Have You Seen a Helicopter Recently in Wyandotte?

Helicopter sightings are on the rise in Wyandotte.

A helicopter landed and took off from a parking lot at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital last week. Photo Credit: Nate Stemen
A helicopter landed and took off from a parking lot at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital last week. Photo Credit: Nate Stemen
Wyandotte residents have been seeing helicopters hovering over the city for weeks. Some sightings were reported on, while others were not.

A helicopter sighted in Wyandotte on Wednesday was found to be from the University of Michigan Hospital. The university hospital chopper was in the area, but was not related to the Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital, according to David Olejarz, Henry Ford's media relations manager.

Some of the helicopter sightings have gone unexplained, despite phone calls to the Wyandotte Police Department, United States Coast Guard and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Over the past three weeks, Patch readers have inundated Wyandotte Patch and the Wyandotte Patch Facebook page with questions regarding helicopter sightings.

The most recent helicopter sightings happened Wednesday morning, while other sightings happened over the last couple weeks. Patch readers wanted to know where the choppers were coming from, and sought answers on the Wyandotte Patch Facebook Page:

  • Aimee O'Malley Smith asked Wednesday, "What's going on with all the helicopters??"
  • Constance York asked Wednesday, "Anyone know why there are so many helicopters in Wyandotte this morning?"
  • Bill Wilson asked on Aug. 26, "Helicopter has been circling the North end again today, I wonder why? I have been home for more than a hour and it has not stopped."
Some of the incidents of helicopters flying over Wyandotte were related to breaking and around town news stories:

UPDATED: Wyandotte Firefighters Retrieve Car, Headless Body Out of Detroit River

Helicopter Touches Down in Parking Lot at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

UPDATED: Police Investigate Car Pulled From Detroit River

Have you seen a helicopter in Wyandotte lately? Perhaps, more than one? Tell us where and when you saw the helicopter(s) in the comments below.
Ted Dziengelewski September 05, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Forget the helicopters, what about the drones going up and down the river?
D. Mann September 05, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Seen one last night-Wednesday-around 10:30pm-11pm hovering over near Grosse Ile. Was there a good 20 minutes then took off north....
KATHY SLACK September 05, 2013 at 05:02 PM
It isn't just Wyandotte....many in other areas are seeing them too
William Riley September 05, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Big Brother is watching!!!
Steve September 08, 2013 at 07:15 PM
It's freaking helicopters not aliens. Too many people have their tinfoil hats on around here. I saw a bunch of school buses last week too as did many of my friends. Can Patch do an article on the sudden school bus sightings please?


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