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Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:24:04 -0300
Archived: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:32:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

>From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:18:03 -0400
>Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

>>From: Don Ledger<dledger.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:03:07 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

>We've had surprising flyovers lately at and near our home in
>Warwick, NY. Warwick isn't in the Hudson Valley, but it's in the
>larger Mid-Hudson region, which includes the Hudson Valley.
>We're about a half-hour drive from Pine Bush, site of many
>reported UFO events.

>Normally we have a lot of air traffic, but we know what it is.
>High-flying commercial jets on a flight path to Newark Airport
>(about 10 minutes' flight time away). And single-engine planes,
>sometimes flying low, which presumably come from our own Warwick
>Airport or else from nearby Orange County Airport.

>But when my brother in law and his family visited us over Labor
>Day weekend, they were buzzing about a helicopter that flew over
>our house, dramatically low. I didn't see that, but two nights
>ago in Tuxedo, NY (20 minutes from us) I saw a helicopter fly
>right over the main street. I'd estimate its altitude as between
>one and two times the height of the nearby trees. Which of
>course is very low.

>At first I thought there might be a simple explanation.
>Hurricane Irene hit our area very hard. The railroad that serves
>us, for instance, was destroyed. The helicopter I saw in Tuxedo
>was flying just to the right of the railroad line, so maybe the
>people in it were assessing damage.

>But the helicopter my in-laws saw came by us before the
>hurricane. I'm not claiming anything extraordinary here, but for
>whatever it's worth, these helicopters (trusting that my in-laws
>reported accurately) are flying very, very low. And we've never
>seen anything like this before.

Hi Greg,

Helicopters can fly at 500 feet over a 'built-up' area and half
that plus over forests. Twice that for fixed wing. Helicopters
do get away with more than fixed wing (evidence Live Eye in the
Sky crews). And I see the military low over housing areas
sometimes myself. I'me more concerned about Hercs (C-130s)
flying low over suburban areas without lights and seemingly
without sound as well.

A low dramatically flying chopper over your hous - you wouldn't
have to see it, you would have heard it. The pressure waves
coming off rotor downwash would have shaken the place never mind
the engine noise.

I don't doubt you BIL saw something low over you home but maybe
it wasn't a helicopter.


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