Facebook, and the rest of the internet, has done it again!
One little twist of a photograph or video, and the rest of the world knows about it. Behold the Power of Facebook!
A July 29th Facebook post claims that a video, containing footage of a UFO, is the real deal and encourages its supporters to share it before “they” remove it from the internet. The poster of the video claims that Facebook has already been asked to remove the video.
I thought this was too funny for several reasons.
First of all, they posted this with too many capital letters, grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Whether you’re a conspiracy theorist, radio website, or not, if you want what you’re writing to look legit, at least try to make it look legit.
The Facebook Page in question posted the following:
“This is the video that they are ERASING off the internet. Facebook has been Asked to DELETE. SHARE IT before it gets Deleted. Make this go Viral Now. PEOPLE MIGHT SAY ITS FAKE BUT BELIVE IN THEM AS MUCH AS YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT HIDING IT FROM YOU.”
Secondly, if they claimed that Facebook had been “asked to delete it,” well, weren’t they the ones posting it? Wouldn’t they be the ones asked to delete it? Why post it at all if they knew that Facebook was already deleting it?
Third of all, it’s September and this video is still all over the internet.
So of course I wanted to see if I could find the source. I don’t know if I did, but I found something interesting on an identical YouTube video.
I found this:
Let’s take a closer look:
This bandicam.com thing must be embedded into the video.
So what is bandicam.com? Well, my dear readers, according to its website, “Bandicam is the most advanced Desktop Screen Recorder and Video / Game Recording Software on the planet.”
And there you have it.
My own belief is that somebody was recording their video gameplay of an alien invasion simulation of some sort. They probably uploaded the file onto YouTube or some other video uploading program to either store it or share it with friends and from there, it went viral.
Now, many of us know what happens when people post questionable content of the ridiculous kind. The comments that follow are usually just as entertaining. Amidst all the quirky responses, the believers, the disbelievers, and the Michael Jackson eating popcorn memes, I found this one to be the best:
Someone had posted this pancake recipe in response to a video of a UFO sighting on Facebook!
I could not help but laugh.
I think I should start making pancakes now.