Originally posted by lifttheveil
reply to post by Reign02
Yeah you might hear another helicopter too, I never saw two at the same time but we're sure there were at least 2, we could here a lot of air activity, and nothing on the usual commercial flightpath that passes directly over head.
Being surrounded by houses it's possible there were other aircraft out of view, the trouble is the town is one of the highest spots in England, but the town itself is in a valley, so unless your on a high spot it's like being in a crater, and that affects radio and sky monitoring for me
In case of crop circles and choppers point the camera to the sky and find the glowing Foo. It would be such a gas if you found the Foo and started pointing to the exact location. Bugger that would be fine. You could then be recruited as a Foo Finder as I'm sure people have no clue how to find the Foo.
Originally posted by RUDDD49
I'm at the Northern end of the Goyt Valley, didn't hear of any Exercises going on, or seen anything overhead.
Usually things like this are noticed (as by yourself) as we get used to the usual traffic into Manchester, so SAR/Military operations become more noticeable.
If it was a Airlift from the Roaches or The Goyt I'd have expected to seen G-MEDS or the conventional Sea-King ops being used, These look like new Merlins being trialed out. I'm assuming its Fairfield or Harpur Hill your at?
I'll be down in Buxton tomorrow, so I'll keep a eye/ear out for anything.
Meanwhile, the RAF Press Office at Whitehall was denying that a military exercise of any kind had taken place the previous night. An MOD spokesman said at lunchtime that day that the MOD were not involved in the investigation of the incident, and that it was outside their remit,
He stated that “nothing had been picked up on radar and an RAF plane was not responsible.” And he added that the report concerned a low flying aircraft and the inquiry was “a matter for the police.” Police, Peak Park officials and many others who live in the area are aware that the whole of the northern Peak District is a regular practice zone for the Royal Air Force.
Indeed, Broomhead Estate manager Chris Thompson told us he clearly recollected seeing a large, military-style helicopter flying low and slow up the Ewden Valley the day before the events of March 24. Park ranger Brian Jones also recalls the overflight of an unidentified helicopter at dusk on March 24. All this testimony appears to suggest preparations for an exercise on the part of the military were well underway hours before the Howden Moor incident began.