Sunday, December 31, 2006

The O'Hare UFO:
Target of Ridicule by Our Media Circus

The power of secrecy, disinformation, and the fear of ridicule has effectively blocked ET disclosure in the US. Apathy, disinterest, media collusion, and the ingrained belief that only government can certify the reality of ET visitation and contact creates a remarkable national dissonance, where over half the public believes in UFOs and ETs but the subject itself, taboo in the MSM, hovers at the outer limits of the national psyche, reserved for children's toys and Hollywood fantasies.

When UFO/ET events do break into the MSM, they are invariably reported as inherently suspect, and badly reported at that. A perfect case in point is the recently publicized sighting of a classic saucer-shaped craft seen hovering some twenty minutes over the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare airport at about 4:30 on the afternoon of November 7, 2006. The craft was seen by a number of United pilots and ground personnel, approximately a dozen of whom reported the UFO to supervisors and the FAA. Several pilots have been recorded speaking with air traffic controllers, wanting to know if the craft had appeared on their radar screens (reportedly it had not, but this information comes from the same FAA that initially denied the existence of these very conversations.)

Originally reported by the Chicago Tribune on January 1st, 2007, the sighting was, surprisingly, taken up by a number of major media outlets--CNN, CBS News, and Fox News among them. But this rare media coverage only occurred because the case, lacking photographic or radar evidence--simply the testimony of several commercial pilots and airport personnel--lent itself to an easy, sniggering ridicule pitched to the lizard brain, such as this from Yahoo News: At least one O'Hare controller, union official Craig Burzych, was amused by it all. "To fly 7 million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable," he said.

Among all the major media, only the initial Chicago Tribune reporter, John Hilkevich, seen here in a Tribune video report, gave a thorough, balanced and convincing report of the incident, well worth viewing. He was of course virtually alone, and the media soon closed ranks to simplify, distort and debase the story, ensuring that, when distributed nationally, it would hold content worthy of a sidebar on USA Today's gossip page. The inverse trajectory of plummeting information vs. rising controversy and widening audience defines media manipulation over time. The first, local reports of unusual events are virtually always the most thorough and truthful; often they are breaking news and so initially escape corporate/governmental censorship. Later iterations inevitably, as here, become caricatures of actual news reports--the informational equivalent of Wonder bread.

The media duly incorporated the government's disinformation--hoary theories of temperature inversions and funny atmospherics that are nearly as old as Roswell itself--to supplant the eyewitness accounts in the initial news reports. Though the sighting occurred well before 5 pm, with a cloud ceiling at 2000 feet, the FAA spokesperson attributed the sighting to lights bouncing off low clouds at night, though it was neither night nor was the object described by any witness as glowing or emitting light of any kind. Of the later print reports, only that of CBS News bothers to cite an actual eyewitness description and offer evidence of the FAA's blatant distortion and dishonesty:

"I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don't understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport," said a United mechanic who said he saw the object while taxiing a Boeing 777 to a maintenance hangar. "But I know that what I saw and what a lot of other people saw stood out very clearly, and it definitely was not an [Earth] aircraft."

The witnesses, who all spoke to the Tribune under condition of anonymity, said they had a difficult time finding the object as it flew through dense clouds. Witnesses also said the object created an open hole of clear air in the cloud layer that disappeared a few minutes after it passed through the clouds.

The FAA initially denied there were any reports of a UFO sighting, but later backtracked after a Freedom of Information Act filed by the newspaper revealed the call by the United supervisor to the FAA.

I cite this incident as a recent but not at all extraordinary example of sixty years of MSM complacency and complicity in promoting UFO/ET disinformation on those rare occasions when it publishes on the topic at all. Here is an audio link for those who wish to hear extensive, unedited testimony from the mechanic cited above, a prime witness to the incident.

Literally dozens, if not hundreds of other compelling cases are reported each year, but none of them will reach your newspaper or television screen. And you can rest assured that, if decent photographs or actual radar records surface to corroborate the O'Hare sighting, you will not learn about them in follow-up reports in the MSM. At that point the sighting will have long ago slid down the memory hole, replaced by the latest antics of Paris Hilton and the Bush twins.

Update: here are the latest photographs to surface, not yet verified.

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