- MEXICO (EFE) -- In an unprecedented
move for this country--and perhaps the whole world-- military authorities
have made public a video showing 11 unidentified flying objects (UFOs)
captured by an aircraft belonging to the Secretariat of National Defense
(SEDENA). This video shall be presented today by journalist and UFO researcher
- In an exclusive interview with the La Prensa newspaper,
Maussan stated that the Secretary of National Defense himself, Ricardo
Clemente Vega Garcia, authorized the broadcast of this material to both
domestic and foreign news media.
- According to the researcher, the encounter occurred on
March 5, when an aircraft belonging to the Mexican Air Force, a Merlin
C26/A, was engaeed in drug interdiction patrols. At around 17:00 hours
it detected the presence of 11 objects following it.
- The routine flight took place between Copalar, Chiapas
and the State of Campeche. The encounter took place near Ciudad del Carmen,
Campeche. It was there that the aircraft, belonging to the 501st Air Squadron
was performing its routine patrol when it suddenly detected the presence
of an object on its radar at an elevation of 3500 meters, as well as through
its infrared equipment (FLIR)..
- The airplane immedately pursued the object, which according
to the video footage, lost itself in the clouds. Minutes later, the presence
of other objects -- for a total of 11 -- was detected. They followed the
aircraft and surrounded it.
- These UFOs were captured on radar and by the FLIR gear.
However, they were never seen by the aircrew despite having been two miles
distant from the aircraft at one point. The crew consisted of eight monitoring
specialists, among them the pilot, Maj. Magdaleno Castañón
Muñoz, radar operator Lt. Germán Martin Ramirez and FLIR
operator Mario Adrian Vázquez Tellez. These military men were interviewed
and claimed having never seen a similar phenomenon, since the speed and
movements detected by radar confirmed the fact that the [objects] were
- Translation (C) 2004.Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic