WISHTV 8 ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. – A Black Hawk helicopter landed in one woman’s backyard. Nikki Schultz explains it like it was a scene from a movie.
She was home alone in Ellettsville, when a Black Hawk helicopter landed on her property. She says what scared her most is when she saw men in fatigues climb out and were holding guns.
“I saw it coming right through this clearing right here, see where the tree just right through here, I saw it coming this way and it was low and I thought oh my gosh it’s going to crash in my backyard,” says Nikki Schultz.
A National Guard Black Hawk landed in her backyard scaring Schultz into thinking the worst.
“First of all I thought they were crashing, second of all I’ve got a bunch of men with guns and I’m home alone,” says Schultz.
She started snapping pictures right away and was determined to find out why the military chose her property to make a landing. “Some information would have been nice so I could have relaxed,” explains Schultz.
The National Guard says they were on a mission searching for marijuana plants. They found 60 plants in the woods right behind her property.
“It freaked me out because it makes me wonder okay do I have people walking through my yard to get back to the woods,” says Schultz.
While Nikki was home alone with her dog, she says she’s glad her son wasn’t home to witness the mission.
“I would have been even more scared because I really thought they were going to hit the house and I was running around frantic just by myself, so it would have been even worse with him,” says Schultz.
The National Guard says they work closely with Indiana State Police on similar missions.