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Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:06:19 -0800
Fwd Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:10:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape

>  From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>, on 10/31/97 7:02 AM:
>  Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 06:00:42 -0500
>  From: Graham William Birdsall <106151.1150@compuserve.com>
>  Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Mexican UFO Video Tape
>  To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>  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?

It is certainly unsafe to base the case for UFO reality on any
one or combination of photos or (nowadays) videotapes, especially
given the ease with high quality fakes can be produced with
affordable computer equipment (video is especially suspect, since
artificial pixellation can be completely disguised, even on
consumer level computer/video systems).

And given the much higher incidence of hoaxes in photos and
videos, it is, again, unsafe, particularly if the photographer
remains anonymous and the camera remains unavailable for testing,
to give more than a low level of probability to any single set of
photos or videos.

The best case for UFO reality remains that produced through study
of CE-II cases with physical and medical effects, as well as
multiple independent witness NL, DD, RV and CE-I and III cases.

Night time photo cases with landmarks AND discernable luminous
effects remain the best photo cases, since they are much more
difficult to fake.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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