A three-year-old video in which a young Chinese boy appears to demonstrate night vision is making the rounds once again, with news sources wondering if the boy really has mutant night vision or freaky alien powers. Yeah...this shouldn't take long.
We had a little fun with this story when it first hit back in February 2009, but now the newsreel itself has emerged. The video up top has about 2.5 million views on YouTube, and its extremely reasonable and well-supported title - "Alien Hybrid Or Starchild Discovered In China? 2012" - gives a pretty good sense of the sort of over-the-top reactions stories like this can provoke. So, in the interest of presenting the "Not Alien Hybrid Nor Starchild" side of the story - what is going on here?