Wednesday, June 18, 2008
On May 7, 1994, a black helicopter pursued a teenageboy for forty-five minutes in Harrahan, Louisiana. Itsexterior gave nothing away, bearing no mark of its originor owners. The boy was terrified not as much by the sinisternature of the vehicle itself, but by the threatening stanceof its occupants who had descended from the aircraft andpointed weapons at him. The boy has no idea to this daywhy the helicopter should have targeted him. The policechief was not forthcoming and intimated that the helicoptersbelonged to the American government, that in fact thematter was completely out of his hands.A week later, people traveling in a car near Washingtonwere given similar treatment. They too were chased, thehelicopter following the car for several miles. They werecompletely unable to help themselves at all; when the drivertried to escape from the road, a rope ladder was let downand men in black uniforms and carrying weapons started toclimb out. There was no option but to do as the men in theaircraft wanted. The driver counts himself lucky that thevolume of traffic forced the aircraft to retreat in the end, him if the road had been deserted.Then in 1995, a black helicopter flew over a couple’sfarm in Nevada. Spraying some unknown substance on thearea, it had killed over a dozen of the animals by the nextday, and months later, the surrounding vegetation was stillclearly damaged. Official authorities denied any knowledgeof the helicopter.Mysterious black helicopters seem to be constantly inevidence, pursuing and terrifying completely innocent victims.They often seem to have some link to cattle mutilationsand are seen in immediate proximity before, while orafter they have taken place. What is most alarming is thatthe occupants of the helicopters do not even pretend tohave peaceable intentions and are quite prepared to usegunfire and other violent means to their advantage, all thetime keeping their identity secret.The spraying of both urban and rural settings with unknownchemicals, and the killing of pets, plants and livestockfor no apparent reason is more ominous still. Whoknows whether the helicopters could be linked to the mysteriousmen in black, but people who have dared to photographthe helicopters have allegedly been accosted by menwearing black uniforms. They have then been told to leavethe area and have been forbidden to tell anyone what hashappened on pain of death. The men have also confiscatedthe cameras and film.Whether the mysterious helicopters and their occupantsare an alien phenomenon or whether they are in factfrom hostile government departments we cannot know.But it seems certain that they do not come in peace andthat they are not prepared to uphold fundamental democraticprinciples.