The Chicago O’Hare UFO Incident: 7 Years Later, Still No Answers

The Chicago O’Hare UFO Incident: 7 Years Later, Still No Answers

I always assumed that most fantastical UFO stories occurred only in the past. The ‘Flatwoods UFO incident‘, ‘The Shag Harbour‘, The Rendlesham Forest incident….

But what occurred one cloudy morning in 2006 at Chicago’s international O’Hare airport could potentially be a modern marvel in Ufology. On November 7th, 2006, an employee noticed a large, dark disc hovering above the runway space. The employee quickly realized that what they were looking at was not normal and should not be floating there in the middle of a busy airspace.

The word spread through the staff’s radios of a mysterious floating object above O’hare International. Pilots, air traffic controllers, employees, and travelers alike bore witness to the hovering UFO. There were reports of pilots peering out their cockpit windows in the runway and staff going outside for a better look of the object. In the midst of all the commotion and without warning, the disc broke away. Shooting straight up through the cloud bank that blanketed the airport, piercing straight through the thickness and leaving a large visible hole punched through the clouds. The UFO had zipped up into the sky at an incredible speed according to the witnesses.

A reporter soon got wind of what had transpired at O’hare and inquiries were made to the United Airlines to follow up with the initial report from their employee. United Airlines denied such a thing occurred and claimed to know nothing of the incident. The reporter from the Chicago Tribune then began making calls to the FAA to see if they had any information.

The Federal Aviation Administration responded just as the airline did and claimed no knowledge of any strange aerial reports during that time. Days passed and rumors began to swirl about a coverup. The airport officials and the FAA both denied any knowledge of the incident and claimed that there had been no reports even through hundreds of those who were traveling at the time continued to talk.

Then, the newspaper came forward and said that they had filed a Freedom of Information Act request and that they had uncovered the coverup. What they got back showed that the United Airlines officials knew about the reports that were filed by their employees and had in turned asked the FAA about the supposed UFO sighting. This incriminate both the airline and the FAA and only fanned the flames of conspiracy. When confronted with the information, the FAA quickly released a statement saying that what many airport employees and travelers had seen that November day was a strange weather phenomenon.

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, who 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 supervisor to an FAA manager in the airport tower concerning the UFO sighting.

The 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; 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.[5][6] Many witnesses interviewed by the Tribune were apparently “upset” that federal officials declined to further investigate the matter. –Source: Wikipedia

So then the million dollar question is: Where are the resulting UFO IMAGES?

With all the camera-packing travelers in one of the most busiest airports in the U.S, we could assume that some evidence exists, right?


Incredible as it sounds, there is no compelling photograph or video footage of this famous UFO incident released. At least not to the public. Those images that are floating around the web claiming to be that of the O’Hare UFO have been labeled as fakes. Only one of them is known throughout the UFO community as a possible real photograph.

Alleged O'Hare UFO photo

According to some rumors, Dan Aykroyd has most of the photos taken that day.

Yes, the actor Dan Aykroyd came forward and claimed that he was in possession of some of the Chicago O’hare photographs and/or film taken by witnesses. But here’s were the story ends. Neither the Chicago Tribune or Aykroyd himself have come forward with any other evidence that could shed light to this modern mystery.

Could it be possible for someone like Dan Aykroyd to ‘buy up’ all the photographs of this supposed UFO?

Why hasn’t he released them to the public?

Dan Aykroyd, are you reading this? Tell us…why?