UPDATE, 3:46 p.m.: We put a call in to County Airport Manager Emily Jacobs who was aware of the existence of the terrifying contraption and reports that it is being piloted by a group of Canadian civilians. So there. Barely worth getting worked up over, eh? 

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Original post:

LoCO readers are writing in with reports that a blue and white helicopter is buzzing various points in the county — we’ve heard Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna so far. A few have noted the whirly bird descending to rather low altitudes. So far we’ve only received the not-too-helpful photo above, so we’re putting it to y’all: What have you seen? Help us figure this out.

While we’re hashing this out, please listen to the very important Rod Deal and the Ideals classic below: