Since the week of Christmas, giant drones measuring up to 6 feet across have been spotted in the sky at night, sometimes in swarms as large as 30.

The Denver Post first reported these mysterious drone sightings in northeastern Colorado on December 23. Since then, sightings have spanned six counties across Colorado and Nebraska.

Drones fly over the base during a light show at Travis Air Force Base, California, on July 5, 2018.

Local and federal government authorities say they have no idea where the drones are coming from. So far, they do not appear to be malicious, however, and a drone expert says they appear to be searching or mapping out the area for some reason.

The drones, estimated to have 6-foot wingspans, have been flying over Phillips and Yuma counties every night for about the past week.

Each night, at least 17 drones appear at about 7 o’clock and disappear at about 10 o’clock, staying 200 to 300 feet in the air.

As the airspace where the drones are flying is relatively ungoverned, there are no regulations requiring the drone operators to identify themselves.

Drone pilot Vic Moss urges residents not to shoot down the drones, as they are highly flammable. It becomes a self-generating fire that burns until it burns itself out.

If you shoot a drone down over your house and it lands on your house, you might not have a house in the next 45 minutes.

Yahoo / ABC Flash Point News 2019.

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27-07-22 10:52

Indeed liPo batteries are dangerous, if badly handled and burn all by themselves with high temperatures. This is why they should not fly over infrastructure and gatherings of people without respect to clearly written out regulation.