Who is flying these drones and why ? Image Credit: Dkroetsch
A fleet of drones has been making regular appearances over the last week and even the US military is mystified.
According to reports, as many as seventeen unidentified drones have been regularly showing up over Colorado's Phillips and Yuma counties between 7pm and 10pm in the evening.
The unmanned aerial vehicles will typically form a grid pattern however some of them have also been spotted hovering eerily over houses and empty fields for hours on end.
As things stand, nobody has a clue who is operating the drones or what they are doing.
Authorities don't seem to know who is behind them either with the DEA, FAA, US Air Force and US Army Forces Command admitting to being just as clueless as local authorities on the matter.
"They've been doing a grid search, a grid pattern," said Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliot. "They fly one square and then they fly another square. They do not seem to be malicious."
"They don't seem to be doing anything that would indicate criminal activity."
Criminal or not however, the mystery drones have been unnerving many who live nearby.
Investigations into the enigma remain ongoing.Update: FAA launches investigation into mystery drones
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