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By | Rachel Brooks

Contributor | Telegraph Local 

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Drones mysteriously flock the skies in Colorado. Where are they coming from? Excellent question. One the FAA is investigative now, citing Colorado Public Radio. 


What do we know so far? Out There Colorado reports that the drones have been flying in “odd” nighttime patterns. 

The New York Times called it “creepy” and “unexplained.” The statements released by the New York Times are that the drones come in the night. They fly in the airspace above Colorado and Nebraska. 

Missy Blackman, speaking with the New York Times, said, “It’s creepy. I have a lot of questions of why and what they are and nobody seems to have any answers.” reports that the mysterious drones started becoming visible in mid-December. Yet, in the middle of the first week of 2020, no one can yet say where they came from. 

9 News details the little known as follows: 


The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office, in northeast Colorado, first started receiving drone sighting calls on December 20. They posted reports of the odd drones on their Facebook. 

Following the first reports from Phillips, residents and law enforcement had drone sightings appear in Lincoln, Morgan Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. 

The Lincoln Star in Nebraska then reported drone sightings in the southwest part of Nebraska. Counties here include Chase, Hitchlock, Lincoln, and Perkins counties. 

It is unknown who owns the drones. However, the elimination process has discovered who does not own them. 9News NBC spoke with Amazon, NORAD, and Buckley Air Force base to name a few. No US company or agency has currently claimed ownership of the drones. 

These also do not appear to be hobbyist drones. Washington County Sheriff Jon Stivers has received reports of drones as least as large as 6-feet wide. Stivers is quoted saying,

“It is concerning because you know, one of the reports I had last night was that the drone was bigger than 6 feet. It sounds like a small jet engine when it’s flying.” 

The drones are also flying at night. This is only permissible with the Federal Aviation Administration’s waiver 107.29. 

The FAA has no drone reports in Colorado matching this waiver, stated on December 27, 2019. 


Locals are being advised to leave the drones alone while local law enforcement, the FAA, and other Federal agencies investigate their origin.

Citing the Denver Post, Colorado Governor Jared Polis wants to “get to the bottom” of the suspicious drone activity. The Governor states that he is “actively monitoring” the situation with the drones. Denver Post states that at least 17 drones have been reported in the air at a single time. This was reported by the Phillips County Sheriff’s office in mid-December. 

Denver Post also states that the US Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the University of Colorado Boulder Project told the Post that none of these large drones belong to them. 

As of New Year’s Eve, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management agreed to begin support of local law enforcement’s investigation. This citing spokeswoman Micki Trost speaking on Thursday. 

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