WTC Sci-Fi Channel

When this article first ran, we received dozens of emails and found quite a lot of commotion about it elsewhere on the net. Many people are convinced the footage is the real deal. In an attempt to clarify even further, I wrote the actress in question, Barbara Sicuranza, and reiterated my query regarding the sci-fi channel "ufo" footage. Again, she confirmed that it was indeed a computer generated hoax (CGI), created as a promo for sci-fi channel. She is a hired actress and this work is listed on her resumé
My Second Email to Barbara...
Hi Barbara
I wrote to your previously regarding the sci-fi channel's video clip, which you listed on your resumé as "blimp." You replied that
yes its a commercial, I'm an actor...all the interest is fascinating,
Can you clarify just a little more for me. Many, many people in the ufological community believe the footage is real. that you were in a helicopter with some friends and really saw this object and it was videotaped, as we see it in the clip, moving from behind the WTC building, darting in front of the copter and then whizzing past it at close range and shooting off above it leaving a vapor trail. Can you clarify for me specifically...
1. were you hired as a professional actress to produce this for sci-fi channel as a promotional tool?
2. are you aware that it is not real, but something 'created' as a promotional ad for sci-fi?
3. was it scripted out, and the "blimp" or "ufo" added in later, perhaps digitally?
Any information would be greatly appreciated so as to put the 'authenticity' issue to rest. thank you for your time!
-- James Neff
Webmaster -
Barbara's reply...
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 19:03:43 -0400
From: Barbara Sicuranza
Subject: Re: hi - help needed again!
To: James Neff <>
its cgi not ufo
Further Update Material

Barbara's husband, founder of the band BLONDIE, notes in weblog...

"... what else have i got... ok, rather than going away my wife Barbara's ufo tv spot that was done for SCI-FI TV here is still pulling in comment and e-mails... the main reason being that the thing was shot using the world trade center in new york as a location... now we've gotten to a place in the culture wherein my denial of the 'reality' of the thing will undoubtedly convince various people of its viability but even though i personally wish that indeed it had been evil aliens who destroyed the trade center, the blame is unfortunately a lot closer to home and the now famous tv spot is just that: a tv spot with a fake photoshop (or whatever) ufo etc etc etc so once again the sci-fi tv spot with the ufo at the world trade center is not a 'real' film of a 'real' ufo, barbara is the person in the helicopter but she was just pointing at empty sky and the ufo images were put in later, neither she nor i have had any alien encounters, been abducted by space. or other aliens, and we are currently not hanging out with any space aliens and to the best of my knowledge have nevr met any creatures from outer space, have never been on a flying saucer etc etc etc"

Original Email
To: barbara@
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 10:16 PM
Subject: EMAIL FROM James Neff/ webmaster
Message: Could you verify/clarify something for us please?
In your Resume, \"SCI-FI Promo (The Blimp)\" is listed. Is this the same as the footage many believe is a real UFO near the World Trade Center which shows a woman in a helicopter seeing a UFO which appears to fly at the copter and then take off in the other direction? We want to be certain if this is the same as what you list as \'the blimp\" (?)
the footage is here:
any info would be greatly appreciated!
thank you!
James Neff
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 09:46:16 -0400
From: Barbara Sicuranza barbara@
Subject: Re: EMAIL FROM James Neff/ webmaster!
yes its a commercial, I'm an actor...all the interest is fascinating,

Sci-Fi Quicktime Movie Here




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