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Originally posted by chrismicha77
Okay any other time and I would say you're over reacting BUT this same thing just happened to me. I live in a small town in MS, I just got back from the park running. This copter which seemed to only be a two seater was acting erratic dipping and diving at the people in the park. It would then fly away but it would come back minutes later and do the same thing. I really didn't think anything of it until you mentioned this.....now I'm puzzled!!
Originally posted by artistpoet
It sounds like they were trying to scare you and succeeded
Rouge military types are not unusual
They may well have thought it was great fun or using you as part of some practice
My friend had military police from a top secret base try freak him and let him know they knew he had parked outside their gates out of curiosity - they even traced him to his work and contacted his Masonic boss.
Keep clear of them they are not nice people but probably know you are no threat
Again they do this sort of thing on purpose to freak people - little things please little minds etc
Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by ValentineWiggin
That certainly is a freaky story. I guess you did all you could and reporting it to the police was a good move too. I'm not so sure about the "can't do a thing without its number" but they could be right too. All I could suggest is to keep an eye out for it in the future and try and get a picture. Have you seen these kind of choppers before? Do any kind of agencies need to keep records of chopper activity in the same way that other org's monitor aircraft? That might be something worth looking into but maybe others here can help on that side of things.
Glad you are both okay. Be safe, be vigilant.
Originally posted by Carseller4
You could "practically see bugs on the front of it" but no numbers?
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Someone could have been learning to fly....
My mom flies helicopters and her and her instructors have sat around and told me all kinds of stories of people learning and nearly crashing....
Or the pilot could have had something physically wrong (like a heart attack or something) with him and a co-pilot stepped in to help and recovered before crashing....
So far, there is nothing that says they purposely tried to kill you.
Choppers crash all the time and it is never on purpose....
Im sure it did scare you, but I wouldnt jump soooooooooooo far to say they were trying to kill you. That is a mighty big leap to take before ruling out other normal things.edit on March 10th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)