Unidentified drones fly nightly patterns over Colorado; authorities stumped

Unidentified drones fly nightly patterns over Colorado; authorities stumped
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[Ed. – Neither feds nor local law enforcement cop to knowing anything about them.  Sounds like one of the sheriffs wants to capture one.  The odd thing is they’re fixed-wing drones with a relatively large wingspan – not what commercial drone users are typically flying.]

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

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.

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“They’ve been doing a grid search, a grid pattern,” Elliott said. “They fly one square and then they fly another square.”

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