posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 07:53 PM
Well, into the fray I go...
I saw the ORD UFO. I first sighted it while at the intersection of Irving Park Rd. and Mannheim Blvd., and again for just a bit when I got to the
parking lot of the international terminal. I was picking up a friend, an American Airline cockpit officer who was flying in from Charles deGaulle
International Airport. His plane, scheduled for a 4:55p arrival time, was delayed because of the object.
The ostensible cell phone photo could have been the object, in that the UFO's perceptible coloration did alter somewhat depending on the viewer's
angle. When I saw it from Mannheim, it appeared much paler, but as I moved closer to underneath it it darkened... my impression is that it was highly
reflective, with the upper part mirroring the lighter sky and the underneath mirroring the darker areas (as well as being naturally shaded).
"Mirroring" is actually an awkward word, as the "texture" of the craft didn't seem highly polished, but it's the only word I can think of that
somewhat applies. I do know that there are other photos, as I saw a fair number of people, even several on Mannheim, take photos with cell phones or
It was definitely an object, not a lenticular cloud or any other weather phenomenon. At its closest, it was no more than a quarter of a mile from me,
and I saw it fly off. It was very clearly a controlled craft of some sort. There were no lights in use on it at that time.
roadgravel, the winds were light that day... too light to require any directional TO or landing alterations.
nextguyinline, purduejake actually posted the sighting information, as an eyewitness, the day after the sighting on a local democratic forum... months
before the Trib heard of it.
amongus, the weather that day would match the photo, and there were still many green leaves around... my leaves in NW Indiana, 40 miles from O'Hare,
didn't fall until after the snow in late November. In fact, the weather had been ridiculously warm up till then.
I'm willing to talk with the moderators of this forum, either online or by phone. I'm not willing to give my name and information in an open forum,
but I'll be glad to answer questions. For the record, I'm a 52 year-old woman, former radio news anchor and reporter with an ABC affiliate, former
chef and restaurant owner, with many hours in the air and experience with many types of aircraft. This was nothing conventional, and I frankly doubt
whether it was something manmade.
Again, to the moderators --- please email me if you wish more information... this truly was an amazing sighting, given the proximity and the location,
and I hope the truth emerges. I do encourage all with photos of the craft to release them --- I think there are far more credible photos out there
than this one.