Yep, a prank for a TV show. Well done. But man, these are hard on me… See update below the story. The lesson here: Nothing should be taken as real.
Strange glowing animal caught on camera in UK harbor.
Experts were baffled after video footage emerged of a glowing “alien-like creature” swimming in Bristol harbour.
Stunned eyewitnesses filmed a mystery luminescent, tentacled being, which was flashing a variety of colours, floating close to the top of the water.
It did not look like a machine, report witnesses, but then suddenly disappeared.
It’s an alien in the sense that it probably lives in a completely different world, the deep sea. Many deep sea creatures are bioluminescent – glow via their own chemical power. The experts consulted are not sure because the video is not all that detailed but suggestions include a marine salp (a tunicate) or a jellyfish. Whatever it is, it’s FASCINATING. Yet, it’s disappointing that people assume such a creature is an alien when there are such beautiful and fascinating creatures we have right here on earth.
A series of paranormal videos released on YouTube and alien events in Bristol this week, were revealed today to be part of an elaborate marketing stunt by UKTV’s entertainment channel, Watch.
The guerrilla campaign was created to launch ‘The Happenings’, an audacious new illusion series featuring master magicians ‘Barry and Stuart’, a new show from the producers of Derren Brown.
The various videos, which feature paranormal and strange occurrences, have accumulated over 1m views since they appeared on the popular online video sharing network over the last four months.
We can no longer think ANY video online is real. The only sound skeptical position is to assume it’s not real. I’m kind of sad about that. We are in the Internet age where making waves and getting attention hugely swamps the process of getting to the truth.
Thanks commenters for staying skeptical. Can you tell I really WANTED it to be real?
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