That’s two men from Morris County, not West Country Morris dancers!
But anyway, it’s all over the internet at the moment and causing quite a stir, so I wont go into details other than to say: Chris Russo and Joe Rudy rather stupidly decided it would be a good idea to publish their own video of them hoaxing UFOs back in January 2009.
At one point the stunt started to caused public hysteria with local residents calling police and news stations asking for witnesses, but now the whole thing now seems to have backfired on them after they published the videos on eSkeptic.com as an April Fools joke.
Which was rather silly, because once the videos had been published it was only a matter of time before the authority came knocking on their door. Which they did, and now they have been fined with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanour that typically carries a fine but no jail time.
What amazes me about this story is that the videos clearly show you how they did it, which kind of makes me feel there will probably be people out there who are right at this minute in the shops buying flares, balloons and helium – not forgetting the fishing line and duct tape!