It was a typically grey November day at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Specifically, it was the afternoon of Tuesday, November 7, 2006, when “The object” was first spotted by an employee who was pushing back United Airlines Flight 446, which was departing Chicago for Charlotte, North Carolina.
The employee alerted Flight 446’s crew of the object that was above their aircraft.
At about 4:15PM when federal authorities at Chicago O’Hare International Airport received a report that a group of twelve airport employees were witnessing a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering over Gate C-17.
Several independent witnesses outside of the airport also saw the object. One described a disc-shaped craft hovering over the airport which was “obviously not a cloud.” According to this witness, nearby observers gasped as the object shot through the clouds at a high velocity, leaving a clear blue hole in the cloud layer.
According to the Chicago Tribune’s Jon Hilkevitch, “The disc was visible for approximately five minutes and was seen by close to a dozen United Airlines employees, ranging from pilots to supervisors, who heard chatter on the radio and raced out to view it.” One of the United Airlines pilots was in possession of a digital camera at the time of the sighting and photographed the event. (Keep in mind that this was 2006 and the first iPhones, with cameras, didn’t come out until 2007.)
Both United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first denied that they had any information on the O’Hare UFO sighting until the Chicago Tribune, which was investigating the report, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FAA then ordered an internal review of air-traffic communications tapes to comply with the Tribune FOIA request which subsequently uncovered a call by the United Airlines supervisor to an FAA manager in the airport tower concerning the UFO sighting.
The official FAA stance concludes that the sighting was caused by a weather phenomenon and that the agency would not be investigating the incident.
UFO investigators have pointed out that this stance is a direct contradiction to the FAA’s mandate to investigate possible security breaches at American airports such as in this case; where an object witnessed by numerous airport employees and officially reported by at least one of them, hovering in plain sight, over one of the busiest airports in the world. Many witnesses interviewed by the Tribune were apparently “upset” that federal officials declined to further investigate the matter.
Yes, it is upsetting when our government is continuously trying to hide things from us. We see it more and more every day.
Who are these people making the decisions about who gets to know what?
Who are these people that get to hide behind TOP SECRET classifications and unknown government programs?
They’re called “the deep state.” They are a part of “the swamp.” They understand that knowledge is power, and they want to retain that level of power over the rest of us.
But “We the People” are waking up. “The swamp” is draining, but it’s a BIG swamp.
Information for this article was derived from: The National Aviation Reporting Center report dated July 2007, the CBS News Report of the incident, Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch, and an article in the Chicago Tribune dated New Year’s Day 2007.