UFO Spiral Videos over Canada
Computer Animation Hoax
May 24th, 2010 - Russia Today
UFO Spiral Videos over Canada are Fake - A video of what some claim to be an unidentified flying
object is creating a stir online. The footage posted on the internet
appears to show a strange spiraling light coursing through the sky over
western Canada. Critics have branded the pictures a hoax, with many
experts saying the images are computer generated.
Some say the website
which broke the story is simply trying to boost its popularity. While there are many videos which provide evidence of UFOs this particular video is obviously a hoax. It clearly shows (poorly done) CGI effects which are computer animations.
After multiple people analyzing this video it was quickly discovered to be a simple hoax. The creator of the video used a program called Adobe After Effects. Adobe After Effects is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax and user-adjustable angle of observation.
The reasoning behind this hoax? Simple. To boost the amount of traffic to their website.