August 27th, 2008


Helicopters in the City

On Monday, during my rowing class, a set of black helicopters started circling overhead. It was hard to pick out any details on them, because they were so dark. They flew east through downtown, flying so low that they were below the tops of the buildings. Then they turned south over the river, over our heads. They turned west over Ross Island, and circled back toward downtown flying low along the ridge on which OHSU sits. They circled this way many times, seemingly lower each time, and then they all concentrated in a small area in the SW. We watched them from our rowboat with uncertainty and some alarm. I thought they were searching for someone, and had been given a perimeter. Later that night they were still flying low over the city, and one came awfully close to my second story window in Brooklyn, considering wires are everywhere.
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