EXCLUSIVE: Another “Dublin UFO” Hoax Underway Against the Media?

Posted on January 23, 2010 by


Who’s Pranking Whom? Why Ireland and Why Triangular UFOs?

AUSTIN – It’s like déjà vu all over again … remember back in October 2008 when we broke the story of how someone in Ireland’s media had been convinced that a then recent UFO sighting flap (which featured an apparent triangle ufo with a red laser caught with cellphone video footage) was connected to this amazing footage of a triangle ufo with red laser darting about but which turned out to be reused footage of an award winning model from a UFO hoax contest? Well it appears that someone has yet again pulled the wool over the media’s eyes.

I was just made aware of some “dramatic new triangular ufo footage” and as soon as I saw it I recognized it as something I’d seen just a few months ago in October 2009 when I was researching the ufo videos of Ed Grimsley who claims to witness ufo battles complete with lasers and explosions using only a pair of expensive nightvision goggles. Yet none of his footage is anywhere near as interesting as this “new” triangular footage which happens to apparently use this same type of green-tinting night vision tech

FremontTriangleDecember2008aThe video I saw in October of last year was allegedly “filmed 12/5/08 in fremont, ca.” and uploaded to YouTube the same day by someone who appears to own a pair of the goggles and/or collects footage of nightvision anomalies. Yet the online news reports and bits of information offerred so far contradict that stating…

A triangular formation of lights was filmed flying at night at “incredible speed”.
Sighting near the River Liffey in Dublin.

One has to wonder, who got this misrepresentation of the footage started? Was it deliberate or could it just be a simple case of a news editor / web manager posting an interesting accompanying video that looks like what was described but which apparently has absolutely nothing to do with the “new” alleged Dublin sighting?

So far a handful of newsites has been taken in by this “hoax” or misidentification / miscommunication. But the list is growing everytime I check:

  • Liffey on Mars
    The Sun – Vince Soodin – Jan 21, 2010
    EXPERT Nick Pope says it’s vital for our security to log sightings – and he will review yours. Among the most mysterious include a UFO over Parliament in …
  • UFO spotted above Ireland (video)
    Daily Contributor – 11 hours ago
    A strange triangular formation of lights moving at an “incredible speed” has been filmed flying near the River Liffey in Dublin. …
  • Triangular light formation UFO seen in Dublin
    NewsLite – 17 hours ago
    Witnesses say the lights moves at an “incredible speed” as they sped over the River Liffey. In the footage – which seems to have been taken via a night …
  • Footage of ‘UFO’ taken in Ireland
    Oneindia – 21 hours ago
  • UFO spotted above Dublin as Ireland turns X-Files
    Metro – 13 hours ago
  • Footage of ‘UFO’ taken in Ireland
    Newstrack India (blog) – 22 hours ago
    London, Jan 22 (ANI): The footage of a UFO flying near the River Liffey in Dublin has left experts thinking it could either be a secret aircraft or …
  • Footage of UFO taken in Ireland
    Little About (blog) – Jan 21, 2010
    London, Jan 22 : The footage of a UFO flying near the River Liffey in Dublin has left experts thinking it could either be a secret aircraft or spacecraft. …

We’ll keep you posted with updates as we receive them.

– SMiles Lewis