From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:40:37 -0400 Fwd Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 16:14:18 -0400 Subject: Re: UFOs Or Simply Oil Well Flames? - Maccabee >From: Capt. Alejandro Franz <alfafox.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:07:12 -0600 >Subject: UFOs Or Simply Oil Well Flames? >What are those lights in the Mexican Air Force FLIR video? >Mexican Air Force Video lights are real UFOs or simply Oil Well >flames? Did you know about the Oil Well Field called CANTARELL >in the Gulf of Mexico exactly in front of Ciudad del Carmen and >not to far from the sea shore? <snip> >See: http://www.alcione.org/FRAUDES/FAM/campech.gif >The lights (UFO's) shown in the video of march 05, 2004 provided >by the Mexican Air Force could be the heat source produced by >the flames of the oil wells located in the Oil field Cantarell >between 50 km to 90 km in the Gulf of Mexico, very close to the >shores of Ciudad del Carmen city in the Campeche's State and >within the range of the C26A FLIR camera at the moment of the >strange sighting. <snip> >There are in the Cantarell Oil Field 214 oil wells in 9 >platforms from 184 that PEMEX (Mexican Oil Company) has in the >Gulf of Mexico. <snip> >Is there a possibility that the continuos flame in the offshore >Oil Wells "platform flames" (passive fire) could have been >mistaken as the lights (UFO's) that we have seen in the now >famous Mexican Air Force FLIR video? >Is it possible that the FLIR camera was not handled in the >appropriate brightness control? I must remark that the FLIR >equipment was used in daylight and maybe because of that the >heat sensors detected the oil well's flames causing the infrared >focal plane array (IRFPA) to work improperly? Or maybe was out >of range and by that out of focus and the images are shown >blurred or as in an excess of zooming? >Regarding the presence of this numerous oil wells that have >their burners always with flames (passive fire) to burn the >excess of gas in the platforms I saw the UFO video many times >and noticed the following coincidences that will provide new >data to this case and I hope you'll find this data useful. I'll >appreciate whatever you have to say on this information I've >recollected for the last 13 days. This information was gathered >with honesty and I hope it'll help solve this outrageous case Outrageous? Maybe..... maybe not. I should think that the FLIR operator would be aware of the oil fires having flown around the area many times before (I assume this wasn't his first experience operating the flir in that area.) If one looks at the URL: http://www.alcione.org/fraudes/fam/campeche\0.gif one sees superimposed upon a map a frame of the video showing the lights I have caller "the twins" and the azimuth -133.7. Also shown, but not mentioned by Fran, is the elevation, EL = 3, which implies a sighting line tilted upward. Looking at the whole video one sees that the "twins" and other lights are above at least the lower cloud level. However, the most convincing visual evidence that the objects are not at ground level appears in the video around 17:06:43-45 at which time the lights/object emerge from a cloud and, behind them is a dark area (cloud shaded from the sun). After they, one after another, pass the dark cloud they also pass in front of a bright cloud (lit by the sun). This proves that they were at cloud level and not on the ground.
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