New O’Hare UFO Revelations

Developments continue in the O’Hare airport ‘UFO incident’, with Chicago Tribune reporter John Hilkovitch revealing that pilots on the ground may have snapped an image of the object with a digital camera. In a video interview (which also contains the pre-interview conversation), Hilkovitch makes clear that he thinks both O’Hare airport officials and the FAA are not being entirely honest.

The video is around 8 minutes long. Even if the object turns out to have a mundane explanation, the reaction of ‘officialdom’ in this case makes for an interesting case study for ufology.

Update: This video is being removed from various sites – I’ve been switching the link to new providers, but I’m sure it will eventually disappear altogether. If you want to reference it in future, I’d suggest either saving it to your hard drive, or writing out a transcript.

  1. Fascinating
    Absolutely fascinating. I know a few people in Chicago, I’ll ask them for more reports (if they’re not playing WoW).

    One incredible image we gain from the conversation is Hilkovitch conveying what witnesses described as a hole in the clouds when the UFO disappeared. It “streaked through the clouds with such energy that it broke a big blue hole in the overcast, and the hole remained there for several minutes until the wind drifted and pushed the clouds back together”.

    ET is a poet. =D

    PS I’m also amazed at the news presenter’s ability to completely change his personality when they go to air.

  2. Saving the video
    Hi Greg,

    is there a way to download the video so that, as you suggest, we can save a local copy of the video to our hard drives?

    I’ve tried going to YouTube directly, and I’ve located the video you reference, but there doesn’t appear to be a link to download it.

    Can anyone offer any advice on how this can be done?

    yer ol’ pal,

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    1. Youtube Downloads
      Hi X,

      There are quite a few websites and/or browser add-ons which allow you to download from Youtube and other video sites. In most cases though, if you want to view the video on your own computer, you will need either an FLV player (.flv is the format of Youtube vids), or a converter to change it to another format.

      If all you are after is to save the video as ‘insurance’ in case it disappears though, then downloading it should be enough. Just search Google for “download youtube videos” or similar.

      Kind regards,
      You monkeys only think you’re running things

    2. Video download tools
      Thanks for your input guys.

      I went to this page in the end and installed the GreaseMonkey script manager for the FireFox browser.

      Then I went to this site to download a script (that runs in GreaseMonkey). Click on the “YouTube To Me” link to install the script for downloading YouTube videos.

      There’s also a link called “Google Video Getter” which will allow you to do the same thing, but with Google videos.

      These will save the files in “.FLV” (Flash Video) format. You’ll need to download and install a Flash Video player in order to view the movies on your PC. I got this one here, which is ultra-simple but seems to do just what it says on the tin.

      yer ol’ pal,

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