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Scientists Say That The O'Hare UFO Sighting Might Be The Key To Interstellar Space Travel

An international think-tank of physicists believes a famous UFO sighting in Chicago may hold clues about 'faster than light' space travel.

At about 4:14 PM on November 7, 2006, a ramp employee at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport spotted a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering in the sky.

The sighting, which lasted for five minutes and was witnessed by at least 12 United Airlines staffers, made international headlines thanks to a tape of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radio communications released via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Although the FAA attributed the incident to a 'hole-punch cloud' and astronomer Mark Hammergren, then with Chicago's Adler Planetarium, agreed, the case has remained unresolved — and tantalizing to UFO researchers ever since. 

Now 30 PhD physicists working for the privately funded research group Applied Physics believe that the 2006 O'Hare UFO case shows the telltale signs of a theoretical interstellar propulsion system called an 'Alcubierre warp drive.'

Look, I don't know what will happen when the aliens finally come down from the sky and reveal themselves. I do know that we want to make a good first impression. Only get one chance at a first impression. The last place we want to take the aliens is ORD. "Take me to your leader"...okay, do you want to walk to terminal 2 and wait 20 mins for an uber or do you want to sit in 2.5 hours of traffic on the way into the city. Can you imagine how frustrating it would be to travel from another galaxy or dimension and then have it take hours to go 15 miles? That's the type of road rage that leads to that blue laser in Independence Day. God forbid the aliens want a terminal snack when they land too. No food. No place to sit. Just perpetual crowds and white noise and delays. If OHare is the key to interstellar travel we are never leaving this rock.