MEXICO CITY — On Sept. 12, the Mexican Chamber of Representatives became the epicenter of a historic event, the first public hearing related to the Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) phenomenon in the country. The hearing was organized by ufologist Jaime Maussan with the support of Mexican congressman Sergio Gutiérrez Luna.
The event featured distinguished speakers, including astrophysicist Avi Loeb, CEO of Americans for Safe Aerospace Ryan Graves, Japanese congressman Yoshiharu Asakawa, retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Robert Salas, French researcher Michael Vaillant and Andrea Perez Simondini, President of the Commission for the Study of UFO Phenomena in the Republic of Argentina.
The primary aim of the hearing was to foster debate and public awareness about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and their significance for aviation safety and national security. The initiative initially emerged as an informative session focused on Graves’ testimony, who had witnessed numerous encounters with UAPs in the United States. However, thanks to the efforts of the organizing team and congressman Luna’s support, it evolved into a substantial public hearing.
Perez Simondini shared her experiences and knowledge about the UFO phenomenon in Argentina and its contribution to setting a legislative agenda related to UAP research in Latin America through the new Latin America for Safe Aerospace (ALAS) program, which she represents. “In both Mexico and Argentina, different governments, at times, are more inclined to address the issue, while at other times, less so. But in Mexico, the civilian community has made significant progress in reporting, which is related to what is reported in the United States on the Pacific Coast,” she stated.
The hearing also served as a platform to discuss the need to reform Mexico’s air traffic regulations to include official UAP event investigations. This reform, based on the experiences and testimonies presented at the hearing, is crucial to ensuring airspace safety and the ability to identify and track unidentified objects that pose potential risks.
An interesting aspect of the hearing was the convergence of opinions and concerns shared by the various speakers. Both Salas’ testimony and Perez Simondini’s contributions emphasized the importance of addressing air traffic safety and the need for in-depth investigation of these unexplained aerial phenomena.
The event was also an example of international collaboration and cooperation in UAP research. The presence of lawmakers and experts from different countries, such as Japan and Argentina, underscored the global dimension of this phenomenon and the importance of joining forces to better understand it.
Furthermore, the hearing highlighted the need for the scientific community and ufologists to work together to analyze these phenomena from a technical and objective perspective. The presenters noted incorporating data and solid evidence into discussions about UAPs is essential for advancing the understanding of this topic.
An unexpected moment, even for many of the speakers, occurred when the alleged remains of nonhuman beings, discovered in Peru in 2017, were revealed. Maussan surprised everyone with this claim, stating that renowned laboratories worldwide had conducted studies on the mummies and that they shared only 70% of human DNA.
This hearing in the Mexican congress marked a milestone in UFO research in Latin America. It was an important step toward public awareness and international cooperation in the quest for answers to one of the most intriguing mysteries of the modern era. The voices of speakers like Andrea Perez Simondini emphasized the need to take this phenomenon seriously and work together to unveil its secrets.