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Mexican Air Force Pilots Videotape UFOs

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

A videotape made widely available to the news media on Tuesday shows the bright objects, some sharp points of light and others like large headlights, moving rapidly in what appears to be a late-evening sky.

The lights were filmed on March 5 by pilots using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet), and allegedly surrounded the Air Force jet as it conducted routine anti-drug trafficking vigilance in Campeche. Only three of the objects showed up on the plane's radar.

"Was I afraid? Yes. A little afraid because we were facing something that had never happened before," said radar operator Lt. German Marin in a taped interview made public Tuesday.

"I couldn't say what it was ... but I think they're completely real," added Lt. Mario Adrian Vazquez, the infrared equipment operator. Vazquez insisted that there was no way to alter the recorded images.

The plane's captain, Maj. Magdaleno Castanon, said the military jets chased the lights "and I believe they could feel we were pursuing them."

When the jets stopped following the objects, they disappeared, he said.

A Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the videotape was filmed by members of the Mexican Air Force. The spokesman declined to comment further and spoke on customary condition of anonymity.

The video was first aired on national television Monday night then again at a news conference Tuesday by Jaime Maussan, a Mexican investigator who has dedicated the past 10 years to studying UFOs.

"This is historic news," Maussan told reporters. "Hundreds of videos (of UFOs) exist, but none had the backing of the armed forces of any country. ... The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds."

Maussan said Secretary of Defense Gen. Ricardo Vega Garcia gave him the video on April 22.

You can see video of the UFOs at the link above. Hooray, UFOs.

::Key X-files theme....::

So I made homemade bread last night... whole wheat this time. Dang. No Atkins dieting for us. It's such an amazing recipe (thank you C.J.!) and half of one loaf is already gone.

I have found a new toy. Krispy Kreme Coffee!!!! I was out of coffee Friday night, needing some for Saturday morning, knowing I would be miserable without it... but I didn't want to stop at the grocery store and get coffee. I hate going into Super Walmart for one item... it really bites. So David decided he wanted donuts (it was 10:30 pm, mind you), and we drove through the KK drive-thru on the way home from our Borders gig. To make things easy, I bought a pound of their Bold blend, and it is fabulous. And cheap! Mmmmmmm. I won't go into detail about the donuts. Again, we are NOT on Atkins......... I'm so glad donuts don't have meat in them. That means I can eat them. See? Justification.

Oh yeah, so we played Borders Friday night at the Quarry. Borders set up a table for us to put our CDs and other merch on, and it was very obviously a merch table. So this guy pulls up a chair at the table and plops down and begins to read a magazine. He's totally blocking our stuff from people who want to look at our CDs... and the thing is, there are several other tables that are empty nearby. He sat there for a minute, and I went over to the table, rearranged all the stuff so it would look more like an occupied table of stuff, obviously being used for something. I figured he just didn't get it and would figure it out. We start to play our gig, and he comes back, sits down at the table and hangs out. Then one of his friends comes over to talk to him, and sits down on our merch box at the table and they just have a gay old time there at our table. Of course, no one listening to us is able to go over and sign our email list or grab a CD because of these two gearboxes......... what is wrong with people? I don't remember people being so blatantly rude 10 years ago. Oooooh, I wanted to yank that ring out of his eyebrow and call him bad names. Ahem. Sorry. I have an anger problem.

Alright... gotta go to work.

Don't let the terrorists win.


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