Fact Check: Alien NOT spotted in Las Vegas

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  • by: Rebaz Majeed
Fact Check: Alien NOT spotted in Las Vegas Fake Video

Were Aliens spotted in Las Vegas? No, that's not true. A video that has been circulating around on TikTok, claiming to show an alien in the backyard of a house recorded by a CCTV camera, has been created by digitally mixed audio from a news report regarding an alleged alien spotting.

The story appeared in a video (archived here) where it was published by @_a0s9 on June 11, 2023, under the title "The United States: the first scenes from CCTV cameras of aliens spotted in Las Vegas. Aliens exist on Earth."

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Wed Jun 21 14:08:02 2023 UTC)

The story went viral on TikTok and has been published by many other accounts, such as in here, here and here. However, Reuters news agency debunked the claim that an alien has been spotted in Las Vegas.

The visuals in this video have been created digitally and the audio comes from a news report about aliens, Reuters Fact Check Team wrote.

  Rebaz Majeed

Rebaz Majeed is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. He is a multilingual freelance journalist and researcher. He worked for five years as a reporter for Voice of America (VOANews) in Iraq. Currently, he is pursuing his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East at Free Berlin University. Rebaz brings extensive knowledge and expertise to his role at LeadStories.

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