Like i said what happened to actual investigation? IT'S A UFO people. U stand for UNIDENTIFIED. So could be alien, could be man made, could be an optical illusion...Could be anything. but whiteout investigation no one should lay a single assumptions since no one did any research.Until then all is only opinions. Not fact.
Agree that to many people jump to conclusions/assumption and don't analyze things. But people can also be delusional, and closed minded to logical explanations. And majority does not = validity. So multitude of "sightings" and videos, doesn't mean they're all real real or alien. Of course some are real, and tons of real witness cases, but through research and my own experience in professional photo/videography, and experience in making UFO hoaxes, I've come to find the majority of videos are either hoaxes, or are explainable. There are several billion people on this planet, steven speilberg isnt the only one who can make special FX. It doesnt take much talent to make these fakes. Almost all the hoaxes are made by amateurs using basic techniques, and after watching all of this guys videos: http://www.youtube.c...ngHoaxer/videos you will question every video you see again. Being open minded is step one, but being unbiased and knowledgable in many areas that can be applies to UFO research is step 2. To many acclaimed "UFO researchers" are desulsional and believe almost everything is real, and also lack knowledge in other fields (photography, video editing) so they can only apply what they know. It takes views from every single angle to form a solid conclusion. Also this guy has been coming out with good stuff: http://www.youtube.c...XKiller1/videos
And on crop circles (since you mentioned them, it's one of my most studied subject), I also started out believing they where all made by aliens, I've researched them for 8 years (both online, in books, and IN FIELD with other researchers and actual hoaxers (actually artists). Then I met circle makers, and studied their methods, and compared their circles to believed "genuine" ones, and there's absolutely no difference. Then I looked at other supposed evidence such as radiation, magnatism, bent/blown stems/nodes, circles apearing instantly, ufos filmed over circles, all of it... and found explanations for everything. Now without any other evidence of them being made by aliens, I've recently concluded they are all (or at least 99%) man made.
As for the video. You can't tell either way. There's no obvious evidence that it's fake. The guy also has several other videos on his channel, if they're all his, then I'd be inclined to think they're fake, but if they're other peoples ( i think they're supposed to be) then maybe they're real (needs sources). Objects, and lighting look right. The only giveway would be if someone can find any motion detection errors. I would say most likely real. (likely, because you can't be 100% sure) until further research.
Edited by AlienDan, 10 April 2012 - 04:10 AM.