- Note - The following linked Chicago Tribune story relating
an extremely important public air safety event is one Tribune reporter Jon
Hilkevitch is to be credited with covering as legitimate news. However,
before reading the story, a little background is in order...
- Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting
Center, first called in early December and alerted me about this dramatic
daylight sighting directly over the middle of Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport. He was subsequently able to convince one of the
key eyewitnesses who filed the report with the National UFO Reporting Center
to appear on my program, anonymously, to tell his story.
- The man did so on December 12 during Peter's regular
monthly special report and spent nearly an hour eloquently and thoroughly
recounting the event in great detail. That remarkable account
can be heard in our program Archives.
- The eyewitness described a perfect disc that he and a
co-worker watched for many minutes hovering at a very low 1900 feet
just below the cloud base right over one of the world's busiest airports
in broad daylight. The two were ferrying a large United jetliner from
one side of O'Hare to the other as they watched the UFO/craft hovering
directly above one of the main terminal gates. It was clearly an amazing
- Regrettably, the story in the Tribune contains the usual,
nauseating, put-downs, denials and dismissals by FAA staff and controllers
who, of course, 'didn't see a thing'...which suggests either they
are lying, were asleep on the job, or were grossly negligent. We'll choose
number one. Another typical FAA coverup at work:
- "No (air) controllers saw the object, and a preliminary
check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth
Isham Cory said."
- "The FAA is not conducting a further investigation,
Cory said. The theory is the sighting was caused by a 'weather phenomenon,'
- "The UFO report has sparked some chuckles among
controllers in O'Hare tower. 'To fly 7 million light years to O'Hare and
then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is
simply unacceptable,' said O'Hare controller and union official Craig Burzych."
- Most inexcusably, however, the Tribune story fails to
even once mention Peter Davenport and the National UFO Reporting Center.
This deliberate omission of an essential component of the entire story
is deplorable for several reasons - not the least of which is that it was
Peter who personally talked the eyewitness into coming forward with his
sighting and presenting it on my program, and further encouraged the man
to stand his ground on the O'Hare UFO incursion with his superiors.
- Furthermore, it was Peter Davenport, who, on his
own time, personally sought out and kindly briefed Chicago Tribune reporter
Jon Hilkevitch at great length on several occasions. In other words,
if it weren't for Peter Davenport, there would be no Tribune story at all.
- Mr. Hilkevitch was professional in his initial approach
to Peter's information about the UFO intrusion of O'Hare airspace
and subsequently phoned me to inquire about the December 12 program with
the eyewitness and Peter. We had a fruitful conversation and I immediately
made the program available to him so he could hear the remarkable
account for himself.
- The published Tribune story begins with a typical, sadly obligatory,
sneering, mocking headline which you will see. In all fairness to
reporter Hilkevitch, newspaper story headlines/titles - and story
text itself - are often rewritten by 'senior editors' - and the published
version may not be reporter Hilkevitch's actual final submitted story.
- The US media, and the US government for that matter,
have treated the massively important subject of countless unidentified
flying craft - and the entire ET issue - with official derision, abuse,
obfuscation and outright silence for over 60 years. This coverup
is one of the blackest marks in the history of so-called professional
journalism in America and the world.
- Now, on to the story itself...