posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 10:38 PM
This is similiar but less high tech than my experience several years ago.
I lived near a range in the Dallas area, just east of it. There's a dirt track next to the range called "devils bowl".
I was on the high way headed there and looking south, I could see a black chopper flying an "attack" run and coming back after a bit. Very low at
times. This was about 1000 yds away. I thought at first it was a friend from the local airport nearby that had a small chopper. I said to myself
"man, if he gets caught doing that they're gonna clip his wings for sure".
I went down the rock road to Mr. Smiths range (not his name). When I arrived, everyone was standing around looking toward the track thats across the
road from the range. I asked whats up. They said "wait". Sure enough, here comes the chopper. It wasnt my friends little whirly bird , it was a
freakin blackhawk with no id numbers (no they werent subdued, I was within 50 feet of the SOB).
He popped up and over the track and went parallel to the parking lot at the range and hovered a bit. Then left again. I was like, "huh, aint that
weird". He was gone several minutes so we went back to our rat killin.
We were discussing it between breaks and here he comes back. The range, at that time was divided for pistol, 50 yard, 200 yard, 100 yard and black
powder/trap. The bp side was separated physically by a 10' berm.
This chopper sat parallel on top of the berm about 8' in the air with his left side door open and the guy inside had some sort of big equipment aimed
at us. This is about 15-20' away being conservative. One of the cops there pulled his bino's out and said "thats a freakin camera". After about
1min, we aimed rifles in his general direction and he booked out of there post haste.
No idea what this was about other than getting plate id's and OUR id's. I'll never forget that. It was about the early 90's when this happened
(during the reign of Clinton).