UFO hoax videos are a dime a dozen. However, the one crafted by visual effects specialist Aristomenis Tsirbas could easily pass for a sci-fi teaser trailer.
Although the clip starts out like most UFO videos currently hanging out on YouTube, the 39-second clip quickly quickly turns into something a bit more dramatic. Instead of simply focusing in on a blurry object in the sky, Tsirbas and his crew decided to give viewers a good look at an alien spacecraft in action.
However, there’s a good reason why this particular UFO hoax looks so slick. According to the Daily Mail, Tsirbas has worked on such motion pictures as Titanic and Hellboy. He also contributed effects work to the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The visual effects specialist and his team worked for four months on the project. He said the point of the clip was to prove that computer-generated images could look realistic.
He explained to ABC News:
“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. 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.”
The UFO hoax video has started getting some attention on YouTube. Although Tsirbas and his crew released the clip last October, he didn’t reveal the truth about the video until last week.
The clip’s description reads:
“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.”
You can check out the 39-second clip below.
What do you think about the UFO hoax video? Do you think it is convincing?