“Airplanes just don’t react like this” stated a United Airline ramp worker. Several United Airlines pilots, mechanics, ramp workers and tower personnel reported a large grey disk in the sky above Gate 17 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on November 7, 2007, making the O’Hare UFO sighting one of the most famous reported.
Around 4:30 p.m. a variety of witnesses said the object was dark grey and up to 24 feet in diameter. The saucer-like shape silently hovered 1,900 feet below the cloud deck. The airport tower and management were notified, raising the concern that the object would endanger flight operations.
After approximately 20 minutes the object suddenly takes off, bursts through a thick cloud layer creating a donut hole vacuum, indicating a large energy force.
The story, originally reported by the Chicago Tribune, was picked up by various news outlets and was widely discussed by researchers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dismissed the incident as a weather phenomenon. United Airlines has refused to comment on the event.
Airplanes just don’t react like thisUnited Airline Ramp worker
NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Aviation Phenomena) has filed a report that states the FAA failed to detect the presence of this object and did not consider the eyewitnesses. Of which there were many. The report expresses concern with aviation safety. Which is very similar to the conclusions reached in the 2021 Federal UFO Report.
Through the Freedom of Information Act the audio recording of the tower communications has been obtained we’ve taken you right to that moment in the clip below.
Author: LinX, Editor: RamX
Hilkevitch, Jon (January 1, 2007) “in the sky! A bird? A plane? A….UFO? Chicago Tribune
NARCAP Technical Report 10 Haines, et al 2007