CGI animated video passed off real UFO sighting

A video of UFO sighting is being circulated widely on social media. Users caption it ‘Unknown Location #UFO’.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  6 Aug 2022 5:15 AM GMT
CGI animated video passed off real UFO sighting

A video of UFO sighting is being circulated widely on social media. Users caption it 'Unknown Location #UFO'.

In the viral video, we can spot two UFOs moving around with a person saying, 'Oh my god, there's two'. Also, the comments section leads us to investigate further as we found a lot of comments claiming the video to be fake.


You can see the video here.

This is not the first time such a video has surfaced widely on social media. As UFOs and the existence of Aliens have been a mysterious topic amongst people. Any such video goes viral and ends up misleading people and spreading fear and chaos.

Fact check

NewsMeter scanned the viral video to find the source and found a page 'EBE' on Facebook with huge followers. The page seems to be posting UFO and alien-related videos and pictures. The bio of this page says, '"E.B.E." (short for Extraterrestrial Biological Entity)'.

We also found this to be linked with content pages including 'The 2Alien MonaLisas' that are involved in establishing the existence of Aliens and UFOs.

While looking closer, NewsMeter found all the videos on the EBE page to be shot in the same manner. A circular object comes slowly and then rushes rapidly as it comes closer. This pattern gave us a hint that the videos could be edited.

However, we also found that the UFO in the video struggles at the point where it crosses the branches. The object seems to be flying way above and suddenly crosses the branch which is a result of an error in masking. This clearly shows that the video is a product of CGI animation with masking.

NewsMeter also found an article on the official website of NASA on Chapter 5. "Do aliens exist? This is a really interesting question and one that NASA has been trying to understand, explore, and figure out for a long time. We have not yet discovered life on any other planet, and we have not seen any scientifically supported evidence for extraterrestrial life," the article said.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/episode-5-we-asked-a-nasa-scientist-do-aliens-exist

It is evident it is a CGI animated video on the internet.

Hence, the viral video is fake and misleading.

Claim Review:real UFO sighting
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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