UFO Enthusiasts Confuse Fallen Boulder For Crashed Alien Craft
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Look, I know we really, really want some hard evidence that aliens have touched down on earth, but can’ we just accept they have? We all know about Roswell, and we all know we’ve seen that person on the train whose eyes look completely void of emotion, which makes us assume he’s an alien with human skin on. But even with the said, UFO enthusiasts on YouTube really believed that a UFO crashed on the remote island of South Georgia. But not shocking to anyone, they were wrong.
YouTube user Secureteam10 have already shared a video on YouTube claiming that it’s a crashed alien spacecraft, and the video currently has over one million views.
Using Google Earth, the video’s narrator, Tyler Glockner, takes us on a journey in-and-around the purported crash site, saying the snow-covered object appears “to be some sort of massive, elongated, or cigar-shaped object that at some point—and we don’t know when—came to a screeching halt in the snow leaving behind it almost a thousand-meter-long trail.”
He points to “some damage that has been done to the side of [a nearby mountain] where we can see this wave of debris extending outwards from the mountain itself, with the main object and trail coming out of it, smashing its way in a very sharp trail,” adding that it “doesn’t look like your typical trail made by a snowball or a … piece of ice tumbling and rolling across the hillside.” Glockner says the object must be something artificial—likely a spacecraft measuring some 63 meters (206 feet) in length.
SecureTeam claims to be “your source for alien & UFO related videos, leaks and information,” but in this case they’ve clearly fancied themselves as geologists. Thankfully, we have a real geologist in the form of The Landslide Blog’s Dave Petley to set the record straight. Aside from pointing out the rather obvious trajectory problem of the alleged UFO in relation to the “damaged” mountain, Petley says the object in the video is very clearly a boulder that has fallen from that very same mountain.
Petley also had this to add on his blog:
Of course the runout trail is quite unusual. I am not sure if a block has detached from within the mass, and then moved downslope, or if it tumbled onto the mass from above, and then slid. If I was a betting man (and I am not) I might go for the latter explanation, but without a more detailed investigation I am speculating. But either way this is conventional landslide behaviour on snow and ice covered surfaces, and we have seen other large isolated boulders travel long distances. In this case the elongate shape of the block favoured sliding rather than rolling, but as the friction of the substrate is low the distance travelled can be large.
Or maybe that is what the government wants you to think…maybe it truly is a crash alien spacecraft…maybe….(most likely not).