The UFO allegedly seen over a Canadian baseball game turned out to be another hoax. However, it was said to be an unlikely hoax since it did not come from an individual or a group of geeks flying a remote-controlled object or device.
YouTube/ Mike Nikolaou UFO Hoax or Real? (file photo of UFO sighting). The UFO spotted over a baseball game in Canada was only a drone deployed by a planetarium. The drone flying over Canada was not quite like the typical unmanned and armed military drone.
The UFO spotted over a baseball game in Canada was only a drone deployed by a planetarium. The drone flying over Canada was not quite like the typical unmanned and armed military drone.
UFO bloggers and enthusiasts were in a frenzy when they discovered the alleged UFO hovering over a Canadian baseball stadium. Too bad it was an elaborate hoax orchestrated by the H.R. MacMillan Space Center.
On Sept 3, an object that looks like a flying saucer was seen during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Vancouver Canadians and the Everett AquaSox in Vancouver's Nat Bailey Stadium. The unidentified flying object appeared to be surrounded by bright lights.
The original video of the alleged UFO ran for only 20 seconds. Critics questioned the duration of the video and the way the camera zoomed out quickly. A curious person would zoom in on the flying object to record its movement while it's still in the sky.
According to its own press release, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre was behind the short video of a fake UFO in Canada. The Space Centre said it was able to build a new planetarium with the shape of a drone. The plan was to fly the planetarium drone around Vancouver as a marketing stunt to draw people in.
The Space Centre collaborated with a local advertising agency to stage an "extreme teaser campaign" and get people to take a look inside its new building.
The press release also said the goal of the UFO in Canada hoax was to "create a buzz about the new planetarium viewer experience." The upgrade to the Planetarium Theatre in the Space Centre was worth $500,000.
The ad agency did not have to worry about the video of the UFO in Canada video going viral. The Internet did the rest as the agency only took care of flying the drone while filming it. The ad agency posted short clips and images to attract viewer interest.
More UFO hoaxes
Both UFO skeptics and believers have always placed videos of alleged UFOs on YouTube under close scrutiny since in this day and age, technology can be used to create a fake UFO video and make it look real and convincing in the eyes of viewers.
The local consumer electronics or hardware store may also be responsible for the number of UFO hoaxes on YouTube. DIY or do-it-yourself drone kits can be easily bought to make drones look like UFOs commonly seen in science fiction movies and novels.
The next time a new UFO video surfaces, people may not be as keen to hit the "Like" or "Share" button.
Watch the video below on how to tell if a UFO video is a hoax:
UFO Hoax or Real? (file photo of UFO sighting). The UFO spotted over a baseball game in Canada was only a drone deployed by a planetarium. The drone flying over Canada was not quite like the typical unmanned and armed military drone.