This appeared on Boing Boing with no context or explanation, helping to spread the conjecture that it’s real and, ominously, a crashing UFO that releases an “escape pod”. We at DN must point out that there is a major problem with this idea. For such a clear event, there were no reported meteors on January 5, which renders this extremely suspicious.
Mike Hankey, from the American Meteor Society, said: “This video looks fake. It was published on Jan 5 and we had no reports of fireballs in southern California on Jan. 5 or Jan. 4.”
Also suspicious is that this is covered on mystery sites like Open Minds and dubious sources like the Daily Mail but NOT on reputable news outlets and not confirmed by experts. Many commentators seem to think it’s faked. We’re going to go with that too in light of the lack of confirmative evidence.
Additional information is appreciated.
Tip: Dave Shevett