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The Truth About The Jerusalem UFO

by | 9th, February 2011

THE UFO hovering over Jerusalem was a big hit on the internet. But what really happened? Richard Bartholomew investigates . And he finds a marketing campaign, conspiracy and more…

A FEW days ago, the media treated us to a flurry of headlines about a supposed UFO in Jerusalem, the most dramatic being the  Daily Mail ‘s ” Are aliens here? Shining white ‘UFO’ spotted over Jerusalem shrine ‎”, the  Daily Telegraph ‘s UFO hovers over Jerusalem shrine “; and Fox News’ UFO Hovers Over Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock Shrine “. CBS at least added a question mark: UFO over Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock? “. My personal favourite, though, is a cheeky one from  Aquapour : Jerusalem Dome Of The Rock UFO Videos Impress Pope “; only half-way through the story is it made clear that this is a reference to UFO investigator Nick Pope rather than to Benedict XVI.

The headlines failed to make clear that the only evidence for these claims were some videos on YouTube , and that the only named person who has come forward claiming to have seen the unearthly entity is the man who posted the original video: this was a certain “Mr Eligael Gidlovitch of Tel Aviv” (some reports name him as “Aligal Gidliovic”, “Eligael Gedalyovich”, or as ”Eli Gael”); he has a YouTube channel  here , and he was lucky

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