According to a post that is going viral on Facebook, a number of people have spotted what appears to be a giant UFO emerging from the clouds over Memphis. The post features several pictures of the UFO that it claims were taken by different people indifferent parts of the city. The post asks why the images are not being broadcast by the major media outlets and suggests that ‘somebody has some explaining to do’.
But sadly, or thankfully, depending on your point of view, the images do not depict a real alien spacecraft or even one of terrestrial origin.
In fact, the pictures are modified versions of an artwork created by digital artist Jukka Korhonen. The work, titled ‘V for Victory’, was inspired by the science fiction series ‘V’. The artist posted it to the CGSociety website back in 2006.
Clearly, pranksters have used Jukka’s image to create a series of UFO pictures that feature different locations. Other versions claim that the UFO appeared in the skies over Benguela, Angola. But, all versions feature the same UFO and cloud formation.
By Brett M. Christensen
Last updated: November 10, 2015
First Published: November 10, 2015
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!