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pleco
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  21:06:51  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
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A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who observed the phenomenon.

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The FAA is not conducting a further investigation, Cory said. The theory is the sighting was caused by a "weather phenomenon," she said.

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"I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don't understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport," said a United mechanic who was in the cockpit of a Boeing 777 that he was taxiing to a maintenance hangar when he observed the metallic-looking object above Gate C17.

"But I know that what I saw and what a lot of other people saw stood out very clearly, and it definitely was not an [Earth] aircraft," the mechanic said.

One United employee appeared emotionally shaken by the sighting and "experienced some religious issues" over it, one co-worker said.



Well? Are they wrong?


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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  21:36:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
I think they saw something that would scare most any of us. Haven't a clue what it was, except I don't suppose it was the departing flight 2111 for Mars.

Wish I'd seen it!


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Paulos23
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USA
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Posted - 01/02/2007 :  21:54:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
I wish someone got a video of it. Then we could have seen what it was. As it is it is just eyewitness reports, and I just can put much wieght to their testmony.

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filthy
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USA
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  02:08:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
No doubt there is some natural explanation that doesn't involve Kang & Kronos, or the Greys -- whoever they are.



With all of the security cameras scattered about airports these days, you'd think that at least one of them might have caught this event.




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Chippewa
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  03:43:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
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Originally posted by pleco

quote:
A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who observed the phenomenon...


Well? Are they wrong?


Nope. It was a strange craft indeed!

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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  06:24:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Unfortunatly for Ufos, Security camera point at the ground.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  12:28:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
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They're not sure what was hanging out for several minutes in the restricted airspace, but they are upset that no one in power has taken the matter seriously.

Several minutes, and still no one has come forward with photos of it?
My skeptic meter is reading orange bordering on red.

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filthy
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  13:41:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
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Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

Unfortunatly for Ufos, Security camera point at the ground.

No wide angle lenses on top of buildings? I don't spend a lot of time at airports -- read: none -- but if I were doing security, there'd certainly be some. Hell, even Wal-Mart has them in their parking lots.

I think that this one will fit nicely into standard, UFO legend: "We seen it, but it ain't there no more! Them aylians skedaddled in a hurry!"




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Neurosis
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  13:50:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Neurosis an AOL message Send Neurosis a Private Message
UFO at a busy airport and no one had a digital camera in a carry on bag? Now that is the strange phenomenon, screw the ufo lets investigate these witnesses. Clearly, they are from another planet.

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JohnOAS
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Posted - 01/03/2007 :  15:07:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
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Originally posted by Neurosis

UFO at a busy airport and no one had a digital camera in a carry on bag? Now that is the strange phenomenon, screw the ufo lets investigate these witnesses. Clearly, they are from another planet.


Abso-freakin'-lutely.

When a talentless nobody gets out of cab with no underwear on, there are dozens of photo's to choose from, but thousands of people in an airport can't provide a single usable image of a phenomenon which lasted "several minutes". Right.

I just did an (admittedly brief) google images search, and couldn't find anything of import.

John's just this guy, you know.
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Denwash
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  16:07:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Denwash a Private Message
That's 'cause those aliens have anti-camera technology, everybody knows that. (One of em turned me into a newt)
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pleco
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  16:07:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
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Originally posted by Denwash

That's 'cause those aliens have anti-camera technology, everybody knows that. (One of em turned me into a newt)



Did you get better?

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  19:00:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
One thought: The alleged witnesses may all be pretty good observers, but maybe they saw a remote controlled saucer?

http://www.microrccars.net/hovercopter/


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