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The 10 best technology hoax videos

You won't believe your eyes. With good reason

UFOs over Haiti

A comparatively new creation, this detailed footage of unidentified flying objects hovering over what is purported to be Haiti looks perfect. Not only is the camerawork appropriately in and out of focus, but who would go all the way to Haiti just to shoot a UFO hoax? Later clips showed saucers over additional locales, including the Dominican Republic. While some skeptics pegged the stunts as viral marketing for the upcoming game Halo 3, the Los Angeles Times

tracked the creations back to a French CGI animator who is reportedly using them to develop a sci-fi feature film project.

Watch UFOs over Haiti here

UFOs over Haiti

UFOs over Haiti. Or not

Alien autopsy

CGI costs a lot, editing takes time, actors have to stay in character: Video hoaxes are usually limited to a few brief seconds, which is what makes this purported footage of an alien autopsy in Roswell, New Mexico (which emerged circa 1992), so intriguing. Shot in 1940s-appropriate black-and-white with no sound, the 17-minute clip features shrouded scientists dissecting a little green man from top to bottom.

Even in black-and-white the video is gruesome and fascinating, so much so that multiple TV networks have crafted specials around it and one guy built an entire website attempting to debunk the thing. Real or not (and huckster/creator Ray Santilli later came clean, in part), it's an excellent way to spend a spare 17 minutes, provided you aren't about to eat lunch.

Watch the alien autopsy here

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