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  • Hoax channel NDestination Unknown Removed from Youtube

    Almost simultaneous with the release of our parody of the NDestination Unknown hoax UFO channel, it has been removed “as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.” The parody:

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    And now when you go to watch one of their videos:

    Success? Hard to say exactly why the channel was removed, but considering it has existed for years and featured hundreds of posts, this is rather epic. NDU was a bit of an anomaly in the UFO hoax genre, in that their work was so completely devoid of plausibility, one can only wonder why they had a single subscriber, let alone seventeen thousand. Perhaps hoax channel Section51 should pay attention.

    On another note: FUCKIN’ HOORAY.

    UPDATE 7/10/2014 – 4pm PST: NDestination Unknown has regrouped as “iUFO Sightings” and is populating the new channel with the same junk. I encourage you to flag all their posts and let Youtube know what’s going on. They’ve also formed a new Facebook identity, created on 7/7/2014. The subscribers appear to be extremely loyal for some reason, as the page has over 12,700 “likes” in just 3 days.

     

     

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  • Hoax UFO Videos Are Like Porn

    Browsing the UFO channels, I came to a realization: The NDestinationUnknown Youtube channel, claiming to have “The Best UFO Sightings” has not one authentic video clip. Every single one includes badly composited computer generated imagery.

    I went back to their very first video from two years ago, and searched forward. Really bad fakes. Every. Single. One. The fact that one of their posts has over 400,000 views makes me want to weep for humanity. The video that got that many views is so incredibly bad. They put in almost no effort to make the stuff look real.

    I know people who make comedy sketches for Youtube. Really great stuff, made by a team of talented writers, performers, editors, and other artists who have honed their craft for many years, often with no compensation.  On average, their videos get about the same number of views as a fake UFO channel, for about one hundred times the effort.

    There’s one other genre that has an equal or greater appeal compared to the effort required: porn. Consider the similarities: Continue reading  Post ID 159

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