Monday, January 01, 2007

Claimed UFO sighting at O'Hare

Now, doesn't this make you feel even "safer" about getting on an airplane? Airport employees are now having delusions! I think if they are seeing things, this is a red alert that they must be overworked and in need of a nice long rest!

Link: A UFO at O'hare? Some pilots thought so

CHICAGO - Federal officials say it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon, but a group of United Airlines employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.
The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, according to a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune.

The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged that a United supervisor had called the control tower at O'Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn't see anything, and a preliminary check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

"Our theory on this is that it was a weather phenomenon," Cory said. "That night was a perfect atmospheric condition in terms of low (cloud) ceiling and a lot of airport lights. When the lights shine up into the clouds, sometimes you can see funny things."

The FAA is not investigating, Cory said.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said company officials don't recall discussing any such incident from Nov. 7.

At least one O'Hare controller, union official Craig Burzych, was amused by it all.

"To fly 7 million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.

12 comments:

MomSquared said...

""To fly 7 million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.""

Ha!! Those aliens must have been pissed!! They probably wouldn't have made it through security anyway.

Tommy said...

I always say that if extraterrestrials were advanced enough to travel across the galaxy to Earth, they would have conquered us by now.

Stardust said...

momsquared said: They probably wouldn't have made it through security anyway.

tommy said:I always say that if extraterrestrials were advanced enough to travel across the galaxy to Earth, they would have conquered us by now.

That's so true...if extraterrestrials are advanced enough to get here, and especially after seeing the security lines, they would just say screw this and take over the airport! (Then they would proceed to conquer Earth)

OR

humans would pretend to be really, really friendly and then once we learned about them and their technology we would give them some smallpox-infected blankets to take back to their planet.

Anonymous said...

What an...intriguing story.
It's strange in a lotta ways.
For 1, I'd like a link to the story. For another, I doubt that they have scienmythologists or whatnot as pilots.
Mass hallucinations are an unproven theory. It could be many, many things.
Mind you, I'm not lending it credence. But neither will I dismiss it out of hand. Like a computer, I'll need a few more parameters.

MichaelBains said...

Welcome to the New Year! Same as the Old.

LOL!

Still, here's hoping for Peace and Reason so's to make for Global Happiness sans destructive delusions.

Happy Merry, Stardust.

:)

Stardust said...

michaelbains- As my future daughter-in-law has called it,

Merry Christmahunnahkwanzakah to you too!

:-D

Stardust said...

KA - The thing is the major weather station/radar for the Chicago Metropolitan area, along with Northeastern Illinois and Northwest Indiana is located at O'hare and nothing at all was detected on their highly advanced radar systems. It was rainy and cloudy so it most likely was a weather-related phenomenon. There was a very low cloud ceiling at the time. Tom Skilling, meteorologist for WGN television and radio in Chicago has stated that this is the likely conclusion. He emphasized nothing out of the ordinary was seen on radar. Just by the naked eyes of a few very tired people.

Tommy said...

Several days ago when I was driving I saw a flock of seagulls (the birds, not the 80's New Wave band!) flying in the sky some distance away. The way the light shone off them and the way they moved almost in synchronicity I could understand how some people in dusky or nighttime conditions could think they were looking at a UFO.

Nathalie said...

I always love to say that I believe in UFOs. The reaction I get is classic.
"You believe in aliens??" "No, I believe that people see objects flying that they cannot identify at that moment and up and until these objects are identified..they are frikking Unidentified Flying Objects!!" Sorry little pet peeve of mine.

Another pet peeve is that movie Signs. Aliens can build spacecrafts that fly here but need to make crop circles to navigate?? Damn people, even we have GPS!

Stardust said...

Nathalie...
first of all, I must say I love your little hamster on your picture :-)

People always jump to the conclusion that Unidentified Flying Objects are aliens from outer space without any scientific investigation or research. However, there is more of a chance of having aliens from other places visit earth than finding any evidence for the existence of mythological beings.

Nathalie said...

Stardust,

Thank you, unfortunately I cannot take credit for it. It was made for me by a friend.

I have noticed that a lot of people feel the need to define things they do not understand and will go to great lengths (and with great imagination) to do so. That said I do believe that there is probably life out there somewhere in the universe. I just don't believe they would show up here butt-naked without GPS. :D

I also just wanted to say that I love the blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with the aliens being advanced enough to have conquered us.
That presumes that an advanced civilization would feel the need to conquer us. Maybe we're just You-Tube for the ET's.