After Trevor Blake showed us Drone’s “Strange Craft” video, my girlfriend went digging for more information on the dragonfly drone UFOs. Here’s what she found out:
it started off as several videos and photographs in big basin, CA, lake tahoe, and alabama. two similar impressive and otherworldly crafts were supposedly seen by several different eyewitnesses. the main witness spreading info in the UFO community was a mysterious guy named “raji”. well, when more and more people tried to contact raji, he disappeared.
internet forums blew up as a guy named isaac started posting about the crafts, and supposed official CARET documents.
isaac’s info however, did not hold up against internet forum scrutiny. posters shared that the computer company alienware had announced a contest that required entrants to crack an alien code; and the code was the exact code on the CARET documents.
November 27, 2008 at 3:28 am
This was supposedly a viral campaign for Halo 3 – similar to the ilovebees campaign for Halo 2. It just got out of hand, thanks to thousands of reposts by conspiracy theorists.
November 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm
One of the videos is credited to ‘Central Scrutinizer.’ This is a reference to Frank Zappa’s 3-LP set titled Joe’s Garage. It is, in part, a send-up of Scientology.
The zine I did before OVO was called surreal estates. I’ve seen that name used here and there many times.
I think the musicians / CGI artists that released the ‘Strange Craft’ video put out still images and the CARAT document so they could harvest sound bites to mix into the song. But maybe it was a Halo campaign. Maybe it was your face!
November 27, 2008 at 5:46 pm
I think Danny Chaoflux made them to promote Technoccult.
November 28, 2008 at 12:36 pm
It seems that you’re all on the wrong track. In order to get the real, as-it-happened story about this, you must read these threads:
Any and all videos are NOT part of any ‘reality’ of this case. All are admitted, manufactured animations. This is a hoax of large proportions, the perpetrators of which are still laughing their arses off at the success of it all. Hats off to them, I say. All that now remains is for the perpetrators to admit their sham, so the ‘believers’ can say. ‘oh… You bastards!’ 🙂