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Mysterious drones are flying around the Midwest, Great Plains, and no one has answers

Local and federal authorities are investigating confirmed reports of mysterious drone sightings in northeastern Colorado and Nebraska that appeared in the night sky this week.

Sheriff’s offices in Lincoln, Washington and Sedgwick counties have been getting calls this week about the unknown winged devices after initial reports came out of Phillips and Yuma counties, sheriffs said.

The drones have 6-foot wingspans and fly between 7 and 10 p.m. in gridlike patterns 150 to 200 feet in the air in groups of six to 10, the Denver Post reported.

Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs said in a Facebook post Tuesday that the drones are flying in airspace controlled by the federal government. But the Federal Aviation Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army Forces Command said they don’t have any information.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said that it doesn’t have jurisdiction over that airspace and that shooting a drone out of the sky could break federal laws, because drones are recognized as aircraft.

Combs said on Facebook that local sheriff’s offices, police departments and federal government agencies have scheduled a meeting Jan. 6 to develop a plan to identify who or what is controlling these drones.


One Comment

  1. Rhonda Rhonda January 4, 2020

    Can’t shoot them but might get a response if you lased one with a strong laser right into any camera aperture…I would have some form of defense standing by just in case.

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