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Re: Elders Remarks on Mexico City Footag

From: jared@valuserve.com (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared)
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 13:37:31 -0700
Fwd Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 11:10:42 -0500
Subject: Re: Elders Remarks on Mexico City Footag

[Jared - please, don't make me ask you, again, for
attribution - Where did this come from? -ebk]

Elders Update On Mexican
UFO Video Analysis
From Brit Elders

FOR THE RECORD =A0 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. =A0

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. =A0

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. =A0

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. =A0

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 copyright logo. =A0

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. =A0

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 puzzle yet.
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 copyright laws.
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. =A0

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. =A0 =A0

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. =A0

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
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. =A0

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 genesis@genesis-3.com.
Brit Elders

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