Uset would even end up eventually admitting that he had created the whole Vidal story to promote and drum up interest in the movie, and because no first-hand witnesses to the incident had ever been directly interviewed, as well as the fact that there was scant evidence to prove that the Vidals had ever even been real people at all, this all pointed to the whole thing being a sham. Weirdly, despite this revelation there have been many who believe that Uset’s admission is a cover-up, and there are plenty of people who have claimed that to have met the Vidals and that their tale is actually true. So strong was the backlash against Uset’s admission that at one point the director himself started to think that maybe it was all real after all and that his version of events was wrong. He would say of this to journalist Alejandro C. Agostinelli:
So many people approached me to say that they had known the Vidals that I began to have doubts. What is more, the confusion was such that I began to think that our story coincided with something that had really happened.
The supposed hoaxer having doubts? What is going on here and where does this leave us? Was the Vidal case a hoax or not? Was Uset’s admission that he had created the story real, or was it a cover-up to discredit a true account? If it was real did his lie somehow mysteriously mirror a real event? Agostinelli has himself said of his opinion on Uset and the Vidals:
At the time, the fact that he (Uset) questioned his own creation startled me. But I think that this helps to understand how UFO stories are built along with many other modern myths. If even a hoaxer can be led to doubt, this means that mysteries are able to overcome any denial. That’s why I think myths are indestructible. Countless teleportation cases have occurred in Argentina and around the world, but the Vidal Case was a lie.