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Mysterious swarms of giant drones have dotted the Colorado and Nebraska night sky since last week, the Denver Post first reported.

The drones appear and disappear at roughly the same time each night in swarms of at least 17 and up to 30 drones. The drones appear to measure about six feet across.

Local and federal government authorities say they have no idea where the drones are coming from. However, they do not appear to be malicious, and a drone expert says they appear to be searching or mapping out the area.

Since the week of Christmas, giant drones measuring up to six feet across have been spotted in the sky at night, sometimes in swarms as large as 30. The Denver Post first reported these mysterious drone sightings in Northeast Colorado on December 23. Since then, sightings have spanned six counties across Colorado and Nebraska

Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliot had no answer for where the drones come from or who they belong to, but he has a rough grasp on their flying habits. "They've been doing a grid search, a grid pattern," he told the Denver Post. "They fly one square and then they fly another square."

The drones, estimated to have six-foot wingspans, have been flying over Phillips and Yuma counties every night for about the last week, Elliott said Monday. Each night, at least 17 drones appear at around 7:00 pm and disappear at around 10:00 pm, staying 200-300 feet in the air.

The Air Force, DEA, and Army all say the drones do not belong to them.

The Federal Aviation Agency told the Post it had no idea where the drones came from. Spokespeople for the Air Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and US Army Forces Command all said that the drones did not belong to their organizations.

As the airspace in which the drones are flying is relatively ungoverned, there are no regulations requiring the drone operators to identify themselves. However, Elliott said that the drones do not appear to be malicious.

The Post spoke to commercial photographer and drone pilot Vic Moss, who said that the drones appear to be searching or mapping out the area. Moss said that drones often fly at night for crop examination purposes. It's also possible that the drones belong to one of several drone companies based in Colorado, which may be testing out new technologies.

In the meantime, Moss urges residents not to shoot down the drones as they are highly flammable.

"It becomes a self-generating fire that burns until it burns itself out," he told the Post. "If you shoot a drone down over your house and it lands on your house, you might not have a house in 45 minutes."
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Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

What's with the fire hazard warning? Is that due to the size of lithium battery required for a large drone?


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Some people have a mind to think of ways to mess with other people's minds, in order to waste their time and obtain their money.

... or simply, fuck with their minds...

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Everything's flammable if you "flam" it enough. I'd like to see a few blasted out of the sky. The whole thing sounds ridiculous. Shoot a few down and I'll wager that the "swarms" Roll Eyes will disappear.
 
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Possibly the Mexicans testing them out to see if they're viable to carry drugs across the border is a thought that comes to my mind. a 6' drone is not your typical hobbyist, just think of what it needs to be transported in, then 17-30 of them? The cost of them. Could be a government agency.....or company that builds them and is testing them to solicit a bid also. I doubt 17-30 hobbyists just happened to buy giant drones and flying them there.
 
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I remember seeing a news report about a group of students operating dozens of pre-programmed drones to simulate flocks of birds as some kind of research project. Once the project was complete, they would do demonstrations/shows for the public in the night sky.



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So they know exactly where they fly and what time they show up but no one has bothered to record it even though everyone has a recorder in their pocket at all times. Yeah ok.
 
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Everything's flammable if you "flam" it enough. I'd like to see a few blasted out of the sky. The whole thing sounds ridiculous. Shoot a few down and I'll wager that the "swarms" Roll Eyes will disappear.





Mysterious giant drone being "flam"ed, at NAS Lakehurst, NJ.

"There'll be no more of these drone shenanigans in this area for a while..." was a statement made by one source, who wishes to remain un-named.




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^^ I don't recollect seeing very many since.
 
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The state NG need to dust off their M163s............and try them out.
 
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Since the week of Christmas, giant drones measuring up to six feet across have been spotted in the sky at night,



Alright, who got a fleet of drones for Christmas?
 
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After the recent snow storms, the fire danger is very low in these areas....so blast away!
 
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Are there any lost gold mines or treasure burials in those areas? Lots of treasure hunters are using drones now.

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I bet if one got shot down we'd soon find out who owned it.
 
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I bet if one got shot down we'd soon find out who owned it.


My thoughts exactly.




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6’ is not your standard consumer drone. Swarms of them mean 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of dollars.

My guess is there is definitely an alphabet agency involved, or Bloomberg...






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Or Cartel, or China.

While this may be proven innocuous anyone who doesn't think that in the long term there is the potential for nefarious purposes is playing checkers, not chess.




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Things to ponder...

.UN troops in the US (Colorado and other areas)
not being reported by any mainstream media
.An areal mapping exercise in Colorado where UN
troops are
.Trump calls up Marine Reserve because UN
troops are in the US, and stations some in
Colorado
.If I am not mistaken, Nebraska is pretty flat.
If I needed good communications in the field
I would choose a place that was open to the
horizon.
.UN "peace keeping" force consists of Chinese and another country's troops that do not look kindly on America. I can't recall off hand the name of the other country.

What could possibly go wrong?!
Perhaps no one here has been following this. But it has been going on for a while now.

Sorry to be the one to mention this. I just could not let it go by.
 
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