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bellisimo
05-30-2008, 07:58 AM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/29/expert-says-ufo-tape-no-fake/


The Colorado Film School instructor who analyzed a video that purportedly shows a space alien swears the footage is real.
"There is no doubt in my mind that (Stan Romanek, a Colorado native who has reported UFO sightings,) did not post-produce this material. In other words, it's not a trick done in special effects," Jerry Hofmann, a professional film editor with more than 30 years of experience, said Thursday. "I have equipment that will test to see if that shot was recorded originally on that tape, which it was," he said.
However, Hofmann said there's no way for him to know whether or not the little gray alien, which was videotaped peeping through a window, is the real thing.
But Hofmann thinks it is.
"The chances are that we are not alone," he said. "That's the conclusion I've come to."
Hofmann, a Colorado Springs native who used to work in the Los Angeles film industry, said Romanek doesn't have the resources to videotape something so elaborate.
"He kept the camera handy, and he saw this little gray (alien) running around his house. He saw it, so he got the camera out," Hofmann said. "The thing is about 4 feet tall. The only thing that shows up in the video is his head. It pops up from underneath a window. But his eyes blink. His cheeks move. He turns his head side-to-side. This would be a very elaborate puppet."
Hofmann said people who work in Hollywood animatronics have seen the video, and he said that such an elaborate puppet would cost around $50,000.
"The guy (Romanek) lives on a freaking government pension," Hofmann said. "He's got a wife and three kids. He doesn't have money. I just don't think he faked this. I think what we got here is the real thing."
Hofmann said he had never heard about Romanek until he was approached last July to analyze the video. Hofmann, 57, who has been married for 35 years to his college sweetheart and has two grown children, said he used to be a skeptic about space aliens.
"My whole view has totally changed," he said. "There's something going on."


I'll believe it when I see it....
apparently they will be revealing it to the media sometime today...
so the question is - are we alone?
is this another viral marketing?
could this green creature really be an alien?
doesn't it seem odd that the hollywood movies for once have gotten something accurate - if it is real that is?

SoupIsGood
05-30-2008, 08:09 AM
I just think Romanek's a nutter, but I still wouldn't mind seeing his video.

LG33
05-30-2008, 08:19 AM
If this is marketing, I will never buy the product being advertised. Never.

Arcadian
05-30-2008, 08:25 AM
How does he know it isn't one of the mole people? Even if it isn't a fake how on Earth does the logical conclusion become it is from outer space?

bellisimo
05-30-2008, 08:41 AM
my question would be....why in the world...of all the places...they go for...Denver? Easier landing due to high altitude or what?

Hicks
05-30-2008, 08:45 AM
How does he know it isn't one of the mole people? Even if it isn't a fake how on Earth does the logical conclusion become it is from outer space?

Mole people?

Thanks for sharing, bellisimo. Please post if a link to the vid pops up today!

SoupIsGood
05-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Even if it isn't a fake how on Earth does the logical conclusion become it is from outer space?


Because he's been abducted. Yeah.

Supposedly he got abducted a long time ago, and now he's like a magnet for all things extraterrestrial. :o

Interesting page: http://www.stanromanek.com/05)%20What's%20New%20Page_website/

His little gray men better come in a lot clearer than those guys do there.

travmil
05-30-2008, 09:23 AM
Because he's been abducted. Yeah.

Supposedly he got abducted a long time ago, and now he's like a magnet for all things extraterrestrial. :o

Interesting page: http://www.stanromanek.com/05)%20What's%20New%20Page_website/

His little gray men better come in a lot clearer than those guys do there.

What a crock. That's not a UFO. Everyone knows that's the Wonkavator.

http://www.borg.com/~superman/Images/wv.jpg

ajbry
05-30-2008, 11:17 AM
This guy is trying to make a profit from this whole thing... Anyone who claims they've been "abducted" by aliens obviously has some serious mental issues. I feel bad for his wife and kids.

Shade
05-30-2008, 01:59 PM
is this another viral marketing?

This is where I'm placing my bet. VM seems to be the latest craze.

Shade
05-30-2008, 02:01 PM
If this is marketing, I will never buy the product being advertised. Never.

Old Navy lost me as a customer due to their idiotic commercials over the last few years.

Not quite the same thing, but I just felt like venting. God, those things SUCKED. :thumbsdow

SoupIsGood
05-30-2008, 04:23 PM
This is where I'm placing my bet. VM seems to be the latest craze.

No... he's just nuts, I think.


Edit: Okay, the video, purportedly: http://www.rockymountainparanormal.com/ufo/alienwindowfinal.mp4


Now I DO think this is viral marketing of some kind.

LG33
05-30-2008, 04:35 PM
What the...

Trader Joe
05-30-2008, 04:39 PM
What would they be marketing?

One thing I noticed is that it moves away from the window in an extremely quick fashion for something reportedly four feet tall. I don't know. Looks fake. Looks like viral marketing. I'm just not sure for what. Also the head movements looked kind of jerky.

Major Cold
05-30-2008, 04:40 PM
FAKE!!!!

Arcadian
05-30-2008, 04:42 PM
Mole people scare the heck out of me.

LG33
05-30-2008, 04:43 PM
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/2008/0530/16437940.jpg

This is the picture I got associated with the story - where did you find that link SIG?

Shade
05-30-2008, 04:48 PM
No... he's just nuts, I think.


Edit: Okay, the video, purportedly: http://www.rockymountainparanormal.com/ufo/alienwindowfinal.mp4


Now I DO think this is viral marketing of some kind.

Wow. That is so lame. :laugh:

CG FTW!

Trader Joe
05-30-2008, 04:58 PM
Yeah I immediately felt like it was CG.

Hicks
05-30-2008, 05:13 PM
If that first link is it, then that's fake. As a matter of fact, I want to say I've seen it somewhere before.

The second picture looks to be from a different video, though. I'd like to see that one.

btowncolt
05-30-2008, 05:15 PM
I am so tired of getting caught peeping.

Shade
05-30-2008, 05:26 PM
I am so tired of getting caught peeping.

Stop stalking me. You know I have surveillance cameras.

And a restraining order.

Arcadian
05-30-2008, 07:06 PM
When I first read it I thought it was saying that a man thought scenes from the movie, ET, were actually aliens. I wish that were true.

LG33
05-30-2008, 07:29 PM
Here's a follow-up story on the whole thing:
http://origin.denverpost.com/ci_9427587



I don't think that video is accurate SIG.
THE STORY LIVES ON!

rexnom
05-30-2008, 08:01 PM
It would be SO much more believable if the guy who filmed didn't seem like a total nutjob.

I could believe the video as an isolated incident under extreme circumstances but this guy is one of those "aliens have a crush on me, I've been probed 1000 times" people. No wonder they didn't have him at the conference. Didn't that seem kind of odd? The man did move to Denver after all and I'm pretty sure he's available, since he presumable left his kids and job in Nebraska to be a news-maker (although I guess he failed since he wasn't even invited to the big screening). Btw, I love the care that has for his kids that he videotapes and then watches for peeping Toms but doesn't care about the consequences of this "discovery" upon his children. Nutjob with a puppet, filmed on real film, no edits. Just a puppet (probably not even a very elaborate one).

Also, I loved the author's discussion of dimension. That the alien might not necessarily be 3D. Apparently, the alien is a mix of Parappa the Rapper and the narrator from Flatland, simply looking into our "Spaceland" with Nutjob Redneck as the proverbial sphere.

Please...Next! Fun read, though!

Anthem
05-30-2008, 08:23 PM
Why would that be CG? Easier just to videotape a guy with a mask on.

I would hope that any aliens sufficiently advanced to travel across the vast distances of space would have imaging technology that allowed for something a little better than walking up to a window and looking in.

Arcadian
05-30-2008, 08:43 PM
I want to believe in alien peeping toms.

LG33
05-30-2008, 09:20 PM
Why would that be CG? Easier just to videotape a guy with a mask on.

I would hope that any aliens sufficiently advanced to travel across the vast distances of space would have imaging technology that allowed for something a little better than walking up to a window and looking in.

That's probably the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum - I even cried a little.

Trader Joe
05-30-2008, 09:53 PM
I just saw this thing outside my third story window.

I think its growing....

(TWSS)

Trader Joe
05-30-2008, 10:01 PM
LOL so the video we saw was a spoof? Thats hilarious. Even more hilarious is the three dimensional comment.

SoupIsGood
05-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Damn, that spoof got made quickly then.

I'm sorry but if there really are aliens out there, I have a hard time believing that they'd look anything like what we've pictured in our pop scifi entertainment. I think this guy just has an unhealthy obessesion, and sees what he's always looking for (kind of like Carrey in that 23 movie).

Arcadian
05-30-2008, 10:27 PM
Before you dismiss Mole men consider who is more likely to peer into windows. They have to get that close because they have bad eyesight.

SycamoreKen
05-31-2008, 02:28 PM
That head looks like the skull from the Punisher comic. probably some kid dressed in black wearing a t-shirt. Or mole people.

bellisimo
06-01-2008, 05:29 PM
A few minutes of grainy, black-and-white video show a shadowy creature with big eyes peeping over a windowsill. But does it show a puppet or an alien from outer space?
The video was shown Friday during a news conference at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.
Over the course of three minutes or so, the footage shows a creature with a balloon-shaped head popping up and down in a windowsill that was 8 feet above ground. The face was white, with large black eyes that seemed to blink.
"If it was a puppet, it would be a very elaborate and sophisticated puppet," said Alejandro Rojas, education director of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, who spoke at the news conference.
Rojas said the video was taken July 17, 2003, in Nebraska by Stan Tiger Romanek, who set up the camera because he thought peeping Toms had been looking into his house.
Photographers were not allowed to capture images from the footage Friday because experts are still reviewing it, Rojas said.
The screening was arranged by Denver resident Jeff Peckman, who has organized an initiative drive to require the city of Denver to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission to handle alien encounters.
Peckman needs 4,000 signatures for the item to make it onto the November ballot.


http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_9434221#220753

Arcadian
06-01-2008, 06:12 PM
I would love for the city of Denver to create a Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission.

rexnom
06-01-2008, 06:37 PM
I would love for the city of Denver to create a Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission.
For comedic value, yes. For other reasons not fit for this board, not so much.