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help! military helicopters in wierd area.

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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I have served in the military and know my weapons, choppers, etc and training. I live about 500 miles away from any military installation out in the middle of no where. However we have a big population consisting of mostly nra and people that hunt. About 12000 people and all own a gun ( guessing almost all). I was shooting my guns in the yard when 4 MH-60L helicopters from the US army shot by over head and stayed in the area for about a good thirty minutes. They were scattered however and following no training patterns. They seemed to remain in the most populated areas and stayed accordingly as if they were evaluating the area. I just thought it was wierd and wanted to know if anyone had some thoughts???




posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by syncelebrity
I just thought it was wierd and wanted to know if anyone had some thoughts???


Your not really giving out much information for anyone to gather data from..

If you can take a screenshot of say off mapquest (or similar) so we can see the area..

Also date, time and other particulars are also nice if your serious about wanting to know an answer to your query.

Welcome btw to ATS..
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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sorry but how do I do that Im computer challenged



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Is there any local militia training grounds in the area? Maybe they're observing for a possible raid?



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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Helicopter pilots are weird.

Being x-mil you should know that


You can't fly helos if you are normal.

So one warrant officer says "look! Hillbilly chicks!"

The whole formation starts a high recon.

"Where? Where?"

edit on 3-2-2011 by Chakotay because: Seriously: probably training flight / welfare check on storm victims...



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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No not really just a lot of people with guns I guess. I'd say a lot of us are all preppers though. Its in a very exluded area.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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ITS OUT IN COLORADO. In the area Of Salida, CO



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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OK.. how about just using some of that Military Triangulation training and supply us with location/position of said event and it's nearest towns/cities distance in compass form?

Seriously.. information is a good thing if you want answers or theories, without it were firing blanks full of conjecture..
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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There cracking down on pochers as well? might have some influnce



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Some areas of Afghanistan are high and mountainous. They could be performing a specific type of training because of what kind of missions are required over there.

Just my take.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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if it's been in the last couple of days, perhaps they're just checking on secluded areas due to the storm. or, maybe not.. lol. i'd keep an eye out, anyway. welcome to ats



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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From Salida CO to Fort Carson CO is about 50-60 miles as the Blackhawk flies. Is it really that uncommon to see military aircraft flying overhead? I am about the same distance from a base myself, and I see military flights nearly every day.

Let me check into Ft Carlson and its recent activity.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Gunnison, co west about 100 miles, Pueblo, co east about 120 miles, Any major cities and military installations are at least 300 miles away. The whole state is mountainous so there would be no reason to travel as far as they did. The Airforce has two of the most important places in Colorado Springs however. There is Norad which is the head facility for space, and nuclear warfare. they can control and operate every single nuke we have as well as track anything in the world form here. It is inside a mountain outlined with hundreds of private security ordered to shoot anyone not of military coming on property anywhere that is not the front gate. Norad can survive a nuclear blast even if directly impacted. Cheyenne mountain is also here with the same capablities etc, except that cheyenne mountain is designed to be able to run the entire country while maintaining communications, etc.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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my area is more than 240 miles away from fort carson ( sorry just actually figured proper mileage)



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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And yes it is highly uncommon . I was in the military and for training purposes I know that choppers shouldn't stray too far away from base. Meaning about 50 miles.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by syncelebrity
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my area is more than 240 miles away from fort carson ( sorry just actually figured proper mileage)


From Carson to Salida straight line in the air is about 60 miles, but when I estimate road travel it is about 240 miles, so is it air travel or road travel, if its by air, then you are alot farterh away from Salida than you made it seem.

I looked into Ft Carson and they do indeed maintain Blackhawks at that base. In fact it looks like that also do maintainance on them for other bases as well, perhaps it was a maintainence call.

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One image from Military Times showing Blackhawks training at Carson.

The 10th Special Forces Group Airborne division is also out of Carson.
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This is all assuming you are indeed in the area of Salida, and not almost 200 miles away.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Hey thanks! I didnt even think of that. Yeah It is straight line.. man im out of it i guess. I am still shocked by their behavior though. I can honestly say I have never seen them around here or any farther than canon city. They were also so low I bet my .22 couldve reached out to them( with a precise operator)



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Seems this is not a one time occurance for your area...perhaps its a cyclical traiing mission of some kind.

MORE STRANGE UFOs, MILITARY ACTIVITY OVER COLORADO


[CNI News thanks Salida, Colorado resident and UFO-watcher Tim Edwards (edwards@rmi.net) for this March 13, 1997 update on current activity in one of America's premier UFO hotspots.]
by Tim Edwards

The skies above Salida, Colorado have been abuzz with military activity again -- low flying Airforce jets, helicopters etc.

Last Saturday, March 8, at 11:00 am, Cheryl Edwards and Laray Chappell, Wade and Ryan Swift, and Cathy Rauter witnessed a large object flying north that all said was escorted by six triangular shaped objects flying in "V" formation. Three were on each side... of the very large center object. This was viewed from three different locations by three sets of witnesses.

Wade described the large center object to be cylinder in shape. All witnesses were blown away by the sighting and said it was totally bizarre.

The previous Thursday, March 6, we saw a return of "Venus-like objects" hovering over distant ridges north and east of town. Through binoculars, they appear to have triangular panels of red and blue lights. They are really beautiful. Even with the naked eye you can see a white spotlight or light rays shining out, spinning around the circumference.

These were very common in the fall of 1995 and they seem to be some kind of a probe. Distance and size are hard to calculate. While they spend most of their time hovering, numerous witnesses including myself have watched them fly at slow speeds and incredible speeds to hover in another part of the sky. The fall of 1995 had sometimes eight of these objects [in] one night.

Original file name: CNI - Edwards.Salida latest

This file was converted with TextToHTML - (c) Logic n.v.


Also around the same time frame a helecopter crash in the area.

Blackhawk down on Monarch Pass – Exclusive Photos


Around 1pm on Thursday March 26th, 2009, a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter from the Alaska Army National Guard crashed in dense forest on Monarch pass. The two pilots and a crew chief were all able to self-rescue by wading downhill through deep snow to U. S. Highway 50.


Perhaps they were doing a long range navigation training and had arranged to refuel at this small airport? Harriet Alexander Field Airport Overview (Salida, CO) [KANK/ANK]

Also possible if they respond to search requests for the same ski resort they could be looking for a missing skier or something? Would explain the split formation and circling.


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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Very nice info thanks a lot. I am now a Volunteer for monarch as a search and rescue Paramedic so I would know if anyone was missing, etc. That is what I had thought at first but I never got a buzz on my radio.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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salida is a huge ufo scene....since 1897 till last summer....the same craft id in some cases,,,exact same sightings...
on ats 6 months ago with a pic of a cigar one



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