A new YouTube video has gained a lot of buzz lately as it claims to depict a 1964 interview between an interrogator and an “actual” alien being held hostage. The video opens with a Project Blue Book verification screen with case numbers and a date of June 9th, 1964. It’s said that this video actually belongs to a PBB case, however it’s now been discovered that the footage some call actual proof of the extraterrestrial is officially a hoax. Let me explain…
First, you should probably watch the video. Here it is.
As you can see, the so-called being named EBE-3 answers a few questions the government seems to be asking it. The being talks about traveling through time from a distant period in the earth’s lifespan, says he’s an “evolutionary descendant” of humans, declares that nuclear war wiped out a majority of the earth’s population, and seems to try to describe the “nature” of life. Some of it sounds legit, while bits and pieces are just jibber-jabber. Nevertheless, the entire 4:36 video is kinda interesting if you’re into creatures from another world, but as I previously stated, it’s all a hoax.
Aristomenis Tsirbas, a digital effects artist who worked on several Star Trek productions, created this video on the side just for fun. UFO debunker Isaac Koi wrote up an entire article on how Tsirbas went about making this clip which you can read in full here. The back story, special effects, and more are all discussed in the report.
If this kind of video from Tsirbas seems familiar, you may remember his previous work on the video entitled “UFO over Santa Clairta”. In this clip, a giant UFO can be seen flying over a car in a rather shaky pattern. This video was later also debunked as false, so it looks like Tsirbas is developing a reputation for making fake E.T. YouTube uploads.
For all you wondering what exactly Project Blue Book is, read a snippet from the project’s official Wikipedia page below.
Project Blue Book was one of a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force. It started in 1952, and it was the third study of its kind (the first two were projects Sign (1947) and Grudge (1949)). A termination order was given for the study in December 1969, and all activity under its auspices ceased in January 1970.
Project Blue Book had two goals:
- To determine if UFOs were a threat to national security, and
- To scientifically analyze UFO-related data.
Thousands of UFO reports were collected, analyzed and filed. As the result of the Condon Report (1968), which concluded there was nothing anomalous about UFOs, Project Blue Book was ordered shut down in December 1969 and the Air Force continues to provide the following summary of its investigations:
- No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security;
- There was no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represented technological developments or principles beyond the range of modern scientific knowledge; and
- There was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” were extraterrestrial vehicles.
By the time Project Blue Book ended, it had collected 12,618 UFO reports, and concluded that most of them were misidentifications of natural phenomena (clouds, stars, etc.) or conventional aircraft. According to the National Reconnaissance Office a number of the reports could be explained by flights of the formerly secret reconnaissance planes U-2 and A-12. A small percentage of UFO reports were classified as unexplained, even after stringent analysis. The UFO reports were archived and are available under the Freedom of Information Act, but names and other personal information of all witnesses have been redacted.