YORK UFO VIDEO
F A K E !
ESPAÑOL by Alejandro Franz,
translation by L.D.G. Kurt Franz
promo "The Blimp"
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
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
THE SCI-FI HAPPENS VIDEO CLIP (THE BLIMP)
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
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
OLD SCI-FI LOGO
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
Principal Actor in Sci Fi Channel SCI-FI Promo (The Blimp) Barbara
Sicuranza, a New York City native, is an actor, writer and director.
has collaborated on many original theatre projects in NYC; working with,
inspired by, legendary great Penny Arcade ("Bad Reputation"), the brilliant
Albo ("Sexoteque", "I'm So Relaxed", "Please Everything Burst"),
Twinning ("Dollface") and countless other downtown superstars.
"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
THE SCI-FI HAPPENS VIDEO A HOAX?
A MATTER OF TIME.... AND TIMING
CAREFULLY THIS 1.583 SECONDS CLIP OF
THE ORIGINAL VIDEO (8.36MB)
YOUR TIME AND CHECK HOW BARBARA POINTED HER ARM AT
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
"UFO" WHEN SHE POINTED HER ARM TO THE RIGHT
SIDE OF THE HELICOPTER ( REPEAT
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
- 18.375 = 1.583
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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ON THIS HOAXED VIDEO
Barbara S. says: "It's that the World Trade Center?", that indicates very
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
image shows the white stripe between the twin towers before the UFO appears.
Barbara.S. is turning her face to the camera and the UFO appears between
the Twin Towers.
let me say that this doesn't prove that the video is a fake... yet...
- 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?
- 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.
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
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.
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
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?
THE UFO'S VAPOR STREAK
IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES ONLY GIVES SIGN OF A POOR
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
ask you, Do you still think that this video is real?
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.
- 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.
SCI-FI FALSE INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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:
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?
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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.
face appears clearly in this other shot of the video.
whe can see her face more clearly.
moves her finger towards the towers to point an object that appears
with the side border of the tower building.
pointing towards the building (image filtered with a metallic effect)
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.
® ® The
UFO appears in this scene behind the building.
® ® SMALL
DETAIL... They forgot to clean the frame and the object that was added
appears clearly invading the side of the twin tower.
® ® DETAIL
SEQUENCE THAT EXPOSES THE ERRORS MADE
CREATING THE VIDEO HOAX.
FRAME OF THE HELICOPTER'S WINDOW CHANGES SHAPE
IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES AND THE BRIGHTNESS IN THE
BACKGROUND BUILDINGS CHANGES.
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
UFO APPEARS AT 18.32 SECONDS
18.35 SECONDS THE CAMERA CHANGES
ANGLE AND THE UFO GETS READY TO COME
FROM THE PART OF THE BUILDING THAT HIDES
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.
APPEARS STRETCHED AND DEFORMED
STILL STRETCHED AND DEFORMED
AFTER 4 CENTIMES OF A SECOND
ALMOST DISAPPEARS FROM THE FRAME
AND THE CAMERAMAN FOLLOWS THE UFO
WITH A PRECISION ANYONE WOULD ENVY
UFO CAN BE SEEN lN THE BACKGROUND
ALMOST OVER THE HUDSON RIVER
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
HOW THE FRAME FROM THE HELICOPTER'S WINDOW DEFORMS
IN THE LAST TWO FRAMES AND THE GLOW
OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE BACKGROUND CHANGES.
UFO APROACHES THE HELICOPTER
UFO approaches at a great speed and the inexperienced cameraman doesn't
miss the shot
UFO approaches the helicopter and you can see a division in its body on
right part near the building.
® ® 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.
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
CENTIMES, WE CAN SEE FOUR UFO POSITIONS. NOTE THE WHITE SPOTS (nodes) USED
EDITING SOFTWARE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE "UFO"
SPOTS (nodes) USED WITH AN EDITING SOFTWARE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF
THE "UFO" AND BELOW ARE MARKED WITH ORANGE ARROWS (COMPARE
WHITE SPOTS OR EDITING NODES USED WITH AN EDITING SOFTWARE LIKE BRYCE 3D
SPOTS OR EDITING NODES
WE CAN SEE THE UFO IS DIVIDED AS A HAMBURGER AND THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
BECAUSE THERE IS A PROGRAM CALLED BRYCE3D
to the closeness of the object it should have hit the helicopter which
didn't even move.
this take the UFO can bee seen between frames as it is clearly inserted
in the building.
you can clearly see that there are separate elements and you
can see the difference between the building and the UFO.
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
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?
1) Install QuickTime Player following
it's enclosed instructions. 2) Download the QuickTime version from
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?
by Alejandro Franz
Translation by Kurt Franz