The title of this post sounds redundant, right? I mean, of course you saw what you think you saw. What kind of question is that?
However, what we think we see, with our own two eyes, as fact, can instead be something incredibly different. Although it’s not a matter of seeing it wrong, per se, but more that what we did indeed see, was misinterpreted. And in some cases, of course, it is completely wrong. As in, it never even happened…
Here are some real cases of videos/photos that have stumped people, and the misinterpretations and/or outright deception that has been revealed behind them.
Very Important Meeting at the United Nations
Since one of this site’s aim is to expose misleading content, sometimes you’ll find me going through “spooky” and or “mysterious” videos. (Plus it’s pretty entertaining.)
Take this one, for example. Uploaded on youtube on April 8, 2020 by Dark Matter, “Mysterious Videos From Around the Internet [Vol. 1]“, I’d like to focus your attention to around the 10 minute timeframe.
In it, a woman by the name of Aliya Prokofyeva (which you can check out her videos and relation to Galaktika here) is seen addressing the UN and talking about the pyramid-like ufo’s that allegedly appeared over the Pentagon and their efforts at trying to establish communication with the entities.
However, with just a little bit of digging, it becomes apparent that what we see in this video, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
In the below video, we can see a side by side comparison of this footage with another footage that is eerily similar.
Notice the incredibly symmetrical actions of those in the background. The only thing different is the presenter.
What do you think? Does it make you second guess that some of the other videos you’ve seen could have been altered?
Stretchy and Sketchy
Have you ever seen this video floating around? Ever wondered what on Earth is going on for someone’s skin to be pulled back that far?
When I first saw this video, just out of curiosity (and looking highly silly, I’m sure), I decided to try it on myself.
Needless to say, it didn’t work and it hurt my nose. Then I thought, well, maybe older people’s skin is more pliable and would work on them. (Note: It doesn’t. Please don’t attempt this on grandma or grandpa. …Unless you highly suspect them of not being who they really say they are. But then don’t blame me if they yell at you and slap you silly.)
Yes, people, “hyper realistic” face masks are a real thing. What used to be something we only saw in spy movies is reality and have fooled people who aren’t aware that this is possible. Of course, some are still easily recognizable if one were to get up close to the masked person, but from a distance, it would be almost impossible to discern.
Image of John Colletti, Michigan man caught in a face mask and arrested for identity theft and stealing $100,000 from casinos. His real photo can be found in the below link.
Michigan Man Steals $100,000 From Casinos While Wearing Prosthetics To Look Elderly
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Batman?
If you run in the same circles as I do, you might have come across this photo of a “ufo” that was allegedly taken from the cockpit of an F/A-18 fighter jet. It’s been purported to have been leaked from one of the UAPTF’s (The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force) report from 2018.
What’s strange about this whole ordeal, is the description of this “unidentified flying object”. Described as an “unidentified silver ‘cube-shaped’ object”, it seems apparent upon looking at it, at least from this perspective, that it is certainly not “cube-shaped”. Needless to say, it is an odd choice of description. Of course, that is, unless the object we’re presented with in the picture is not the same one described by the pilot(s). It wouldn’t be the first time the government and/or other shifty individuals tried to trick the public…
Although there is still debate about the possibility of this object being a balloon, due to atmospheric pressure, etc., etc., there can be no doubt that the similarity between the “unidentified” object on the right and the Batman balloon bears uncanny resemblance.
This isn’t the first time a ufo has been identified as a balloon. Take the below link into account and the connections that were made between the Nimitz Incident and the “number one” reason it is most likely not an alien aircraft.
Operation: RESCUE! (Or is it?)
It’s nice to see animals getting rescued from dire situations. It gives us a compassionate emotional stir within us and then we’re so thankful when the animals are shown safe and out of harm’s way.
…At least, if the videos are legitimate and not staged and actually putting these animals deliberately into harm’s way…
Which has been the case when coming across certain youtube videos of people “rescuing” dogs and cats from dangerous snakes and other harmful situations. Sadly, this has been a common theme in the world of youtube and these videos sometimes rack up millions of views.
The attention to this horrible situation was brought to light by multiple people, and gaining popularity after youtuber PaymoneyWubby created a video about it on June 19, 2019, “Fake Dog Rescue Videos Need to Stop“.
What we thought was a nice, heart-warming video of altruistic people genuinely saving these animals lives, turned out to be an awful exploitation and ploy upon not only the people’s empathy, but also putting these animals into dire and helpless situations. All for the sake of views and donation money to keep putting these animals at risk “rescuing” these animals.
Are we living in a simulation?
The video below poses two different angles of the same footage of Pope Francis during one of his pandemic prayers. The first few seconds shows the camera angle from the side as Pope Francis allegedly pulls a “disappearing act” at the end of his prayer.
The second footage shows a straight-on shot of the same prayer, but as we can “clearly” see, this time he does not vanish or fade away, but merely steps down from where he was standing.
Now while the uploader of this video is in support of some other camera trickery or editing/glitch going on, which could be the case, I do have to wonder about the circumstances surrounding this situation. It seems strange that the perfect angle straight-on would very clearly show Pope Francis stepping down from a podium of sorts and back into the room. While the different angle shows him quite literally vanishing into thin air.
Is this a hoax of some sorts? Someone having fun creating suspicious activity around the Pope; as if the Vatican and its co-horts don’t have enough suspicious events surrounding it already?
Another oddity: why is the window that the Pope addresses from different than the others? Is it merely to shield him from harsh weather? Or is there a different explanation? Could this be the reason of a possible hologram (if that’s what it is) that works at a straight on angle while those that are taken from the side don’t work correctly?
This is merely speculation, of course, but we would be neglectful if we didn’t realize that holograms do, in fact, exist and have been used to entertain (and quite possibly, puzzle) onlookers for years.
As I normally mention on this website, having awareness and developing discernment skills is crucial in figuring out what’s real and what’s fake. With the amount of deception and manipulation people are capable of, and the ways people can fall victim to these fraudulent acts, it’s important to protect ourselves and others from this deceit. (While some videos and actions are just a means for entertainment and are not meant to harm anyone, there are those that will use vulnerability and gullibility to deceive and manipulate someone.)
Unsure if something is fake or real? I always encourage research and investigating the matter. Instead of relying on others to do the thinking for us, we should work on growing our own critical thinking skills and applying logic and reason to the situation at hand.
But keep in mind: sometimes reality is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.
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