The only released screenshot of the footage showing a bald egg-head at the window.
The possible sighting of an extraterrestrial creature peering into a Denver resident's window has sparked excitement in the US where the three minute "unfakeable" footage of the blinking baldie is supposedly being examined by "unnamed experts".
Denver resident Stan Tiger Romanek says that he captured the "alien" on video after he suspected someone was perving on his twin teenage daughters through their bedroom window and planned to catch the peeping tom by setting up a video camera. Five years later, the footage appeared at a conference on Friday 30 May 2008, apparently unable to be released to the public or photographed because it's still under observation by experts. A screenshot of the film has been released, and of course YouTubers have taken it upon themselves circulate various fake versions of the unlikely occurrence.
The famous CNN talk show host Larry King went as far as devoting a whole debate to the subject on Monday. CNN even created a reconstruction.
Chris French is a professor of psychology specialised in the research of pseudoscience paranormal activity at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also the editor of The Skeptic magazine.
On the basis of what they've released so far there's nothing convincing. There have been more convincing hoaxes in the past that are by now universally recognised as rubbish, and I expect the same of this one. It's stunningly unimpressive evidence and there are lots of warning signs that it's not real. Who are these un-named scientists? Why didn't this emerge in 2003? He would have gone straight to the press with it or the scientists, if at all respectable, would have named themselves. This is just the latest in a long list of alien, Loch Ness Monster and UFO hoaxes. I would bet a lot of money on it.
This guy's either a fantasist or a self-publicist; maybe looking for a book or film deal, or just attention. Then there's the guy who's trying to get a commission set up [reference to Jeff Peckman, the organiser of the conference, who's using the video to try to push for an "Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission" to be established in Denver] Well he's just someone who buys into the conspiracy theory. And that's ridiculous. It would mean that all governments in the world would be collaborating. There'd have to be thousands involved. Can you imagine dictators conspiring with western authorities on this?!
There are certain broadcasters who will show this stuff - they know it pleases people. I think the American people take this kind of thing more seriously. It plays on their attitude with their government. They're very ambivalent - they have this great patriotism and yet they're very distrustful as well. The conspiracy idea falls on fertile ground over there. Here [in the UK] we're just more cynical."