Video: The freaky deakiest UFO clip evah?

posted at 5:07 pm on August 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

Late Friday afternoon in August, baby. Ain’t nothing like it.

Allegedly filmed in Haiti on Monday night, there’s no news of UFO sightings in that country anywhere on the wires. The Diggbats suspect some sort of covert viral marketing scheme for Halo 3 or whatever. I’m inclined to agree. Anyone know the scoop?

Update (bp): Whatever it is (and I also suspect some sort of viral shenanigans), it also allegedly showed up in the Dominican Republic. About 12 secs in.

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Maybe Jack & Jill fell down a hill.

Coronagold on August 10, 2007 at 11:10 PM

You mean no one has questioned the timing!?

Come on, here we are with technology that nearly anyone can make a fakey alien invasion video. It’s the perfect time! Alien invasion videos will pour in from around the world and we will site here and say “oh, those crazy CGI folks.”

I just wanted to finally get to say: I question the timing.

boomer on August 10, 2007 at 11:27 PM

ooops should be sit here.

boomer on August 10, 2007 at 11:28 PM

The cameraman sure gets a steady hand just as the “craft” is moving overhead. Which makes sense because there are no reference points to do the camera tracking with, so the CGI artist just put it in the middle of the shot until some reference points like trees came into view.

Ortzinator on August 10, 2007 at 11:28 PM

Beam me up!

Mojave Mark on August 10, 2007 at 11:53 PM

Things some Democrats would say when told of Alien visitors to Earth:

“We’ll tax their intellar spacecraft as luxury items” — random Democrat

“Do they have any technology that can make me look younger? I have a second date with Bashir in Syria next Tuesday.” — Madame Nancy Pelosi

“Are they here, now!? At my door? Hang on, I need to zip up…” — a certain former President

“I demand 1 Gazillion dollars in Federal earmarks to build one of those space craft in my home district!!!” — Jack “The Earmarking Traitor” Murtha

“Shriiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! They better not have some monitoring device that fixes all health problems like they have in those Star Trek movies!! I’ll never get elected if they do!! Bill… Bill!!! What are you doing in the back room?? Get out here!!!! Aliens are at the front door.” — Big Mother (Hillary of course)

Montana on August 11, 2007 at 12:25 AM

Prepare to die earth scum!

CyberCipher on August 11, 2007 at 12:59 AM

We’re about at that point where a moderate budget can fake just about anything on film.

Which means “news coverage” reliability will depend on the credibility of those doing the reporting rather than what you actually see.

In other words, “the news” will go from “almost completely useless” to “completely useless.”

I am very seriously worried about how people will be able to make serious decisions in a world where you just plain can’t trust information about events they didn’t see with their own eyes.

They were cool vids, though.

Merovign on August 11, 2007 at 1:09 AM

Just to come to the defense of the UFO nutter butters, when UFOs are seen- even on film or by reputable witnesses like police or military- they very rarely show up on radar. So to answer someone saying that there’d be a massive scramble in response to a detailed ship, not necessarily. But then again it makes sense, doesn’t it? Giant thing that shouldn’t be there, someone reports it, that person is crazy / no radar, so no scramble.

Either that or it’s Ron Paul’s folks finally come to get him as others said. You know, either way.

NeoConNews on August 11, 2007 at 2:04 AM


see-dubya on August 10, 2007 at 5:26 PM

No, no, no, no…

Bump it up a notch:


Timothy S. Carlson on August 11, 2007 at 2:35 AM

WOW! Congress DID actually approve Pelosi’s new plane/pod/ship!!
(Wonder how many carbon offset credits she uses up for that baby…)

nationspatriotcom on August 11, 2007 at 3:04 AM

Friggin’ Cuba! First it’s the world’s greatest healthcare system. Now this! It’s a good thing they’ve got direct connections with Michael Moore. Wait! CG? Michael Moore? Oooooh….that explains everything.

sanclemman on August 11, 2007 at 3:13 AM

Dude! and this one positively proves that they’re not fakes:
over Paris!

Halley on August 11, 2007 at 6:56 AM

Man, I wish that first video went just a bit longer so we could see them form Voltron.

James on August 11, 2007 at 7:16 AM

They have them over Brooklyn too!

Tacos are cool!

kiakjones on August 11, 2007 at 8:07 AM

When elected President I would travel to Brooklyn and talk to these people.

Limerick on August 11, 2007 at 8:42 AM

I think the fact we haven’t been enslaved or eaten is pretty good proof an advanced alien species capable of interstellar travel has not visited us.

Despite Really Cool Sci-Fi the reality is we are about as far, technologically, from being able to routinely visiting other solar systems as homo erectus was at designing a modern computer.

P.S. If you find the use of the term homo erectus almost naughty….well, kinda proves my point.

Faith1 on August 11, 2007 at 8:57 AM

Ron Paul has special transportation to Iowa.

saved on August 11, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Ron Paul has special transportation to Iowa

Which will someday be the birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. How appropriate.

Bigfoot on August 11, 2007 at 9:10 AM

So this is how the earth ends. Not with a bang, but with a palm tree.

daveintexas on August 11, 2007 at 9:27 AM

I wonder why they are flying so slow? “real” ones zip here and there in a blink and air isnt an issue. These have too much drag associated with them, obviously, (if they are real) these are manmade. Even if the arent real, they are manmade…. what am I saying? :)

and why HAITI?

eh, a base on the moon has to be built so they can test this kinda stuff a little more secretly, and then something to consider after that is, will our Constituional Rights to freedom of information extend out there? ahhh the future….
our wars are not all fought yet unfortunately.

johnnyU on August 11, 2007 at 9:59 AM

Just got this note:

“So long, and thanks for all the fish.”
-The Dolphins

“PS. You should have checked with central planning.”

Uh oh.

TheSev on August 11, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Great more illegal aliens coming to the US

William Amos on August 10, 2007 at 5:14 PM

Heh, good one! I wouldn’t mind these kinds of illegal aliens as they would be much more advanced and would have more to contribute to our nation other than crime, anchor babies, and being an overall drain on our resources and economy.

Liberty or Death on August 11, 2007 at 1:28 PM

The aliens are here to save us from the evil dictator Bu$Hitler!

I, for one, plan to greet them as liberators.

liberrocky on August 10, 2007 at 5:55 PM

Not sure if the above was sarc, if it wasn’t, then here:

Heh, typical lefty “give appeasement a chance” thumbsucker! I bet liberrocky can’t wait to greet the Islamo fascist jihadis as liberators too!

P.S. Hey liberrocky, your really seem to be looking forward to greeting the alien liberators, would it be the anal probes they supposedly use? My guess is I’m right since it seems you left-tards love getting the wool pulled over your eyes and taking it up the A$$!

If it was sarc, well then my above comments were sarc too! Just trying to cover all the bases…

Liberty or Death on August 11, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Oh! Sorry, Hot air! They just came to drop my dog off.

Mazztek on August 11, 2007 at 2:53 PM

Here is an e-mail from a friend at ILM. He estimated the cost of this 15 second commercial at $20,000.

There is a problem with the track and you can see the ship on the left move slightly weird (tilts clockwise) at the beginning of the original zoom out at the two second mark…also at :09 This biggest problem with adding an effect to a moving camera is parallax. However this shaky camera move mainly point at the sky and rotates about the persons head. This makes it a lot easier to track. As a matter a fact the tracking algorithm could even be a spherical 2D tracking algorithm which is a lot easier and faster to do than a 3D track. Also there is zoom on this but this could be added later which would be easier that actually having to deal with a focal length that changes. Next after you track it then you can add what ever you want to the scene and it will look like it’s a part of the scene. You would simulate lighting and you could use the blue of the sky to “key” out the trees so the flying pigs appear to move behind them them. You can also add fake focus blurs to hide any mistakes. Also

2D solution 2 hours
3D solution 4 hours
modeling space ships – 1day
purchase alien space model – 0 day
lighting space ships to integrate into
background – 4 hours
compositing – 1 hour

Anyways, that’s how I would do it.

Timber Wolf on August 11, 2007 at 3:16 PM

They are in league with Chimpie Bush to create global warming so they can live here. After they melt the last of the polar ice caps they will start to harvest us. That is why mr. Bush is on vacation now so he can meet with their supreme leader down in Crawford. You laugh, but I have seen people doing the chicken dance.

Vanquisher on August 11, 2007 at 9:18 PM

“Elvis! Come back! Take me with you!”

Texas Nick 77 on August 12, 2007 at 6:39 AM

That can certainly be made in a well-funded production studio these days, but more notable is the formation they assume and the banking manuevers. The wobble is suspicous, but in a software-generated fake, one can choose wobble or no-wobble when they designate the path of the CG (computer generated) object. They can also assign flight path characteristics of known planes to the cg objects thus simulating actual flight. If these are a new generation of flying craft, why fly them in plain sight? If they were trU-FO’s, they sure wouldnt be flying at clunky, human pilot-tolerable speeds. If they are real, they are ours.

The facts of the footage need to be examined because its video value is too questionable.

johnnyU on August 12, 2007 at 10:48 AM