I have no qualms about disclosing my town of residence, since if the Feds come after me for investigating or whatever, I'm 110% sure they don't need
a forum to find me. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, I have given links on key words to help you get a feel, and some
information, of what goes on around here. Hopefully we can figure something out, or just debunk what a paranoid individual (myself) thinks.
I live in a small beach town in Florida, named Jupiter
First let me state, the nearest military base is in Cocoa Beach, which is at least an hour north of here. The next closest south would be homestead,
which we know has been shut down, and is on the list of potential "FEMA Camps
That's more than an hour south. To the west we have Avon Park, which I'm not sure, but I believe I saw it, too, on the list of potential "camps."
(I'm putting them in quotes because it may or may not be true, and is irrelevant...maybe...to the post)
I've lived here all my life (since 1988) and have never seen military presence, until last Spring. I was working for a local building contractor on
tearing down a house in a neighborhood, and frequented the local McDonalds for lunch. I started to notice more and more military personnel coming to
eat there. The first couple times, I thought it was someone home on leave. I, myself, am an Air Force reject (was hurt in training and sent home
before completion), and know how that sort of thing works. But as I stopped in to the McDonalds at least once a day for something to drink, I kept
seeing them, sometimes the same people, sometimes different. As I stated, before now, there's never been a military presence in Jupiter. Even to
this day, I frequent this McDonalds, because I recently moved just a mile or two away, and I still see them there.
Just this morning, four military helicopters flew very low over my house. I'm pretty sure they were some variant of the Black Hawk (my cousin is a
Black Hawk mechanic, so I've seen pictures of a bunch of different variations). They were flying in formation, from South East to North West.
Ten minutes later two unidentifiable helicopters flew over my house, one going in the same direction but at a high enough altitude I couldn't tell
what it was (sun glare in my eyes). The other one was heading North to South. About 15 minutes later, I saw two more, like the latter, flying in the
same direction (North to South). These North to South ones were very small.
I do know we have a private airport near where I live, but (if that's still in use) it's only used by our local rich people who own their own
planes, and probably the people who own the orange groves just north of me, if crop dusting is still a common practice.
Out west is an old Pratt & Whitney
complex, but since they laid off
hundreds of people (including many of my family) not much has gone on out there. Maybe the military picked it up? P&W makes airplane engines and
rocket engines, and deals with a few other related things (building the air planes themselves, occasionally) but the only relevance to helicopters is
P&W's Canada division, which has some involvement with helicopters. But that's Canada.
So, any thoughts? Am I just over-paranoid?
If this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it.