Mysterious drones night flights puzzle residents and authorities of Colorado and Nebraska and nobody knows why they fly and where they come from
A swarm of giant drones puzzles the residents and authorities of Midwest with the night flights birthing questions and theories from Mexican drug cartel’s work to off-galaxy visitors. The investigation attempts to find out who operates the drones and for what purpose.
The drones with six-foot wingspans were spotted in three rural counties from the northeast corner of Colorado to at least one county in neighboring Nebraska in the past weeks. Since December 17 the Sheriff’s office has been choking with the calls from the residents reporting 6 to 10 drones at a time.
Similar calls have also been received by officials in nearby Phillips County: The drones hover or cruise through the area between 7 and 10 p.m., flying several hundred feet in the air, the report said. Despite the fear and concerns, residents don't shoot the drones down.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Carlton Britton, who also witnessed drones himself chuckles at the situation:
“Oh, yeah, there’s a lot of conspiracy theories floating in Sedgwick County right now.”
"They've been doing a grid search, a grid pattern," Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliott told The Denver Post. "They fly one square and then they fly another square."
One of the possible theories says about The History Channel searching for long-lost cities. Commercial photographer and drone pilot Vic Moss shared his vision and said that drone may fly for mapping out the area or a local Colorado drone company might launch the drones for testing new technologies.
Anyway, the local authorities were down-to-earth attempting to find the answers. But both Federal Aviation Authority and Air Force deny the involvement in the nocturnal flights, according to the Sheriffs, who contacted them for clarifications. The Drug Enforcement Administration together with the U.S. Army Forces Command didn’t provide any information either saying that drones don't belong to their organizations.
“We have no idea at this point. No leads and no thoughts. It’s just an odd phenomenon,” Sedgwick County Sheriff Carlton Britton adds.
The most concerns the drones trigger in connection with their possible collision with planes and helicopters flying from Limon’s airport on the emergencies in the area, Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Nestor says.
“I would love for someone to break it wide open. I don’t know what it is, but I would like it not to be in my county,” Nestor said.