- FOR THE RECORD
- On August 6, 1997, a remarkable segment
of video footage was taken over Mexico City. The video tape depicts an
unidentified aircraft which is a classic flying saucer shape that appears
to be rotating in a counter-clockwise manner.
- The initial shot is at a distance. The
object is hovering next to a large apartment complex. The cameraman then
begins to zoom up to the object. The unknown then begings to move; at first
with a jolt and then smoothly until it passes behind the apartment building
and emerges above the roof. The unknown continues to move across the skyline,
over the building, until it again passes behind another section of the
apartment complex. After that the unidentified aerial object is not seen
again. It does not re-emerge nor is it seen in any other location visible
on the tape. However, at this time we do not if this video is the entire
tape that was shot on August 6th, or just a portion of it.
- The footage was brought to us by Jaime
Maussan and, after the initial shock wore off, we were faced with two possible
explanations: Industrial Light and Magic has moved to Mexico City or this
is could be the 'smoking gun' everyone is hoping to find. Either way, it
really deserves exceptionally close scrutiny.
- The plan was to quietly allow scientists,
qualified professional people, working on sophisticated equipment, the
opportunity to compile as much data as possible from their independent
analysis. But the besy plans always find a monkey wrench.
- Unfortunately, the thrill of seeing something
that should rock the world if it is real, spurred an overly enthusiastic
reaction from an individual that was present during the initial viewing.
Within hours, notification of the existence of this new footage was sailing
across the net. Jaime, seeking more information, put the footage on his
program, Tercer Milenio.
- Since then, the debate of "is it
real or is it a hoax" has been the topic of conversation, e-mail,
and net postings. Some people have gone so far as to record Jaime's television
program, use a video capture process to capture stills from the footage,
and post the stills on the net, with complete and utter disregard for the
- An investigation is only as good as all
of the facts that come into it and the analysis of those details by qualified
professionals are crutial to discovering the truth. The individuals that
we have asked to analyze this material are among te best. They do not wish
to release anything, including their names, until they have completed their
analysis. Their reasoning is that initial postulations may or may not be
correct and they are not seeking publicity and would like to do what they
do without interuption. Their consensus is that theories and initial findings
can taint and color the overall analysis. Therefore, in the interest of
providing accurate information to the public we will not feed speculation
until we have data.
- However, in an effort to appease those
who want to know more and to put some issues in order, the following is
what is known at this time. Please keep in mind that details and information
are still coming into us. We, by no means, have all of the pieces to the
- 1) The footage we have lasts only 35
seconds. The date stamp on the video tape says Augusat 6, 1997. This may
or may not be the entire segment. The excited voices of two men can be
heard on the tape. The conversation is very real as is their verbal reaction
to what they are seeing as they videotape the unidentified object.
- 2) The footage depicts a wealthy, exclusive
area outside downtown Mexico City. The apartment buildings in the foreground
are visible from the road to Toluca.
- 3) The footage was sent to Jaime Maussan
anonymously. Accompanying the video tape was a letter from the man who
says he took the footage. In the letter he stated that he was afraid of
loosing his job and did not want to be identified. He did, however, direct
Jaime to copyright the footage, which has been registered under international
- Anonymous material is always a concern
of ours. But, we have a good idea who the "shooter" is and our
team in Mexico is trying to convince the him to come forward.
- 4) The building and the office from where
the footage was taken has been located.
- 5) We do have witnesses on the ground.
One example is a teenage girl who described the object to a tee before
ever seeing the video.
- One of the most impressive of the witness
statements comes from a woman who was standing beneath the unknown. She
reported developing a "sun burn" that lasted for more than a
month after the experience.
- We asked H. David Froning, a retired
senior staff scientist at McDonnell Douglas and propulsion specialist,
his opinion of her statement. His feelings are that the "sun burn"
could be the result of ionized radiation left in the wake of an electro-magnetic
form of propulsion. The ionized air would would not block any ultra violet
rays, thus creating a "sun burn" in short period of time. David
comfortable releasing this information now as speculation is all we can
do regarding the "sun burn" statement.
- Also of interest is that several witnesses
reported a "haze" around the object.
- 6) Preliminary estimations of size and
distance have been triangulated by Village Labs in Tempe, Arizona. The
object appears to be 36 to 50 feet in diameter. The distance from the camera
to the unknown is estimated between 800 and 1200 yards. We are working
on a program that should provide better estimates.
- 7) Could the unknown be suspended from
a helicopter? No. August 6th was one of the most polluted days in Mexico.
The authorities declared it an emergency and grounded all but two choppers,
neither of which were in that area.
- 8) Could it be a blimp? No. There is
a law in Mexico that forbids the flight of blimps.
- This leads us back to one of two possibilities:
this is a spectacular segment of video footage OR a spectacular hoax.
- If this footage is hoaxed, then sophisticated
computers and programs were employed. However, the suggestion that has
been posted on this site that the material was first composited then filmed
off of a monitor screen is inaccurate. Anyone who has attempted to film
a monitor or television knows that the scan lines of the camcorder and
the monitor do not sync. This was verified, not only by first hand observance,
but by one of our consultants, an engineer with several years experience
at NBC. Taking that possibility one step further, we posed the question,
"What if a composit were created then placed on a video tape through
audio/video output?" His response, "Output to video tape would
leave a telltale mark that could be found."
- If one only considers the possibility
of a computer generated hoax, then that thought process is an injustice
to the witnesses. How does one account for the witnesses who have nothing
to gain and who do not know each other, yet, issued remarkably similar
descriptions in their statements?
- Differing opinions are healthy; they
make us all think. But they become unhealthy when opinions are formulated
without facts. We know and understand that everyone is curious. We are,
too. But we all need to be patient and to let the investigation run its
course and the analysts do their job before we make out-of-turn statements
and premature judgements.
- We will keep Jeff and Sighings updated
and future releases on the progress of the investigation and the analysis
will be available on our website at: http://www.genesis-3.com If anyone has any questions, we may be contacted
directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brit Elders