okelleynyc
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Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:36 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:34 am

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 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:18 am

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.

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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:23 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:25 am

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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:28 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:17 am

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...
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:25 am

It was a B6 UAV doing reconnaissance.

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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:31 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:52 am

Was it Belinda the good witch passing by?
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:59 am

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...
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:25 pm

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...
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:38 am

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.
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:44 am

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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:51 am

That sphere... Is a snowglobe.
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:06 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:11 am

Well, there are at least 3 Gate 17s at ORD...which one was it?
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:27 am

Well, that is one reason to avaoid ORD in the future =)!! Those people are "nuts"  Wink
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:15 am

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

Did you figure out how to work it yet? Big grin
 
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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:37 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:38 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:51 am



 Big grin

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



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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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:44 am

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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RE: Strange Sphere Over Gate 17 At O'Hare?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:50 am

Maybe someone hung a disco ball up.