Monday, June 9, 2014

Faked Images of Giants

How 2 Fake a Giant

In other words, how to be a sham artist

There are tons of faked pictures of gigantic human skeletal remains coming out of the woodwork. The fakes are usually a supposed archaeological discovery of nephilim. The problem is that some of the fake photographs are done as a joke, some as an attempt at five minutes of fame, and others are faked to discredit or ridicule 'believers' of that sort of thing. The cost is that fakes discredit real photos, making any photo at all questionable to science as reliable evidence.

These faked photos are ultimately a sham, an insult to science, human intelligence, believers, and nonbelievers.

These photos hurt everyone.

I intend to show everyone just how easy it is to fake such a picture, and then show you how to spot such fake images.

Faking the Photo. 

First, you need a real photo of skeletal remains. In this case we shall use this one:

However, these skeletons in the picture could be any size. The brain requires something more, something of a familiar size to give scale to an image. In this photo, these skeletons could be four foot tall kids, or forty foot behemoths, and no one would be able to tell. Therefore, we need another object, such as a human being, or an object of known size, to give us the scale we need. In this case, we will use a basketball.

Any familiar object of known size will give scale. We make the background of the basketball transparent, and then we re-size it to give the overall picture the scale we desire. Next, we paste it into the original picture and add a hand drawn shadow to make it seem realistic.

The Fake

Now we should have a completed image. This one is obviously not real, as I used an object which is out of place. However, without blowing up the picture, the reasons for it being fake are hard to spot.

All of a sudden, our two friends became NBA players, buried in the sand with heads three times the size of a basketball. All that was added to the picture was something to intentionally throw off your brains perception of scale. Had I wanted this to look perfect, I would have placed a darkening mask over the basketball to blend in better. 

How to Tell It's Fake

You look for mistakes, pure and simple. Using the right tools, someone can make a convincing fake, if they wish to spend the time. I spent less than a half hour doing this one, where a near perfect fake that even duplicated correct pixellation of the original would take hours, days, or even weeks depending upon the complexity of the inserted picture, how perfect I wanted the shadows, light source, pixel integration of the edges, etc.

Yet, most fakes are quickies, a spur of the moment thing. If not, then the attempt was done intentionally to deceive people, and the motive in such cases is never good. At that point it is not a joke, nor was it a childish attempt to poke fun at someone. At that point it was a deliberate hoax.

To find the fakes, examine the photo quickly and pay attention to the things which seem odd. In my photo, a slight halo exists around the basketball which should not be there. It is hard to spot, as I modified it quite a bit. 

The photo below is an actual hoax which claims to be of a 30 foot Romanian skeleton. A quick scan demonstrates that the man in the picture looks weird. With closer examination, you realize he is partially transparent and you can see the background rocks of the original image through his head.

Check shadows and their angles, and check for odd colored or hued halos around objects. Such are obvious signs that the items have been cut/pasted into the photo. I have seen some photos where they were so realistic, only one or two details were wrong in the entire picture. However, those details will be there if the photo is faked.