A paranormal YouTube channel has made international headlines with what it claims is yet another astonishing scoop – a video showing a ‘time traveller from 6491’ passing a suspicious-looking lie detector test.
It’s the latest of several video interviews with alleged time travellers published by Apex TV, which also claims to have video evidence of ogres, mermaids, dragons, witches, dinosaurs, Bigfoot and people with superpowers.
"We did a lie detector test on James Oliver, who claims to be a time traveller from the year 6491," the YouTube page says.
"James alleges that he is stuck in 2018 after his time machine broke. In this interview, we ask about the legitimacy of his story and what the future holds."
In the video, James – who appears to have a Birmingham accent – ‘passes’ every question on what Apex TV claims is a lie detector test.
"My planet is further away from the sun than yours is, so it takes longer to get around," he says.
"But we have gifted mathematicians who work to calculate our years from those from other civilisations."
The video has been reported on by news outlets including the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Star, The Sun and the NZ Herald.
The video’s lack of evidence and low production values are being called out in comments on its YouTube page.
"This video and its contents and its creator are total rubbish," one person said.
"I have noticed a lot of younger people on this channel who are easily influenced and don’t think about some of the things that make this ridiculous and more than likely fake," another commented.
However, the video also has fervent supporters defending it in the comments.
"It’s almost laughable to see humans who aren’t able to digest videos like this let alone conceive the idea of this video being real," the One World Society account argued.
"This video is real and you cannot say otherwise."
Apex TV has over 511,000 subscribers on its YouTube page and its most popular video – allegedly of real superpowers in action – has attracted 11 million views.