Mexico Air Force video creates UFO stir
MEXICO CITY - 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
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.
Mexico has a long history of fanciful UFO sightings,
most of which are dismissed by scientists as space debris, missiles,
weather balloons, natural weather phenomena or hoaxes.
Please send your comments or feedback to mailto:"firstname.lastname@example.org"