Remembering The Chicago O'Hare UFO Event
On November 7th 2006 at around 4:15pm, a United Airlines ramp worker reported seeing a saucer like object hovering above the tarmac of gate C-17. The ramp worker claims to have spotted the metallic object as he was pushing back flight UA446. His story would soon be corroborated by a number of other United Airlines employees, including the pilot and co-pilot of flight UA446. However, it wasn't just those working within the United Airlines terminal that spotted the object; reports were received from witnesses outside of the airport, all stating they had seen a saucer-shaped object.
The most fascinating part of this sighting was the object's exit. The majority of witnesses stated that after a couple of minutes in the sky, the object shot up at an unfathomable speed, punching a hole in the clouds. While no solid photographic or video evidence has ever been collected, the testimonies given by the dozens of witnesses make the 2006 Chicago O'Hare UFO sighting one for the history books.
Curiously, when asked about the incident, both the FAA and United Airlines denied possessing any evidence of the incident. But when a reported with the Chicago Tribune filed a Freedom of Information Act request, it was discovered that a United Airlines manager had made a call to an FAA contact requesting information on the object.
Scandal now threatened FAA integrity and senior officials ordered a full investigation into the incident. However, those who were expecting this investigation to lead to an admission of the objects presence at the airport, would find themselves disappointed. The FAA investigation concluded that the reports were triggered by a weather phenomenon and the case was closed for good.
To this date, one of the only convincing pieces of evidence associated with this case is a video showing Chicago Tribune reporter, John Hilkevitch, apparently in a pre-interview discussion with a CLTV news anchor. You can watch this footage up top.