Russell Crowe films boat, not UFO
The truth is definitely out there. Russell Crowe, the Oscar award-wining actor, has uploaded a 23 second clip showing what he claims to be a UFO, but what has since been identified as the mast of a boat.
RUSSELL Crowe made headlines after sighting a â€œUFOâ€ while filming fruit bats in Sydneyâ€™s Botanical Gardens.
“A friend and I set camera to capture fruit bats rising from Botanic Gardens, this was a big surprise.” Crowe tweeted on Wednesday.
The footage, captured from the balcony of his office in Woolloomooloo 3 years ago, opens with a disclaimer declaring that the following images â€˜are realâ€™ and questions whether it is a UFO.
Most of his followers were not convinced, however some people were more encouraging in their responses.
One user tweeted, “Without imagination mankind would not have evolved.â€ Another said in response to skeptics, “If it makes Russell happy, let him believe it is a UFO and not some light interference. Be kind people, be kind.”
However, despite the good intentions of a few, it has since been confirmed by experts in video and photography that Crowe’s pictures are actually of a boat cruising past Woolloomooloo’s finger wharf, with a red light on top of its mast.
A timed exposure was used, so the mast light appears to fly across the screen like a UFO while the mast and mainstay become heavily blurred. One YouTube user has prepared a short video explaining in detail this effect.
Some have speculated that Crowe, being so familiar with the area would have known that it was a boat before editing the clip to look like a UFO sighting. However Crowe maintains, “I don’t know what it is.â€