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Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape

From: Graham William Birdsall <106151.1150@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 06:00:42 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 07:02:38 -0500
Subject: Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape

>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: xalium@netwrx.net (Tom King)
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Mexican UFO Video Tape
>Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 19:26:38 EST

Dear Tom,

Clearly it is impossible to state definitely whether the 6 August
1997 Mexican video tape footage is genuine or not without having
access to the original footage - a point I emphasised at the
outset when making reference to the observations made by those of
us here who received one of those "poor copies" referred to by
Mexican UFO researcher Santiago Garza.

The observations can be attributed to analyst Russel Callagahan,
someone who has spent the last 20 years quiety examining
photographs and footage - his efforts are voluntary.

A British Channel 4 television crew researching for material in
Mexico a few weeks ago saw the same material and described it as
"laughable".

Santiago Garza's comments  provided an important insight into the
origination of the footage.

If leading Mexican mainstream UFO researchers are casting doubt
on its authenticity, that is something we all need to be aware
of. Thanks to him, we are now all familiar with the fact that by
a curious coincidence, sophisticated computer software was found
in offices at the precise location from whence the footage was
allegedly shot.

That being said,  individuals were interviewed which seem to
suggest independent corroboration of observing said object was
attained. Nonetheless, as I mentioned in my posting,
comprehensive analysis of the original footage by those who now
have it should determine the facts.

Mentioning my appearance at Oxford was designed purely to alert
interested parties to the fact that they could see the images for
themselves, if they so chose to do. This was not an event
organised by us, but by Contact International (UK), one of
Britain's most reputable and long-standing UFO organisations.

I was one of several speakers invited - if my mentioning the
footage only days in advance helped to generate added interest,
then all well and good. My motives were entirely honorouble -  I
never ask for a fee at any of my appearances, either in the UK or
overseas.

The "treatment" is a term used by some here in the UK for those
video taped sequences which are deemed to have undergone
computer-induced effects, such as that seen of purported UFOs
creating a crop circle formation (which leading crop circle
researcher 'Busty' Taylor is 100% convinced is a hoax and
provided the meteorological data - not computer analysis data -
to support the fact).

I believe it is prudent from time to time to inject a degree of
caution into any on-going debate which has the potential for
bringing folk down to earth with an almighty bump. The
scepticisism displayed by some Mexican UFO researchers is
something to be admired, especially coming from someone who not a
recognised critic or debunker.

Santiago's assertion that he, and other Mexican UFO researchers,
are currently on the receiving end of alleged hoax 'UFO' tapes,
should raise considerable cause for concern to all those who have
been impressed (like myself) with many of the outstanding video
tape sequencies to have come out of Mexico in recent years.


If purported Mexican UFO footage, claimed by some to be the "best
evidence", is subsequently proven to be a hoax, where does that
leave the rest in the minds of sceptics and debunkers who could
reap havoc?

With the best intentions,


Graham W. Birdsall (Edtor)

UFO Magazine [UK]


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