By James Lachno
Russell Crowe has posted a video on YouTube which he claimed showed a UFO passing by his office window in Sydney.The Oscar-winning actor posted a link from his Twitter account to a YouTube video with the message: "UFO? Time Lapse Photos Outside RC's Woolloomooloo Office (THESE ARE REAL!)"
UFO? Time Lapse Photos Outside RC's Woolloomooloo Office (THESE ARE REAL!): http://t.co/BhTyoyBKql via @youtube
The "big surprise" was filmed after Crowe and a friend set up a camera to "capture fruit bats rising from Botanic Gardens" outside the actor's office in the inner-city Syndey suburb of Woolloomooloo, according to his Twitter.
The response to the "UFO" video on YouTube has been largely sceptical. One user wrote: "Just an insect or some such reflecting the light on the other side of the trees into your time lapse camera", while another comment sarcastically read: "Definitely is the real deal. All the signs and indicators are present. blurry, unfocused, 3 frames only, reliable provenance, incorrect exposure factors. All real UFO images are like this."
However, Crowe defended the video's authenticity on Twitter:
Canon 5D, No Flash, can't be a lense flare because it moves , camera is fixed http://t.co/BhTyoyBKql via @youtube
Australian actor Crowe, 48, is best known for his roles in L.A. Confidential (1997), American Gangster (2007) and Gladiator (2000) – the latter of which won him a Best Actor Oscar.