UFO seen in viral video is computer-generatedAugust 5, 2022
The claim: Video shows government jets escorting a UFO
Some social media users are sharing a video they say shows a UFO.
The video shows a circular object flying alongside two fighter jets. There are also scenes – ostensibly captured while the camera person was running – showing just the ground. Sounds reminiscent of both jets and heavy breathing are audible.
“UFO in flight in plain sight with government jets escorting,” reads a label on the video in a July 24 Facebook post.
The video was shared more than 2,500 times in less than two weeks.
However, the UFO shown in the video is a computer-generated image.
USA TODAY reached out to the Facebook user who shared the post for comment.
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UFO video ‘for entertainment’
The video was posted to the Oondyla YouTube channel in 2011. The channel has four posted videos, all of which feature UFO-related content.
Oondyla’s About page says the channel is for “entertainment purpose (sic) only” and says the UFOs are computer-generated imagery.
Our rating: False
Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that a video shows government jets escorting a UFO. The UFO in the video is computer-generated.
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