The Red Rock Hikers Stranger Encounter Video
Saturday, December 8, 2007
A somewhat disturbing YouTube video featuring what seems to be a terrifying, and apparently deadly, encounter between a hiking couple and an alien being is currently generating plenty of speculation, and perhaps a degree of fear, among some Internet users.
Indeed, the first time I viewed the footage, it did raise a few goose bumps!
According to the information that goes with the video, the footage was discovered in a camcorder apparently left at the scene by two missing hikers, Scott Pendleton and Jennifer Fox. The obviously amateurish camera work and seemingly unrehearsed dialog in the video make it seem quite possible that it really is a home movie.
If you haven't already seen this video, can I suggest that you go have a look yourself and see what you think?
If you are happy to believe that the encounter featured in the video is genuine, then good luck to you and thanks for stopping by. But if the skeptic in you comes to the fore, you can read my further analysis of the video by scrolling down past the following, scary, but completely unrelated ghost picture:
If you've read this far, you've probably guessed that the video is actually a clever piece of cinema, not genuine footage.
The couple in the "mockumentary" are actors Kyle Rankin and Karen Zumsteg. The short film, called Case Tape 347 was made by New Born Pictures in 2005. The piece is quite reminiscent of the movie, The Blair Witch Project.
And, by the way, if you are curious about the "ghost" in the picture I've used as a spoiler-block above, you can read more about her here:
posted by Brett Christensen @ 7:17 AM,
- At December 29, 2008 4:52 PM, ron said...
In the Red Rock tape, they never mention making the movie.
Simply adding it at the request of Tacoma S/D?
- At April 24, 2009 5:55 AM, JD Kilgore said...
I thought it strange that a rock would fall from the sky and not make a large crater. Then I looked again and noticed rather clear inconsistant imagery.
- the girl keeps filming when the rock explodes, and keeps the camera on "Scott"
- The rock does not cast any shadow, yet "Scott" and every image but the rock is casting shadows.
- the smoke pouring from the rock does not cast a shadow
Cool imagery, but the boy gets no cigar! It does not matter what planet an object arrives from, it is still subject to our planets physical laws. Except for some apparant propulsion and gravitational systems -- perhaps...
- At October 31, 2009 1:21 PM, No Name said...
Ok folks, great hoax. I did some research and found that there is no Tacoma County Sheriffs office, and the phone number listed belongs to a guy named Efram (will leave his last name out)of Los Angeles, CA. There is a Red Rock Park in AZ, no Park Ranger Gleeson ever and there is a Lowell Observatory but no mention of a meteor found in Red Rock Park. Great video...good job
Blair Witch II, coming soon to a theater near you...lol NOT.