Aditya Singh lived inside O'Hare Airport for 3 months unnoticed

Aditya Singh

I’ve always wondered how long you could stay in an airport before someone noticed. For Aditya Singh, that was 3 months.

The 36-year-old man from California told officials after landing at O’Hare Airport in Chicago on 19th October, he was so afraid of COVID-19, he didn’t fly back home and stayed in the airport until 16th January. That means he spent Christmas and New Year’s alone at the airport.

And no one noticed.

Mr Singh was later charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanour theft. The judge presiding over the case was surprised he’d gone undetected for so long.

“So if I understand you correctly, you’re telling me that an unauthorized, nonemployee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O’Hare airport terminal from Oct. 19, 2020, to Jan. 16, 2021, and was not detected? I want to understand you correctly.”

As of now, he’s still in police custody with a bail set at $1,000.

Related to airports: Tom Comitta’s airport novella could have kept him company

Officials: Man lived inside O’Hare Airport for 3 months before detection

(via Oddity Central)

Airport Novella - A Comedic Book by Tom Comitta

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Walking through departures feels like taking steps through a wardrobe into Narnia. You can buy things tax-free and as far as you’re concerned, you’re already on holiday the moment you’re at the gate. At the overpriced newsagents, they sell cheap holiday books. A few hundred pages of drivel containing gaping plot holes, excessive use of adjectives, and poorly constructed characters. But people buy them anyway because who needs a difficult read for a week on a sunny beach? These ideas formed the basis of Tom Comitta’s Airport Novella.

The 48-page book contains four chapters, each one dedicated to a particular gesture: “nodding, shrugging, odd looks, and gasps”. What does that entail? Download a free copy or purchase one to find out (but physical copies are shipped to the US only).