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MEXICO CITY, May 11
(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
"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.
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.
Mexico Air Force video creates UFO
11 May 2004 21:36:31