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From: Capt. Alejandro Franz <alfafox@...
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 01:40:00 -0700
Subject: Mexican Scientific Community Manifesto
I apologize for this Manifesto translation where some syntax
could not be as accurate as it should. I did my best and I hope
somebody may try to help if some words are lost or improperly
The main reason of this post is to let you know about what the
Mexican scientific community thinks and feels about the
erroneous delivery of the Mexican Air Force FLIR's sighting
video to the last idoneous person from SEDENA's Secretary
General Clemente Ricardo Vega Garcia.
I am investigating the rumor of the Mexican Air Force General
Commander's recent removal and how the pilot, the FLIR and radar
operators involved in the FLIR's video have been degraded.
Source (in spanish):
Translation by Alejandro Franz with babelfish help at:
Manifesto against the erroneous interpretation of the UFO
Open Letter to:
Presidency of the Republic
Commission of Science and Technology of the
House of Representatives
National advice of Science and Technology
Secretariat of Public Education
Secretariat of the National defense
To mass media
To The General Public
In view of the events published in mass media dating back from
10 of May of 2004, regarding what concerns about the observation
of luminous phenomenon by some elements of the Mexican Air
Force, the Mexican scientific community represented in this
manifesto (astronomers, scientists, publishers, and
representatives of planetariums, science museums, scientific
research institutions and astronomical associations) declare the
The position of science is clear and in favor of the probable
existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, because all the
probabilities aim towards this sense. Nevertheless, to date
forceful proof of their manifestation or its presence in our
world does not exist.
UFO is an abbreviation of Unidentified Flying Object, being this
a simple technical definition of any phenomenon or event not yet
clarified on our skies. More than half a century science has
participated in a multidisciplinary way in this investigation
explaining and/or formulating diverse hypothesis on its origin
with a diverse degree of success.
Most of the manifestations of the phenomenon receive a
satisfactory explanation, being that they postulate its origin
in extraterrestrial devices lacking of conclusive evidences.
On the other hand, the Mexican scientific community wishes to
express a severe strangeness towards the Secretary of the
National Defense by the questionable criteria with which he
decided to give material in an exclusive way to a very reduced
group of people. This determination set a side countless
institutions of investigation in our ethical and serious country
that could make a more accurate work of the occurred event.
We lament that General Clemente Ricardo Vega Garcia, National
Defense Secretary, publicly disregarded the existence of top
level scientists in the disciplines of astronomy, meteorology,
nuclear sciences, and other sciences.
The fact that the National Defense ignored what institutions and
what scientific disciplines to count for this situation causes
restlessness to us on the methodologies that could be taken in
another type of events.
We asked that the materials, videos, technical information and
recordings of the event are to be made available for the Mexican
scientific institutions for their study. It is sad that this
material has been provided to public personalities or other
people's rather than Mexican science, whereas to the members of
the Institute of Astronomy and Nuclear Sciences of the UNAM has
refused them saying the "it was classified material".
Perhaps the SEDENA ignored the use that would be given by Mr.
Jaime Maussan to this video? And if this _classified material_
is disclosed, haven't they incurred in a serious crime?
Isn't it possible that the scientific community commits itself
to present/display a guessed right explanation of the video
while all the material for this investigation is not provided.
The only opinion that can be disclosed to the public and mass
media is a hypothesis that would include an approval to be put
at the moment at which unlimited access to the material and the
interviews to the witnesses of the event.
The Mexican scientific community wishes to outward that any
probable explanation expressed to date in mass media must be
taken only in the land of speculation and the scientific
hypothesis. The scientific method does not jeopardize the
investigators to emit a definitive judgment in a reduced margin
of time. The study of many phenomena of our universe has implied
the observation and investigation of many generations of
scientists, of equal way the present event will need to be
studied to detail without demarcations of time and by means of
the emission and later verification of hypotheses that can
That the testified event could be a relatively explained as a
new atmospheric phenomenon for science and little has been
investigated related to the "ray ball" or "sparks". The "ray
ball" is a product of the gas ionization of our atmosphere. This
material in plasma state presents/displays many of the
characteristics described by the military personnel: moves
horizontally, is visible in diverse wavelengths -invisible and
visible-, like it leaves its intermittent track in the radar.
The "ray ball" tends to come near to the fuselage of the
airplanes, because its nature tries to unload its electrical
charge, it does not imply an "intelligent movement" as some
people have expressed.
Before a debate respecting this hypothesis is generated, it is
important to clarify that until today meteorology there was
counted with similar observations of the "ray ball", "spherical
ray" or "sparkles" in the altitudes in which it was observed by
elements of the SEDENA, on that we do not hope that its origin,
properties, duration and conduct are necessarily corresponding
to those flashes observed and studied at a smaller altitude.
The information successfully obtained by the Mexican Air Force
could give rise to a new stage in the investigation of the
atmospheric physics then never had obtained so forceful evidence
of this phenomenon to the altitudes in which it was filmed. To
confirm the tendency, Mexico will become pioneer in the study
and understanding of this facet of the atmospheric physics.
The scientific community and its divulgers want to summon mass
media to a nearer and healthier relationship in a way that it is
possible to keep the citizenship opportunely informed with the
professionalism, seriousness and quality that only can be
obtained with the joint collaboration of press and science. For
that reason, we who sign this manifesto make it available for
the general readers for the explanations and participation that
you may consider suitable.
Finally we convoke all the Mexican citizenship to visit all the
planetariums, public observatories, science museums and public
scientific events to spread that the astronomical institutions
to stay informed in the main scientific events. It will always
be the best antidote against the sensationalist declarations of
Antonio Sánchez Ibarra.
Área de Astronomía
Universidad de Sonora.
Hermosillo, Sonora, México
Arq. Pablo Lonnie Pacheco Railey
del Planetario Alfa
Monterrey, N.L. México
Francisco Javier Flores Figueroa
Asociación para la Divulgación
de la Astronomía en México
Federación Mexicana de Astronomía
Administrador de AstroRED México
Ing. Jesús Gerardo Rodríguez Flores.
Vicepresidente y Divulgador Astronómico.
Sociedad Astronómica de la Laguna, A.C.
M.C. Pablo Sergio Barrera Pineda
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica
Óptica y Electrónica
Candidato a Doctor en Astrofísica
Santa María Tonantzintla, Puebla, México
Tel.- (222) 2663100 ext 1325
More than 100 signers.....
[End of Manifesto]
Please see the new 3D rendered image of the FLIR still and 4 oil
well coordinates and some interesting information at:
Mexican Air Force FLIR images are Oil Well flames!
Best regards to all,
Capt. Alejandro Franz
"How often have I said to you that when you have
eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,
however improbable, must be the truth?
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