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That ‘UFO’ is actually a passing boat

In a story that made headlines in his native Australia, Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe uploaded a 23-second clip showing what he claims to be a UFO, but what has since been identified as the mast of a boat.

The “Gladiator” star ade headlines after sighting a “UFO” while filming fruit bats in Sydney’s Botanical Gardens.

“A friend and I set camera to capture fruit bats rising from Botanic Gardens, this was a big surprise.” Crowe tweeted on Wednesday.

However, despite the good intentions of a few, it has since been confirmed by experts in video and photography that Crowe’s pictures are actually of a boat cruising past Woolloomooloo’s finger wharf, with a red light on top of its mast.

Click here for the full report with video of Crowe’s clip by The Australian Times.