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In the sky! A bird? A plane? A ... UFO? (Over O'Hare)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1 January 2007 | Jon Hilkevitch

Posted on 01/01/2007 11:47:55 AM PST by Erik Latranyi

It sounds like a tired joke--but a group of airline employees insist they are in earnest, and they are upset that neither their bosses nor the government will take them seriously.

A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who observed the phenomenon.

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TOPICS: UFO's
KEYWORDS: artbell; callingartbell; chicago; nephilim; ohare; ufo; xfile
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Interesting that so many came forward, yet are not taken seriously.
1 posted on 01/01/2007 11:47:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: atomicpossum
It sounds like a tired joke--but a group of airline employees

Well, if they're Northwest pilots, it could just be DTs.

2 posted on 01/01/2007 11:49:46 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Well, the physicists say there is a probability for every event you can imagine. This one is pretty low, though, I'd say.


3 posted on 01/01/2007 11:50:39 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Erik Latranyi

Interesting that no one could find a camera or a camera-cellphone at an airport.


4 posted on 01/01/2007 11:50:42 AM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Hillary sent a death probe to take out HUSSEIN Obama?


5 posted on 01/01/2007 11:51:35 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Erik Latranyi

"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," said O'Hare controller and union official Craig Burzych.


BWAHahahahaha. At least they didn't have to take their shoes off to go through security.


6 posted on 01/01/2007 11:52:20 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: Erik Latranyi

I agree that when lots of people see something it should be checked out. On the other hand there may be little to find


7 posted on 01/01/2007 11:52:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

"One United employee appeared emotionally shaken by the sighting..."



Were they emotionally shaken before, or just after?


8 posted on 01/01/2007 11:52:43 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
One United employee appeared emotionally shaken by the sighting..." Were they emotionally shaken before, or just after?

"Shaken...not stirred!"

9 posted on 01/01/2007 11:54:16 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Brilliant

some were stirred not shaken


10 posted on 01/01/2007 11:54:43 AM PST by bobzeetwin
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To: Erik Latranyi

Someone can sneak a cell phone video of Saddam's execution, but no one at O'Hare has a video? I believe Saddam is dead. I don't believe the UFO story. These witnesses need a beating.


11 posted on 01/01/2007 11:54:44 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: Quix

Ping!


12 posted on 01/01/2007 11:56:30 AM PST by airborne (Duncan Hunter For President!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies

Maybe it was Obama'a ego.

13 posted on 01/01/2007 11:57:11 AM PST by keat (You know who I feel bad for? Arab-Americans who truly want to get into crop-dusting.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

How many people saw a missile strike TWA flight 800, and were ignored? I'd say 100, including pilots.


14 posted on 01/01/2007 12:01:57 PM PST by gaijin
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

That is the last time I take a Charter flight to O'Hare . . .


15 posted on 01/01/2007 12:02:46 PM PST by Petruchio (* Censored *)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Could it be him?

Click the URL below and turn up your audio.

http://youtube.com/v/J3UDCoQnXjA


16 posted on 01/01/2007 12:05:30 PM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Old military saying

Don't ask the question if you can't live with the answer.

The FedGov will never follow up on these, with the possible exception of a UFO landing on an aircraft and crushing it.
17 posted on 01/01/2007 12:06:13 PM PST by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
All the witnesses said the object was dark gray and well defined in the overcast skies. They said the craft, estimated by different accounts to be 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter, did not display any lights.

Sounds more like an experimental military drone than Uncle Wally visiting from Mars.

18 posted on 01/01/2007 12:09:15 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: ASOC

That was a Heck of a movie wasn't it...


19 posted on 01/01/2007 12:09:53 PM PST by tubebender
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To: KellyAdmirer

Swamp gas coming off the lake.


20 posted on 01/01/2007 12:11:43 PM PST by kjam22 (see my band here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCcdHCBTEs)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I guess he'll still be waiting in the terminal then-

21 posted on 01/01/2007 12:13:01 PM PST by mikrofon (ETouristguy)
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To: Brilliant

Zero is a probability.


22 posted on 01/01/2007 12:14:25 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: kjam22

Swamp gas coming out of Hillary's butt


23 posted on 01/01/2007 12:14:48 PM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Funny... I read the article and not one person "came forward." Anonymously feeding a rumor to a reporter is not "coming forward."


24 posted on 01/01/2007 12:17:04 PM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: gaijin

>> How many people saw a missile strike TWA flight 800, and were ignored? I'd say 100, including pilots. <<

Thousands. But, then, the cell phone wasn't ubiquitous. A digital image among hundreds of witnesses isn't proof, since it can be tampered, but the lack of one cell-phone photo among thousands of tourists and businessmen is pretty much sufficient proof of nothing-to-see-here.


25 posted on 01/01/2007 12:19:21 PM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

These witnesses need a beating."
Really? At least a dozen, several were pilots, some were mechanics.
"All the witnesses to the O'Hare event, who included at least several pilots, said they are certain based on the disc's appearance and flight characteristics that it was not an airplane, helicopter, weather balloon or any other craft known to man."


26 posted on 01/01/2007 12:20:36 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Erik Latranyi

It was an Obama-sighting. "Rising star," and all that...


27 posted on 01/01/2007 12:20:47 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Circumstances are the fire by which the mettle of men is tried.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

28 posted on 01/01/2007 12:21:08 PM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I Want To Believe
29 posted on 01/01/2007 12:22:47 PM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Erik Latranyi

DRUDGE has a VIDEO LINK on his page - but I cannot get it to open.


30 posted on 01/01/2007 12:24:39 PM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: Erik Latranyi

















http://www.lombard-avenue.smugmug.com/gallery/218219

31 posted on 01/01/2007 12:28:10 PM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic)
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To: Erik Latranyi
-SNIP-

Witnesses shaken by sighting

"I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don't understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport," said a United mechanic who was in the cockpit of a Boeing 777 that he was taxiing to a maintenance hangar when he observed the metallic-looking object above Gate C17.

"But I know that what I saw and what a lot of other people saw stood out very clearly, and it definitely was not an [Earth] aircraft," the mechanic said.

One United employee appeared emotionally shaken by the sighting and "experienced some religious issues" over it, one co-worker said.

Ya think??? I'd sure be calling Jesus after seeing something like that!!!

32 posted on 01/01/2007 12:28:18 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: ASOC
"The FedGov will never follow up on these, with the possible exception of a UFO landing on an aircraft and crushing it."

Sure they will. We just won't find out about it. It's not wise to admit to the public that we can't control our airspace. I would expect them to find out how to capture one before an enemy does and then use the technology to our advantage. It would be a state secret.

33 posted on 01/01/2007 12:28:36 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: skr

That's my thought. These days, most people carry around some form of digital camera.


34 posted on 01/01/2007 12:29:07 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: rface

The video link seems only to be a link to a local newscast report about the sightings, not a video of the "UFO" itself.


35 posted on 01/01/2007 12:30:29 PM PST by codercpc
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To: Erik Latranyi

Bet the farm that the employees, who saw the UFO, are all, liberal Democrats!!


36 posted on 01/01/2007 12:31:58 PM PST by PISANO
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To: Erik Latranyi
"I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don't understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport,"

To do the jobs that Chicagoans won't?

37 posted on 01/01/2007 12:33:10 PM PST by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: rface
DRUDGE has a VIDEO LINK on his page - but I cannot get it to open.

It is just two reporters talking about it. No video of the actual UFO.

38 posted on 01/01/2007 12:34:20 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Well, apparently, it was a UFO.

UFO means Unidentified Flying Object.

If no one knows what it is, isn't it "unidentified?"

39 posted on 01/01/2007 12:34:26 PM PST by It's me
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To: KellyAdmirer
Sounds more like an experimental military drone than Uncle Wally visiting from Mars.

I hope that's what it was, especially considering that it was seen to disappear so fast it punched a hole in the cloudcover. You bet it would be nice if it's one of ours -- because it's somebody's. The ods that these airline employees are doing this as a media prank are almost less than the liklihood of it actually being "Uncle Wally" from Mars!

Again, I hope you're right.

40 posted on 01/01/2007 12:34:32 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: ASOC

The FedGov will never follow up on these, with the possible exception of a UFO landing on an aircraft and crushing it.

This Board finds "Pilot Error" to be the cause of this accident, the pilot of the Intergalactic Experimental aircraft exceeded the landing requirements of the spacecraft
and failed to follow proper proceedure at a major transit hub.

Case closed.


41 posted on 01/01/2007 12:36:09 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Erik Latranyi; rface
It is just two reporters talking about it. No video of the actual UFO.

You have to hit your F5 key really hard at exactly 1:18 into the video, and then another window pops up with video of the actual UFO. /sarc

42 posted on 01/01/2007 12:37:59 PM PST by jdm
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To: MaestroLC

Really, too bad Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper is dead now. I'd have paid big bucks to see you wave your "I Want to Believe" graphic under his nose. Cooper wrote openly about his encounters with UFOs. He wasn't a "believer." He was someone who's been around more and seen more than you.


43 posted on 01/01/2007 12:38:55 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: PISANO
Bet the farm that the employees, who saw the UFO, are all, liberal Democrats!!

Hey, Pisano, you need to get out a little more. I personally know very well two red-rock Republicans who've seen what can only be called spacecraft not likely of this earth.

44 posted on 01/01/2007 12:43:01 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: My2Cents

I guess they couldn't find a camera-phoned teen in that several minutes in an airport full of people.


45 posted on 01/01/2007 12:43:22 PM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Finny

Finny:
"I'd sure be calling Jesus after seeing something like that!!!"

Cletus:
Really? Out here in the burbs, we call Jesus to mow the lawn.


46 posted on 01/01/2007 12:44:31 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Landscapers are like cigars...)
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To: Erik Latranyi

In a related story, Chicago hospitals have treated a record number of depression and intoxicated related injuries due, some think, to the Bears' humiliating loss at the hands of the rebuilding Packers.


47 posted on 01/01/2007 12:48:10 PM PST by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Oh, ha ha! ;^ )

My brother used to know a white guy whose name was Jesus Justice, and who was a bad, bad boy. Ah, the irony!

48 posted on 01/01/2007 12:49:21 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I know the answer...VENUS!


49 posted on 01/01/2007 12:51:20 PM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Where to begin on this one:

An illegal alien ping?
A homosexual agenda, anti-alien-probe ping?
Airport security ping?


50 posted on 01/01/2007 12:52:22 PM PST by durasell (!)
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