Hoaxers Plan Global UFO Prank

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Watch the skies on April 5. You might be lucky enough to see a “UFO.” The current crop of UFOlogists might not find this funny, but I can’t help but think that infamous characters like Gray Barker would have been amused.

Via Yahoo News:

Dozens of volunteers around the world have signed up for what may be the biggest prank in history – using decades of knowledge of ‘UFO sightings’ to time the launch perfectly.

The ‘aliens’ will be strips of LED lights, on remote-controlled multi-rotor drone aircraft – launched at 8pm, so there are plenty of people to see the ‘invaders’, and held at a distance where it’s difficult to see what’s behind the glowing lights.

Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations manual found plans to “cause a wave of UFO sightings around the world and an apocalypse-like idea in the media,” on forums frequented by drone fans.

Watson says, “‘The Big UFO Project’ was originally scheduled to run on April Fool’s Day, but they have changed it to 05 April 2014 so that it will not seem like an obvious prank. Anyone who has a multirotor drone (pictured below) or anything that can carry a strip of LED lights and hover is invited to join in this event.

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  • JohnFrancisBittrich

    This would be the perfect date to stage an actual invasion.

    • http://just-john.com just john

      I’ll start the process of waking the rest of the crew from cryosleep.

      • Salman Danish

        Actually I would prefer if you didnt…
        As supreme commander of the Umbra missa est vox fleet I cannot allow you to trespass on the soverign space of Sol-3 as it is only a level 3 M-class protected planet.

        And besides….its not like there is much to be had from invading this wet rock

        • http://just-john.com just john

          But 3M-class protection is mostly just Post-It notes and Scotch tape.

          • Mr Grim

            Re-used Post-Its, at that.

  • Mr Grim

    Kind of lame. But still, looking forward to potentially shooting at any glowing aerial LEDs I see that night. When life hands you lemon-drones…

  • Guest

    Well these post-its are kinda special….they have fine graphene mesh coating for strength and lead coating for rad protection
    They natives call this substance “pencil lead”

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