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Re: Elders Remarks on Mexico City Footage

From: James Easton <pulsar@compuserve.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 18:46:01 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 01:42:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Elders Remarks on Mexico City Footage

Regarding...

>Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 20:39:32 -0800 (PST)
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Elders Remarks on Mexico City Footage

Jim wrote:

>>It was noted:

>>"August 6th was one of the most polluted days in Mexico. The
>>authorities declared it an emergency...".

>> Would this be consistent with the conditions apparent in the
>>footage, where the visibility looks almost perfect and even distant
>>buildings can be clearly seen?

>It could be, James.  The furthest buildings away that can be seen
>in the stills I downloaded look to be only a mile or two away.
>If so, that's pretty polluted.


Jim,

Acknowledging I've only seen the .mov file with it's limitations...
at the beginning of the footage, it seems the buildings clearly
visible on the horizon are considerably more than a mile or two
distant. I would say more than 5 miles away, but that's just a best
guess.

>However, pollution emergency alerts could be due to excessive levels
>of CO and/or ozone, which are transparent, and not just particulates,
>so you'd need more information there.

Yes, Mexico City apparently has the world's largest concentration of
ozone, however, the major problem is smog.

It should be a simple matter for someone out there to check what the
conditions were at the time the video was allegedly taken. A declared
state of emergency, or what I understand is termed a Phase I alert,
would likely have been news, as apparently the use of cars is banned
and factory production [is supposed to be] cut etc., in a fight
against the smog. It seems that conditions under a Phase II alert are
so serious that the city practically shuts down.

Maybe this has been checked, but given that emergency conditions did
exist, it just seems an obvious point to verify.



James.
E-mail: pulsar@compuserve.com


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