Mystery Solved: Breakdown of Russell Crowe’s UFO Video

7 Mar , 2013 by Video

Actor Russell Crowe made some waves this week when he claimed to have captured photos of a UFO outside the window of his office in Australia. It turns out it really was a UFO…. an Unidentified Floating Object, which has now been identified. Crowe’s office sits on a pier in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and via Twitter, Crowe said that he and a friend set up camera to capture fruit bats flying over the Gardens. “Canon 5D, no flash, can’t be lense (sic) flare because it moves, camera is fixed,” and “The camera is on a balcony – not behind glass.”

But ParaBreakdown’s Phil Poling has now provided a breakdown of why Crowe’s UFO is most likely to be a series of long-exposure photos of a … wait for it … passing sailboat with a high mast.

Crowe’s footage is below:

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Mike Petersen
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Mike Petersen
March 7, 2013 9:12 PM

As a photographic analyst, Russell is a great actor.

Stu Nankivell
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March 7, 2013 9:17 PM

Excellent video. Although I did want to believe that a mysterious floating lightsaber was violating our airspace.

Chuck Thurston
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March 7, 2013 9:41 PM

In the first frame you can see the highlight beam and tail lights of the passing car on the road near the fence line, stretched in shape due to the long exposure. Then in the next couple of frames the moving red glow is the lens glint from the tail lights.
He captured… a car.

Patrick Leonard
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Patrick Leonard
March 7, 2013 10:08 PM

OMG…I don’t believe I didn’t see it…
yup…a ketch…
two masts…

Zoutsteen
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Zoutsteen
March 7, 2013 10:31 PM

Always interresting to see how seemingly unimportant and left out information gives the clue to the answer. A meaningingful answer besides the “no ETees”, as that doesn’t identify the object.

Wezley Jackson
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March 7, 2013 10:57 PM

It’s a ship jim.. non-nuclear wessels… set sceptical deflectors full! Warp us out..

WisdomSpirit
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WisdomSpirit
March 11, 2013 12:09 AM

lol..lol…too funny Wez, . It is so good to see scientists and/or affiliation to…w/a sense of humor. I adored the 1st Star-Trek series in the 1960’s which was the very best of them all. Capt Kirk in his Captains chair and Ensign Chekov at the helmsmen chair. Both not panicking but wanting to get the heck outta dodge. Was my visual good Wez? You take care… .

Wezley Jackson
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March 12, 2013 3:09 AM

smile

Greg
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Greg
March 7, 2013 11:54 PM

Open and shut case.

art taylor
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March 8, 2013 4:13 PM

Let’s start with first principles. Catching bats in a distant park with a telephoto lens and time-lapse photography in low light with a slow shutter speed? This is not the setup you’re looking for. Embiggenate that aperture!

Edwin Nguyen
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Edwin Nguyen
March 8, 2013 4:43 PM

Good explanation, you made Russell Crowe look STUPID.

JM
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JM
March 8, 2013 6:44 PM

Murp Blurp.

Nick Reseda
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Nick Reseda
March 18, 2013 11:07 PM
THIS IS A TRUE STORY! In 1974, Paradise Valley a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. My sister and I had a UFO Experience. I was 7 years old and she was 9. In the fall of 1974 my sister and I were walking to school, it was around 4:00am and completely dark outside. The reason why we were walking to school so early is because in 1974 Paradise Valley was brand new, our new school “Arrowhead” was still being built, so “Indian Bend” had Double Sessions to accommodate all the children. First session was 5am-11am. We were walking to school and then we saw a huge golden pyramid floating in front of Shadow Mountain about 50 feet above the… Read more »
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