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We Want To Believe

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:59:00 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:59:00 -0500
Subject: We Want To Believe

Source: Jacob Dobkin's Chicagoist.Com - New York, New York, USA


January 2, 2007

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We Want To Believe

Posted by Chris Karr

Some time before Chicagoist was a Chicagoan, we were a resident
of the great American Southwest. We grew up in the wonderful
state of New Mexico, and we absorbed much of the local culture:
cowboys, chilis, and lowriders.

We also grew up steeped in UFO culture. We spent many years
growing up in the UFO capital of the world =97 Roswell, NM =97 and
even Granny had the full Time-Life "Mystery of the Unknown"
series sitting on her shelves. We grew up with this culture so
much, watching the first two-thirds of Signs was absolutely
terrifying for us. (Though we were dismayed at the "show the
aliens" part of the film.) In middle school, we wrote reports
for school on Project Blue Book, and we wondered if anything was
really happening at Dulce Mesa.

So, when we read the story that United Airlines pilots reported
seeing an unknown craft hovering over O'Hare last fall, our ears
perked up. Apparently several local airline employees saw a
spinning disc-shaped craft without lights that hovered over the
airport, then zoomed away through the clouds. One witness called
the control tower to ask if they were getting anything on radar,
but nothing was showing up. No investigation is forthcoming, and
the FAA is blaming the reports on some strange weather effects.

To be perfectly frank, we have no idea if UFOs are spacecraft
carrying Grays, top-secret US military aircraft (the B-2 bomber
made a convincing flying saucer in its day), goofy weather
phenomena, or a side effect of being under the influence of some
controlled substance. We haven't directly witnessed a flying
saucer, though we did see some strange and unexplainable (by us)
light phenomenon when growing up. We had a stepfather who
claimed to have directly witnessed the Marfa lights, but we
don't know if he was just pulling our leg. In short, we have no
idea if these things are extraterrestrial or not, and we're just
surprised that this phenomenon is being reported so close to the

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/]

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