene at the UFO hoax video
Image Credit: YouTube screen grab

“Shot October 2012 while driving through Santa Clarita. There were two crafts. After sighting the first I stopped the car and ran into a field for a better look. What happened next was unbelievable.” A statement reads on the description of the YouTube UFO video, which was posted on October 6, 2012.

The video, which has now over 275,000 views, shows a car cruising along the road, and the driver suddenly spotted a weird circular object flying and approaching above his car. The driver can be heard uttering surprisingly, when the so-called UFO passed by. He immediately pulled over to get a clearer shot of the flying object.

Shortly after, the “UFO” came back and flew around near the cables on the street. But suddenly, a huge “mother UFO” popped out and later “swallowed” the flying object. Within seconds, the gigantic UFO disappeared, along with the “baby UFO.” The man was heard saying, “Sh*t.” (Good actor, though.)

According to Wired.com on Thursday, February 7, 2013, the UFO hoax video was created by Aristomenis “Meni” Tsirbas, the director of the computer-animated science fiction movie Battle for Terra, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2007.

“The point of the video was to prove that CGI can look natural and convincing. Everybody assumes the background and car are real, and that the UFOs are probably fake, especially the over-the-top mothership at the end.” Aristomenis Tsirbas told the paper, noting that he has only revealed the truth to some of his friends.

“The general reaction is disbelief, so I usually have to prove it by showing a wireframe of the entire shot to prove that nothing is real.” Tsirbas added, who also has contributed visual effects and animation works to films such as Titanic and Hellboy, as well to various Star Trek television series.


UFO hoax video: UFO Over Santa Clarita
Video Credit: menithings/YouTube



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