Drones Over Denver?
On May 15, 2012, 9News reported a close call between a corporate jet and what they called a “mystery object” in the sky at 8,000 feet above sea level (or 2,900 feet above the ground here at altitude) over Cherry Creek.
9News’ Aviation Analyst Greg Feith was quoted on the site as saying it could be one of three things – a remote controlled aircraft, large bird or a military or law enforcement drone. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating because the object did not appear on radar.
Drudge is reporting that the object has been identified as a drone – an unmanned airplane that can have a variety of purposes. Their current link “UPDATE: 'Mystery object' that nearly caused mid-air collision believed to be drone...” takes the reader to Alex Jones’ Infowars.com site. The report doesn’t site any positive identification at this point but it asserts that is what the object was.
The London Daily Mail is carrying an article today about all the sites located around the United States – 63 launch sites in 20 states, with accompanying maps. One of these sites belongs to the University of Colorado.
This information was released after a ruling in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit won by Electronic Frontier Foundation. From the EFF website, they describe themselves as follows: “Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public.”
Drones are used for “military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams,” according to the Daily Mail’s article, citing FAA information. They are also used to kill terrorists.
So, what if it was a drone? What do you think it would be doing over Cherry Creek? Please comment below.
Marijo Tinlin is the Managing Editor of My Colorado View. She is also the Editor in Chief of Family First, one of the oldest family-oriented websites on the internet and the author of a book about patriotism and teaching our children to love this country called “How to Raise an American Patriot, Making it Okay for Our Kids to Be Proud to Be American.”