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Presents:

NEW YORK UFO VIDEO
JULY 24th 2000
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Real or fake?
¡ F A K E !

ESPAÑOL
by Alejandro Franz, translation by L.D.G. Kurt Franz

Sci-Fi promo "The Blimp"
UFO New York 24-07-2000

I have the joy of sharing with you my concepts and results of my "armchair" investigation
about the famous and controversial NEW YORK UFO video recorded on July 24th 2000 and 
presented on the extinct  SCI-FI Channel Happens.

After obtained a copy of the video and completing a series of extensive slow motion and frame by
frame analysis I was able to discover some anomalies that helped me to come to these conclusions.
 


WATCH THE SMOKE AND CLOUD SCI-FI LOGO FIGURE AT 00:23

WAS THE SCI-FI HAPPENS VIDEO CLIP (THE BLIMP) A PROMO?

WAS THE VIDEO A PUBLICITY MATTER BY EDITING THE "UFO" CURVED
TRAIL AND THE ROUNDED CLOUD TO SYMBOLIZE THE SCI-FI LOGO ?

IS THERE SOME SIMILARITY OR NOT?

WHY NOBODY NOTICED THE LOGO COINCIDENCE IN THE FIGURE FORMED
BY THE CLOUD AND THE SMOKE OR VAPOR TRAIL THE "UFO" LEFT BEHIND?

IT'S OBVIOUS THE VIDEO CLIP KNOWN AS "THE BLIMP" WAS CREATED ON PURPOSE
TO SHOW THE SCI-FI LOGO FIGURE FORMED BY THE SMOKE OR VAPOR TRAIL THE
 "UFO" LEFT BEHIND AND THE CLOUD ON THE LEFT SIDE AT THE END OF THE CLIP


THE OLD SCI-FI LOGO


THE NEW SYFY LOGO

THANKS TO ISAACKOI  A MEMBER OF ABOVETOPSECRETS  FORUM WHO IN ONE OF
HIS POST'S OF YEAR 2007 SUGGESTED THIS COINCIDENCE WHICH WAS UNNOTICED
BY MANY INVESTIGATORS EVEN OURSELVES



LATEST NEWS! THE TRUTH IS HERE!
NOVEMBER 01 2005

BARBARA SICURANZA ADMITED HER PARTICIPATION
IN SCI-FI CHANNEL PROMO "THE BLIMP" AS IT IS SHOWN
IN HER WEBSITE MYSTERIOUSMYSTERIES (click here)

Principal  Actor in Sci Fi Channel
SCI-FI Promo (The Blimp) 
Barbara Sicuranza, a New York City native, is an actor, writer and director. 
She has collaborated on many original theatre projects in NYC; working with, 
and inspired by, legendary great Penny Arcade ("Bad Reputation"), the brilliant 
Mike Albo ("Sexoteque", "I'm So Relaxed", "Please Everything Burst"), 
Holly Twinning ("Dollface") and countless other downtown superstars.

BARBARA SICURANZA's resume:
http://www.mysteriousmysteries.com/resume.html

Barbara statement:

"HISTORICAL DOCUMENT UFO & WTC 
November 21, 2001-

"This quicktime clip is well worth the wait of loading. This bit of video caused quite a little
controversy and extensive investigation by alien encounter enthusiasts. This helicopter
ride is hardly a fond memory for me. I was sick to my stomach from all the weaving and
dodging. The view however was unspeakably spectacular. Everywhere and anywhere
I go in this city, in it and above it, I'm always a tourist and somehow I'm always right
at home. Looking back, was it only a year ago? It all seems unreal. Like phantom limb
syndrome, my skyline shows me shadow towers in my mind."
 Source:  http://mysteriousmysteries.com/wormhole/index.php?show=clips
 


WAS THE SCI-FI HAPPENS VIDEO A HOAX?

THAT'S A MATTER OF TIME.... AND TIMING

WATCH CAREFULLY THIS 1.583 SECONDS CLIP
OF THE ORIGINAL VIDEO
(8.36MB)

Download: http://www.alcione.org/FRAUDES/its_over_there_happens_1.avi

TAKE YOUR TIME AND CHECK HOW BARBARA POINTED HER ARM
AT THE SAME TIME THE "UFO" START MOVING AND IT TOOK OFF
WELL BEFORE IT GOT TO A STAND STILL POINT AND ALL THAT 
HAPPENED IN 1.583 SECONDSALSO AND THE MOST IMPORTANT 
MISTAKE YOU CAN SEE  IS THAT BARBARA'S FACE WASN'T TURNED
TOWARD THE "UFO" WHEN SHE POINTED HER ARM TO THE
RIGHT SIDE OF THE HELICOPTER ( REPEAT  AS NECESSARY )


ALL THAT IN 1.583 SECONDS 
                THE "UFO" TOOK OFF ON FRAME 441 AT 0:00:18.375                     THE "UFO" STOOD STILL ON FRAME 479 AT 0:00:19.958
19.958 - 18.375 = 1.583


VIDEO TOTAL LENGTH 723 FRAMES AND 30.125 SECONDS

              THE VIDEO STARTS ON FRAME 3 AT 0:00:00.125                                              THE VIDEO ENDS ON FRAME 723 AT 0:00:30.125 

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FACTS ON THIS HOAXED VIDEO 

1. Barbara S. says: "It's that the World Trade Center?", that indicates very bad acting.
    The helicopter is flying very close to the WTC twin towers and they obviously were flying in front of them 
     for some minutes. There are two possible answers: Barbara S. is acting and doesn't know what to say
     to fill in between the lines or she has a really low level of education because even a kid could tell which
     building is the WTC

     It's impossible that a sole person in earth that flies to take pictures of the WTC twin towers which were a
     BIG TOURIST ATTRACTION for which people normally rent helicopters could ask someone "Are those the
     towers?" 

    I mean, what if instead of flying over Manhattan they were flying over Paris and having the Eiffel tower in
    the background would she ask, "Is that the Eiffel Tower?

    But then that would only demonstrate that she is really poorly educated not that the UFO was not real,
    but then again in my opinion this indicates that the person is acting and simply doesn't know what to say.

2. At some point when Barbara S. is in front of the person using the video camera not the towers, the UFO is
    clearly visible in the space between the two towers. But then in the next video frames there is some kind
    of smoke that appears behind the woman, just like the same smoke that the UFO leaves at the end when
    it elevates coming close to the helicopter and going in an upward motion. DISCLAIMER NOTE BELOW

3.- The object near the building is hovering. It then shoots off to the right.

     Now if you listen to the girl and watch her she starts to say it is over there and also is already
     pointing over therebefore the object even moves over there. In fact it looks like her arm is
     stretched out pointing already.

     Also the person video taping moved right to each location dead on as if practiced and kept
     everything center frame for the most part.

     ® Click here to download the ORIGINAL NY UFO VIDEO (2.5MB)

    You can watch the video frame by frame so you can find for yourself
        the diferences that I found. You can begin doing your own investigation.

         To watch the (MOV) NY UFO VIDEO you need the:

Apple Quick Time Player
®
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/


  Well then if the UFO is between the gap of the two towers how is it possible that a smoke line
     appears there and only appears in the next frames of the video and not when the supposed 
     UFO arrives there.
 

       NOTE:

        LATEST INVESTIGATION RESULTS NOVEMBER-12-2004:

            THE SMOKE TRACE INSIDE THE HELICOPTER'S WINDSHIELD IS THE SUN LIGHT
            REFLECTION COMING FROM  BARBARA'S CAMERA MOVING TO THE LEFT

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® This image shows the white stripe between the twin towers before the UFO appears.

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® Barbara.S. is turning her face to the camera and the UFO appears between the Twin Towers.

Anyway, let me say that this doesn't prove that the video is a fake... yet...

3 - Barbara. S. points and says that the UFO is there before it really gets to that point (you can watch this 
     clearly frame-by-frame) She seems to point directly to that point even when it hasn't arrived there yet. 

      So you still aren't convinced this is a hoax?

4 - The UFO travels at a very high speed until Barbara S. says "there", precisely besides the helicopter
      and the camera's field of view, it seems so unreal and it's really weird that it doesn't move at all
      because of the wind that the UFO's movement should have caused by coming so close. Any body
     of that size according to the laws of aerodynamics should displace the air that by logic was created
     by the UFO considering the closeness, it's size, and it's traveling speed.

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®Any body of this size according to the laws of aerodynamics should displace the air that by logic
    was created by the UFO considering the closeness, its size, and its traveling speed.

    The normal human reaction when seeing and object approaching at great speed (like in this case)
     should be of protection instead of keeping filming. Any person could have gotten so impressed that
     would have stopped filming just because of the impression. or the camera moves because of the
     reaction of the one holding it. The helicopter stands absolutely still when it should have suffered a
     shock wave produced by the air mass caused by the UFO at a scarce distance as it can be
     appreciated in the video.

5.- The person with the video camera instead of doing a zoom in of the object, as anyone else would have
     done simply aims to the background and out of focus to record the object as it comes closer. Thanks to
     this smart move he manages to film the UFO as it flies towards and away the helicopter until it almost
     disappears. He didn't zoom in because he already knew the UFO was going to move the way it did.
     The person with the video camera knew the UFO was supposed to move from far in the background
      and then move towards them.

     I almost forgot... of course.... The person using the video camera is so good and fast at filming that moves
     the camera to the right and follows the UFO at an extreme speed causing a vapor condensation in the
     atmosphere, he doesn't get fooled. He knows perfectly where even a fly would move. As a matter of fact
     when the object passes besides them the camera follows the objects movement without hesitating!
     The person with the video camera managed to capture EVERYTHING on tape using a household camera and
     the way it manages to capture the UFO and follow it's trajectory WITH PRECISION moves directly and
     following the exact movements of the object WITHOUT HESITATING and doesn't miss the shot!

        HOW MANY PROFESIONAL CAMERAMAN WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE THAT ABILITY?

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THE UFO'S VAPOR STREAK IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES ONLY
GIVES SIGN OF A POOR IMAGE MANIPULATION.

®

We can clearly see in the last two frames of the video
that the object leaves a vapor trail behind and it wasn't
properly added to the scene as it moves out of position
going away from the cloud that is adjacent to it on
the upper left corner.
 

  I ask you, Do you still think that this video is real?

  Well, for me it is the most important proof that this video is a Hoax, 
  but you still need to see the results that follow this investigation.

6 - If you analyze this video frame by frame and can freeze the frame in which the UFO passes close 
     to the helicopter, you will be able to see a dark shadow that passes by, but if you amplify the image
     you can see the intention of this video's authors to fool us.




®Letter sent to http://www.scifi.com/happens by Barbara S. who appears
   inside the helicopter and tries to fool us with a very bad acting.

NOTE UPDATED: Nov-16-2003

Barbara affirms she didn't send any letter to SCI-FI Channel
and that they made that up.
 


Source:  http://web.archive.org/web/20070411125312/http://www.mysteriousmysteries.com/index.php?show=journal&currdate=2003-10-01
 

THE SCI-FI FALSE INFORMATION
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Barbara S. from New York, New York sent to "The Sci-Fi Channel" the footage
of a UFO that her friend captured on video tape, with the following letter:

SCIFI guys,

I saw your ad and realized I HAD to send this in. On July 24, I went on a helicopter ride over Manhattan
with a friend of mine (NOT my current boyfriend, so please don't print my full name, thank you) and we
saw a lot more than we paid for! We are still trying to figure this one out! We saw a blimp while we were
up there, so when we saw this thing we thought it was another blimp, and so did the captain, but then it
kind of floated really quick. Then it kind of turboed right past us making this really loud jet sound!!!!
Obviously we were all kind of freaked out at the time, but in the end it felt like whoever was flying it was
kind of goofing around with us. It definitely seemed more like some kind of weird airplane than a UFO.
Anyway, we have mostly just been showing the tape around to our friends and it freaks everybody out!
What I'm wondering is, is it worth anything to you guys? Make me an offer, this would be perfect for
whatever you're doing. Are you doing some kind of show like that old show with SPOCK about bigfoot
and UFOs or something?

                    Copyright ®www.scifi.com/happens
                    All rights reserved.
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SciFi Happens anounced "This is the END point"
on October 06 - 2003 about they will not talk about
the three Fake and Bogus videos  on it's BBoard.....
 
            Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20031018175205/http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/1966/970

 THE  3 VIDEOS SciFiHappens Bboard moderator was talking about are:

1.- Viewer Barbara S. from New York. [ WTC footage ]
2.- Viewer from Wisconsin  [ BUG footage ]
3.- Viewer from Montclair, VA.  [ MAGNETIZED footage ]
     Source: http://tinyurl.com/3qp69ub 
® 

®
Barbara .S. doesn't want her name to be revealed
even that her face appears in this part of the filming.

®
® Her face appears clearly in this other shot of the video.


® Here whe can see her face more clearly.
 


® Barbara moves her finger towards the towers to point an object that  appears merged
     with the side border of the tower building.


® Barbara pointing towards the building (image filtered with a metallic effect) 


® Barbara S. index finger has a different pixelization in
    contrast with the objects on the background.

®
® Here we can see more clearly the difference of the UFO that is definitively over the face
     of the building and not behind it as we can appreciate in the video.

®
® Here we can see the UFO between the twin towers.

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® The UFO appears in this scene behind the building.

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® SMALL DETAIL... They forgot to clean the frame and the object that was added
     appears clearly invading the side of the twin tower.
 

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®DETAIL AMPLIFIED  2X

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® DETAIL AMPLIFIED 4X



 
 

IMAGE SEQUENCE THAT EXPOSES THE ERRORS
MADE CREATING THE VIDEO HOAX.

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® THE FRAME OF THE HELICOPTER'S WINDOW CHANGES SHAPE
     IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES AND THE BRIGHTNESS IN THE
     BACKGROUND BUILDINGS CHANGES.
 
®
® IN THIS SEQUENCE WE CAN SEE THAT EACH FRAME
     HAS THE EXACT SIZE OF THE UFO AS A DISTANCE 
     BETWEEN EACH OTHER, THAT MEANS THAT IT WAS
     "INSERTED" IN EACH FRAME OF THE VIDEO AT THE
     SAME DISTANCE TO PRESERVE A SENSE OF MOVEMENT
 
®
® THE UFO APPEARS AT 18.32 SECONDS
 
®
® AT 18.35 SECONDS THE CAMERA CHANGES
    ANGLE AND THE UFO GETS READY TO COME
    FROM THE PART OF THE BUILDING THAT HIDES
    IT PARTIALLY.
 
®
® THE UFO DOESN'T HAVE THE SAME SHAPE AS IT
     FIRST APPEARED, IT'S NOW STRETCHED AND 
     DEFORMED LEAVING A WHITE GLOWING MARK
     WHERE IT WAS BEFORE.
 
®
® IT APPEARS STRETCHED AND DEFORMED
 
®
® IT'S STILL STRETCHED AND DEFORMED
    AFTER 4 CENTIMES OF A SECOND
 
®
® IT ALMOST DISAPPEARS FROM THE FRAME
   AND THE CAMERAMAN FOLLOWS THE UFO
    WITH A PRECISION ANYONE WOULD ENVY
 
®
® THE UFO CAN BE SEEN lN THE BACKGROUND
     ALMOST OVER THE HUDSON RIVER

®
®Contrast showing the pixelization (NOISE) around the UFO.
   ( note the difference between the more defined contour of the buildings and the contour of the UFO that suggest an over impossed image)
 
 

® - 8 SECONDS MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
SEE HOW THE FRAME FROM THE HELICOPTER'S
WINDOW DEFORMS IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES
AND THE GLOW OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE 
BACKGROUND CHANGES.

®
®THE UFO APROACHES THE HELICOPTER
 
®
® The UFO approaches at a great speed and the inexperienced cameraman doesn't miss the shot

®
®The UFO approaches the helicopter and you can see a division in its body on the
    right part near the building.

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® Note the pixelization that goes from upward and how it fades with the background.

®
® Note the pixelization that goes downward

®
® Note the transparent pixelization, you can clearly see the horizon.

®
® The fading of the UFO doesn't mantain the sequence of movement.

®®
® THE STREAK THAT A MOVING OBJECT LEAVES IS CONTRARY TO THE
     DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT BECAUSE OF THE SPEED AND BLUR.®
® In this amplified shot the streak seems to go downward instead
     of upward as this frame of the video sequence shows.

The next frame shows the object right in front of the helicopter. Based on the fact that the object
increased in size (from 54 to 320 pixels) it means a speed of 3200 m/s, which is equal to 11520 km p/h.

®
® AT A GREAT SPEED IT'S IMPOSSIBLE THAT MULTIPLE IMAGES APPEAR IN A TIME LAPSE OF 8
    CENTIMES, WE CAN SEE FOUR UFO POSITIONS. NOTE THE WHITE SPOTS (nodes) USED WITH AN
    EDITING SOFTWARE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE "UFO"


WHITE SPOTS (nodes) USED WITH AN EDITING SOFTWARE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER
OF THE "UFO" AND BELOW ARE MARKED WITH ORANGE ARROWS (COMPARE BOTH)


                  WHITE SPOTS OR EDITING NODES USED WITH AN EDITING SOFTWARE LIKE BRYCE 3D 


                                              WHITE SPOTS OR EDITING NODES


 ABOVE WE CAN SEE THE UFO IS DIVIDED AS A HAMBURGER AND THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT
 INFORMATION BECAUSE THERE IS A PROGRAM CALLED BRYCE3D
 
 


®Due to the closeness of the object it should have hit the helicopter which didn't even move.


® In this take the UFO can bee seen between frames as it is clearly inserted in the building.
 


® Here you can clearly see that there are separate elements and you
     can see the difference between the building and the UFO.
 

®®
    Details of the UFO in contrast with the building
 

THE UFO STREAK IN THE LAST FRAMES SHOWS AN
IMPERFECTION THAT CAN ONLY EXIST IN A POORLY
MANIPULATION AND IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
PROOF THAT THE NY VIDEO IS A HOAX

®
 


 
 
 
 


DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO AND SEE BY YOURSELF
FRAME BY FRAME
THE TRUTHFULNESS OF THIS INVESTIGATION

Downloading the QuickTime version of the video you can find absolute proof that this
video is a hoax..Do you want to see it for yourself?

Follow these steps: 

To watch the NY UFO VIDEO you need the Apple QuickTime Player

1) Install QuickTime Player following it's enclosed instructions.
2) Download the QuickTime version from ALCIONE NY UFO VIDEO( 2.5MB )
3) Double click the file once you have completely downloaded it
4) Pause the video as soon as it starts.
5) Place the mouse cursor over the forward button.
6) Use the control arrows (left/right) to forward or rewind the video.
7) Now that you have seen the video do the following: Go to the end of the video some frames
before the Sci.fi Happens screen appears. Move the frames repeatedly and watch the movement
of the streak left behind by the UFO compared with the cloud on the upper left corner. Small detail, no?

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THE HOAX UNCOVERED!
by Alejandro Franz
Translation by Kurt Franz

THE HOAX WAS CREATED BY SCI-FI
 

®

Photos property of Barbara Sicuranza.®
http://mysteriousmysteries.com/wormhole/index.php?show=clips

BARBARA SICURANZA is Barbara S. in the VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO SEE
THE CONCLUSION OF THIS INVESTIGATION
 

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