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February 2007

February 2007

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Inthisissue
February 2007
No. 466
$4.00
U F O JOUrnal 
Blimp or UFO?, p. 6.Update on the Ozark Devil, p. 9.Pikes Peak GhostLights, p. 11.Calendar, p. 12.MUFON MembershipContests, p. 13.State Director CMSRankings p. 17.UFO Marketplace, p. 23.
Columns
Directors Message 2Filers Files14Stan Friedman18Ted Phillips20
United Airlines Pilots and Ground Crew observed a UFO over GateC17 at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. MUFON investigates. Page 3. (draw-ing by Mark Marren)
 
 MUFON UFO Journal 
(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)
Mutual UFO Network
Post Office Box 279Bellvue, CO 80512-0279Tel: 970-221-1836Fax: 866-466-9173mufonhq@aol.com
International Director 
James Carrion, M.A.P.O. Box 279Bellvue, CO 80512-0279Tel: 970-221-1836 (221-1UFO)Fax: 866-466-9173 jcarrion@mufon.com
Interim Editor:
James Carrion, MA..P.O. Box 279Bellvue, CO 80512 jcarrion@mufon.com
mufonufojournal@hotmail.com
Columnists:
George Filer, M.B.A.Stanton Friedman, M.S.Gavin A. J. McLeodTed Phillips
Staff artists
John EgertonWes CrumMark Marren
MUFON staff photographer 
Nick Roesler 
MUFON on the Internet:
http://www.mufon.com
MUFON Amateur Radio Net:
40 meters - 7.240 MHz
Sundays noon EST or EDST
Copyright 2007 by the Mutual UFO Network. All Rights Reserved
No part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the CopyrightOwners, Permission is hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of any one article, provided the author is credited,and the statement, “Copyright 2007 by the Mutual UFO Network, P.O. Box279, Bellvue, CO 80512-0279” isincluded.The contents of the
 
MUFON UFO Journal 
are determined by the editor, and do not necessarily reflect theofficial position of the Mutual UFO Network. Opinions expressed are solely those of the individual authors andcolumnists, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor or staff of MUFON.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the InternalRevenue Code. MUFON is a publicly supported organization of the type described in Section 509 (a) (2). Donorsmay deduct contributions from their Federal Income Tax. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts are alsodeductible for estate and gift purposes, provided they meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055, 2106, and2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a Texas nonprofit corporation.The
MUFON UFO Journal 
is published monthly by the Mutual UFO Network, Inc., Bellvue, CO. Periodicalpostage paid at Versailles, MO.Individual Membership: $45/year U.S., $55 outside the U.S.Family members: $10 per person additionalStudent (18 years and under): $35 U.S. and $45 outside the U.S.Donor: $100/year. Professional: $250/year. Patron: $500/yeaBenefactor (Lifetime Member): $1,000First class
Journal 
delivery (in envelopes) U.S. and Canada only: $12/year additionalAir Mail
Journal 
delivery to all other countries outside the United States: $35/year additionalPostmaster: Send form 3579 to advise change of address to:
MUFON UFO Journal 
, P.O. Box 279, Bellvue,CO 80512-0279.
Change of address and subscription/extra copies inquiries should besent to MUFON,P.O. Box 279, Bellvue, CO 80512-0279.
MUFON’s mission is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefitof humanity through investigation, research, & education.
February 2007 Number 466
(Continued on page 22)
Directors’ Message
By James Carrion
 James Carrion
UFOs and Homeland Security
The November 2006 sighting of aUFO over Chicago's O'Hare Airportwhich recently made headlines acrossthe world reinforces the importance of MUFON’s role in educating the publicon the UFO phe-nomenon. Justwhen we leastexpect it, the phe-nomenon reap- pears, oftentimes causingwitnesses tochange their world view andthe public towarm up to theradical idea that there may be somethingafter all to UFOs. Who does the publicturn to when they seek reassuring an-swers? Not the government, but an or-ganization like MUFON which is readyto lend a sympathetic ear.The reaction of officialdom on theother hand was predictable - "we seeno need to investigate" - "probably aweather phenomenon" - "it is not of concern", dismissing the reports of competent airline pilots and groundcrew alike. I find it appalling to think that the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security, (entrusted with our nations aviation safety and security), candismiss a violation of airspace over oneof our nation's busiest airports as “notworthy of investigation”. You don't haveto believe in the UFO phenomenon toknow that this constitutes a major breachof the public's trust.MUFON along with NUFORC and NARCAP are still actively investigatingthis important case. I want to person-ally thank Peter Davenport of NUFORCand Dick Haines of NARCAP for their early involvement; and Sam Maranto,MUFON Illinois State Director and hisdedicated team of field investigators for the many hours they have put into thisinvestigation. As they uncover more in-formation, we will keep you updated aswell.

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