The ‘Golden Eagle’ viral video that has plagued the Interwebs is quite unbelievable and it has been proven to be fake! Who would have guessed!?
After everyone calmed down from the initial shock from the video, users started to pick apart the video and find many flaws in the footage.
- This story was not reported on by any Canadian news network, which seems kind of strange that a news station would miss such an incredible story.
- This is the only video present on the channel it was uploaded to, once again very suspicious.
- The wings and shadow of the bird disappear and reappear during the video
- The boy’s rag-doll-like fall is clearly rendered out in a CGI program
Kenn Kaufman, a renound bird expert, had this to say about the clip:
‘A golden eagle tries to snatch a baby in Montreal,’ and the video goes viral. But it’s faked. Golden Eagle is a scarce visitor in the Montreal area, but the bird in the video is not a Golden Eagle, nor anything else that occurs in the wild in North America. This was clearly a setup: using a falconer’s bird, and probably a fake toddler for the distant scene. With all the ignorance about nature that’s out there already, the last thing we need is this kind of stupid garbage.’
A Fark-user did point out that a Montreal-based design school does deal out a “Hoax of the Internet” exam every year, so this could , most likely be someone’s school project.
Students Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, uploaded this video for a class project. They are students at a Montreal based 3D Animation and Digital Design school.
Here is the previous winner to the ‘Hoax the Internet‘ contest.
How many of you fell for the hoax?