Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Official Airline Of The Paranormal
You may not remember Eastern Air Lines but I do.My first flight was on Eastern when I was at UVA and flew home from Charlottesville to Atlanta.The "Ghost Of Flight 401" was also familiar.(For those of you who are not familiar with it, it will be posted next.A noteworthy story.)But until finding this article the rich association of that Airline and the Paranormal was new.For those interested the link will be at the end.
"The UFOs and Ghosts of Eastern Airlines: The official airline of the paranormal
by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Aug. 01, 2010,
Athough Eastern Airlines dissolved in 1991, the association that this commercial passenger airline had with the paranormal for the majority of it’s life will live on. Eastern Airlines, at least for some of us, will always be associated with ghosts, UFOs and other unexplained phenomena.
The airline had a long (and documented) history of credible officials and employees who claimed to have had encounters with the paranormal.
Even though the airline officially denied the famous ghostly encounters associated with Eastern Airlines Flight 401, many former employees of the airline do still stand by their belief in the hauntings associated with that ill-fated flight.
Although the events reported are incredible in nature, the persons involved with the airlines and the events were considered to be credible.
Eastern Airlines was born normally enough. Established in 1926 as Pitcairn Aviation, the company won a government contract to fly U.S. mail between New York and Atlanta. By 1930, the name would change to Eastern Air Transport, then eventually would be called Eastern Airlines. In 1938, the airline was purchased by World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. The airline would become one of the “Big Four” airlines, along with United, American and TWA.
Fireball on Flight 539
Almost eleven years later, in March of 1963, Eastern Airlines Flight 539 experienced unexplained phenomena that has not been solved to this day. The plane was on its way from New York to Washington when a fireball entered the plane at one end, traveled through to the other end and vanished near the toilet. No one was harmed by it, but passengers said that it smelled slightly like sulphur or nitrogen oxide.
“I was seated near the front of the passenger cabin of an all-metal airliner (Eastern Airlines Flight EA 539) on a late night flight from New York to Washington. The aircraft encountered an electrical storm during which it was enveloped in a sudden bright and loud electrical discharge (0005 h EST). Some seconds after this, a glowing sphere a little more than 20 centimeters in diameter emerged from the pilot’s cabin and passed down the aisle of the aircraft approximately 50 centimeters from me, maintaining the same height and course for the whole distance over which it could be observed.” – Physicist Richard Jennison, published in Nature, 1971
Jennison also stated in the article that the object was blue-white in color and did not radiate any heat. He said that it moved at a “walking pace” about 2.5 feet above the floor.
Although experts have mulled this one over and suggested possibilities like ball lightning, it remains unsolved 47 years later.
The old jet pictured is of that wra ftom Dreamtime.