Located on the beautiful Hamakua coast of the Big Island, lives the infamous video-makers named Blake and Brent Cousins, more commonly known as Third Phase of Moon. This "company" has been faking UFO videos for over ten years, contributing to the surmounting discrepancies within the UFO communities, rather than helping find the solutions.
These two are also the creators of "The Night Marchers" movie, a movie demonizing a local Hawaiian legend and making it out to be another "Blair Witch" type movie. A quick Google search reveals at least Blake is an aspiring "actor", with an active listing on the IMDB database. So he's an actor. . .There's our first hint.
Perhaps the ease of which a person can create a believable UFO video nowadays is partly to blame. Better computer technology and software programs like Final Cut or Adobe Premier Pro translates to more fake hoax videos coming forward, most with the hopes of becoming the next "viral-video", especially when a paycheck is involved.
But when it comes to outright faking videos for a profit, when does it start to cross some sort of moral boundary line?
Question: If I was to spend my time creating fake ghost videos and submitting them around the world as authentic, making a bunch of money from revenue clicks on Youtube, how would that make you feel? Satisfied or Scammed?
Again, this ongoing investigation is an attempt at getting to the bottom of the situation. This isn't necessarily a politically correct subject. If we don't do it, who will? It's our obligation as the Big Island's premier paranormal investigators to investigate a possible case of UFO hoaxing right in our own backyard.
After investigating and doing some homework, the time is long overdue for these two to be exposed for what they have been doing. Other researchers around the world have caught on to their schemes, and some have gone so far to debunk some of their videos, calling them out in front of thousands of viewers.
[We managed to upload a clip of this video to our Youtube channel before Blake could remove it for good. In it, Youtube user Sheilaaliens asks Blake about his fake videos.]
"I really admire her for calling Blake out in terms of faking material. I think it is sad that he is more interested in views than the emotional impact the fake footage does to others."
- Anonymous Youtube viewer.
"I'm a professional from the CGFX industry and I've debunked 2 of their videos, what I've been showing was so obviously fake that they got scared and asked Youtube to delete my videos... 6 months of harrasment. Thanks @sheilaaliens"
-Youtuber user TellTheTruthOnline
This list goes on and on.
How about when we compared sound effects from one video with another video... finding they were IDENTICAL! He's using the same effects from one video to the next, and claiming they were recorded on "military property", when in reality, this video is shot at a common hiking trail - Pu'u Waa Waa in Kona on the Big Island. Quite elementary my dear Dawson.
"Talk about muddy the waters. This channel is producing hundreds of ufo videos from around the world. At one time I thought this channel was authentic. I feel it's doing more harm to disclosure then what debunkers do, by faking videos. In one of the clips the channel owner is interviewing for supposed ufo video and we are lead to believe thay are going to pay $10,000 for the exclusive. It's a hoax done by hoaxers to prove what? That Thirdphaseofmoon is authentic? In fact Thirdphaseofmoon has been proven to create CGI videos. It's a twisted plot they weave and for what, revenue dollars?"
This has gone so far that youtuber PLANETunderATTACK has created a Hall of Hoaxing around the subject.
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Today, when asked about their videos being faked and monetized, Blake simply responds by saying that "now we are getting actual video recordings from around the world of real UFO footage that we secure the rights to, making them ours."
As if that makes it all OK...it's time to come clean Third phase...
Blake and Brent Cousins, being part of the ohana of the Big Island, we ask you to COME FORWARD & ADMIT many of your Hawaii UFO videos and other videos were faked (with CGI & clever editing) and you profited from them and the gullibility of others. Admit you made money by creating and uploading hoax videos to the Internet, accelerating your brand name along the way, claiming these videos were authentic.
If you were to make an apology video to all the viewers who you fooled, lied to, and scammed, that would be a step in the right direction. We can upload your apology video to our Youtube channel and to this article as proof you have come clean. Until you do so, we'll consider this an ongoing investigation, and periodically update this article with new information as it comes forward.
If you decide to use your video making abilities for the GOOD of all in the paranormal and UFO communities, that would be a plus too!
As always, the choice is yours.
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