Denver left behind

by twit

Is there really so little news out there that an omg-space-alien-in-the-window story gets this much coverage?

A video you can watch by clicking on the pic is the local news channel doing a fairly oblivious caricature of itself, at least from the twit’s perspective.

Some more oblivious than others, perhaps…

The run-up to this grand event has been magnificent:

A video that purportedly shows a living, breathing space alien will be shown to the news media Friday in Denver.

Jeff Peckman, who is pushing a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver to prepare the city for close encounters of the alien kind, said the video is authentic and convinced him that aliens exist.

and now, the thrilling conclusion:

“When we heard Peckman was going to show the video to the media, I said, ‘I’ll bet it’s the Romanek video,'” he said, referring to the video that Colorado Springs resident Stan Romanek said he made on the night on July 17, 2003, at his home in Nebraska.

Thursday, Peckman announced that indeed it was the Romanek video.

So, Bonner got together five members of the society Thursday night.

“We started production about 8 p.m.,” he said.

“We rented ourselves a 4-foot-tall foam latex alien” from a costume shop, said Bonner, who saw the Romanek video six months ago. “We were going to buy one, but I didn’t want to blow the $230.”

“They started rolling the video and moving the puppet up, down, around and sideways.

They sent the video from the camera straight into a computer, and one of the computer geeks used 3-D animation graphics to make the puppet’s eyes seem to move, he said. “We gave him a couple little blinks.”

The Romanek video can be seen here.

update: The YouTube version and more information related to the confusion over which fake video is which via Newscoma:

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