The audio from a news report about an alleged alien spotting has been edited onto a digital creation showing an alien-like being. Posts online, however, thought the edited clip was a real news report.
A tweet (here) with over 10,000 likes at the time of publishing included the text, “Watch! Actual #Alien Footage from the Las #Vegas #UFO Landing…. On Duty Area Las Vegas Police Captured Clear Dash Footage of the Flying UFO Aircraft on their Patrol Car Minutes Before The Same Officers Also Responded to Scene Where this Gentleman Recorded this Footage #America.”
Another example can be seen (here).
In late April 2023, a Las Vegas family called 911 saying they’d seen two large aliens in their backyard, according to news reports (here), (here) and (here).
The audio from a news report about the incident (timestamp 0:42) (here) has been edited into an unrelated, digitally created video (here).
The top left corner of the videos being shared includes partially visible text of a TikTok account named @owltreestump (www.tiktok.com/@owltreestump) that shared the original video and has “visual effects” in the bio of their account.
The description of the original video reads, “Smh knew I shouldn’t investigate noises outside. #cryptid #cgi #blender3d #creepy.” CGI stands for computer-generated imagery, while Blender is the name of a software that allows users to create 3D animation.
The account didn’t immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
False. The visuals in this video have been created digitally and the audio comes from a news report about aliens.
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