Mysterious Nightly Drone Formations – Colorado Authorities Weigh in on Strange Sightings

The sky of Northeast Colorado has now become the location of a very bizarre mystery.

Earlier this month, between the hours of 7 pm and 10 pm approximately 17 drones with a six-foot wingspan flew in a "grid pattern" over Phillips County near Yuma.

The drones stayed a few hundred feet apart from each other during their flight and had several strobing lights.

Now I know marijuana is legal in Colorado but unless everyone was on some crazy trip by smoking some laced drugs, this is a crazy event that has happened. And the thing is, nobody has any idea what was going on including local law enforcement, FAA, DEA, the US Army, and Air Force.

According to AP, the purpose of recent nighttime drone flights over northeast Colorado has remained a mystery to authorities who are trying to learn the identities of the operators.

The drones have flown over Phillips and Yuma counties for the last week, the Denver Post reported Monday.

The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office cannot explain where the drones are coming from or who is flying them.

The Federal Aviation Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army Forces Command said they do not have information about the aircraft.

The group of at least 17 drones have estimated wing spans of 6 feet (1.8 meters) and fly between 7 and 10 p.m., Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliott said.

The drones remain about 200 to 300 feet (61 to 91 meters) in the air and fly steadily in square patterns of about 25 miles (40 kilometers), Elliott said.
“They’ve been doing a grid search, a grid pattern,” Elliott said. “They fly one square and then they fly another square.”

The sheriff's office said that based on the size and number of drones, it's unlikely that it was a group of hobbyist drone flyers. However, I bet that's exactly what it was.