Popular conspiracy-theory and alternative news discussion forum AboveTopSecret has for years been a hub for topics often ignored by the mainstream. Despite the reputation anonymous messaging boards receive as outlets of information, it is not uncommon for well researched threads to be posted there by anonymous users. Here is a well-done post from two years ago about a series of events in the 1970s over the UK of mysterious “phantom helicopters” being spotted in the night sky.
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Back in late 1973 and on into 1974 Northern England was gripped by a number of unexplained helicopter sightings. They were almost exclusively in the hours of darkness, often in bad weather and over difficult terrain.
This was a time of heightened IRA activity and it was feared that their terrorists were operating illegally in the UK. Furthermore information from convicted IRA terrorists implied that the IRA had acquired a helicopter and were using it to plan a jailbreak, terrorist incident or steal industrial explosives.