By Pat Regan
I have, as readers may have noted, reported on numerous incidents at air shows wherein UFOs have been present. These reports have ensured that readers have contacted me with a plethora of fascinating UFO accounts of their own.
One of the most notable is as follows.
Sandy is a 63 year old woman, who lives on the north side of Chicago and the account this witness kindly conveyed to me is most absorbing.
Date of Sighting: Sunday, August 15th, 2010.
Location: Chicago, USA.
Sandy had noticed my last article about UFOs appearing at air shows and felt obliged to respond.
I shall let Sandy explain what happened in her own words.
“Last August 2010 in Chicago, my brother and I attended the Air Show as we've done for years. The highlight of the show was supposed to be the Blue Angels, the final act, which usually gives a fantastic performance that lasts for 30 minutes. However, there was a noticeable delay with their scheduled performance. When they finally appeared, there were only 5 Blue Angels instead of 6. The announcer mentioned that it would be an abbreviated show because one of the pilots suddenly took ill. They started to perform, but then the 5th pilot disappeared, which left only 4 Blue Angels to perform. Again, they said that their choreography is so "tight" that they really couldn't continue, so they did a few diamond formations. This seemed very odd because I would think they would have stand-bys to replace an ill pilot.”
MUFON MEMBERS WITNESSED LARGE UFO ‘BEFORE’ BLUE ANGLES WERE DUE TO PERFORM
Sandy, who attends local MUFON group events in Evanston (a suburb of
“We then noticed that 2 airplanes, which looked like typical commercial airliners, moving around the centre of the performance, forming a square or rectangle. Again, the announcer mumbled something about security reasons so as to "limit their range of movement". It was very vague and very strange at the same time because I've never known the Blue Angels to limit themselves to a specific area for such high speed aircraft. It was a very disappointing performance that only lasted for about 15 minutes due to the "illness" of a pilot.”
When the witness mentioned this occurrence to other MUFON members, two of them stated that they had seen a large dark object over the north side of Chicago.
This mysterious UFO had apparently darkened out the sun for a short time on this exceptionally clear day, shortly before the Blue Angels were going to perform.
Sandy told me that this revelation made sense. Why was a pilot suddenly ill and unable to fly? Why were there 2 airplanes seeming to block off their area of performance?
“It seemed very strange to me at the time, but now I'm beginning to put things into perspective. Nothing was ever mentioned in the news or on TV about this sighting that threatened the performance of the Blue Angels”, added Sandy.
Did anyone else witness this strange event?
Pat Regan © 2010
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