Friday, May 14, 2004

Video Creates a UFO Stir

Wed May 12, 2004 11:07 AM ET

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican Air Force has released footage of what a UFO expert said were 11 invisible unidentified flying objects picked up by an infrared camera as they whizzed around a surveillance plane.
A long-time believer in flying saucers, journalist Jaime Maussan told a news conference on Tuesday the objects were real and seemed "intelligent" after they at one point changed direction and surrounded the plane chasing them.

"They were invisible to the eye but they were there, there is no doubt about it. They had mass, they had energy and they were moving about," he said, after showing a 15-minute video he said the Defense Ministry gave him permission to publicize.

The ministry confirmed to Reuters it had provided the video, filmed by the Air Force on March 5 over the eastern coastal state of Campeche.

"We are not alone! This is so weird," one of the pilots can be heard yelling, after the plane's crew switched on an infrared camera to track the objects, first picked up by radar.

The film, recorded by a plane looking for drugs trafficking near the Gulf of Mexico, shows 11 objects as blobs of light that hover in formation or dart about, sometimes disappearing into cloud.

Mexico's most popular nightly news broadcast showed the video on Monday night.

Interviewed by Mausson on another section of the video, the pilots said they grew nervous when the objects, still invisible, turned back during a chase and surrounded the plane.

"There was a moment when ... the screens showed they were behind us, to the left and in front of us. It was at that point that I felt a bit tense," said Maj. Magdaleno Castanon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the aliens always get freaky when it looks like someone might push the button.

Friday, May 14, 2004 4:28:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

they are saying it was "the weather" that chased those planes around on the infrared radar.

i don't know which is creepier, the fact that there might be mighty flying spheres piloted by little grey men; or that the govt thinks we'll believe the weather can appear to be 11 spheres traveling over 60-300 knots and taking 90 and 120 degree turns.

i know global warming is responsible for some crazy weather, but ...

Monday, May 17, 2004 9:31:00 PM  

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