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Re: The '06 O'Hare UFO - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 13:00:39 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:18:40 -0500
Subject: Re: The '06 O'Hare UFO - Ledger

>From: Peter B. Davenport <director.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 11:59:31 -0800
>Subject: Re:

>>From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 17:19:43 -0400
>>Subject: Re: In The sky! A bird? A plane? A... UFO?

>>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <UFO-UpDates.nul>
>>>Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 9:59 AM
>>>Subject: UFO UpDate: In the sky! A bird? A plane? A... UFO?

>>>Source: The Chicago Tribune - Illinois, USA


>>>Published January 1, 2007

>>>In the sky! A bird? A plane? A... UFO?
>>>Jon Hilkevitch

>>>United Airlines denies its workers filed reports about


>>>"There have been documented cases where safety appears to have
>>>been implicated, and more and more we are coming to the point of
>>>view that we are dealing with an intelligent phenomenon," said
>>>Richard Haines, science director at the National Aviation
>>>Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, a private agency.

>>>"We must be proactive before an aircraft goes down," said
>>>Haines, a former chief of the Space Human Factors Office at
>>>NASA's Ames Research Center.

>>>Haines is investigating the O'Hare incident. He said he has
>>>determined that no weather balloons were launched in the
>>>vicinity of O'Hare on Nov. 7.


>>I take it as a very good omen for the coming year when a major
>>paper such as the Chicago Tribune quotes Dick Haines and files
>>an FOIA request.Maybe somebody did read Herbert Strentz's PhD
>>thesis about press coverage of UFOs. It was done at Medill
>>School of Journalism at Northwestern University just outside
>>Chicago and had some strong words for the inadequacy of press
>>coverage of the subject.


>Yes, it is a good omen, I agree. However, I am disappointed by
>the quality of the coverage by Hilkevitch, and I am really
>disappointed by the Associated Press re-write of the original
>article, which was yet another 'tongue in cheek' treatment of a
>well documented sighting.


AVWeb is carrying the story on their site. AVWeb is arguably the
biggest aviation website in the world. It provides up to the
hour newsflashes about aviation news and is not a place where
you would expect to see a UFO/UAP story. See:


I have sent a couple of emails to the press alerting them to the
long term danger of treating this as a tongue-in-cheek issue and
advising them of the potential safety hazard where these objects
are in close proximity to airliners and smaller aircraft. I
stress that it is difficult enough for pilots to report these
UAP without having it treated, by the media, as a humorous event
rather than the serious event it is. In this case the FAA has
decided to to the same thing.

Don Ledger

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