Koi UFO Video 102 :  Cloud jellyfish (2015)

[DEBUNKED] Koi UFO Video 102 appears to show a strange cloud, apparently with tendrils resembling a jellyfish, being filmed from an airplane.

This video was posted on Youtube on 18 May 2015 by Anton Ilmyanov, with the title "Some crazy anomaly or a UFO?" and a caption stating "shortly after the departure from Queenstown, New Zealand".  That video gained approximately 350,000 views in its first two months online.

As discussed below, about a week after the cloud jellyfish video was posted  Anton Ilmyanov posted another video (on 26 May 2015) entitled "How UFO videos are made". In this video Anyon Ilmyanov admitted that his original upload had been a hoax and briefly demonstrated how he had created it. In his accompanying comments, Anton Ilmyanov stated that the original footage had been created using the Blender software package. Other videos created by Anton Ilmyanov demonstrate his (considerable) talents for creating science-fiction themed CGI (Computer Generated Graphics), again created using the Blender software package.

 

 

 

Sections below:

1. The relevant video

2. Stories and claims relating to this video

3. The real background to this video

4. Relevant online discussions

 

 

 

1. The relevant video

This video appears to show a strange cloud, apparently with tendrils resembling a jellyfish, being filmed from an airplane.

Screen shots from this video are included below for ease of identification.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

2. Stories and claims relating to this video

This video was posted on Youtube on 18 May 2015 by Anton Ilmyanov, with the title "Some crazy anomaly or a UFO?" and a caption stating "shortly after the departure from Queenstown, New Zealand".  That video gained approximately 350,000 views in its first two months online.

 

 

3. The real background to this video

About a week after the cloud jellyfish video was posted, Anton Ilmyanov posted another video (on 26 May 2015) entitled "How UFO videos are made". In this video Anyon Ilmyanov admitted that his original upload had been a hoax and briefly demonstrated how he had created it.

In his accompanying comments, Anton Ilmyanov stated that the original footage had been created using the Blender software package.  In a post on one discussion forum for Blender artists, Anton Ilmyanov posted that his cloud jellyfish video was "an unindentified object composited with amateur footage" and that "everything done with Blender (camera tracking, sculpting, some barely noticeable animation, rendering with Cycles, compositing)".

 

The captions to the original footage included a link to Anton Ilmyanov's website, which promotes some of his other videos.  Those videos demonstrate Anton Ilmyanov's (considerable) talents for creating science-fiction themed CGI (Computer Generated Graphics), again created using the Blender software package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Relevant online discussions

Relevant discussions on the Facebook include the following, which includes several comments suggesting the video shows "the Flying Spaghetti Monster":

2015 (May) discussion on the TrueReality.Org page 

 

 

 

 

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