He said it was the single most read story in the history of the Trib's Internet presence. They're estimating it garnered more than 1 million page views.
"They were all dead serious about what they saw, and the accounts -- whether made from the tarmac or from 25 feet up in the cockpit of a Boeing 777 -- were consistent.
The unidentified aerial phenomenon was dark gray and shaped like a disc, it hovered in a fixed position above Concourse C of the United Airlines terminal, and it vanished with a burst of energy that cut a hole in the overcast skies. "
"How is it that someone smuggled a camera cell phone into a Baghdad execution chamber to chronicle the hanging of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein last month, but no one among the thousands of airport workers and travelers at O'Hare snapped a picture for the cosmic family photo album?
"The answer, along with an explanation about how the universe works, remains a mystery. We earthlings possess inquisitive minds, but we are, after all, only human."