The alleged UFO sighting was Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 2, 2007 at around 5 p.m. (local time). It was reported to UFODigest by Gaston Damian Martinez.
UFODigest ran with the story, putting it out on the internet to see what other people thought of it. This resulted in a mass of emails to UFODigest, examining the photos, questioning the authenticity and as per usual proffering, “Photoshop” as the most likely culprit.
Metal Gear Solid: Before long, UFODigest.com was informed by a reader that MUFON director, James Carrion posted a report on the MUFON message board stating that the UFO was no more than a toy or model based on the popular video game, “Metal Gear Solid”.
Metal Gear Ray: Basically, Metal Gear is the name for a series of fictional mecha in the Metal Gear Solid series of video games. While each game has a new Metal Gear with a different role, they are typically autonomous nuclear launch platforms. The Metal Gear RAY model was designed as a counter measure of all the Metal Gear variations around the world.
Metal Gear RAY, designed by Yoji Shinkawa, was first introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, but was initially previewed as an image in Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (released before MGS2), once the game had been completed. Also in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, a miniature model of the Metal Gear RAY can be seen when Snake is talking to Granin in his office.
The main bone of contention was the three little circular symbols and the writing, which as you can see by the comparison below is identical in both where it's situated and the actual content.
(Photgraphed UFO is on bottom of picture)
Occam's Razor Strikes Again!! Occam's razor is basically a theory that purports, “The explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible,” or alternatively, “All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.” and it is in this sense that Occam's razor is usually understood.
And with regards to the UFO and in light of the new evidence it means that Gaston or his accomplices must have simply threw the object into the air and photographed it. This act in itself was enough to fool the majority of people who it seems are looking for increasingly complex methods of how the image was faked.
It seems that as the interest of the public in the UFO phenomenon is matched and often exceeded by fraudulent hoaxers who have nothing better to do with their time than to create and release these alleged pictures of UFO's.
Riding On The Coat Tails Of Serious UFO Investigations: If anything this entire episode should (and hopefully will> serve as a warning to all UFOlogists and people in general who are currently researching, investigating or are merely interested in UFO's to be on their guard. Because for every serious UFOlogist out there, it appears that there are a greater number of these misinformed, misdirected, small-minded time wasters who do absolutely nothing to further the study of UFO's and whose ultimate goal it seems is to add a little excitement to their lives.