Great news: Jerusalem now being invaded by UFOs or something

posted at 6:18 pm on February 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

If you think the upheaval in Egypt is dangerous to regional stability, wait until E.T. lands on the Temple Mount and informs both sides that, no, in fact, this is his land and he’s here to claim it.

Three possibilities, my friends. One: It’s real! Two: It’s an Israeli superweapon! Could be — Israeli technological ingenuity is not to be underestimated — but, er, I’m guessing if they were going to test it, they wouldn’t do it directly above one of the most politically sensitive sites on the planet. Three: It’s a hoax! Indeed, there’s reason to believe that it is, notwithstanding the fact that we’ve got three separate clips showing this thing in action. You know what’s throwing me, though? Not the video but the audio in the first clip. The UFO itself looks like a low-rent F/X gimmick but the ambient noise and crowd chatter sound completely authentic. If someone went to the trouble of staging that to make the vid seem more realistic, good on ‘em. They did a bang-up job.


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Three possibilities, my friends.

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

What are tou trying to do – scare the bejebus out of AP?

katiejane on February 2, 2011 at 6:26 PM

The background chatter in the first is hilarious.

OOOOOOooooooooooo!!!

bitsy on February 2, 2011 at 6:26 PM

I thought this was already de-bunked?

sandee on February 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Totally not illegal aliens, just future Democratic voters.

UncleOlaf on February 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

I’d like to comment but 4,000 ads for NovaSure apparently don’t want to allow me to do that.

Bishop on February 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

I question the first video. Why was the camera on to begin with and pointed in the right direction? Why did the woman quickly ask if it was a UFO? I wouldn’t have come to that conclusion so quickly.

Electrongod on February 2, 2011 at 6:29 PM

This is the real question…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYW_lPlekiQ

reppac122 on February 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Isn’t that the thing that slimed Bill Murray in Ghostbusters?

50sGuy on February 2, 2011 at 6:34 PM

We will never know the truth until Linda molten Howell gets on coast to coast am and ties this in with cattle mutilations and the chupacabra sightings.

Geochelone on February 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Mark 13:32-38
The Day and Hour Unknown
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Be on guard! Be alert[e]! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

sicoit on February 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM

We’ve seen ‘em in Mississippi like this…

lol

Fallon on February 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

My first thought.

I’m not much up on the subject, but isn’t this about the way the Rapture is supposed to start? Isn’t this the part where Russia attacks Israel, the anti-Christ is revealed, darkness descends, the Rapture begins, and the final battle starts …

Maybe that was a Scooby Doo episode.

Professor Blather on February 2, 2011 at 6:38 PM

All of these have been debunked.

echosyst on February 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Geochelone on February 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM

You know I’m kidding, right?

Geochelone on February 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM

sicoit on February 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Skip now to the parable of the ten virgins and ask, is their oil enough in your lamp?

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I think the AWWWWWs at take off were a bit premature. But then what you expect from folks from Mississippi?

Cindy Munford on February 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM

can’t see it…video that is.

upinak on February 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Near the end of the second video:

“The Same True”

heh

alohapundit on February 2, 2011 at 6:46 PM

upinak on February 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Hey! good to see you!

alohapundit on February 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM

The thing that screams “fake” to me is within seconds of the object first being seen, the very first thing out of the girl’s mouth is, “is that a UFO?”.

Really?

Typically I could see someone say, “what is that?”.

Too hokie. Then the woman saying they see them in Mississippi. Way too contrived.

ButterflyDragon on February 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM

We’ve seen ‘em in Mississippi like this…

lol

Fallon on February 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM

haha, I lol’ed at that too…must be some pretty good moonshine lol

It was probably just Greg Brady with a sheet, some rope, and a whistle…and a white thing on his lip.

JetBoy on February 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Skip now to the parable of the ten virgins and ask, is their oil enough in your lamp?

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Yes ma’am……I pray for that constantly…..howboutyou? Not knockin you…..just askin

sicoit on February 2, 2011 at 6:52 PM

The thing that screams “fake” to me is within seconds of the object first being seen, the very first thing out of the girl’s mouth is, “is that a UFO?”.

Really?

That wasn’t so bad…but the “crowd” there went more like “Ooooh” like watching fireworks when the UFO flew up and away. Granted, they were from Mississippi…but still, I’d be freaking out!

JetBoy on February 2, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Hey! good to see you!

alohapundit on February 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM

HUGS Aloha! Hope you are doing well in the sandbox!

upinak on February 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

True.

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Mahalo. I’m back home. Finally.

alohapundit on February 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM

ButterflyDragon on February 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I was surprised she didn’t mention the trailer park.

Cindy Munford on February 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

If one can explain how the first video here was taken at the same window, balcony, angle as a photo on Wikimedia then we may have something to talk about.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jerusalem_night_7088.JPG

at about 27s when it zooms in you get a flash of distortion like it was zoomed in to a monitor and took a millisecond to refocus. It is not hard to get noise if was off a script for hoaxing purposes.

Any Sci-fy movie is coming out soon. aka gorilla marketing.

tjexcite on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Two things I noticed almost immediately.

1) There is not flash of light just before takeoff in the first video like there is in the other two.

2) Looking at the other two videos, the flash of light does not originate with the object itself but is rather a block flash that originates in the center between the dome and the object (meaning a flash from the ground or the UFO dropped an object too small to see that made the flash).

On closer inspection of the flash just by pausing the videos I notice that the flash is two-fold (or rather two flashes). In one video, however, the flash centers in two different areas, while in the other it is stationary.

Lastly, the flash is a defined square in the video in which it originates in the same location twice. Light doesn’t naturally shape into a rectangle…however, computer generated fx would.

Pattosensei on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

True.

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Isn’t Jesus supposed to come through that gate that’s sealed off? Unless He’s pointing at the Dome of the Rock…as if to say “Hey, rebuild the Temple already so I can come back!”

I tells ya tho, watching that vid over a few more times…wth IS that UFO? I do believe…

JetBoy on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Well you do know if anything ‘happens’ to this dome thing, the rop type will be he!! bent on major riots? If it be ‘aliens’, the Jews, or bigfoot, you are gonna get them bent out of shape. How about God did His thing to have an earthquate to deal with this?
L

letget on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

All your Temple Mounts are belong to us.

John the Libertarian on February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Well…

… At least it’s not a video of a ballistic missile being fired off of the coast of Los Angeles, that was quickly poo-pooed as an airplane.

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

The Hidden Imam! Olive Snackbar!

Rocks on February 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Was Dick Clark visiting Jerusalem again?

Rocks on February 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM

The video is probably an aftereffects clip. It’s certainly not the Second Coming. There are a number of prophetic events that precede Christ’s return that haven’t occurred yet.

zoyclem on February 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Two things I noticed almost immediately.

1) There is not flash of light just before takeoff in the first video like there is in the other two.

2) Looking at the other two videos, the flash of light does not originate with the object itself but is rather a block flash that originates in the center between the dome and the object (meaning a flash from the ground or the UFO dropped an object too small to see that made the flash).

On closer inspection of the flash just by pausing the videos I notice that the flash is two-fold (or rather two flashes). In one video, however, the flash centers in two different areas, while in the other it is stationary.

Lastly, the flash is a defined square in the video in which it originates in the same location twice. Light doesn’t naturally shape into a rectangle…however, computer generated fx would.

Pattosensei on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

The other thing about the flash of light is that not a single street light went out afterward.

If that flash was a real lighting source in the environment, it would have tripped the light sensors in the same manner as a bolt of lightning would have. (Anyone who lives in a city during a lightning storm can attest to street lights temporarily turning off because it was tricked into believing it was daytime).

The lens flare effect was undoubtedly added in later.

ButterflyDragon on February 2, 2011 at 7:16 PM

tjexcite on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Give the man a Prize! No doubt same photo. De-bunked thread over.

Indian Outlaw on February 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

It’s the missing beef in Taco Bell’s, er, beef.

SouthernGent on February 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM

1st video — hoax. Note the “rural Americans”. Also this did not appear until several hours after the other 2.

2nd video with split screen — probably not a hoax, actually one of these was posted first, then the 2nd was posted by another person in the same group, then someone made a splitscreen of the two of them. These videos appear authentic. They preceded by several hours the posting of the “rural hicks” video which you have on top. “We’ve seen ‘em in Mississippi lak this but never lak thayt”. Yeah hah hah. Someone saw the first 2 videos posted, took a video they had of dome of the rock, edited in the blobbly light, and dubbed in the bogus rural dialog.

SunSword on February 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

“Welcome to Earth.”

-Will Smith

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Flying yamulkas?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

one of the most politically sensitive sites on the planet

I thought you were quoting scripture there for a second… maybe a loose translation of Zechariah from The Message or somthing.

“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling…”

;)

mankai on February 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Placing the orb over the Dome was overkill. Successful fakery requires subtlety that today’s kid hoaxers lack. They go for the jugular but the jugular isn’t there.

keep the change on February 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

tjexcite on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I am 100% sure this is a hoax but the viewing angle common to the pic is meaningless. It looks like the top of a building or a hill. I am sure there are common tourist areas that are available and used frequently by many people.

Rocks on February 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE…

*whistling*

bitsy on February 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM

I won’t decide until Jesse Ventura weighs in.

mankai on February 2, 2011 at 8:02 PM

The Israelis need to put together a holographic scam of God coming to them and telling them that islam is a false religion. They are stupid enough to fall for it.

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

How can there be s “second” coming if there was no second coming prophesied in Hebrew scripture? Moreover , none of the prophesy in the TaNaCh was ever fulfilled. If there was a ‘first ” coming, the world would be at peace now and as we are witnessing — the world is far from being at peace. Leave your god-men behind and come to the Truth, the One G-d, the G-d of Israel.

flameofjudah on February 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM

The Israelis need to put together a holographic scam of God coming to them and telling them that islam is a false religion. They are stupid enough to fall for it.

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Hehe. Sounds like “Project Bluebeam”….

Ozprey on February 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Fake? Where’s the the proof? A UFO hovers over the Temple Mount and The IAF does not scramble every F15 in its inventory.

xkaydet65 on February 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Love all the cracks about Mississippi from the “enlightened.” Congratulations on the completion of your indoctrination by Hollywood.

Of course if it’d been some mouth-breather intoning “Fuhgeddaboudit” it’d be a done deal, no?

warbaby on February 2, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Well you do know if anything ‘happens’ to this dome thing, the rop type will be he!! bent on major riots? If it be ‘aliens’, the Jews, or bigfoot, you are gonna get them bent out of shape. How about God did His thing to have an earthquate to deal with this?
L

letget on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

It’s not me. I had nothing to do with this.

Bigfoot on February 2, 2011 at 9:58 PM

How come I never get to see cool shjt like that?

Probably just the Israeli version of thundersnow.

FlatlanderByTheLake on February 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM

What are tou trying to do – scare the bejebus Jesus out of into AP?

katiejane on February 2, 2011 at 6:26 PM

FIFY

Freelancer on February 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I’m convinced it is a hoax… this guy rips all of the videos apart, even down to the sound having dead zones.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HOAXKiller1

IUnknown on February 2, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Don’t scare AllahPundit.

A lot has to happen before the Second Coming occurs. ;)

How come I never get to see cool shjt like that?

Probably just the Israeli version of thundersnow.

FlatlanderByTheLake on February 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I always find it weird that people just happen to have their video camera out when some dramatic events happen.

Conservative Samizdat on February 2, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Whatever it was, I’m sure Sarah Palin was responsible.

NNtrancer on February 3, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Is it me or do these things always only happen at night where all you can see is a bright light?

Dollayo on February 3, 2011 at 12:18 AM

http://www.youtube.com/user/HOAXKiller1

IUnknown on February 2, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Game over.

Excellently done is the sheeple mataphor at the end.

Shy Guy on February 3, 2011 at 12:47 AM

I’ll just say it: Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

Dilophos on February 3, 2011 at 12:54 AM

A country with more cellphones than people, and just 2 (!) videos?

That thing was hanging there for a looooooooooong time. Enough time for it to be filmed by other people. Enough time for those filming it to discuss (just mention) calling the police. Enough time for enough people to see it so that Israeli sites would mention it too.

The only source is these two clips.

Phoenician on February 3, 2011 at 2:33 AM

E.T. lands on the Temple Mount and informs both sides that, no, in fact, this is his land and he’s here to claim it.

Directed by Michael Bay
Produced by J.J. Abrams

coming soon…

BDU-33 on February 3, 2011 at 5:17 AM

It seems that Ezekial chapter 10 and Zacharia chapter 14 are suddenly up to date prophetic messages.

jimw on February 3, 2011 at 6:42 AM

So there you have it. The Christians, Muslims and Jews have all lost Pascal’s wager. The winner is … Scientology!

Congrats out to John Travolta.

MJBrutus on February 3, 2011 at 7:15 AM

If you had been watching Ancient Aliens, you would know the aliens are the gods. Sheesh./

Disturb the Universe on February 3, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Oh, on the first video, also notice the lens flares of the bright lights in the city. They never change. Lens flares change when you move the camera. It appears to be a movie of a still picture (not the one linked to above, though, different lens flares, but the same angle.)

What about the videos from the distance?

Yishai on February 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM

I like airplanes and now very well what they can and can not do. About 25 years ago there was a bright light in the sky going in a straight line. It stopped for awhile. And, then took off at an incredible speed and angle that no airplane or helicopter could match.

SC.Charlie on February 3, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Oh, on the first video, also notice the lens flares of the bright lights in the city. They never change. Lens flares change when you move the camera. It appears to be a movie of a still picture (not the one linked to above, though, different lens flares, but the same angle.)

What about the videos from the distance?

Yishai on February 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM

I had the same thought — in the first video, there don’t seem to be any cars, tree branches or other objects that momentarily change the light flares, as they move in front of them. In the other two videos, I see some lights flickering.

I’d love to know what it was I saw on a camping trip to North Carolina’s Mount Toxaway when I was about 12. My fellow campers and I, from Camp Merrie-Woode, were fixing our campfire supper at dusk when one of us noticed what appeared to be an airliner high in the sky. It was a bright, moving dot, so high that we wondered if it might be a satellite.

But then it stopped, started again, and spent a long time moving in various directions (I remember them as geometric shapes). After a while, we got bored with watching it. It stopped often, then started up again.

It lasted a long, long time. We saw it during dinner, during our after-dinner activities (singing, etc.), and it was still up there, moving around, when I finally got into my sleeping bag.

It wasn’t until later that we all realized that it couldn’t have been a satellite. I suppose it was some sort of aircraft being tested, but I’d love to know what kind.

KyMouse on February 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

My first thought.

I’m not much up on the subject, but isn’t this about the way the Rapture is supposed to start? Isn’t this the part where Russia attacks Israel, the anti-Christ is revealed, darkness descends, the Rapture begins, and the final battle starts …

Maybe that was a Scooby Doo episode.

Professor Blather on February 2, 2011 at 6:38 PM

You don’t know much about it, do you? The Rapture doesn’t “start”. The Rapture will simply OCCUR. No ‘start’. No ‘end’.

As for the rest — perhaps you spend too much time watching Scooby Doo cartoons. Hmmm?

Solaratov on February 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM

gullible morons

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Mark 13:32-38
The Day and Hour Unknown
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Be on guard! Be alert[e]! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

sicoit on February 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM
—–
ha ha ha ha ha

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Four possibilities, actually. It could be the Second Coming…

steebo77 on February 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

True.

portlandon on February 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM
——-
wow.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM