The ATC link mentions only about the individual of being at listening range of an airport and have a police scanner or any airband-capable scanning
receiver, though it mentions nothing of this being illegal or not.
It seems Crete is not only a favorable spot for vacations read on:
21 June 2008 UFO activity reported.
Two or more Unidentified Flying Objects were repeatedly seen chasing fire extinguishing planes and one fire extinguishing helicopter during a 21 June
of 2008 forest fire incident over the island of Crete, Greece.(that was 1 year after the great summer fires that ravaged the country of Greece). The
fireplanes and helicopter in that day were engaged in a firefighting mission near village Plakia, which is part of the Rethymnon prefecture one of the
3 main prefectures in the Cretan Island.
Plakia village of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
The sighting made it to at least one Greek major news network ANT1 TV
and was aired in July-10-08 in a
morning news show. Probably this news piece was picked up after a Greek paranormal magazine called Trito Mati
(Third eye) published an article that had at least 10 photos and an article 4 pages long, presenting of Unidentified Flying Objects near the fire
extinguishing helicopter in its June or July edition of 2008.
Sadly their page is not currently working but here is a link to their cached page in Google where they also host small samples of each one of their
monthly editions. The links to the right should point out to consecutive editions but strangely at least the June 2008 edition is missing from these
type " Trito Mati
" in Google and click on cached page
to see the cached Google page of the magazine
(cache link seems it doesn't work through the ATS forum)
Anyway here are 3 of the photos which I found them in a blog:
I believe these photos are scanned from the pages of the mentioned magazine's article, but I am not sure about this since the blog mentions no
further details except posting the photos themselves. Also I haven't followed that particular magazine issues for lots of years.
Strange aircraft followed fire fighting helicopters
blog Photo 1
blog Photo 2
blog Photo 3
Being familiar with this particular helicopter (I believe it is the only one of the particular type of heavy lifting helicopter that exists with
similar coloring that is of service in the particular Country)
It is a Russian Mil Mi-26 (HALO) heavy lifting helicopter:
which I too have photographed at one time while it was making loading runs in a bay next to which I live during the huge fires of summer of 2007. I
find the depicted UFOs as hard to be explained, since I am familiar with that specific helicopter vehicle's sight viewed through photographic
Anyway I wish to submit these photos and the particular incident to the incredibly skilled analyzers here at ATS.
George I wish you could take the time to present this bizarre case to the ATS audience since I believe you seem you got much better presentation and
English language skills than I do. Also I hope none of these is a hoax case.
[edit on 25-3-2009 by spacebot]