The summer silly season was heralded with a double dose of dupery today.
First we hear tell of flying saucers over central London. This impressive video shows whizzing objects high over the Soho skies, apparently accelerating faster than human technology would allow. Has the alien fleet finally arrived? A better question might be ‘Is it mere coincidence that the video was shot among the densest collection of post-production houses in Europe’?
More questions from Sky News this morning, who ask ‘Is Magician’s Walk On Water Genuine?’. This is the story of illusionist ‘Dynamo’, who apparently walked unaided to the middle of the Thames without sinking. Well, of course it’s not genuine, just a very clever illusion. We don’t know how he did it, but he’s an illusionist. It’s an illusion. And given that there are only two photographs of the stunt online, and no video footage, our scepticism runs a little deeper than the magician’s footsteps.