Of all the various elements which make up what is popularly known as the UFO phenomenon, there can be few so strange as the so-called “Phantom Helicopters” and “Black Helicopters.” They take their names from the fact that they are completely black in color and lack any and all identifying markings. They have turned up in alien abduction cases, in cattle mutilation events, and in late-night UFO encounters. Since the 1960s, numerous people throughout the world have reported seeing helicopters in areas which have been subjected to intense UFO activity. This has led a number of investigators to speculate that the helicopters are attached to covert military/intelligence agencies engaged in secret UFO monitoring programs. Maybe that is the case. It has to be said, however, that some cases of unidentified helicopters are not just strange. They are beyond strange. We are talking about silent helicopters and shape-shifting helicopters. Yes, really.
In the 1970s, the FBI was heavily embroiled in the cattle mutilation controversy (you can find some of the FBI’s documentation on the subject at this link at the FBI’s website, The Vault). One document reveals that in August 1975, Floyd K. Haskell, who was the Senator for the State of Colorado at the time, contacted the FBI and stated of the cattle-mute issue:
“For several months my office has been receiving reports of cattle mutilations throughout Colorado and other western states. At least 130 cases in Colorado alone have been reported to local officials and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI); the CBI has verified that the incidents have occurred for the last two years in nine states. The ranchers and rural residents of Colorado are concerned and frightened by these incidents. The bizarre mutilations are frightening in themselves: in virtually all the cases, the left ear, rectum and sex organ of each animal has been cut away and the blood drained from the carcass, but with no traces of blood left on the ground and no footprints.”