As a Chicagoan (Cubs fan as well) I live VERY close to the O'Hare corridor in the NW side of Chicago (thats about as close as I'll get to
disclosing my location on ATS). I see this sort of activity A LOT. I can drive out to an open field near my house and I am situated just south as
they fly over maybe, 1,000ft or less on their way to Runway 10-28 and 9L-27R. During a clear night, i can see about 10 planes on approach that looks
EXACTLY THE SAME as the lights in this video. In fact, my brother made his own joke video doing the exact same thing, claiming they are UFOs. We had a
good laugh. Yes it looks pretty cool seeing 10-12 plane lights all lined up on approach, with the occasional airliner that gets shuffled in from a
slightly different angle.
Here is the layout of the runways currently in use:
Here is BloomingDALE, IL:
Now depending on which was she was looking probably east as this is the typical landing direction of westbound aircraft, this is somethign you would
see on a typical evening in Chicago.
All in all, nothing seems out of the ordinary for me, as this is a normal occurance, unless they have the aircraft come in from a different direction
in accordiance tot he wind, as Weedwhacker pointed out before. But this, this video, you guys just got Punk'd!!!
also, as a Chicagoan, if I saw any real UFOs, you, my dear ATS members, would be the FIRST to know!
This video, aint nothing more than planes landing. But if you dont believe me, I'll give you all a great location to see this if you come to
Chicago. Head on up to the NW side, by Norridge,IL and park your car on Montrose Ave and Osceola Ave. Look east. Better yet, head over to the
Harlem and Irving Plaza Mall on Harlem and Irving Park Road, and go up on the parking garage's top floor, on a nice evening. You will have a plane
spotter dream view.