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Max Headroom creator made Roswell alien

SonorouS

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The creator of Max Headroom, a 1980s television cyber-presenter, has claimed he was one of the hoaxers behind the Roswell film, the grainy black and white footage supposedly showing a dead alien being dissected by American government scientists after a UFO crash.

Alien Autopsy, a movie about the footage, is currently on release across Britain. It stars real-life television presenters Ant and Dec.

John Humphreys, a sculptor and consultant on Alien Autopsy who has also worked on special effects for Doctor Who, said it was he who made the models for the alien dissected in the original fake footage.

His confession, 11 years after the Roswell footage was first shown, will raise questions about the role of Channel 4, which unleashed Max Headroom on the world in the 1980s and bought the UK rights to screen the Roswell footage in Britain.

The footage was first exposed as a fake by The Sunday Times, but an estimated billion people still watched it around the world.

Rather than being shot in 1947 near Roswell in the New Mexico desert as previously claimed, the film was actually made at a flat in Camden, north London, in 1995.

Philip Mantle, a UFO researcher and author who has been investigating the Roswell hoax for 10 years, said Humphreys had been a prime suspect but had never before admitted involvement.

Mantle, who next month will deliver a lecture at Glasgow University on the Roswell story, said: “I didn’t think it would take so long, but I am delighted this hoax has finally been exposed and the mystery has been solved.”

Humphreys, who is based in Manchester, says he also appeared in the Roswell film as the chief surgeon. The bug-eyed alien models were filled with sheep brains, chicken entrails and knuckle joints bought from Smithfield meat market. After filming, the dummies were cut up and dumped in bins across London.

For a few short weeks the world held its breath after the 91-minute silent film was unveiled by Ray Santilli, a London-based video distributor. He claimed to have bought the footage, shot on 14 reels, from a retired American military cameramen.

Humphreys said the Roswell film was shot by himself, Santilli and three others. He said he spent four weeks fashioning the models from latex using clay sculptures.

Humphreys, a graduate of the Royal Academy who has also created special effects for the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp, says he only told his wife about the hoax when he was hired to work on Alien Autopsy.

“It was a very, very strange feeling to know that I had played a key part in it,” he said.

Santilli, who is played by Declan Donnelly in Alien Autopsy, insists he was trying to “re-create” a real Roswell incident. He claims he bought genuine footage that was badly damaged when it was exposed to the air after 48 years in a can. “John was given very precise images to work with and what he did was sheer genius,” he said.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2136617.html
 
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junglisthead

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everyone knew it was fake

the way they handled the autopsy in the video, was really bad

here they have a species unknown, and they are simply dicing the body up, and chopping away at it


also there was something in the background that also gave it away
 
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OTIS

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^^^ I've noticed that you're online at all hours of the day/night.. when do you sleep? What's your secret?
 

Thumpr

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OTIS said:
^^^ I've noticed that you're online at all hours of the day/night.. when do you sleep? What's your secret?

takes one to know one!

remember that Seinfeld episode when Kramer slept for 20 minutes at a time?



yea nothing like that.
 
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patri©k

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Inside Alien Autopsy
Robert Kiviat, who produced the 1995 Fox TV Special Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?, discussed his involvement with the controversial footage and the latest twists and turns in the story. The material, purchased by Ray Santilli allegedly from an ex-military cameraman, came to Kiviat in three segments-- the most prominent being the well-lit autopsy footage. While Kiviat declared the footage to be fraudulent in his 1999 documentary World's Greatest Hoaxes, he explained that new details had recently emerged, timed with the release of the comic feature film Alien Autopsy.

Now Santilli is claiming that the film reels he bought from the cameraman had degenerated so thoroughly as to be unusable, so he "restored" the scenes with recreations by a special effects artist/sculptor. But in the new film there is an intriguing 45-second snippet that purports to be retrieved from the real footage, said Kiviat, who is putting together what might be the final word on the topic-- Alien Autopsy: True Story.

UFO videographer Jeff Willes joined in for a segment to discuss his work in capturing footage, some of which will be featured in an upcoming Kiviat TV documentary about UFOs. A metallic domed ship seen in daylight, which he shot in the Superstition Mountain area, was able make "a U-turn on a dime," said Willes, who believes such craft are ET in origin. Kiviat noted that there are several other people besides Willes who are contributing "mind-boggling" UFO footage.

this was all discussed in great detail on coasttocoastam this past Wednesday night... was a pretty interesting show.

http://alienautopsy.frankiandjonny.com/

http://www.ufosoverphoenix.com/
 
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