posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 12:51 PM
Reasons why I think it's fake:
1.) The original poster of the picture created an account, posted the pic, and hasn't posted since. On top of that, he was behind a proxy. If you
assume that the poster was genuine and was simply attempting to protect himself, why didn't he say more about the person who sent him the picture, or
about the picture itself, or if there are more pictures from the same person? Would this harm anyone? On the other hand, I can understand the logic
of a hoaxer who creates a throwaway account, posts the picture, then sits back and revels in the chaos.
2.) I originally thought this picture could be the real deal. However, the first damning evidence came when someone pointed out that the background
is at an incline relative to the camera (obviously), whereas the "UFO" is PERFECTLY aligned with the frame of reference in the picture. A bit
strange, no? I don't recall any witnesses at O'Hare claiming that the object was inclined relative to the ground.
3.) The picture in question bears MORE than a striking resemblance to the "congestion" photo found by Jritzmann. The only significant differences
are small, such as the presence of some "distortion." If you look at the runway, it appears slightly bent rather than straight. But this is still
obviously the same background.
4.) The absence of clear evidence of photo manipulation (which I have to take other posters' word for) can be easily explained by taking a picture of
a computer monitor or of a printed version with a cellphone camera. IMO, the latter is more than a likely possibility. There's no reason to suspect
that this could not have been done.
5.) Lastly, even IF there is a "security camera" at the location of the picture or two people took a picture from the same spot, what are the odds
that a picture with the EXACT SAME frame of reference is available on Google image search?
This is yet another hoax that will end up discrediting the UFO community. I'm still waiting for a legitimate photo of the O'Hare incident.