- Mexican scientists consdiered the possibility that the
alleged UFOs recorded by Mexican Air Force pilots over Campeche are not
alien spacecraft, stating that there is no scientific evidence to substantiate
such a visit.
- In an interview with Cronica, researcher Jaime Maussan,
who has studied the UFO phenomenon for over a decade, stated that the video
broadcast by Televisa shows the presence of "intelligent life that
has been manifesting itself on Earth for a long time and hails from other
parts of the universe."
- He stated that humankind's depredations on the planet's
animal and vegetable life, aside from missions to other planets (Mars)
has caused an increase in "sightings of these objects, because we
have surely violated some code and they wish to make their presence known."
- He said that the decision of military authorities to
deliver the video "with the evidence" is unprecedented in the
country and perhaps in the whole world, and places Mexico in the forefront
of such matters, "since it is time that goverments pay attention to
these manifestations, which should be reseached objectively."
- In the video recorded on March 5 by Air Force pilots,
16 brilliant objects can be seen as captured by infrared cameras as they
soar over Campeche -- static, aligned with each other, then making sudden
- While scientists engaged in reconnoitering missions to
detect drug-traffic, their radar suddenly picked up a contact: UFOs, which
according to the witnesses, followed them for several minutes.
- The pilot's conversations can be heard in the video:
- "Put on your seatbelts"
- "Don't scare me"
- "I wouldn't know how to identify it...buy they must
be completely real," said Lt. Mario Adrian Vazquez, operator of the
infrared equipment, who insisted that tampering with said images was impossible.
- Jaime Maussan called upon Mexican scientists to research
the UFO phenomenon in order to render an opinion and "not dismiss
videos a priori that show the existence of intelligence of unknown origin"
and that "astronomers or other scientist quit their prejudiced notions
and cease deriding those who have studied the phenomenon and know that
there is intelligent life present [from other worlds] as fools, madmen,
dreamers or mystics."
- However, Mexican astronomer Jose de la Herrán
provided his scientific arguments regarding the impossibility that [the
lights] could be alien spacecraft, as has been speculated. He claims that
they could have been meteorite fragments.
- He explained that when a meteor crashes into the Earth's
atmosphere, it shatters into many pieces which appear as though they were
static and aligned with one another as they give off an intense glow. "And
of course, people who do not know such phenomena occur, interpret them
in many ways upon seeing them. For example, they can say they were alien
spaceships by virtue of having seen them."
- Rafael Navarro of the Plasma Chemistry and Planetary
Study Laboratory of the UNAM Institute of Nuclear Science, added that these
are undoubtedly unidentified spherical objects shown by the Air Force,
but under no circumstances do they show the visit of alien spacecraft.
- The space scientist told "Cronica" that it
is almost certainly "space junk" resulting from hundreds of satellites
burning up upon reentry into earth's atmosphere after finishing their service
- The Mexican scientist cautioned that UFO reports may
increase, since humanity is launching an increasing number of satellites
that will burn up as they are attracted by Earth's gravity.Navarro regretted
that these speculative news items should exert such a hold on the public's
imagination as opposed to serious efforts conducted in Mexico and elsewhere
in the world to detect the presence of extraterrestrial life.
- Source http://www.cronica.com.mx/
- Translation (c) 2004 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Christian Quintero, PlanetaUFO.