Significant Meanings of ‘Return of Black Helicopters’

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lift of...

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lift off from Forward Operating Base Remagen, Iraq, for Operation Swarmer on March 16, 2006. Soldiers from the Iraqi Army’s 1st Brigade, 4th Division and the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team are taking part in the combined air assault operation to clear the area northeast of Samarra of suspected insurgents. DoD photo by Sgt. 1st Class Antony Joseph, U.S. Army. (Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Black helicopters is a term which became popular in the United States militia movement and associated political groups in the 1990s as a symbol and warning sign of an alleged conspiratorialmilitary takeover of the United States, though it has also been associated with men in black and similar conspiracies.[1] Rumors circulated that, for instance, the United Nations patrolled the US with unmarked black helicopters, or that federal agents used black helicopters to enforce wildlife laws. The concept springs from the basic truth that many government agencies and corporations do use helicopters, and that some of these helicopters are dark-colored or black. For instance, dark-colored military helicopters were deployed in the standoff at Ruby Ridge.[2] Earlier tales from the 1970s linked them with UFO conspiracy theories.

Metonymic use of the phrase black helicopters sometimes occurs in reference to conspiracy theories in general.


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Stories of black helicopters first appeared in the 1970s,[3] and were linked to reports of cattle mutilation.[4] It is possible that the idea originated in Hal Lindsey‘s book The Late, Great Planet Earth, published in 1970 and popular among conspiracy theorists. Lindsey theorized that locust-like creatures referenced in the Book of Revelation were actually helicopters, which John had never seen and thus did not know how to describe.[5]The issue was first popularized in the early 1990s by Mark Koernke,[citation needed] also known as “Mark fromMichigan“, in appearances on Tom Valentine’s radio show and in public speeches which were widely circulated on videocassette[citation needed], and shortly thereafter by Linda Thompson in her film America Under Siege. In Alex Jones’ film Police State 2000 unmarked black helicopters are shown flying low in surprise urban warfare training missions with Delta Force operators and foreign troops.[citation needed]

Jim Keith wrote two books on the subject: Black Helicopters Over America: Strikeforce for the New World Order (1995), and Black Helicopters II : The End Game Strategy (1998).

Media attention to black helicopters increased in February 1995, when first-term Republican northern IdahoRepresentative Helen Chenoweth charged that armed federal agents were landing black helicopters on Idahoranchers‘ property to enforce the Endangered Species Act. “I have never seen them,” Chenoweth said in an interview in The New York Times. “But enough people in my district have become concerned that I can’t just ignore it. We do have some proof.”[6] Chenoweth made the charges at a press conference without ever consulting with the Department of the Interior.

The black helicopters theory resonates well with the belief held by some in the militia movement that troops from the United Nations might invade the United States. The John Birch Society published an article in The New American detailing how the existence of the covert aircraft was mostly the product of possible visual errors and a tendency towards overboard caution.[7]