- In a phone interview, Gerardo Clemente Vega Garcia, Mexican
Secretary of Defense, discussed the UFO sighting; "We track furtive
aircraft that could be the source of drug trafficiking. This area is well-known
in this regard. Only two days ago we captured a small plane with over a
thousand kilos of cocaine. Our aircraft is the same one that locates such
illegal traffic and guides other air elements to enable their capture."
- "I receive daily information on whta happens with
these flights throughout the Republic. This [the photo evidence] was sent
in for analysis, has no explanation, and I would like to caution that we
never spoke of UFOs or saucers or anything, only the sighting of some very
strange contacts that were incomprehensible in this situation, given that
there was nothing at all flying in the air at the time, according to the
Ciudad del Carmen Airport. The devices record accurately a series of luminous
- "This was brought to the Secretariat of Defense.
We analyzed it with pilots, technical people on our staff, and we reached
the conclusion that there were two possibilities: we could file it as a
routine matter pending further analysis, or we could give it to a person
who knew about these things, whom we know is Jaime Maussan. He came over,
he was shown the video, he saw this (sic) and it was given to him for use
in his projects and to be broadcast as he saw fit, without alarming anyone,
since as you can see it is already being said that its a distraction from
current affairs. That is not my purpose, nor do I as a military man engage
in such activities. I forbade any talk of UFOs or flying saucers, since
that gives rise to doubts and gossip. I will not engage in such matters."
- (Interview conducted by Carlos Loret de Mola/Hoy por
Hoy News/Grupo Radiopol)
- Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology. Special thanks to Ing. Marco Reynoso, Fundacion Cosmos.