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Re: Chasing Mexican UFOs

From: Jim Deardorff <jimdeardorff.nul>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:38:40 -0700
Archived: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:49:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Chasing Mexican UFOs

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:29:14 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Chasing Mexican UFOs

>I just watched the Chasing UFOs - National Geographic Channel -
>segment on the Mexican Air Force case of March, 2004, that
>involved FLIR imagery of distant 'lights'.

>This IR video has been shown in dozens or hundreds of UFO shows
>since 2004.

>The lights in the video have been claimed to be oil field gas
>burnoff flames that were over 100 miles from the airplane at the

>They did an experiment to test this hypothesis: with FLIR
>equipment they flew along the same path as the Mexican Air Force
>but saw nothing (they did see a flame when they were only a few
>miles from the oil field).

>Nevertheless the segment ended with investigator Ben claiming
>that by using satellite imagery he determined that the sighting
>lines from the Mexican Air Force plane actually did point toward
>the fires that were burning at the time of the sighting.

>Ergo, I guess Chasing UFOs concluded that the lights were oil
>well fires (James did not agree).

>OK, I'll buy that! I did the same analysis in 2004 and my long
>research article presenting my results has been available since
>late 2004.

>The reason I bring this up is to point out that they, and
>everyone else who concentrates on the FLIR lights, have missed
>the "real UFO!"

>As I showed in my article, the radar detection which started
>this whole sighting remains unexplained.

>The radar sighting began many minutes before they detected "UFO

>Anyone interested in reading about the radar UFO sighting that
>was overlooked and would also like to see why oil field flares
>is a plausible explanation for the FLIR lights can find more
>than you ever wanted to know at:



Can you clarify? Do you agree with James that the oil-well
flares  were not the FLIR UFOs, or with Ben that they presumably

Did National Geographics actually arrange for some FLIR equipped
plane to make this test run? Is there no information given as to
the date and the weather/visibility of this test run, and
whether the FLIR equipment used was of nearly equal or better
capability than that on the Mexican plane in 2004?

In light of the result that the oil flares could not be seen on
the FLIR in the test run, do you still find that "oil field
flares is a plausible explanation for the FLIR lights?"

Your point about not forgetting the radar UFO is, of course,
well taken.


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