News Story on the anomalously damaged car

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2008-11-17 13:19:19…   Updated 11/14: Selective damage to car drives UFO theorists Recommend (8) Comments November 14, 2008 By IRV LEAVITT ileavitt@pioneerloca… 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. » Click to enlarge image Jimmy Cios of Leo’s Body Shop in Chicago examines a car some say may have been damaged by mysterious forces in Northbrook. (Irv Leavitt/Staff Reporter) » Click to enlarge image Warps that occurred on a Northbrook Court employee’s vehicle that didn’t damage the paint have sparked UFO theories on a UFO Web site. The golden color is the reflected glow of fallen maple leaves. (Photo courtesy Mutual UFO Network) » Click to enlarge image UFO investigator Sam Maranto of Orland Park examines a piece of rubber he found on the Lake-Cook Road median Nov. 13 that he suspects may have come from the mirror of the mysteriously-damaged car. (Irv Leavitt/Staff Reporter) » Click to enlarge image This 2008 Mitsubishi is dented on the driver’s side, but not scratched. The driver said she felt nothing more than “a nudge” as she drove on Lake-Cook Road in Northbrook. (Irv Leavitt/Staff Reporter) “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,, 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.” 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.” Are you interested in what’s really going on in the world, behind the facade? Then…www.checktheevidence… happened on 9/11?    

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