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This week: Ufology/Aliens
It would seem all Mexicans are paranormal prone and constantly armed with video cameras, because we're going back to that dusty country this week with another mysterious film recorded down there. This one appears to have been filmed by an arm of the Mexican military. It's a film of 11 unidentified flying objects, released to the public in an unprecedented governmental move.
And we have the clip for you here, doncha know.
Not too long ago we brought you crazy paranormal news from Mexico in the form of actual video of a 'flying witch'. That video was filmed by some regular guy (or girl) with a camera. Today's video on the other hand, was filmed by the Mexican Air Force.
More specifically it was filmed by a military crew on board an airplane for the purpose of intercepting drug traffickers. The crew was familiar with their route as they'd done it many times before. Not to say the entire flight was routine, mind you, because at about 17:00 hours they noticed they were being followed by 11 balls of light. Actually, there's a bit more to it – according to Rense.com:
"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 immediately 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."
Direct visual contact with the unknown craft was never made by anyone in the airplane. The available recording seems to have been filmed with something called FLIR gear, which is a type of infrared imaging equipment. It looks like regular video footage.
There have (of course) been debunkers of the video, and they've wasted no time in explaining things away. Some have claimed that just like the Phoenix lights – the orbs are nothing more than flares.
So are the strange lights alien ships? Are they flying sun-spots? We have no idea – but its a fine conversation piece none-the-less.