A widescale UFO hoax planned for April?

The plans are here and were supposed to stay secret (Dudes: It’s a public site.)

The plan is to fly several multirotors at night time (in your respective time zone) at a time that many people are awake / out on the street, with lights on the aircraft, far away enough from people not to be caught but close enough to cause UFO sightings.

Of course, every chap who owns a multirotor, a strip of leds and is willing to hover for a bit in the darkness, should chime in on this. If done properly, we could pull off a worldwide prank that causes UFO sightings all over the world and causes an apocalypse-like idea in all the media.

I say GO FOR IT, just keep aware of airspace laws in your area. The original idea came from here:

MrGyro’s UFO Spotted by local papers – MrGyro.co.uk.

In the office we had a little discussion about how news papers will report on anything. Cutting a long story short the result of our discussion was that we spent some time concocting a plan to make our Tricopter look like a spaceship.

While we were flying we captured some pictures of the tricopter in flight using a cell phone camera. We then thought we would help the story get a little traction by tweeting the picture at the local paper (Stroud News & Journal). Success! The reporter retweeted the image and interest started to grow. Next we set up an email address to use and sent a report of a UFO to the editor of the paper.

It was TOO easy. The local reporters ate it up, they said. No checking. So yes, the newspapers WILL report anything and leave readers to decide what it is. It’s very likely, a hoax. But for some odd reason, people don’t think hoaxes are the most likely explanation.

Already signed up for 8PM flights are tricopters, quadcopters and RC planes in the U.S. – Arizona, California, New York, Massachutsetts, Washington/Oregon, Indiana and Ohio – South Africa, Netherlands, Australia-NSW, Paris, France and Cheshire, U.K.

Not many will read this post compared to how many you will fool. So, have at it, Gentlemen. Please send us your links from the local papers on the results of your experiment. Good luck on creating mass panic.

April 5, the invasion begins. Look for the blue lights.

UFO By Marc Dantonio

UFO By Marc Dantonio Used for a hoax. It worked.

Tip: @TheUFOTrail on Twitter

  9 comments for “A widescale UFO hoax planned for April?

  1. Sam
    February 22, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    You can tell people ahead if time that you’re going to hoax them, then hoax them, then tell them they’ve been hoaxed, and they still won’t believe you!

  2. February 22, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    “What? No, this CAN’T be a hoax! April Fools was four days ago!”

  3. MrClean417
    February 22, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Cool, I’ve got a dozen or so of those chinese lanterns and enough time to get lights on my Quad. IF that doesn’t work, I’ll fly my Snowball which is already setup with lights.

    • lagaya1
      February 22, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      Please tell me that Snowball isn’t your kitten’s name…

  4. Gary
    February 22, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Caution: When the cops find out they’ve been fooled, they will be angry at you.

    • Mark Richards
      February 24, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      So you tell Plod beforehand so that they can tell people calling in that the FOs are not U. This can only add to the conspiracy deliciousness because “official denial.”

  5. February 23, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Of course, NONE of us who post here with our real names (or real IP addresses) would ever actually do anything that would unnecessarily occupy the time of public safety workers…

    But it will surely be a fun evening for looking up in the sky and watching various news feeds.

  6. Mark
    February 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Massachutsetts? Must be a new state in the Union?!

  7. Thisshitpissesmeoff
    March 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    It’s already floating through the UFO community’s . I hate hoaxers.

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