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  • #31
    Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post

    No doubt there are drones in some reports, they're everywhere these days. It's just annoying that some news outlets just don't even bother trying to double check what they're reporting.
    That's for sure, but sadly the norm these days. That Denver Post article is garbage reporting. If the quoted portion above is accurate, then it would be easy to confirm. Did you hear it clearly? You'd think so since it is described as a desolate area. On a clear night you be able to clearly delineate between a 6' drone "several hundred feet above the fields" and a 737 many thousands of feet up. Imagine a 6' drone flying through the center of the St. Louis Arch (630' high) over your head. Think you would be able to know the difference? I do. Did they even check the flight data available to anyone to track known traffic? Nah, that might kill the story.

    Thing is, there's enough oddity to the whole thing to arouse some measure of concern, especially in this day and age of Gov over-reach. This part I found worth pursuing.

    "Yowell and Nestor thought they had figured out a pattern: The drones first were seen after Christmas in the northern part of the county and worked their way south, mostly flying in rigid, grid-like patterns. They traveled across the county horizontally, down a bit, then made their way back across in the other direction."

    Could it be a gas or oil company running quiet, nighttime scans of the area, trying to get the jump on the competition? Very well could be. Could it be the Gov running covert tests for some reason, maybe even just to gage the populous reaction? It wouldn't shock me in the least. Heck, it could even be a new tactic from drug smugglers. Lots of possibilities, once you filter out the bs hysteria sightings. Some very benign, many not. The crap reporting is the most frustrating, as you stated. If they have a definitive grid pattern established, then what is in those areas that might be of interest to anyone? Jeez, connect the dots and find some answers. It seems like too many people are happy to just say "huh, that sure is weird." and move on. That casual attitude by seemingly everyone but the tinfoil hat crowd is what worries me. Especially given the possible ramifications should we blindly dismiss the facts. I'm thinking along the lines of the flight school training prior to 9-11 and how all the signs were there and everyone ignored them. I'm still kind of leaning towards a proactive gas company trying to check out the area without alerting the competition, but the worst case scenarios warrant more attention than this seems to be garnering.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Blackhat View Post

      That's for sure, but sadly the norm these days. That Denver Post article is garbage reporting. If the quoted portion above is accurate, then it would be easy to confirm. Did you hear it clearly? You'd think so since it is described as a desolate area. On a clear night you be able to clearly delineate between a 6' drone "several hundred feet above the fields" and a 737 many thousands of feet up. Imagine a 6' drone flying through the center of the St. Louis Arch (630' high) over your head. Think you would be able to know the difference? I do. Did they even check the flight data available to anyone to track known traffic? Nah, that might kill the story.

      Thing is, there's enough oddity to the whole thing to arouse some measure of concern, especially in this day and age of Gov over-reach. This part I found worth pursuing.

      "Yowell and Nestor thought they had figured out a pattern: The drones first were seen after Christmas in the northern part of the county and worked their way south, mostly flying in rigid, grid-like patterns. They traveled across the county horizontally, down a bit, then made their way back across in the other direction."

      Could it be a gas or oil company running quiet, nighttime scans of the area, trying to get the jump on the competition? Very well could be. Could it be the Gov running covert tests for some reason, maybe even just to gage the populous reaction? It wouldn't shock me in the least. Heck, it could even be a new tactic from drug smugglers. Lots of possibilities, once you filter out the bs hysteria sightings. Some very benign, many not. The crap reporting is the most frustrating, as you stated. If they have a definitive grid pattern established, then what is in those areas that might be of interest to anyone? Jeez, connect the dots and find some answers. It seems like too many people are happy to just say "huh, that sure is weird." and move on. That casual attitude by seemingly everyone but the tinfoil hat crowd is what worries me. Especially given the possible ramifications should we blindly dismiss the facts. I'm thinking along the lines of the flight school training prior to 9-11 and how all the signs were there and everyone ignored them. I'm still kind of leaning towards a proactive gas company trying to check out the area without alerting the competition, but the worst case scenarios warrant more attention than this seems to be garnering.
      I agree. The indifference of otherwise intelligent people is the most disturbing aspect.
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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