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Research on Mexico's Balloons - September 2007

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
September 5, 2007

"Research on Mexico's Balloons- September 2007" by Ana Luisa Cid

While reviewing videos at the YouTube site, I found some recordings that I found interesting, particuarly because they present objects that resemble "worms in the sky"

Photos of balloons in the sky

Photos of balloons in the sky

Upon reading the explanation offered by the author, his honesty comes to the forefront, as he specifies that the objects in question are balloons.

Given the importance of these images to the study of ufology, I got in touch with the author -- Mr. José Castellanos, who kindly told me that the video is dated June 29, 2007 and was recorded at 4:22 in the afternoon in Rosarito, Baja California (Mexico).

After learning about Mr. Castellanos's recording, some questions about "worms in the sky" have been answered, since this ratifies that their origin stems from human creativity, manifested as long wreaths of balloons, by virtue of the fact that a high percentage of [these unexplained images] display similar characteristics.

According to another researcher, who has asked me to withhold his name, clusters of these balloons are released over Mexico City with certain regularity, from the Museo del Papalote in Chapultepec Park.

Recently, José Castellanos uploaded another fragment of his video to YouTube, where aside from elongated structures, the viewer can see dozens of individual balloons making up a cluster or "flotilla"

It should be noted that its is possible to detect the "string" of the balloons in certain scenes, as the author himself explained, highlighting that they form a triangle in the sky and that some ascend while others descend, without even movements, suggesting that these maneuvers may be commonplace in a cluster of balloons.

In closing, I would only like to thank Mr. José Castellanos for his authorization and collaboration in this report, while expressing my admiration for his work, since there is no question that his research is of considerable value for the study of unidentified flying objects.

Prof.Ana Luisa Cid

(Translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid)

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