What Are The Black Helicopter Conspiracies?

First Published: November 21, 2018 Last updated: August 30th, 2020 Written by: Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes Posted in: Conspiracy, Government
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For those who spend any amount of time in conspiracy circles talk of “black helicopters” is relatively rampant. And these potentially ominous aerial vehicles have links to a wide range of secret activity, from UFO sightings, encounters with the Men In Black, and even cattle mutilation. In fact, it was during the wave of cattle mutilation cases of the late-1970s when black helicopters began to be reported regularly. Many ranch owners and farmers would claim to have witnessed these vehicles in the days before or after the discovery of a mutilated animal.

A picture of three Black helicopters flying over Washington DC

Black helicopters over Washington DC

In some circles, however, these menacing helicopters carry with them an air of paranoia, particularly it would seem in the United States, where a persistent and underlying concern still resides among many of an “invasion” by soldiers from a secret shadow world government. In a similar vein, sightings of black helicopters have been linked to secret mind control projects of intelligence agencies, apparently sending out low-frequency waves to vast sections of the population. No one organization exclusively owns such a unit of heavy-duty black helicopters, yet the sightings continue to stack up. While the theories as to what they are and why they apparently patrol our skies may be up for debate, the existence of these mystery aircraft surely isn’t.

We will look at a recent case in Chicago from September 2018 that would appear to feature one of these black helicopters at the end of this article. The footage below, though, is very much worth watching, if only to give a “feel” for what people across the world, but in particular the United States, claim they are seeing increasingly in the skies above them.

A Genuine Mystery – Menacing Or Not!

The fact is, nobody actually knows who owns these black helicopters or what their purpose is. As is very obviously the point, the exterior is unmarked of any distinguishing features or symbols. And while they stand out very obviously in the day, their black exterior allows night missions to be carried out much more discreetly. If these machines operated in silence such clandestine missions would be even easier to carry out.

Bizarrely, many of these reports actually mention that the helicopters make no sound whatsoever. This would appear to be nonsensical, as helicopters can most often be heard before seen due to the frantic rotation of the helicopter blades which keep the object aloft (known as blade-vortex interaction). However, it would appear that these claims are not as ridiculous as we might think when we look at news from Eurocopter engineers that their Blue Edge rotor blade system operates in virtual silence. As you might imagine, while it might not alter its presence on an enemy’s radar screen, any potential targets in the immediate vicinity of such a silent craft would be (relatively) easy pickings.

Might these developments and these strange, dark vehicles suggest a heavy-duty, secretly deployed military vehicle? One that is under the control of the top echelons of government, military, and intelligence services. Many of the claims of silent, black helicopters, for example, come from the many cattle mutilation cases. While some believe such cases are the result of alien experimentation, others suggest a more direct government involvement. And point to the sightings of black helicopters around the sites of mutilated cattle as partial proof of something untoward.

The short video below is most certainly interesting viewing and looks at this a little further. How long might this technology have existed behind-the-scenes?

A Top-Secret UFO Response Unit?

It isn’t just in the United States where these mysterious black aircraft are spotted. In the United Kingdom, several reports of unmarked and suddenly appearing black helicopters are within the details of UFO reports. Many of which feature claims of crashed or downed unidentified aircraft. Those witnesses who have experienced these scenarios close-up state that most-often, there is a military presence about those who emerge from these crafts. And what’s more, more often than not, these units appear to be of a mixture of British and American soldiers.

We have examined, on several occasions, the work of one-time leading UK UFO researcher, the late Tony Dodd. He would claim that these helicopters were carrying top-secret response teams whose job it was to recover downed UFOs and/or evidence of cattle mutilation. On occasion, according to Dodd, they would even retrieve and cover-up evidence of human-cattle mutilation. What’s more, these units could be deployed at a moment’s notice. And even stranger, they more often than not had prior warning that a UFO was about to crash. And at what location. They would most often be on the scene within minutes, if not sooner.

If these claims are true, we have to ask, how many UFOs have come crashing to Earth, whether accidentally or intentionally so, and all evidence of such an encounter simply wiped away by a unit that arrived on site before anyone, literally, knew what was happening? While the above is unnerving but certainly plausible, there are theories as to these ominous aircraft that test the limits of even the most open-minded of people.

Alien “Shapeshifting” Technological Machines?

Although it is perhaps much less spoken of, there are cases where witnesses claim to have seen these already mysterious black helicopters “shapeshift” into an entirely different piece of machinery.

UFO researcher and author, Nick Redfern, claims to have over twenty cases and witness reports stating exactly that. What’s more, many of the descriptions of these newly formed machines, according to Redfern’s files, resemble the “shapes of classic 1950s-era flying saucers”. Others change into sphere-like structures, sometimes enveloped by a “blinding ball of light”.

One such report occurred on 2nd March 2013 over the skies of Haverhill in Massachusetts. The witness noticed a Blackhawk helicopter flying overhead. However, moments later, this helicopter would morph into a different shape entirely.

According to the MUFON report, the witness was indoors when the sound of an extremely low flying helicopter alerted them to look outside. As they did so, they grabbed their camera. What appeared to be a “normal Blackhawk helicopter” was moving through the afternoon sky, heading south from the east. The helicopter would circle the area several times, allowing the witness to snap several pictures from different angles. On the last “fly-by”, however, something very strange happened.

The helicopter was beginning to move away from the witness after making a sudden and extremely sharp turn. However, it didn’t look like a helicopter anymore. In fact, the object was so strange the witness “couldn’t even identify any parts”. The amount of time between the object looking like a helicopter to its change was no longer than ten seconds.

The final two pictures taken by the witness are visible below.

a split image allegedly showing a black helicopter changing shape

Do these pictures show the same object changing shape?

The Non-Human Entities Programs

The use of black helicopters by top-secret government departments is not at all something most of us would consider strange. Or even unlikely. However, throw in the claims of Transformer-like changes while in flight, and most begin to distance themselves from them. According to the claims of former MUFON State-Director from Nebraska, Ray Boeche, transforming machines are not even the bizarre part of the black helicopter conspiracies.

According to the account told by Boeche to Redfern, he was approached by two physicists working for the US Department of Defense at some point in 1993. The program they were involved with was one that looked to establish communication with “Non-Human Entities” (NHEs). The project had been running for some time. However, several of those involved with it suffered extremely bizarre runs of “bad luck” or ill-health. Several had even died in more than mysterious and suspicious circumstances. In fact, the events are outright bizarre and ominous surrounding this project. Rumors would run rife through the ranks of the project. Rumors that these Non-Human Entities were actually demons “from a literal Hell”.

While this interpretation of these mysterious vehicles would certainly explain the transformation of these solid vehicles into something completely different. Redfern, states that his personal belief in “demons from Hell” is something that requires a little pinch of salt. At best. However, he also states that through his research, he knows of people in positions of power in the US government. People who very much have this perspective of events. In a world where perspective is reality, that is a prospect that such frighten us all.

More recently, and certainly a case with no demonic and morphing claims within them, is an incident over downtown Chicago.

The 2018 Chicago Incident

On the afternoon of 26th September 2018, in broad daylight no less, a black helicopter was witnessed performing a “crazy low fly out” over Chicago, Illinois. What’s more, this unmarked helicopter was dropping off “soldiers” in field-ready battle gear. Complete with night-vision, infrared panoramic battle-goggles, and heavy-duty weapons. And all manner of military equipment all on to the roof of a high-rise building. What happened following this bizarre drop-off, and where this unit went, is unknown. As is who exactly the unit was.

One Chicago resident would capture several minutes of footage of the mysterious deployment and would post it onto social media. Many would speculate that the helicopters were likely “federal agents”. Indeed, according to aviation expert, Tyler Rogoway, Chicago police informed him that a training drill had recently taken place. However, that is all the information they would divulge. The Illinois Military Department would decline to comment at all. As you might imagine, especially when we take into account the legends and conspiracies that surround such dark aerial transport, this dismissive approach would lead many in conspiracy circles to debate just what kind of “training” was taking place.

Or perhaps it wasn’t a training drill at all, but some kind of “live operation”? Unreported (and so meaning those involved are unaccountable), and taking place hidden in plain sight of the public. While such speculation is exactly that, it is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility.

Incidentally, a quick search online of citizens’ videos of these strange, ominous helicopters brings back a plethora of results. And, much the same as UFO sightings, a reasonable explanation will most likely explain the vast majority. Some, though, certainly do appear to be something we should perhaps pay a little more attention to.

Picture of a Black Helicopter with soldiers descending from it on ropes

Chicago September 2018

Just One More Complex Situation To Unravel!

Is there a reason for us to be collectively suspicious of these apparent menacing aircraft flying overhead at any given time? On one clandestine mission or another? Or might this be a case of authorities’ genuine need for such highly-trained groups, ready to mobilize at the drop of a hat? After all, as much as we wish it was, the world is far from perfect. And while undoubtedly there are reasons, if only genuine to them, why people carry out acts of atrocities against people, on individuals or on large groups at once, most of us respect and welcome such a group who can, possibly more often than we might realize, stop such an event unfolding in the first place. Although, the absolute secrecy that accompanies such situations makes many people feel uneasy at best. And, given our collective governments’ history, it’s hard to blame them for that.

Like many situations in history, and indeed in life, the truth to those questions and claims are likely somewhere in the middle of the absolute complex web of agenda-driven narratives and the unquestioning ideological sympathies that follow. For as long as there is a mystery that requires solving, there will be people, and groups of people, who will look to twist it to their own ends. Whether for money, power, or both. Indeed, in many ways, rather than a cover-up per se, at least some aspects of certain conspiracies, at some stage, will be subject to how wider knowledge of information might alter public opinion. And what the knock-on effects these acts of disclosure might be.

On the other hand, perhaps these questions are nothing more than a diversion from what the real prize might be?

The video below features footage of the Chicago incident from September 2018.


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About Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years experience. Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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  • O. M. says:

    I am disturbed that in one moment we can be so weak minded and told what not to believe and what to believe. Often it is obvious to me that there are carefully worded articles that in my mind seem to have an intent to sway the reader to one side or the other and lack objectivity. I am not the brightest candle on the tree as evident in my grammar. If i can clearly see this disturbing fact, why do others who are clearly much more intelligent than myself, lack the ability to see it themselves. I often find myself saying, “the world has lost its ever loving f-ing mind. The media’s intent to sway a reader to one side of a debate or the other often shows signs of intent to mislead. Why? I would imagine the all mighty dollar is the cause. What else? It is astonishing how an individual can not only be so much more intelligent than myself, but also small minded as well. They can posses an ego that inflates and believes themselves to be God, the authority, and the only intelligent life out there. How limited a species we are. It truly is sad and how disappointing we must be to those that dedicate their life to loving the many souls on this rock and encouraging their growth. They in turn act like idiots.

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