Earlier this month, you might've read reports of 'strange lights', 'spherical lights' or even a 'UFO' hovering above Canberra, Australia, as depicted in a YouTube clip. With an academic describing it as a natural phenomenon and commenters stating they witnessed a strange display, the video's corroboration with other sources helped create the idea that something - maybe not little green men - had happened.
However, the video's original poster has published a new video showing how he concocted the entire thing on Adobe After Effects. Despite only having the editing tools for a week, Johnson Thompson was able to fool journalists, academics and viewers; the whole thing is sort of inconsequential fun, "oh, how embarrassing, you fooled us!", but brings up other questions as to how thorough investigations are, the reliability of witnesses and how quickly hoaxes can spread.
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