On May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lost some parts of its engine as it was taking off and flipped on the runway. It exploded into a huge fireball, killing all the crew and passengers aboard and 2 people on the ground. Shortly after, folks reported white lights moving around in the crash site. Folks who lived in an adjacent mobile home park said within hours of the crash, they got knocks on their doors and windows, but no one was there. The knocking went on for months, and then their doorknobs beagn to turn. Some residents opened their doors to find a person standing there, saying he needed help to get his luggage or make a connecting flight. A resident walking his dog reported that a young man came up to him, smelling like gas and smoldering, and said he needed to make an emergency call. Then he disappeared. Moans and crying have been heard coming from the crash site as well.
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- Off 430 W Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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- 42.0102667502875, -87.92881965637207
- Cook County, Illinois
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