One of the worst air disasters in American history occurred in May 1979 at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, when an American Airlines DC-10 jet experienced engine problems just as it was lifting off the ground. The plane flipped over and exploded on the runway, killing all 271 of its passengers.
As reportedly featured in an Associated Press story, David Booth had phoned-in a disturbing dream to the FAA three days before the crash. He had correctly named both the airline and the plane, and the type of crash. "There was never any doubt to me that something was going to happen...It was like I was standing there watching the whole thing-like watching television," said Booth.
Equally uncanny are the reports of hauntings and strange phenomena that occurred in the vicinity of the crash site. Des Plaines police officers initially began receiving reports of "odd bobbing white lights in the field where the aircraft went down," wrote Troy Taylor in the article Lingering Spirits of Flight 191(1). At first the officers thought they were the flashlights of "ghoulish souvenir hunters," though upon investigation the field was found to be deserted. Reports also came from residents of a nearby trailer park, where odd knocking and rapping sounds were heard at their doors and windows, but no one was ever there.