Does the video show eggplants that fell from the sky in Iran?

CLAIM: Eggplants fell from the sky in Iran.

FALSE

In some posts on social media, it is claimed that eggplants fell from the sky in Iran. The post, shared on Twitter on 15 March 2020, got almost 2,200 likes and 255 retweets. Sputnik states it was popular on social media while some websites like Borsa Tek mentioned the claim.

The video was created by Amin Taghipour, who is a visual effect specialist, by adding some effects. Amin Taghipour shared the original and the modified versions of the video on his Instagram account.

You can see on his IMBD profile that he made visual effects for movies such as Blade Runner, X-Men, War for the Planet of the Apes.

Also, when watching the video, you can see that an eggplant which falls over the hood in the fourth second disappears in the sixth second.

Iran press and Malumatfuruş also stated that the video is not real. Another video about falling eggplants in Iran was also created by Amin Taghipour. You can find it on his Instagram account.

In conclusion, the claim that eggplants fell from the sky in Iran is not true. The eggplants falling from the sky was made by visual effects. The post in question is an example of a manipulated content and false connection.

Sources

IMDB, Profile of Amin Taghipour

Instagram, The video by Amin Taghipour, 15 March 2020

Twitter, Tweet of Malumatfuruş about the video, 15 March 2020

Aftab News, What is the real story behind the eggplants falling from the sky?  15 March 2020 

Instagram, The second video, 14 March 2020

Instagram, The second video,  15 March 2020

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Translation: Hilal Ebru Yakar

Sources

IMDB, Profile of Amin Taghipour

Instagram, The video by Amin Taghipour, 15 March 2020

Twitter, Tweet of Malumatfuruş about the video, 15 March 2020

Aftab News, What is the real story behind the eggplants falling from the sky?  15 March 2020 

Instagram, The second video, 14 March 2020

Instagram, The second video,  15 March 2020

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Translation: Hilal Ebru Yakar