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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Stealth choppers don’t take good photos *

The mysterious helicopter that has been flying over and around Echo Park at night without any lights on made another appearance Tuesday evening. Kevin, the Angeleno Heights resident who reported the aircraft to The Eastsider, tried to take a photo of last night’s flyover. As you can see, there is not much to see except some blurry downtown skyscrapers. Says Kevin’s wife:

“He took a few pictures tonight but they didn’t show much, what with it being dark out and no lights on the helicopters. I’ve attached the best one below. Note the dark blotch in the sky… “

It’s kind of difficult to tell where one dark blotch ends and the other begins. Could the Echo Park Stealth chopper be a military-related “black helicopter” or, more likely, part of a prop in some over-the-top Hollywood movie? Anyway, keep those cameras, preferably with a fancy night-vision feature, aimed at the skies tonight. Snap a photo and send it in.

* Update: So, while an LAPD spokewoman said earlier today that the Media Relations department had not been informed of any aerial training, a reader named Echo Park Gal found information on the department’s own blog that might explain all the nocturnal helicopter flights. Thanks, Echo Park Gal.



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One comment

  1. Can you tell me was the helicopter white? In Tarzana, in 2003, while walking a friend to their car – we saw what appeared to be a Very Large white helicopter go over. But, there was hardly any noise whatsoever…more like a “wosh wosh wosh” sound. It was flying Very Low and Slow. It appeared to have a strobe light underneath and got the impression it was mapping. A few streets away, it came to a complete stop in midair and hovered. The strange thing is my friend and I didn’t even talk about it until a week later. At the time, we just looked at each other and carried on our conversation like this was normal – this has been on my mind since then and can’t seem to find anything online where anyone else reported seeing this.

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