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UFO Terrorizes Flickr Photo Site

A user on Flickr, rajman1977, has stirred up a bit of interest with a series of photos called "Bizarre Thing in Sky".

The photos were supposedly taken by rajman while visiting his fiance's parents in California. They show what he describes as a "bizarre thing in [the] sky." It gets more interesting: Last month, someone names Chad claimed he saw a similar object while hiking near Lake Tahoe, a sighting he shared on Coast to Coast, George Noory's paranormal radio show site.

We're guessing Chad and rajman1977 are probably the same person, or they at least know one another.

Sure, it's probably a fake, but the crazy part is the photo-manipulation frenzy the image has started on Flickr from just about anybody with a decent photo-editing program like Photoshop.

To prove just how easy it is to make something fake, one user went through the trouble of recreating the "UFO" with computer-generated graphics. In an hour and a half, he had a more convincing space craft than either Chad or Rajman.The object looks to be about the size of a bicycle, is way too clear in most of the photos, and honestly looks like a prop from the '70s version of 'Battlestar Galactica.'

One dead give away is this photo, where part of the power line simply disappears making it appear as if the craft is below the power lines. The photo is likely the work of a skilled, but amateur PhotoShopper.

Several people have suggested that this is part of a viral marketing campaign for the upcoming 'Transformers' film. There is a stark similarity between the font on the craft to that of the robots in the film. However, we believe that the studio could probably afford a better fake.

From Boing Boing

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