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FAA launches investigation into mystery drones


Posted on Wednesday, 1 January, 2020 | Comment icon 74 comments

What are the drones doing and who is controlling them ? Image Credit: US Navy
Officials across multiple government agencies are now working to determine who is behind the Colorado drones.
Sightings of the mysterious drones, which were initially reported over Colorado's Phillips and Yuma counties, have since spread to multiple additional counties as well as to neighboring Nebraska.

Witnesses have reported seeing the drones flying in formation over rural fields between 7pm and 10pm in the evening as well as hovering over houses and empty fields for hours at a time.

While previously it was reported that government agencies had been unable to explain who was behind the drones, it has since come to light that the FAA has launched an official investigation.
In a recent email to Reuters, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor stated that "multiple FAA divisions and government agencies are investigating these reports."

US Senator Cory Gardner has also commented on the FAA's investigation, stating - "I'm encouraged that they've opened a full investigation to learn the source and purpose of the drones."

As things stand however, no definitive explanation has been forthcoming.


Source: Reuters | Comments (74)


Tags: Drones, Colorado


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #65 Posted by esoteric_toad on 14 January, 2020, 12:28
Here's a photo of them: Here
Comment icon #66 Posted by Eldorado on 15 January, 2020, 22:20
"Speculation persists about drones said to be as big as cars, flying in groups in grid patterns at night. "“Even if the military has plausible deniability with this, defense contractors might be involved,” Dan Carlson, a drone-spotting retired meteorologist in western Nebraska, said Tuesday. “By the time they ‘fess up to it, they’ll have been in sky for four years.” "Four times this year, Carlson said, drones have flown after dark near his farm outside Sidney, Nebraska. "Drones flew in pairs on two nights, he said. Their speed, impressive range — over the distant horizon without landing — and ... [More]
Comment icon #67 Posted by Eldorado on 17 January, 2020, 19:34
Privacy Concerns Abound As Coloradans Continue To See 'Mystery Drones https://www.kunc.org/post/privacy-concerns-abound-coloradans-continue-see-mystery-drones#stream/0
Comment icon #68 Posted by Eldorado on 29 January, 2020, 21:32
The mysterious drone sightings that captured national attention were a classic case of mass hysteria. At Vice: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/884xv3/the-colorado-mystery-drones-werent-real
Comment icon #69 Posted by stereologist on 29 January, 2020, 22:54
I also had heard that the drones were not real. Videos posted online appeared to be in part airplanes. If this does turn out to be mistaken identification then this will be a good case to consider since it shows a large number of mistaken identifications. That is not abnormal. When people are primed with the suggestion that there are drones flying around then people see drones. Priming leads to a quick decision in the brain to label an event a particular way. It's just how people function.
Comment icon #70 Posted by Crikey on 29 January, 2020, 23:17
UFO's are linked to cattle mutilations so perhaps the military are making a big effort with drones to find out what the heck's going on?- https://www.denverpost.com/2009/12/08/colorado-cow-mutilations-baffle-ranchers-cops-ufo-believer/  
Comment icon #71 Posted by stereologist on 30 January, 2020, 21:56
Crikey, at least the article you linked to makes some attempt to define what is meant by surgical precision as it is often labeled.  The article mentions larger predators such as coyotes or mountain lion. It mentions people. It mentions UFOs. What it noticeably does not mention is insect activity. It also does not mention birds. There is a noticeable mistake in the article: Simply untrue. Carcasses have been left in the open and observed and seen to create the same sort of results as reported in these cases. All of it due to insect and other animal activity. A guy named Rommel looked into this... [More]
Comment icon #72 Posted by Eldorado on 15 April, 2020, 21:37
Those Colorado Mystery Drones May Actually Have Been SpaceX Satellites Vice magazine: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/akwm54/those-colorado-mystery-drones-may-actually-have-been-spacex-satellites
Comment icon #73 Posted by Eldorado on 19 April, 2021, 17:42
When groups of sinister drones began hovering over homes in America’s Midwest, the FBI, US Air Force and 16 police forces set up a task force. But the drones vanished. Did they even exist? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/18/attack-of-the-drones-the-mystery-of-disappearing-swarms-in-the-us-midwest
Comment icon #74 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 22 April, 2021, 1:27
Well not exactly ALL, Eldorado. From your link: In a January statement issued by the Colorado Department of Public Safety, the agency confirmed that 14 drones of the hundreds that were allegedly seen by the public “were visually confirmed to be hobbyist drones by law enforcement,”


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