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Sep 25, 2014

Creators Of Portsmouth UFO Hoax Come Forward

Several images of an unidentified object hovering over Portsmouth did the rounds last week.

The photos were faked in a publicity stunt to draw attention to an upcoming science fiction and fantasy festival.

Event organiser Joshua Hibberd, 26, North End, said: ‘We got eight or 10 people from around Portsmouth to take a picture at the same time on the same evening.

‘I e-mailed them to another organiser, Dan Cook, who is a whizz with Photoshop.

‘He added the UFO, and we had help from others to get people talking about it on social media.’

(left to right) Daniel Cook, Matthew Harrison and Joshua Hibberd Picture: Malcolm Wells (142599-8252)
Moron Hibberd said he was bowled over by the international stir the stunt had created after The News reported the UFO sighting.

He said: ‘It’s amazing how people’s imaginations have been taken by this.

‘We really didn’t expect it go as big as it has.

‘We’ve found websites with people talking about it in Canada, India, Singapore, all over.’

‘We wanted it to be Portsmouth-wide, but we didn’t expect it to be worldwide.’

Mr Hibberd dreamt up the hoax as a cheap way of spreading the word about the SciFi and Fantasy Weekend, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Action Stations in the Historic Dockyard.

He said: ‘As we’re on a fairly low budget, this was the best way I could think of getting the event put on the map without spending lots of money.’

Mr Hibberd, who studied television and film at university, said science fiction and fantasy had such broad appeal he expected the festival to draw a lot of visitors.

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  1. Shameless BASTARDS !

  2. Grow up you a**holes

  3. You're discrediting those of us who have really seen something. I've changed my mind about coming to the Sci-Fi wkend. Hum...Plan back-fire boys

  4. Its assholes like them that damage the credibility of genuine sightings.

    1. I agree 100!!!! I actually think hoaxers should be held accountable some how...fine maybe? They need to put a caption on the video telling people it's a hoax, photoshop...etc...Because...there's a lot of trusting people...that's not their fault...and children...etc... It's abuse at a certain level.

      We know our own Government does tricks like this so we don't know who to trust..etc.. Anyways....good I said...I completely agree!