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(02-12-2018, 10:51 PM)Verity Wrote: Interesting ideas and links, @wing-ed!
Being as strange as this is, it doesn't seem
much is out of the realm of possibility!
If a small ship did this than a large one could smash trees !!
[Image: qSbq0zO.jpg] ILLINOIS - Did magnetic waves from a visiting UFO warp, dent and wrinkle the side of a car heading east on Lake-Cook Road It may be more likely that a deer did the damage. But local UFO enthusiasts are looking into the Nov. 4 event just to make sure, and are planning scientific tests on the car.

"What could have caused this?" Sam Matrano, Illinois director of the Mutual UFO Network, wants to know. The driver "was driving down the road at 40-45 mph and felt a little bump, but the damage to the car is really extensive. It must have been something powerful." Most of the driver's side of the 2008 Mitubishi sedan is caved in, but there's hardly a scratch in the paint. The side mirror hangs from its cables.

The driver, a 21-year-old Northbrook Court employee, told Northbrook police she saw no cars around as she headed to the Edens Expressway at around 9:19 p.m. She only "felt a nudge against my car," according to the supplementary report she filed.

Noting the missing mirror, she pulled over at Revere Drive and found the side of the car mangled.

Last week, Matrano's organization posted pictures of the car on the National UFO Reporting Center Web site, http://www.nuforc.org, with the driver's explanation.

The driver said police suspected she'd been sideswiped. But that seems unlikely given "The entire left side of my car appears to be scorched but no paint was removed," the driver is quoted as saying on the Web site.

The item was posted again Nov. 10 on the Internet forum page for the Discovery Channels' "Mythbusters" show, where one wag wrote: "Sounds like someone was out doing something she wasn't supposed to, possibly with someone she wasn't supposed to be with, and concocted this silly story."

Matrano said the driver no longer will talk about the incident publicly and doesn't want her name revealed.

Matrano has heard claims of other-worldly encounters before. A Minnesota deputy sheriff he interviewed in 1979 said his patrol car was battered.

"He said this ball of energy went through his windshield," Matrano said. "He felt like he was hit by a 200-pound pillow.

"The clock in the car was 14 minutes slow."

The clock in the Northbrook Court employee's Mitsubishi remained accurate, Matrano said, and there's no indication that something not of this earth had visited it.

"I'm not looking to find an alien under every rock," he said.

Still, he's intrigued.

There's a deep dent in the pillar separating the windshield from the door frame, and it seems to fit the shape of the mirror. But the mirror is plastic, and the pillar is thick steel. That's like dropping an egg in a skillet and seeing the egg dent the pan, he said.

Thursday night, he walked along the Lake-Cook Road median looking for mirror pieces, trying to establish that, at least, the driver was telling the truth about where the incident occurred.

As six lanes of rush-hour traffic whizzed by, the Orland Park insurance salesman plucked a little triangular gasket off the concrete and rejoiced. The following day, he had confirmed it as coming from the mirror, he said.

That morning, a manager of a body shop near the driver's Chicago apartment looked at the car. On first glance, "That's a sideswipe," Jimmy Cios, of Leo's Body Shop, said.

Then Cios noticed there were no scratches or paint transfers, so he guessed someone had vandalized the car with something with no sharp edges.

Finally, he settled on a deer collision. He figured the deer hit the car on an angle, and "sort of rolled along the side." Rolleyes

Matrano favors the deer theory too, but isn't fully convinced because no blood or hair was found on the car.

Marty Jones, head of the state Urban Deer Project since 1989, favors the deer theory as well.

"If it was a glancing blow, it may not have even skinned the deer up, other than where it hit that mirror," he said. "The deer may have just run off, and it may be still running around. It's amazing what deer can sustain."

Both Jones and Cios guessed the driver was on her cell phone Nov. 4, and the distraction caused her to miss seeing what hit the vehicle or feel the impact.

"And if you're traveling in a 4,000-pound car and hit something that weighs 300," Cios said, "the thing you hit is going to feel it a lot more than you."
Wing-ed edit = In the original story that I read years ago the removed body parts were stolen from the body shop !! Men in black stuff !! The metal looks like melted very weird !
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It's a very strange incident, @wing-ed.

I read your links when you first posted them thinking there
might be some mention of the weather conditions at the
time, but no.

I lived in the area for some time, and as many know, it
gets FIERCE winds. There are wind tunnel effects on streets
with only moderately storied buildings (i.e. not towering
skyscrapers that give similar "canyon" effects).

I know (think) cars for the most part have much lighter weight
materials overall than many years ago which I'd think might
also figure in especially in the case of strong winds.

Or maybe it really was an alien craft responsible...

The deer scenario I do find difficult to believe, the detached
mirror a little less so.
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So nobody has an explanation yet!

I'll give you 5 minutes to come up with a better answer...

I got 2 1dunno1 popnana
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There is no way it could be a weather thing...airburst/ Tornado
Those all would cause even damage....

What we see here is very specific damage.

There are huge trees toppled , while leaves remain on others.

That was not a Tornado. Shit would be every where.

Not straight line winds, I've seen that. All things gets blown in one direction.

Now tell me what could have made 100+ year old trees snap like twigs and uproot others.

While seemingly leave other things intact , plus an Earthquake Chuckle

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(02-14-2018, 02:36 AM)Verity Wrote: It's a very strange incident, @wing-ed.

I read your links when you first posted them thinking there
might be some mention of the weather conditions at the
time, but no.

I lived in the area for some time, and as many know, it
gets FIERCE winds. There are wind tunnel effects on streets
with only moderately storied buildings (i.e. not towering
skyscrapers that give similar "canyon" effects).

I know (think) cars for the most part have much lighter weight
materials overall than many years ago which I'd think might
also figure in especially in the case of strong winds.

Or maybe it really was an alien craft responsible...

The deer scenario I do find difficult to believe, the detached
mirror a little less so.
The part about the body parts being stolen in the original story and the omission of the break in and theft now ! I remember that part of the original story very clearly ! Also the original story made no mention of a deer ! Also the original story said no scratches on the damaged car ! Leading them to believe it was like a force field ! I have no way to know what happened but its a fun story to look at ! Yeah3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqdKYsztBXg
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