Hoax Video of Eagle Snatching a Baby Goes Viral

Sharyn Alfonsi shares the truth behind entertaining online video.
1:37 | 12/20/12

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And finally tonight, we live in a world of astonishing videos. It's almost impossible for most of us to know if they're true. And did you see that one today? The eagle swooping down on the family? Well, what if there were clues for all of us right in plain sight? Here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. Reporter: Millions of us watched it. A golden eagle swoops in and picks up a toddler. Oh, . Reporter: The internet video leaving us all wondering, is that real? Today, word that it is an internet hoax. The work of animation students in montreal. Part of a school project. And while most of us saw an unbelievable but visually convincing video, some animators across the country were quick to yell "fake." So we wanted to know what did they see that we didn't. Watch again. Clue number one, the eagle's wings. All of a sudden, they disappear mid-flight. Watch here, and then gone. Clue number two. The eagle's shadow. It appears out of nowhere. Watch again. Students from the school produce internet hoaxing every year. Remember this escaped penguin? That was them. These miniature flying cars too. They're proud of their work, showing us how they made this little girl float away. Picking her up behind this green screen, which could be how they made this toddler take flight. And then, there's clue number three. That golden eagle is not a golden eagle. In fact, bird experts say, it's not the kind of bird that would be found anywhere in north america. Proving to those students, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but if you want to fool all the people, you might need a few more classes. Sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new

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