- They mocked Jaime Maussan in Mérida, Yucatan,
and alleged aliens disclosed it was all a prank.
- Last week, the ufologist presented evidence of alien
life in Mérida, which circulated over the Internet and show an alleged
alien concealed behind a light post.
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- Authors of the "jape" disclosed that they did
it merely to "to mock" Maussan and try to "get some dough"
out of him. The prank, which "even passed the analysis with special
equipment", was made with a mask that one of the participants purchased
during last year's carnival in Yucatan's capital city. The alien evidence
was broadcast by Televisa during the last episode of the Otro Rollo program,
hosted by Adal Ramones.
- After the end of this program, the prank made with a
supermarket mask became, for some ufologists "further proof"
that aliens are on Earth and that one of them appeared in Fraccionamiento
del Parque in eastern Merida.
- The recording, presented by Maussan as a world exclusive,
is of poor quality and was made with cell phone. The pranksters claim that
they made it "in order to make a good amount of money from the sale
of that material", but are now afraid and undecided about disclosing
the truth or maintaining the hoax.
- "The events are fake. There is no such alien,"
said Sergio Valdez Diaz, member of the Centro de Investigacion de Fenomenos
Paranormales, a group dedicated to studying such events.
- Two re-enactments have already been made in Merida using
camcorders and cell phones similar to the one employed in making the recording,
yielding elements that dismiss [its credibility].
- "We engaged in this event shortly after the events,
before Maussan came to listen to their story. It's not true that alien
vanished behind the lightpost, since it is large enough for a young man
to conceal himself. The alleged entity's long arm, which touches the young
man, is a visual effect. It was said that contact took place when the boy
went to fetch the ball, but the ball was on the left and the post was on
the right," stated Valdez Diaz, who met with the authors of the prank,
- Accoridng to Valdez Diaz, "all of the youths involved
were aware of the deception but decided to maintain it, partly because
they hoped to obtain money through their hoax."
- "Now this teenager is frightened by the scope of
the events and by the visits from people wanting to interview him. He no
longer wants to speak with anyone. His companions did not tell the truth
because, as they said, they hoped that Maussan would pay them a good amount
of money for the recording and could "have a good laugh" at his
expense," he concluded.
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- (Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Christian Quintero, Planeta UFO)