Ray Santilli’s 1995 Alien Autopsy: Fact of Fiction documentary was long suspected to be a hoax before Santilli came forward and explained that much of the film was a recreation of a 1940’s film that he had seen and eventually purchased. Although the video was originally presented to the public as an authentic autopsy on the body of an extraterrestrial that was recovered from the crash of a “flying disc” UFO near Roswell, New Mexico on June 2, 1947 (and sold to television networks and broadcast in more than 33 countries as such), Santilli maintained that part of the film did indeed contain actual footage – but never confirmed which part was authentic footage and which was recreated.
According to the video producers, before Santilli could raise enough money to purchase it, the original twenty-two rolls of film (each averaging four minutes in length) that Santilli had viewed in 1992 had degraded beyond the point of usability by heat and humidity. Santilli stated that he had “restored” the damaged footage by filming (in a London apartment) a simulated autopsy on a fabricated alien, based upon what he saw in 1992, and then adding in a few frames of the original film that were usable.
Because of the large number of people present and the difference in wounds (vs. the wounds shown in the “clearer” video segments that are most certainly post-event recreations), some believe the following film sequence is the original undamaged (or slightly damaged) fragments from the actual 1940’s film. I’ve included post-processing segments (zoomed and slowed) at the end of the video.
So, the question becomes, do you believe a liar who tells you the lie he told is a lie?