Helicopters in the Night?

It’s approximately 1am. For the past hour i’ve been kept awake by the sound of a helicopter hovering around very near by. Why is a helicopter hovering around Five Ways at 1am on a Thursday night, I hear you ask? Good question. I don’t know. I went out on the balcony to see for myself, but after looking around in the direction I assumed the noise to be coming from I couldn’t see anything. So I went back inside. The sound carried on. So i went over to the windows (which face in the only direction i can’t see from the balcony)… still nothing. But SOMETHING is there and SOMETHING is making noise! So I go back on the balcony and continue to stare. It’s only once my eyes get accustomed to the dark that I notice there IS a helicopter there, hovering in place about 300ft above what I’m guessing is the same building in which Tesco is located. But it doesn’t have ANY lights on. If it wasn’t for the noise it would be COMPLETELY unnoticeable (unless you’ve got a radar or something in your closet).

So: what the hell? Does anyone have ANY idea why a helicopter would be hovering above Tesco in the middle of Birmingham city centre for an hour in the middle of the night without any lights on???

Hmmm the sound has just faded away, so I guess he’s gone off to do some price-comparisions at Asda or something. I’m gonna get some sleep.

6 Comments so far

  1. Hazz (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 5:59 am

    Clearly it’s the government keeping tabs on, er… Tesco.

  2. Rachel (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:34 am

    Do you live on Broadway Plaza then? I’m not a stalker or anything, I just work there!

  3. Stuart (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 5:05 pm

    I’ve had these keeping me awake in shirley from time to time. They are bloddy anoying because they do just hover around in circles for ages and don’t seem to do anything but keep everyone awake!

  4. Tony Morel (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 7:01 pm

    Was skimming over me earlier (back end of Botanical Gardens) before wooshing off to Tesco. Was probably after some milk and had forgotten they aren’t 24hr any more.

  5. Cora (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 5:09 am

    Training, perhaps?

  6. robert (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 1:35 pm

    It was probably the police helicopter. They often hovered over my last house in the small hours. One lunchtime they hovered over my house whilst I was sunbathing in the garden. Not only was it very noisey, I got the full benefit of the exhaust fumes. I also felt like I was in the display window at Rackhams.

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