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Re: Was It Weather Anomaly Or UFO?

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:22:54 +0000
Archived: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:39:18 -0500
Subject: Re: Was It Weather Anomaly Or UFO?


>Source: The Herald Bulletin - Anderson, Indiana, USA

>http://www.heraldbulletin.com/letters/local_story_323234926.html

>November 19, 2007

>Letters

>Was It Weather Anomaly, Or UFO?

>Isn't it ironic how we trust our lives with highly respected
>people, and then we're told not to believe their words at the
>same time?

>Case in point, on Nov. 7, 2006, a UFO was observed at O'hare
>International Airport. Twelve employees from United Airlines to
>include two pilots, a U.A. manager, a mechanic, and others
>witnessed a saucer-shaped object hovering 1,900 feet above gate
>C-17 around 4:30 p.m. Reports were made from the employees for
>safety concerns. They were later asked to describe and draw what
>they witnessed. They were instructed to never speak of it again
>by the FAA. The Chicago Tribune caught wind of the story and
>asked United what happened. They denied everything... until the
>Freedom of Information Act was requested. They told the Tribune
>that something happened and it was a "weather anomaly".

All of which, if accurate, raises a fascinating issue. The FAA
is involved in suppression of information here, and we are left
to draw the inference that it would rather be seen to be
suppressing information about a 'weather anomaly' than it would
information about a UFO.

I cannot think of a single reason, let alone a good reason, for
suppressing information about a weather anomaly. This goes
double for an official body with a duty of care in relation to
air passenger safety. Or was it United, or O'Hare who issued the
'weather anomaly ' explanation? - whichever way, the Duty of
Care issue still stands. And yet it seems preferable somehow,
at some level of bureaucracy, for the misdeed with the greater
apparent guilt attached to it to be the one exposed.

Does this reflect policy or an unhappy accident? (Or maybe even
an uncontrolled combination of the two, with different
organisations' various agendas, paranoias and errors coming to
light to contradictory effect?)

--
Gerald O'Connell



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