CGI video of giant sea creature passed off as real monster caught on camera

Hyderabad: A video of a strange giant creature swimming on the surface of the sea is being shared on social media. Helicopters can be seen flying over the creature.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  3 Sep 2022 10:14 AM GMT
CGI video of giant sea creature passed off as real monster caught on camera

Hyderabad: A video of a strange giant creature swimming on the surface of the sea is being shared on social media. Helicopters can be seen flying over the creature.

The post has been widely shared on social media and has created rumors and misinformation.


Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search but could not find any relevant sources or evidence to back the claim.

We analyzed the video and found that it had been shared via TikTok which is banned in India since 2020. We also noticed the TikTok username "borisao_blois" that appears in the video. Taking this as a clue, we ran a keyword search and found a YouTube channel with the same username. The same video, titled 'The Bloop vs The Great Majah - The Meeting Day', was uploaded on the channel on 30 June 2022. The description reads, "The day of the meeting has arrived…Several dozen underwater drones, an aerial team of helicopters, many cameras and hydrophones; everything is ready to capture the moment. The suspected battle is about to begin and the whole world is watching. The Bloop finally comes face to face with El Gran Majá and the tense atmosphere shakes everybody, shakes every breath. Very soon the battle will be here on YouTube my people."


We checked the YouTube page and found multiple videos of strange fictional creatures. The about section of the channel reads, "I am the imagination of a man with the desire to make stories, with the weapon of animation in his hands." This proved that the channel was dedicated to fictional and CGI animated videos.

The Instagram page of borisao_blois confirmed that the artist is a 3D animator.

This proves that an animated video of a strange sea creature is being shared as real. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:real monster caught on camera
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Claim Fact Check:False
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