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Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?  
User currently offlineOkelleynyc From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11427 times:

Hey gang,

I just read an interesting report of a small metallic sphere spinning over Gate 17 at O'Hare on November 7th. You can find the "report" here: www.nuforc.org - it's on the main page...

Are there any ramp folks here who heard about this or saw the [b]alleged[b] incident. It sounds pretty creepy and would love to hear any scuttlebutt from the folks working there that day.


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11334 times:

Quoting Okelleynyc (Thread starter):
I just read an interesting report of a small metallic sphere spinning over Gate 17 at O'Hare on November 7th.

Please, if a UFO was hovering over one of America largest airports it would be front page news with multiple witnesses. This is a wacko, made up, event. Don't get me wrong, I do believe we are not alone in the universe.  spin 


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1838 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11234 times:
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Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Please, if a UFO was hovering over one of America largest airports it would be front page news with multiple witnesses. This is a wacko, made up, event. Don't get me wrong, I do believe we are not alone in the universe

there were multiple witnesses, the ramper who saw it, the pilots he pointed it out to, his supervisor, and who knows who else who's too afraid to come forward because of course, anyone who believes in ufos is automatically branded as being a nut. that's why that particular ramper asked that his name not be used on the report he submitted to Peter Davenport, a well known Ufologist, because he was afraid he'd lose his job.

they're out there!



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11216 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 2):
there were multiple witnesses, the ramper who saw it, the pilots he pointed it out to, his supervisor, and who knows who else who's too afraid to come forward because of course, anyone who believes in ufos is automatically branded as being a nut. that's why that particular ramper asked that his name not be used on the report he submitted to Peter Davenport, a well known Ufologist, because he was afraid he'd lose his job.

I'm pretty sure its against some kind of union regulations to fire someone over coming clean about seeing a UFO. Even if there wasn't, I wouldn't give a shit about my job if I saw something strange like that over the place I work anyhow.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11213 times:

United is ordering them for new regional jets. Its a part of exiting CH.11

User currently offlineScaledesigns From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11186 times:

All I have to say is several employees at ORD need a drug test.
We expect this kind of thing in California,not Chicago  Wink



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User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11086 times:

They claim it was about the size of a quarter, yet they somehow witnessed up shoot through the clouds, and leave a hole in the clouds? I sure wouldn't be able to watching a quarter reach that high, or notice a hole the size of a quarter in the clouds...

User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11071 times:

It was a B6 UAV doing reconnaissance.

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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11057 times:

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 6):
They claim it was about the size of a quarter

From their perspective, its size to them at that point was a quarter held at arms length. Not trying to side with them, but just to clarify.



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User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11003 times:

Was it Belinda the good witch passing by?

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31056 posts, RR: 87
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10987 times:
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More likely equipment belonging to "Theodore" - TED's upscale brother - who uses some Area 51 tech to provide hypersonic service to Asia.  Silly

C17 is across from C18, which is where the International First Lounge exits, so...


User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10774 times:
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Can't prove this, but....has anyone ever seen the reflection off a low cloud cover of a spotlight used for promotional purposes? My theory is that someone at a site close to the airport had one of those spotlights operational that evening...it was cloudy that evening...

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10174 times:

Maybe someone had a high powered laser pen. Likely the ceiling was low so it reflected off the clouds. Certain color lasers don't have a visible beam.

User currently offline777DAD From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8605 times:

" Ladies and Gentlemen you have now entered the Twilight Zone "
Please.........................

[Edited 2006-11-19 18:45:54]


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User currently offlineShinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8536 times:

That sphere... Is a snowglobe.

User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8337 times:

Quoting Ordpark (Reply 11):
My theory is that someone at a site close to the airport had one of those spotlights operational that evening...it was cloudy that evening...

16:30pm is 4:30pm. It was still light out, twilight anyway. There has been, understandably, no media coverage on this at all in Chicago. Let's see if we can get someone to notice this and report on it.



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4107 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7171 times:

Well, there are at least 3 Gate 17s at ORD...which one was it?

User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6995 times:

Well, that is one reason to avaoid ORD in the future =)!! Those people are "nuts"  Wink


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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 14):
That sphere... Is a snowglobe.

Did you figure out how to work it yet? Big grin


User currently onlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 754 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 16):
Well, there are at least 3 Gate 17s at ORD...which one was it?

Actually there are 6 gate 17's (B17, C17, G17, H17, K17, M17)



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 14):
That sphere... Is a snowglobe.

yeh its ATC's new way of tracking the flights, they hope to cut delays buy 35% gradually working up to 45%  Wink

But seriously like someone said just a spotlight maybe from a club or something.

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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2765 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6318 times:



 Big grin

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 16):
Well, there are at least 3 Gate 17s at ORD...which one was it?



Quote:
At approximately 16:30 p.m. (Central) on Tuesday, November 07, 2006, Federal authorities at O'Hare Airport received a report that approximately a dozen witnesses were observing a small, round disc-shaped object, metallic in appearance, which hovered over Gate C17 at that airport.



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User currently offlineMotopolitico From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

JOHAN and FORUM MODS: Why don't we have a smilie for "tin foil hat" anyway? I DEMAND that this discrepancy be rectified IMMEDIATELY.  hissyfit 


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Maybe someone hung a disco ball up.

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