We’ve been seeing these types of promotions. To hype a show or project, you can be rewarded by bringing forward evidence. It never seems to produce anything interesting.
Filmmaker James Fox will make this announcement as part of the promotion for his upcoming movie The 701, inspired by the Air Force’s two-decade UFO study, Project Blue Book.
Fox, who previously directed Out of the Blue (2002) and I Know What I Saw (2009), will reveal the $100K challenge at the 22nd International UFO Congress (IUFOC), which begins Feb. 27, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
“One of the aspects that sets our film apart is the producers’ commitment to bringing forth never-before-seen evidence. As part of this effort, we’re offering a $100,000 reward for the best proof that some UFOs are alien spacecraft,” Fox told The Huffington Post exclusively.
“This material can be in the form of a photograph, video or film footage or debris from an alleged crash site. But it must be able to withstand scientific scrutiny by our chosen panel.
Meh. No word on who would be on such a “scientific” panel or what the criteria would be. It’s debatable whether winning the money would have a high bar or will be given away for marketing purposes. Let’s be clear, ACTUAL proof of UFOs are worth way more than 100K. So, this is sort of a gimmicky thing. But if someone puts in a good effort to produce a convinced piece of “evidence”, maybe they win the prize.
In the end, this is pointless. And we’ll be the judge if it’s “the most compelling film ever produced on UFOs”.