Debunked: Fake photo of triangle UFO and contrail

Mick West

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This one is making the rounds:



It seems to be just a simple photoshop overlay on top of this photo:



Like this:

 
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Pete Tar

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Wow, nice spotting of the bunk. How did you know?
And oh, why would they do this?
It's.... weird.
 

Mick West

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It's a fairly distinctive contrail pattern, with two of the trails on the pilot's right side merging together, and the trails starting fully behind the engine. So I just searched for "contrail", and it only took a few minutes. When people want to fake a photo they often seem to Google the source images, which makes it easier to debunk.

I'm not 100% sure it's the correct underlaying image, as the pendule patter does not match exactly, but it's hard to tell with with blur.

People like to fake things, I guess some of them want the attention. But maybe some of them think they saw something and are drawing what they saw, and later it gets passed off as genuine.
 

Mick West

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You mean the plane in the middle, the plane in the upper right, or the pause indicator?





I'm thinking it's the one in the upper right. It's a plane. You only see the parts of it that are reflecting the sun, and the rest is hidden by the atmosphere and the low resolution video.
 
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