posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 12:19 AM
Hal9000, lol, no, wasn't in the middle of writing a novel... have been on the phone with several administrators and moderators of this site off and
on through the evening, and it's been a bit chaotic getting back to answer questions. As to my writing style, well, I was a reporter and news anchor
once upon a time, so it behooved me to be able to write lucidly and in detail. Basically, though, much of this is difficult to explain or define,
especially when it comes down to how it made me feel. It made me feel some things I've never felt before, and it's hard to come up with words for
those feelings. But I'm doing my best to answer the questions put to me, and the delays have only been due to several prolonged conversations with
several people who operate this forum... I've given them my name and phone number, and I think they're finding me a highly credible witness.
Fiverz, I couldn't see the runways from where I was, after I turned off Mannheim and into the parking lot --- at that point, the runways were on the
other side of the terminal buildings from me.
As to why more witnesses haven't come forward to discuss this sighting, in part it's because it didn't even make the news here for a month and a
half. We were surely talking about it on at least one local forum (where purduejake first mentioned it on 7 November, the day after the sighting).
Once we learned from the Tribune article about the forum where purduejake (an airline employee who saw the object) posted the sighting on 7 November,
the day after the sighting... up till then, though, I had no idea that anyone had posted the information anywhere, so I just discussed it with
friends, which is what I assume other witnesses were doing, too. Since I didn't have photos, I wasn't really sure what I could do... wasn't sure
that simply telling what I saw would be of much use. It was mostly at the insistence of friends that I decided to write this forum... and this is the
only thread on this forum I've visited, so no, Hal, I don't know anything about sleeper's thread... and that should be easy enough for the
moderators to confirm.
Fiverz, granted, I was paying more attention to the sky than to the parking lot, but there were easily several dozen people watching it at various
points. I watched it in the parking lot for about ten minutes, and pointed it out to a few people, who stood with us and watched until the object
left. I did see a number of people taking photos, both with cell phones and with digital cameras, of the object, and a large part of my purpose in
talking about this is to help persuade them to release their photos.
I first saw the object when we were just north of the intersection of Irving Park and Mannheim, for less than a minute. After we reached the parking
lot, we watched for approximately ten minutes, until it tore off out of there.
Again, I'll do my best to answer every question... and if I happen to miss one, remind me again... and if I don't know the answer, I'll tell you