Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Ghosts of Flight 191
Thirty years ago, tragedy befell this famous airport. In 1979, Flight 191 crashed and exploded into flames on the runway in front of the terminal. 271 passengers and crew members died in the fiery inferno that followed and their ghosts haven't rested since then. The common reports of the supernatural at O'Hare are the phantom aircraft that is often seen flying in the skies. As I wandered the terminal, I tried to imagine ghosts. I looked for them, but I saw nothing. I suppose the ghosts may wait for nightfall.