Airline employees spot mysterious craft hovering over O'Hare; FAA skeptical


sanctus
#1
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. officials said it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon but a group of United Airline employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.

The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, said a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune newspaper.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged a United supervisor had called the control tower at O'Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn't see anything and a preliminary check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

"Our theory on this is that it was a weather phenomenon," Cory said.

"That night was a perfect atmospheric condition in terms of low (cloud) ceiling and a lot of airport lights. When the lights shine up into the clouds, sometimes you can see funny things."

The FAA is not investigating, Cory said.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said company officials don't recall discussing any such incident from Nov. 7.

At least one O'Hare controller, union official Craig Burzych, was amused by it all.

"To fly seven million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.


Copyright 2007 Canadian Press
 
mapleleafgirl
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctus View Post

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. officials said it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon but a group of United Airline employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.

The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, said a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune newspaper.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged a United supervisor had called the control tower at O'Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn't see anything and a preliminary check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

"Our theory on this is that it was a weather phenomenon," Cory said.

"That night was a perfect atmospheric condition in terms of low (cloud) ceiling and a lot of airport lights. When the lights shine up into the clouds, sometimes you can see funny things."

The FAA is not investigating, Cory said.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said company officials don't recall discussing any such incident from Nov. 7.

At least one O'Hare controller, union official Craig Burzych, was amused by it all.

"To fly seven million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.


Copyright 2007 Canadian Press

this is so radical. i believe in other worlds holding life and why not they should be visiting us to see what we are made of?
 
L Gilbert
#3
Sorry folks, that was me. I jumped on my garden tractor to do a little snow-plowing and ended up getting carried away with my astral projection. Sorry. Frightful weather over Minnesota that day.
 
Gilgamesh
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctus View Post

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. officials said it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon but a group of United Airline employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.

The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, said a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune newspaper.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged a United supervisor had called the control tower at O'Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn't see anything and a preliminary check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

"Our theory on this is that it was a weather phenomenon," Cory said.

"That night was a perfect atmospheric condition in terms of low (cloud) ceiling and a lot of airport lights. When the lights shine up into the clouds, sometimes you can see funny things."

The FAA is not investigating, Cory said.

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said company officials don't recall discussing any such incident from Nov. 7.

At least one O'Hare controller, union official Craig Burzych, was amused by it all.

"To fly seven million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.


Copyright 2007 Canadian Press

'Twas me and my family returning on holiday on planet Kobol. Sorry 'bout that.
 
Curious Cdn
#5
What a coincidence!

I'm from Fort Tran!
 

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