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Russell Crowe

UFO Expert Calls BS

On Spaceship Video

3/10/2013 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Russell Crowe
did NOT see an alien spaceship outside his Australia office recently ... despite some pretty convincing footage he posted on the Internet ... so says a rep for the biggest UFO-debunking agency on the planet.

Russell posted the clip last week ... showing time-lapse video footage shot from the balcony outside his office in Woolloomooloo. Russell had wanted to capture video of fruit bats behind his office, but recorded some eerie-looking flying lights instead.

The aircraft in the clip is definitely weird-looking ... but Marc D'Antonio -- the chief video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) -- tells TMZ, it's definitely not other worldly.

D'Antonio says the aircraft is likely a plane or a helicopter instead -- the colors of the lights are consistent with common aircrafts, the linear light patterns can be attributed to the camera's long exposure time, and the other light patterns can be attributed to lens flare.

D'Antonio says misidentifying UFOs is common in long-exposure photography.

But here's where it gets creepy -- D'Antonio says real UFOs tend to exhibit strange flight patterns, unexpected color shifts, weird shapes, and extreme speeds. Yes, real UFOs. We asked D'Antonio to give us an example of a UFO he was unable to debunk ... and he sent us this.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

BS please phone home. I know cuz I'm a lawyer!

405 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

I call BS! He didn't identify what type of aircraft it was, a plane or a helicopter, therefore it is still an Unidentified Flying Object! Nice try MUFON...

405 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

he said likley meaning the doesnt know for sure.but that would make it a UFO.ufo stands for unidentified flying object.if he can not identify it then it is a ufo.but to say a real ufo makes me laugh.idiots actually believe in aliens

405 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Wow he looks really old all of a sudden. Kind of shocking, actually.

405 days ago
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Trecee    

D'Antonio missed the mother ship years ago.

405 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Maybe it was the Son of Jor-El.

405 days ago
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jabberjaws    

Hanging out recording bats. life is good.

405 days ago
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Violet_raven    

How do you misidentify a UFO? To Russ it was an 'Unidentifiable Flying Object'. If you claim to be the 'expert' and you're gonna debunk someone, perhaps sound less stupid? Just a thought.

405 days ago
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Sandrine    

Love him!

405 days ago
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lolurdumb    

Hes yummy!

405 days ago
11.

Liz    

I don't believe it, just doesn't make sense --- who in their right mind names a place Woolloomooloo?

405 days ago
12.

Ace    

I heard it was the lights reflecting from a boat/ship in the water.

405 days ago
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EasilyHard    

It was the B E YA V I A N S!!! And things of that nature....

405 days ago
14.

Cletus Van Damme    

Everything is unidentified until you identify it

405 days ago
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Good riddance!    

So, when people are on crack and a ghetto bird flies overhead, it totally means that there's a alien invasion happening!

'ALINNNZ STOLES MAAH CARACK AN DUN CALL'D DA POPO ON ME!!!!

405 days ago
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