Koi UFO Video 058 : Case Tape 347
[DEBUNKED] Koi UFO Video 058 is a video entitled “Case Tape 347". The captions on-screen indicate it was filmed on 14 February 2005 (i.e. on Valentine's Day 2005) and it appears to show a couple seeing a UFO crash while hiking. At the end of the video, a being appears to emerge from the crashed UFO/fireball.
Several copies of this video appear on Youtube (one of which has over 7 MILLION views as at September 2014) as well as on various other websites.
As detailed below, the relevant video is in fact a production by film-makers Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle, both of whom are (or at least were) associated with Newborn Pictures. They reportedly have shown the film in several sci-fi and fantasy movie festivals since 2005.
This video begins with a caption stating that "The following video footage was recovered by the Tacoma County Park Service on February 26, 2005". The footage then shows an image of a Tacoma County case filewith a handwritten annotation stating "Case Tape #347". The footage shown following the image of that file has a caption on-screen indicating that the footage was filmed on 14 February 2005 (i.e. on Valentine's Day 2005).
The footage appears to show a couple seeing a crash UFO while hiking.
At the end of the video, a being appears to emerge from the crashed UFO/fireball and attack the hikers.
The man in the video introduces himself in the middle of the footage as "Scott Pendleton" and introduces the woman as his fiancee "Jennifer Fox".
Relevant screen shots are included below for ease of identification of this video.
This video has been uploaded to various websites with descriptions such as "Home video made by two hikers -- on the day they went missing".
This video is in fact a short science fiction piece in the tradition of such "found-footage" movies as The Blair Witch Project.
The video is listed on the IMDB movie database with credits for the actor, actress, producers and writer.
The man in the video that introduced himself as "Scott Pendleton" was in fact actor Kyle Rankin.
The woman in the video that was introduced "Jennifer Fox" was in fact actress Karen Zumsteg.
The producers of the video were Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle.
The IMDB page for Kyle Rankin states that "Kyle Rankin is a director and actor, known for Infestation (2009), Pennyweight (1999) and They Came to Attack Us (2001)".
The IMDB page for the movie "Infestation" (2009) lists Kyle Rankin as its director and its writer. A trailer for the movie "Infestation" is embedded below:
The producers of the "Case Tape 347" footage used to have a website entitled "Newborn Pictures" which can still be found using the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, which included an entry for "Case Tape 347".and included some background on those producers.
Relevant discussions on the AboveTopSecret.com forum include the following:
2007 (November) discussion entitled "UFO Crashes in Woods"
2008 (December) discussion entitled "A Mystery Meteor- and an Alien too? Freaky! Video"
2011 (June) discussion entitled "Case Tape 347(unidentified flying rock and missing people)"
Discussions on other websites include:
2007 (September) discussion on the Godlike Productions Forum entitled "Missing Hikers..Attacked by Alien..Real case......"