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Why Are These Mysterious Drones Being Spotted in the Midwest?

We do not believe in panicking over nothing and there are a lot of news stories that amount to little more than silly fear mongering. However, this story is truly cause for alarm. Mysterious drones were spotted in the night skies by residents of Colorado and Nebraska recently. In fact, local authorities have confirmed that the sightings are taking place.

So what happens now? Is everyone supposed to go back to living their life and pretend that nothing is happening? This is a peculiar situation and you’ll have to pardon us for being a bit freaked out about it. The counties of Lincoln, Washington and Sedgwick have been affected by these sightings.

While the sheriff’s department in these regions is doing their best to calm down the nervous populace, there is only so much that they can do. They need to have more information to present to the public before anyone’s fears are truly assuaged. The drones are not operating in a random manner, either.

This does not seem like a case of hobbyists run amok. No, these drones are sizable and fly at the same time each night. Imagine how would feel to look outside and see a 6 foot wide drone flying in a pattern that appears to be premeditated! Pretty frightening stuff, of course.

The drones move in grid like patterns and are typically spotted in groups. They are flown between the hours of 7 PM and 10 PM. Todd Combs, the Yuma county sheriff, tried to ease the tensions with a Facebook post. He claimed that the drones were being flown in an airspace that is under the control of the federal government. However, this has already been proven to be a lie.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Army Forces Command and the United States Air Force were all asked for comment. Wouldn’t you know it, none of them actually confirmed what the sheriff had to say on the matter. We are not sure why he would choose to lie to the people like this and quite frankly, we are tired of the misinformation.

American citizens have the right to know what is going on in their country and that includes the skies. For their part, The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says that they do not have the ability to put a stop to the drones. The airspace in question is currently out of their jurisdiction. According to the sheriff’s office, the drones cannot be shot out of the sky.

Since a drone is legally recognized as a form of aircraft, those who are responsible for shooting one out of the sky will be tried in federal court. Under the circumstances, it is easy to see why local governments are backing off. This comes as little solace to those who are expecting to have solid answers as to what is going on in their own backyard.

A meeting has been scheduled by the local authorities for January 6. At this time, they will be meeting with federal government agencies to come up with a plan. Hopefully, the citizens who reside in these locations are going to be given the answers that they deserve. There are a lot of theories as to what is going on at the moment but no one seems to have any solid answers.

This is something that is going to have to change. Everyone is feeling a bit vulnerable right now, that is for sure. The Colorado Department of Transportation, the United States Department of Transportation, Paragon Geophysical Services and Amazon have been asked about their connections to the drones, to no avail. The UAV Recon has also denied having any connection to the drone strikes.

Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, says that there are going to be proposals being made to change the current state of affairs. If this proposal comes to fruition, local law enforcement officials will be given the chance to identify the drones that are flying through their jurisdictions. According to reports, over 1 million drones have been registered legally.

This is going to make enforcement challenging but there is no reason to fret. The American citizen should always know what is going on in their own backyard and those who do not agree with this sentiment are setting themselves up for a difficult time in the future. We need to come together as a nation and demand to be kept in the loop on everything. With any luck, these Colorado and Nebraska will receive answers to their most important questions before too long.

Comments (13)

  1. I guess now its going to become normal to spy on private citizens?! Sorry but I think this is ridiculous. We had phone companies handing over peoples phone records for no good reason, Cell phone numbers were given out to telemarketers so now we get junk calls and harassing calls from people who repeatedly call people and hound them and they use several different number to do it, now we have spys in the sky. ARE WE NOT IN AMERICA ANYMORE?

    • Those are personal Droids. You can buy a Droid online from $35 to a high end one in the thousands. You will know a Government Droid they hace about a thirty ft wing span. . Also Government Droids don’t fly low. They fly at least 1000 feet overhead.

  2. If I lived in one of those states, I would shoot the drones down. There are lots of places to hide and not be found out. They play games with us, we can do the same back! What they are doing crosses the line and they need to be paid bck!

  3. A private aircraft can fly anywhere over non controlled airspace without identifying themselves as long as they maintain 500 feet of clearance from personnel and property. What is the big deal here?

    • but those private aircraft, at least the ones operated by a human pilot onboard, are required by the FAA to file a flight plan at their departure airport, and a passenger manifest, if taking anyone else aboard, or risk loss of their pilot license and other federal repercussions … the aircraft may not say on its exterior “Owned by: JimBob Mudholedigger, Piloted by: Mrs. JBMHD”, but at least it has a unique tail number that can be researched as to its whereabouts on a given night. Drones can carry lots of different stuff, cameras in many cases, and other types of gear for gathering info about the ground activities over which they fly, so if such a drone is over my neighborhood I’d damn sure want to know who sent it and what info they are trying to collect, why they want that info, and a copy on paper of the warrant they got from a judge giving them permission to spy on me. No warrant, lock and load 3.5″ 12-gauge buckshot and wait with a huge spotlight handy.

  4. Like said it’s Fed matter to shoot them down and if you miss the bullet got to come down somewhere.. maybe in simebody’s head..

  5. Take those DRONES OUT! . . . They are VIOLATING our Rights as Free U.S. CITIZENS. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  6. YES IF THEY WILL NOT TELL US WHAT THEY ARE THERE FOR THAN THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE SPY’S ## YES I THINK THE CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THEM OUT

  7. I think the government should respond to requests regarding the drones. If they are not government drones then take them out. If you are an accurate shooter, you most likely wont miss. If they are flying in patterns between certain hours, then it should be easy to shoot them down.

  8. Why should someone be allowed to spy
    on people by using a drone, if one of them
    does circle over my house and keeps circling
    around it had better damn well be over 300
    ft. high and I have a device that will measure
    distance, if it is under 300 ft. it won’t fly
    anymore, and you can look for me all you
    want but you will not find me if I don’t want
    you to..

  9. Maybe it’s a Google maps drone trying to take high resolution photos for improving the imagery in their maps? It seems, however, if no nefarious intents are involved, whomever is flying those drones should have no trouble coming forth with information regarding their purpose.

  10. VfR flight rules no flight plan no manifest sorry

  11. My goose gun with double aught buck should do the trick. You can take me to fed court if you can catch me.

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