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Drone Mistaken For UFO

June 15, 2012 by  

Drone Mistaken For UFO
A drone in Washington, D.C., caused quite a stir.

Washington, D.C., is no stranger to strangeness. But on Wednesday night, some people there thought things were about to get a little stranger. Newsrooms began receiving reports of a UFO in the area.

It wasn’t some strange aircraft being used to scout out and invade; it was just a government drone.

The 82-foot-long aircraft was being towed on Interstate 270 from Garrent County, Md., to Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The trek resulted in tweets.

“We’re receiving reports of a ‘UFO’ on the Beltway near College Park. We’re investigating. Traffic is backed up at exit 25A,” tweeted WTOP Radio.

Other tweets:

  • “That’s what happens when ET parks in DC without a parking permit.”
  • “things are pretty scary until you know what it is.”
  • “Even if the Beltway UFO was real, the government wouldn’t say it was they’ll just call it a ‘military exercise.’”
  • “Don’t worry, that’s not an alien spacecraft just a flying military robot. Totally normal sentence in 2012. I love the future.”

The aircraft was an X-47B drone.

“In the coming months, you can expect to see the X-47B flying over the base and surrounding area along the Chesapeake Bay,” said Matt Funk, lead test engineer.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Robert

    ” Drone Mistaken For UFO” and these people are going to vote in the 2012 elections?
    God help us all…….

    • Daveh234

      That’s the right of every American Citizen. Education, ideology and mistaken concepts do not keep you from voting.
      If their were other qualifications to voting it wouldn’t be any better.

    • Jimmy The Greek

      It was there to take obongo up to the mother ship !

    • Ricardo36

      They voted in the last one and look what we got, an ALIEN!!!

  • Jason

    I can’t wait until these things are flying around our neighborhoods spying on us taking out our terrorist neighbors! Won’t that be fun? I hope we don’t have any friendly fire…

    • Marc

      they building a stock pile up so they can spy on us…yes the powers that be (the unFederal Reserve) wan’t to know what you are doing…and if they don’t like it, they can take you out…siumilar to what Obamination is doing in Afghanistan…wasn’t his first promise about ending the war? What happened? Add it to the pile of lies and deceit…

  • smash44

    Unfortunately the gist of the story that a freakin’ drone being towed caused calls about a possible UFO is a tremendously sad statement on the unabated stupidity and ignorance of the typical American lemming.

  • Jimmy The Greek

    In 2001 i hauled a Russian space capsule with USSR markings To NASA to be put on display in there musime It was on a 42 foot flat bed uncovered , you should have seen the looks i got dragging that thing trough Houston on I-45

    • Sirian

      We had the exact same thing hauled through my hometown of Winfield, KS a few months back. Same reaction – UFO. What gets me is that people take a quick glance at something their not really familiar with and become totally and completely convinced that it’s what it really isn’t. “Hey! I don’t care if it’s got landing gear and Goodyear Tires, it’s still from another planet!!” Wait a sec, doesn’t that sound a lot like Obummer supporters?

  • jopa

    The drone was actually implanting chips into the surface of the road that will display the whereabouts of Americans that have the implanted chips within their bodies.Isn’t technology wonderful?Even in peacetime if that ever happens the drones will be useful.

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  • Morris D. Sons Ph,D

    This is what people are talking about when they say the American people are sleeping! If they would only watch the news and do research on their pc ever now and then they would know that the Drones are flying over our country, I feel they are spying on us, but that is only my opinion! Some americans would believe anything.

    • dufas magnet

      That’s most everybody’s opinion Morris and none of them are far from wrong.. Do you honestly believe our gubment is working FOR us? Politics are like all other criminals, they’d sell us out for a song. You can bet their spying on each and everyone of us and as time goes by they’ll only spread their self-created paranoia.

  • My 2¢ Worth

    Maybe drones are what we’ve been seeing all this time.. Who knows when area 51 perfected them? I do know one thing.. UFO sightings didn’t become nationwide until after the g’ment hired those confiscated nuclear Nazi scientists in 1945…

  • mike

    I would be embarrassed to admit I made a call claiming a UFO was cruising the interstate.
    Firstly, I do NOT believe in them.
    Secondly, why in the “H” would it on the interstate when it can fly?

    Like another poster stated. “Those people are eligible to vote in November?”



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