posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:47 PM
Scientists are claiming that what most people believed to be UFO's over Mexico are actually just something called Ball Lightning, which are glowing
spheres that have been sighted before but aren't really understood.
"Just as you have lightning between clouds and ground, you can also have it within the clouds and sometimes ball lightning can develop. I feel this
is one of these rare events," said Herrera, based at Mexico's National Autonomous University.
They also claim that when the sphere's seem to go toward the airplane in the footage, that they're merely just attracted to the plane and using it
as a conductor.
Edit: Just to add more info to the topic, here are some resources on Ball Lightning:
On that 'amasci' site, they talk about experiences. Some of them actually sound like what some people might consider UFO experiences.
[Edited on 17-5-2004 by dz]