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Originally posted by FreedomLuva
I clicked on this topic only because of the strange helicopter movements in IL recently. I swear there are black helicopters (silent too) hovering over streets and one looked like it might be crashinig, but we saw it fly back up... Boggled here too. SW Suburbs of Chicago
Originally posted by dagann
If it's Military related, not much can be done other than to make an official complaint with the Base Commander.
Originally posted by Silenceme
I was flying Audubon bird researchers around Homestead, Florida in the early nineties. A DEA Helicopter began pursuing us. They actually tried to get above and in front of the King Air I was flying, and force us into a stall. I put the nose down and headed into a good sized thunderhead. They finally quit pursuing us. I have no doubt that this is the reason so many doctors and attorneys crash over south Florida. The DEA plays a cat and mouse game with recreational pilots. The Audubon wanted to sue, but the lawyers said it would be impossible to prove, and that the FED wouldn't pay anyways.
I am glad your okay. That must have been a life changer.
Originally posted by TheLastStand
reply to post by ValentineWiggin
don't be scared the next time that helicopter chases you, be ready, with a steel cable to tangle up the rotors with. Get a nice long one. tangle that sucker up, preferably use 1/4" or thicker cable. Don't bring your kid for the trip. Bait the copter in and take it out. Sounds like a drone was coming at you.
Originally posted by WeAreAWAKE
Just some thoughts...first...glad you are OK. First, carry a camera or phone with a camera. Second, get two 2x4s and cut them to about 12 inches long each. A cable would be best, but rope will work...about 4 feet long...nail, screw or secure it between the 2x4s forming a capital letter "I". Now carry it around holding the two 2x4 pieces together and be prepared to throw it...and aim high...the rotors blow down. If you are high, it should be sucked into the blades.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Scary story. Here's a thought: You say you live in a rural area with woods in between fields. Is it possible that there are some pot crops in the area and those helicopters were trying to scare you away from discovering them?
When I lived in the desolate area by Ft. Hunter Liggett in central California, I had a whole squadron of helicopters buzzing my house. They flew so close the vibration knocked pictures off the wall.
I immediately wrote to my local congressman, and said that I (along with other homes in the area) were being buzzed and terrified by military helicopters, and that I was sending a copy of the letter to my lawyer, because if one of those copters crashed on my house and caused death and/or destruction, my family would file suit.
The congressman wrote back with his apologies and said he would talk to the base commander. It never happened again.
Anyway, if it was military, they're just being jerks. If it is private, suspect something nefarious is going on and they want you to stay away.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
You do not even know the situation going on. You are assuming they purposely tried to kill you. What if the pilot had a heart attack and it was going down because of it?
Did you call any local airfields and report it? Any local flight schools? There are avenues to take.....
I just dont understand the huge leap to attempted murder....edit on March 10th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ValentineWiggin
Okay, Holy crap, I am still shaking so bad I can hardly type.
I am scared out of my mind. Every time I hear a plane or helicopter I break out into a cold sweat. This happened about twenty minutes ago.
PS- It was not a sprayer, I know those and it's not the time to be spraying right now.edit on 10-3-2012 by ValentineWiggin because: (no reason given)edit on 10-3-2012 by ValentineWiggin because: (no reason given)