UFO Conference – The National Press Club held a UFO Close Encounters press conference today on UFOs, outlining the need for new UFO joint investigations among the top aviation countries.

UFO Conference November 12, 2007 at National Press Club

The National Press Club UFO Conference was open only to credentialed media and Congressional staff, but included testimony from top officials of government, aviation, and military groups who have investigated UFO encounters.

The group is calling for new investigations into highly publicized incident which the FAA and US Government have refused to even consider.

Chicago O’Hare Airport: United Airlines UFO

Ohare Airport UFO November 7, 2006 

On November 6, 2006, pilots, mechanics and managers from United Airlines witnessed a metallic disc-shaped object hovering over the United Airlines Terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

The clearly observed object shot straight up leaving a hole through the clouds. Despite the clear aviation safety issues involved, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) never investigated the incident and dismissed it as weather.

Several people took pictures of the Chicago UFO:
Ohare Airport UFO encounter 11-07-2006

Read multiple eyewitness accounts in the Chicago Tribune UFO story. The Tribune is not a tabloid by any stretch of the imagination, so here’s a quick quote of the facts:

The sighting occurred during daylight, about 4:30 p.m., just before sunset. All the witnesses said the object was dark gray and well defined in the overcast skies. They said the craft did not display any lights.

Some said it looked like a rotating Frisbee, while others said it did not appear to be spinning. All agreed the object made no noise and it was at a fixed position in the sky, just below the 1,900-foot cloud deck, until shooting off into the clouds.

Witnesses shaken by UFO sighting

“I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don’t understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport,” said a United mechanic who was in the cockpit of a Boeing 777 that he was taxiing to a maintenance hangar when he observed the metallic-looking object above Gate C17.

“But I know that what I saw and what a lot of other people saw stood out very clearly, and it definitely was not an [Earth] aircraft,” the mechanic said.

A United manager said he ran outside his office in Concourse B after hearing the report about the sighting on an internal airline radio frequency.

“I stood outside in the gate area not knowing what to think, just trying to figure out what it was,” he said. “I knew no one would make a false call like that. But if somebody was bouncing a weather balloon or something else over O’Hare, we had to stop it because it was in very close proximity to our flight operations.”

Another camera pic of the O'Hare UFO 

UFO Conference at National Press Club

According to those organizing the UFO Close Encounters Conference at the National Press Club, this head-in-the-clouds refusal by the FAA to investigate stands in sharp contrast to efforts by governments of other countries to understand these incidents.

“I believe that our government should take an active role in investigating this very real phenomenon,” said Fife Symington, who was a witness to the famed ‘Phoenix Lights” incident seen by hundreds in Arizona while he was governor.

“This panel consists of some of the most qualified people in the world with direct experience in dealing with this issue, and they will bring incredible, irrefutable evidence, some never presented before, that we simply cannot dismiss or ignore,” Symington added.

The group, using previously classified documents, will discuss many well-documented cases, including two investigated by the US government.

The first involves a Peruvian Air Force pilot who fired many rounds at a UFO which was not affected. The second was an Iranian Air Force pilot’s attempt to fire at a UFO, but whose control panel became inoperable.

“This case is a classic that meets all the necessary conditions for a legitimate study of the UFO phenomenon,” stated the US Defense Intelligence Agency document on the Tehran incident. Both pilots will come forward to speak about these events publicly for the first time.

And that’s the latest news about the National Press Club’s UFO Conference.