Yesterday I was watching in a CATV channel a "documentary" about UFOs. It
to be a science channel, like Discovery, but it seemed pretty biased, of
you know which side. By the way, it was produced by "Above and Beyond
Well, the point is, the talked a lot about the Mexican UFO wave, and
really interesting videos. Does anybody have information about scientific
for these UFOs? They look like metallic bubbles and seem to be spinning,
famous UFOlogist here at Mexico, Jaime Maussan has made a lot of fuzz
In the program the credit went to Jamie Maussan!
I used to live in Mexico City until August, so I also have heard a lot of
about these sightings, and even one afternoon the 4 passengers of my car
a UFO over the city. While I was driving in a very busy street I couldn't
for them, but people in the sidewalks were all watching above. I can't
of any official explanation, though.
So, does anyone have information? Has any serious scientific inquiry been
I think I remember Phil Klass saying there's a certain kind of metallic
balloon many Mexicans enjoy launching.
> So, does anyone have information? Has any serious scientific inquiry
> been made?
For a detailed debunking of video recordings of what purport to be UFOs
over Mexico, see the following article:
Rob Irving. 'Mexican UFO Invasion'. Fortean Times, 1998; 109: 34-42.
The balloons that Klass may be talking about are sold in the streets with
pictures on them, the classic "I love you", "Happy Birthday", etc... And
we don't particularly like to launch them, it happens that they often
the lucky owner. =)
I have seen an explanation like that on local TV. Unfortunely, this
Jaime Maussan is very good at arguing and discussing, and many skeptics
a very, very hard time presenting with him on TV. I believe we need to
well-trained skeptics to deal with such guys. Most of the time Maussan
ends a discussion
shouting at the opponents and with a cheerful audience applauding
backing him up. An embarrasing spectacle.