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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 12:08    Post subject: Mellowb1rd's poltergeist tapes Reply with quote

This guy has been posting his polt clips on Youtube for a year now. Here's his new "best of" compilation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h7xj2CRYs0

File under too-good-to-be-true -- he's definitely got the most on-camera phenomena ever! But how does he do it so well?
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 12:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seems to be an odd jumpy motion in the pixels, when anything is happening. Not sure if means anything, but it looks strange. Possibly tampering? Hard to say.

Most if not all of the movements of objects could be done without supernatural support. With strings, etc. It doesn't look like that's the case, but that's the problem these days. We've seen it all faked, and if someone has the time and inclination to fool the public, it's doable.
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 12:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do most of that with very fine fishing line, and there's a couple of places where you'd have to do more elaborate rigging, but nothing that you couldn't improvise out of bits of junk and using everyday tools....
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 17:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone seen 'Paranormal Activity' a few too many times?

That's the problem of this cynical age, at first glance it looks very convincing footage but my natural inclination is just to think it is some attention seeking guy with too much time on his hands.

Until you see something like this for yourself I think it will always be a first reaction to assume it is being faked. If you are generally sceptical that is.
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious how all the incidents happen with the camera pointed squarely at them. Perhaps he has an eager to please performing polt?
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 17:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having read a bit about the guy and the videos it seems like it is fakery to me.

And anyhow, we have had a century of moving images and hardly anyone has caught footage of 'genuine' poltergeist activity, yet this guy has recorded enough in 1 year to put together an entire TV series more or less. Come on...
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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 17:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commenting on the enfield polt case,maurice grosse said he thought the lack of hard evidence was because whatever was behind the happenings was "bloody awkward" not in this case obviously Sad

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PostPosted: 19-07-2010 20:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Blair Witch clone, right down to the heavy breathing, hand held camera and edgy darkness sequences. It just wouldn't happen like that and to cap it all we get a 'Five Minutes Later' inter-title to give the guy chance to rig up fresh props.
Sorry, I ain't buying but I'm not offended. Best to view this as home movie or to be kind, conceptual video with a slice of chaos installation.
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PostPosted: 26-07-2010 03:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like that splendid piece of nonsense

'is there anyone there? Knock once for yes and twice for no'

cracks me up every time
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PostPosted: 26-07-2010 19:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homebase toilet seat! Woot!

The loo flushing itself had me roflmao Laughing
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PostPosted: 21-10-2010 14:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty hard to light a candle with fishing line, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67eh00nnMcY[/url]
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PostPosted: 21-10-2010 14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

editing would be an option
if something moved 'whilst' the candle was lit then I
would be more inclined to wonder
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PostPosted: 21-10-2010 21:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

The candle would be easy to rig as a practical effect...
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PostPosted: 22-10-2010 09:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most simple effects work is accomplished with a locked off camera and a majority Mellowbird's camera work is stable on a tripod when something spectacular happens.

The caption "Audio taken from camera 2" sounds very professional, why not say "sound", why'd he even have to inform us of that ?

Lucky he's gt access to three very good cameras and editing equipment to put together a reel.

Wonder if he's looking for a job in the film industry ?
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PostPosted: 22-10-2010 12:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like many of the previous posters, I've got to say I'm naturally cynical. but to be fair, if it is faked it's probably some of the best amateur faking I've seen.

Has anyone tried contacting MellowB1rd through YT and asking him for his response, possibly inviting him to the FTMB?

I can't quite get to grips with the cutlery "exploding" out of the sink. If it's faked he's got some quality eqipment.
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