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“.....Some of us are getting angry with this being hushed up with all the terrorism and TSA [Transportation Security Administration ] idiots hanging around. If we see a funny looking bag all hell breaks loose but park a funny silver thing a few hundred feet above a busy airport and everyone tries to hush it up. It just doesn’t make sense.....”
– Anonymous witness, O’Hare Airport UFO Nov 2006
Occurred : 11/7/2006 16:30 (Entered as : 11/07/2006 16:40)
Reported: 11/13/2006 2:54:54 PM 14:54
Location: Chicago O'Hare Airport, IL
((NUFORC Note: This report is a revised version of the original report submitted by this party, or parties. It was revised at NUFORC's request, in order to disguise the person submitting the report. The report accurately addresses the event, although we are satisfied that the person, or persons, who submitted the report cannot be identified from it. The above facts may be a synthesis of what dozens of individuals saw, summarized by one, or more, persons, who were witness to the activities surrounding the incident.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to this source for the information provided!! The information that has been shared with our Center has proven to be flawlessly accurate, as established by objective corroboration.
This witness has indicated above that the event probably occurred at 16:40 hrs. (Central). We believe that 16:30 is a more accurate estimate, and we have amended the time above to reflect that estimate. Official FAA tapes, if they can be obtained, should provide the exact time that the incident was reported to the O'Hare Control Tower. PD))
Disc seen hovering over O'Hare Airport. Many witnesses. FAA and TSA contacted about incident.
I'm a management employee for a major airline and was sitting in my office at around 1630 on Nov. 7th when an employee made a radio call to our station operations center concerning an object hovering over gate C17 at O'hare International Airport. I ran out of my office and saw a relatively small object hovering in place over C17. The METAR was reporting OVC 1900 and I initially estimated the object hovering at about 1000 feet. After about a minute, I saw the aircraft zip to the east and disappeared.
I immediately called our operations center to confirm the sighting and the FAA was contacted while I drove to the other concourse to talk with the witnesses. I spoke with an employee working that gate who said he was compelled to look straight up for some reason and was startled to see the craft hovering silently. He then made the radio call and notified the pilots at that gate who opened the front windows and witnessed the object for themselves. The employee stated the object was 500-1000 feet above the ground, rotating, and metallic in nature with no lights. He said it looked like a Frisbee and was directly above.
The FAA reported no radar blips and I believe the TSA was notified. Our shift manager was notified and the incident was immediately reported to our WHQ Operations Center.
All employees are very familiar with aircraft around the world's busiest airport - this was nothing we are familiar with. As a side note as it is probably unrelated, the next aircraft into that gate was experiencing electrical problems.
Source : www.nuforc.org...
Occurred: 11/7/2006 16:30 (Entered as : 110706 16:30)
Reported: 11/21/2006 4:08:16 PM 16:08
Location: Chicago O'Hare Airport, IL
((NUFORC Note: This individual was interviewed, at length, by one of the investigators involved in the follow-up investigation. The investigators were highly impressed with the witness's credentials, and with the accurate description of the event. We deem this witness to be extremely highly credible.
We express our sincere gratitude to this witness for his having shared the information about his sighting with NUFORC, and with his fellow American Citizens. PD))
Chicago OHare UFO Report
Ok I have been hesitant about talking about this, but after hearing the report on Coast to Coast AM with Mr. Norey I cannot be silent. I work for a major airline at O’Hare, I am a taxi mechanic. I have the job responsibility of moving aircraft under their own power from gate to gate or the hangar complex for maintenance. We also accomplish the engine run-up testing needed. So I hope that does something for establishing a little of credibility for my report. I am still in absolute wonder and amazement at what I saw that afternoon.
Around 1630 a pilot made a comment on the radio about a circle or disc shaped object hovering over gate C-17 at the C concourse in Chicago. At first we laughed to each other and then the same pilot said again on the radio that is was about 700feet agl (above ground level). The day was overcast with the ceiling being reported at 1600 feet if I remember correctly. I was taxing a Boeing 777 from the Intl Terminal to the Company Hanger on the North side of the Airport. As we passed the C Terminal on the Alpha taxiway we observed a dark gray hazy round object hovering over O’Hare Intl Airport. It was definitely over the C Terminal. It was holding very steady and appeared to be trying to stay close to the cloud cover. The radio irrupted with chatter about the object and the ATC controller that was handling ground traffic made a few smart comments about the alleged UFO sitting above the C terminal.
We had to continue moving the aircraft to the hangar. After parking I noticed the craft of no longer there but there was an almost perfect circle in the cloud layer where the craft had been. The hole disappeared a few minutes later.
For the rest of the night there were jokes made on the radio about the sighting.
((NUFORC Note: This individual was interviewed, at length, by one of the investigators involved in the follow-up investigation. The investigators were highly impressed with the witness's credentials, and with his description of what he saw. We deem this witness to be highly credible. PD))
Source : www.nuforc.org...
4:30 PM United Controller to FAA Area Supervisor in O’Hare Tower
O’Hare Tower: “Tower, this is Dave.”
United Controller: “Hey Dave, this is Sue in the United tower.”
O’Hare Tower: “Hey Sue”
United Controller: “Hey, did you see a flying disc out by C17?”
O’Hare Tower: “Oh, it starts Sue… A flying… you’re seeing flying discs?”
United Controller: “Well, that’s what a pilot in the ramp area at C17 told us. They saw some flying disc above them…
O’Hare Tower: “Come on Sue”
United Controller: “You didn’t see it?”
O’Hare Tower: “Hey, you guys been celebrating the holidays or anything like that? I haven’t seen anything Sue and if I did I wouldn’t admit to it…”
4:47 PM United Controller to FAA Area Supervisor in O’Hare Tower
United Controller: “… There *was* a disc out there flying around”
O’Hare Tower: “There was a what?”
United Controller: “A disc”
O’Hare Tower: “A disc?”
United Controller: “Yeah”
O’Hare Tower: “OK, I’m sorry. What can I do for you?”
United Controller: “I’m sorry, there was… I told Dave there was a disc flying outside above Charley 17 and he thought I was pretty much high. But, um, I’m not high and I’m not drinking.”
O’Hare Tower: “Yeah”
United Controller: “So, someone got a picture of it. So if you guys see it out there…”
O’Hare Tower: “A disc, like a Frisbee?”
United Controller: “Like a UFO type thing”
O’Hare Tower: “Yeah, OK”
**United Controller: “He got a picture of it.”
O’Hare Tower: “How, how, how high above Charley 17?”
United Controller: “Well, it was above our tower. So…”
Official recorded conversation about the UFO
United Controller: “Some of our employees.. I don’t know if you know anything about this, some of our pilots on the ground are reporting a UFO sighting at a thousand feet to the east side of the airport. Do you guys know anything about this?”
O’Hare Tower: “You know, the ramp tower called me I want to say about ten, fifteen minutes ago. We have not seen anything up here.”
United Controller: “OK”
O’Hare Tower: “And I guess she said it was around gate C17.”
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: rockpaperhammock
I have a copy of Leslie Kean's book : UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record.
If I have time later I will add some details from it. Unless of course someone else finds them first!
The O'Hare case is one of the best but I still doubt it for the following reasons:
- O'Hare is a big airport, I think the 5th busiest in the world, in a populated area and yet only 6 people saw the disc in the sky.
Such a big modern airport, in the US, in 2006 and yet it was not recorded on cameras?
if the control tower thought something unusual was really happening they would have done something about it,
The one thing that bothers me is there is never a mention of a sonic boom in sightings.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: mirageman
That is some seriously good sleuthing OP, Well done.
They one thing that bothers me is there is never a mention of a sonic boom in sightings.