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Drones responsible for rise in UFO sightings

Posted on Monday, 11 November, 2013 | Comment icon 17 comments

An Aeryon Scout UAV. Image Credit: Dkroetsch

According to the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings jumped by 42 percent between 2011 and 2012.

Despite the rise in reports however, explanations for sightings of unidentified flying objects seem to be increasingly forthcoming. A recent spate of UFO activity pertaining to sightings of silent orange orb-like objects for example turned out to be the result of an increase in the use of Chinese lanterns.

Most recently, UFO researchers have also identified drones as an increasingly common source of UFO reports. These unmanned aircraft are used for a number of purposes including military intelligence gathering, surveillance and news reporting.

While many drones are shaped like small planes, others are intentionally designed around traditional UFO shapes such as triangles and saucers. Sightings of these objects, especially in the dark, have seen people scrambling for their cameras and uploading video footage on to social networking sites.

In one such instance back in June, protestors in San Paulo spotted a peculiar object hovering over their demonstration. It later turned out that the anomalous craft was in fact a drone that belonged to a local TV station.

Source: Digital Journal | Comments (17)

Tags: UFO, Drone

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by curiouse on 12 November, 2013, 10:17
Of course this was going to happen. Now most u f o "sightings will b written off as "Drones". Frustrating. Two steps forward one step back.
Comment icon #9 Posted by spud the mackem on 12 November, 2013, 10:33
That will please the Aliens by mistaking their craft as a drone,it gives them licence to fly anywhere.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Sundew on 12 November, 2013, 13:09
Okay, [u]prove[/u] it's a drone, lol!
Comment icon #11 Posted by sinewave on 12 November, 2013, 13:17
Two steps forward? Since when has the UFO=ET hypothesis not been backwards thinking?
Comment icon #12 Posted by sinewave on 12 November, 2013, 13:19
According the stories, they reserved that right years ago.
Comment icon #13 Posted by highdesert50 on 12 November, 2013, 14:29
Might I add blimps to the mistaken UFO list; that from a distance appear as wonderful cigar shaped objects that appear to hover quite nicely and when turned forward/backward all but disappear.
Comment icon #14 Posted by DieChecker on 12 November, 2013, 21:24
Perhaps the government will build drones that drop balloons, chinese lanterns and parachute flares as they fly along?
Comment icon #15 Posted by psyche101 on 13 November, 2013, 3:49
No they won't, many are already recognised as RC, how is eliminating a known possible going backwards? That reduces the field, which would be helpful wouldn't it?
Comment icon #16 Posted by DONTEATUS on 13 November, 2013, 4:25
Boy I would Love to See someone Shoot a Drone down here in the USA ! Can you imagine just how fast they would be going to Jail?
Comment icon #17 Posted by sinewave on 13 November, 2013, 4:36
If it was done on private property it might be hard to fault the shooter. Especially if it happened in the western states.
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