The New Stuff

OKINAWAUFO-large570

UFO Crash Off Reported Off Japan Coast Sparks Media Interest, But Did It Really Happen?


 

Over the last several days, a number of websites have reported that Japan’s Nippon Television was covering a story of how a UFO crashed off the coast of Okinawa and that officials had released a photograph of the UFO.

This is either an amazing story or yet another example of how stories of this type often get overblown. In fact, this comes under the category of “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

As reported by inothernewz.com, and picked up by other media sources, the UFO was seen by several news crews, police and emergency vehicles as it sunk in the water near the islands south of Japan on Dec. 4.

That’s a lot of potential eyewitnesses. The photo, above, was reportedly released by the Japanese navy. A navy spokesman, Yoshido Hari, has been quoted saying, “We wanted to release this photo to the world and confirm the reports. This picture will give credence to what some of our citizens living in Okinawa witnessed … We clearly still have many days of salvaging ahead of us, but we will take our time and bring the aircraft up in one piece. We must preserve the object as much as possible.”

That’s quite a mouthful, if it’s true. But this story falls apart on several levels, asghosttheory.com also points out.

First, the UFO that reportedly crashed off Okinawa is suspiciously identical to a Google Earth image, below, that was one of many shown by HuffPost months ago to be nothing more than lens flares.

googleufonm

Next, while several websites have reported that Nippon TV said a UFO went down off the coast of Okinawa, a simple search of the Nippon TV site — using the word “UFO” — shows no results of any recent news item about a UFO.

Next, a simple Google search of “pink ufos” brings up numerous examples — including the so-called Okinawa UFO — of camera lens artifacts that aren’t even solid objects.

If the Japanese navy had, in fact, released an official photo of a UFO that crashed into the sea near Okinawa, where exactly is that photo? Because the image that’s shown up in most stories about the “event” is clearly not the object in question.

It’s not known how or where this story even began, but the UFO field is already mired in enough bad stories with bad images and bad videos. It doesn’t need any more to drag the credibility of the subject further down, much to the delight of debunkers everywhere.

Recently Published

google
»

Google, LG Sign 10-year Global Patent License Agreement

Fresh from announcing record shipments in the last quarter of ...

disney
»

Disney and Google Team Up To Bring “Movies Anywhere” App To Android

Disney and Google has entered into a new partnership to allow access ...

window task manager
»

Best Windows Task Manager Alternatives

The Windows Task Manager is a functional but basic tool for keeping ...

s pen
»

How To Use S Pen On Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Now in its fourth iteration, the S Pen has evolved into a productive ...

Android-5-0-Lollipop-Download
»

Tips On How To Install Android Lollipop

Google has announced the final version of Android L, now officially ...

appdynamic
»

AppDynamics Now Render Intel For Business Managers

Looking to expand into a new market, AppDynamics has updated its ...

movies
»

Top 10 Best Movie Apps for Movie Lovers

The advent of smartphones has given us access to almost everything ...

webpage
»

Best Websites That Can Capture Webpage Screenshots

Do you want other people to see what you see on your computer’s ...

blackberry
»

BlackBerry Upgrades BBM With Timed Messages

Taking a page from the Snapchat playbook, BlackBerry will let BBM ...