Fact Check: Video Of UFO Escorted By 2 Jets Is NOT Real -- CGI Effects For Entertainment

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: Video Of UFO Escorted By 2 Jets Is NOT Real -- CGI Effects For Entertainment CGI Fiction

Were two fighter jets filmed escorting a saucer-shaped flying object over a mountain? No, that's not true: These special effects were computer generated. The video was originally uploaded to YouTube by the channel called oondyla. It has posted other special effects videos and includes a disclaimer on their channel that reads, "This channel is intended for entertainment purpose only. It shows how it could be IF ufo were real. Ufo are cgi generated image sequences."

The video titled, "INCREDIBLE UFO SIGHTING: TWO MILITARY JETS CONVOY - The Original Version!!!" was originally uploaded to YouTube on August 14, 2011. It was recently reposted on Facebook on July 24, 2022. The text captioning added to the video says:

UFO IN FLIGHT
In Plain Sight
With government jets escorting

This is how the post appeared at the time of writing:
ufopost04.jpg
(Image source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Aug 02 23:04:49 2022 UTC)

The description for the YouTube channel oondyla says:

Description
This channel is intended for entertainment purpose only. It shows how it could be IF ufo were real. Ufo are cgi generated image sequences

oondyla.jpg

(Image source: YouTube screenshot taken on Tue Aug 02 23:22:19 2022 UTC)

The original video from August 14, 2011, is captioned:

That's an incredible real shot of an ufo and two military jets attend it. I was taking some shot for a test, when I heard a strong sound...
they know!!!that is the truth!!!!

oondylavideo.jpg

(Image source: YouTube screenshot taken on Tue Aug 02 23:22:19 2022 UTC)

Although the oondyla channel is currently forthcoming about their videos being CGI creations, this may not have always been the case. This video was debunked by Sixty Second Scams on August 12, 2015. At the 1:23 minute mark in the debunking video, an "Easter egg" is revealed -- oondyla has put a barely visible watermark of sorts, their name, on the sign at the side of the road. Below is a screenshot of that detail enhanced:

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(Image source: YouTube screenshot taken on Tue Aug 02 23:22:19 2022 UTC)

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


 

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