Has the video of a UFO sighted “crashing” over Southern California before launching some type of “orb” been debunked yet? Confirmed as real? Is it a well-done UFO hoax?
After lighting up the internet all week as much as it seemed to light up the sky, the bizarre “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video has been under scrutiny, but has it been debunked?
One thing you often hear people complain about are stories that just disappear without there ever being a conclusion, answer, or follow-up to give the incident some closure. Of course, some stories are easier than others to resolve, particularly paranormal stories such as the one on Bigfoot earlier this week in the Inquisitr.
But others aren’t so easy to explain away, as seems to be the case with the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video, below, though some paranormal experts and skeptics are attempting to offer some possible explanations.
Among the skeptics of the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video is Jason McClellan, writer for Open Minds. McClellan doesn’t have a definitive conclusion, however.
“It’s unclear if something unusual was truly captured on video, or if this video is a simple for-profit creation… Shortly after the video was posted to YouTube, another YouTube user posted a comment in response to the video, expressing interest in the video and proposing an offer for use of the footage. The description of the video has now been updated to inform viewers that this YouTube user, who aggregates videos on a YouTube channel related to UFOs, ghosts, and other paranormal topics, has been given ‘exclusive rights to use the video.'”
McClellan also mentions that, despite the date and location of the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video still being unknown, other witnesses of a similar spectacle have come forward. Those witnesses were in Northern California, however.
“I think this is faked. The explosion sound is synchronized with the separation of the object, which doesn’t seem possible for the implied distance. The masking on the main object gets sloppy near the end of the video, for example as it emerges from around the pole and passes behind/over the last wire. Also just before the last movement of the camera away from the small object, you can see the mask on the main object slip a bit ahead of time.”
Despite his aggressive skepticism, flaxom’s analysis of the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video seems preordained, as he later mentions working with “After Effects [a video editing and effects program] quite a bit” and also there’s an “explosion sound” when the orb emerges. Upon further listening, however, the “explosion sound” actually sounds more like the recording device being bumped, not a sound effect, and flaxom seems to rely too much on his audio/video expertise, working backward to fill in the gaps for his predetermined conclusion.
Perhaps the most in-depth analysis of the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video is from Jesus Diaz at Sploid.
Diaz runs down the list of what the UFO could be other than an alien UFO.
For a meteor, Diaz concludes that “the trajectory and the speed of the ball ejected from this object” aren’t consistent with how meteors behave, and a weird camera angle also doesn’t provide any conclusive explanation.
A satellite or spacecraft? Diaz doesn’t seem to think so, but even if it is, it’s something way out there.
“If it’s something experimental, we may never learn about what the hell it can be.”
Diaz also debunks the idea of the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video being a missile or weapons test by comparing it to other video of such tests.
In the end, the only other explanation Diaz can come up with is in line with flaxom, that the UFO video could be a fake.
“This is the most obvious explanation — it could all be a prank carefully crafted in a computer.”
All interesting analysis, but more interesting, and perhaps more enjoyable, for UFO enthusiasts is that, as far as they’re concerned, the “UFO Crashing Releases Orb Over Southern California” video hasn’t been definitively debunked.
If you have a theory or explanation, we’re all ears!
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