How many times have you been fooled by a UFO hoax?
You’ve probably seen a lot of them. They’re everywhere, and they’re really good at what they do. But how good are you at spotting them?
In this video, we’ll be looking at some of the most common UFO hoaxes and how to spot them for yourself. We’ll discuss why people make these videos, what they’re trying to achieve, and how you can tell if it’s real or not.
Pain: It’s hard to tell what’s real when everything that goes up on the Internet is from some crazy, shaky smartphone video.
Agitate: You can’t really tell what you’re looking at and you don’t know if this is a REAL UFO, or if it’s just a minute-long video of some distant cotton ball with a camera lens flare.
Solution: We’ve done all the hard work for you by putting together this easy-to-follow guide on all the REAL MOTHER UFO HOAXES out there – complete with photos for each hoax!
5 Tips How to Spot a Fake UFO Video
1. The first step in investigating UFO hoaxes is to check the source
If you’re going to investigate UFO hoaxes, it’s important to know the difference between a hoax and a fraud.
A hoax is something that has been deliberately created to deceive people. A fraud is something that someone has done in order to trick others into giving them money or other things of value.
The first step in investigating UFO hoaxes is to check the source. If a person who claims an encounter with a UFO has been found to be dishonest about other things, then there’s a good chance that what they’re saying about UFOs might also be false.
If you can’t find any information on someone’s personal life, then look for their name on Wikipedia or similar sites, where you’ll typically find biographical information about them.
If the source has a good reputation and is generally reliable, then it’s time to look at the details of the story itself — did it happen as described? Did anyone witness it? Did anyone take pictures or video?
If the story was published on a website that’s known for spreading fake news, or if the author is someone who has been caught posting fake stories before, then you have reason to be skeptical.
2. Check out the cloud or water formations in the image, and compare them to the surrounding area
It’s always interesting to see how people can be fooled by fake UFO images. In this case, it’s even more interesting, because the image in question is a hoax!
The water in the two images is identical to those around it. That’s simply not possible. Water is constantly in motion, so it has to offer variety which is not the case.
3. The sun
If you want to know if a UFO sighting is real, look for the sun.
In videos of alleged UFO sightings and photos, the sun is often a giveaway that something is amiss.
For example, in the Triangle TR-3B UFO Dives Into The Sea, the color grading is clearly not consistent.
Check for signs of post-processing like saturation levels being increased too much or brightness levels being lowered too much — which might be done to hide imperfections in an image or to enhance an object’s appearance.
4. Watch out for 3d-models
Watch out for 3D models. If you see a video of an alien spacecraft or alien lifeform, it might be a model made with computer graphics software like Maya or Blender. You can use Google reverse image search to find out where else that image has been used (and whether it is actually a model).
The YouTuber Section 51 is a star in using 3D Models. Over the years, he steals videos from others. Adds a 3D UFO and years later he adds the word CGI to the title (thus a confession) of all his hoax videos and the arrogant Frenchman, who is good friends with the hoaxers Third Phase of Moon, is now laughing today … enjoying his expensive computer, software and etc.
5. Check out shadows and lighting on your object and compare them to other objects in the photo
When there is light, there is shadow. If you’re looking at a photo or video of an alleged UFO that you’ve found online, the first thing to do is check the shadows.
One of the easiest ways to spot a hoax is through poor shadowing. This is one of the most common mistakes made by people who are trying to pass off a fake as real.
Take, for example, this alleged video of a UFO.
The shadow of the environment is different from the moving objects (cars and UFO). All objects catch the light, so the shadow direction is always in balance with the light source the sun.
6. Use common sense
Use common sense,
Is it blinking? Well, planes and drones blink lights. If the stars and the UFO are triangle-shaped, it has something to do with the camera lens.