Out of Towners: Image of UFO Captured Hovering Over Chicago Is Dubious, At Best

Out of Towners: Image of UFO Captured Hovering Over Chicago Is Dubious, At Best


Was an urban UFO photographed hovering strangely close to Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood? Check out the weird image and decide for yourself.

The grainy snapshot of the flying saucer was allegedly captured on Tuesday and has since been making the rounds on the internet, leaving both believers and non-believers stroking their beard hairs skeptically. After all, the visitors from beyond don’t typically make a habit of posing so well for tourists.

In a report filed to MUFON, the photographer (who did not submit the photo himself) claims to have captured the image just before the ship “blinked” and sped off at an alarming rate. The UFO was allegedly spotted during a busy time of day, appearing above the corner of Kedzie Ave and Emmett Street.


We asked our friend and Spacing Out! host Jason McClellan, who knows a thing or two about UFOs, what he thought of the snapshot, but he only confirmed our suspicions:

“Smells like a photo app to me,” he said.

Of course, there could be another explanation. Does anyone know if the Flaming Lips were playing in Chicago that weekend?

Let us know what you think of the Chicago UFO snapshot. Tweet us @WhoForted, drop us a line on Facebook, or leave a comment below!


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  1. Henry

    06/23/2013 at 11:29 AM

    Smart Phone App.

    I have this exact app on my Sidekick, it is called UFO Revelator.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/23/2013 at 11:40 AM

      Had a feeling. Though I used to hang out in Logan’s Square quite a bit, and a UFO might be the least weird thing up there.

  2. Steven

    07/23/2015 at 10:44 PM

    Maybe the space travelers wanted a Chicago beef or hot dog after a long trip .

  3. hketes

    12/20/2015 at 5:36 PM

    My 5 cents so people stop loosing their time looking at fake ufo photos, the only way you will see a metallic looking ufo is when it’s shot down/crashed/not working – all you can see when it’s working is a ‘blur’ and at high intensity a bluish glow. And not only the ship is ‘invincible’ many of their tech is in that blurry state when activated. My guess for all genuine looking images of visible crafts are that they are ours or belong to some other type of ET. People faking photos and making up stories drives me nuts, because it’s a real phenomenon and people involved have real problems after that and you can not tell anyone because you’re crazy, doctors can not diagnose you.. you are left all alone, scared, traumatized, and not knowing what is real anymore – your whole life is over.

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