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Mysterious drones now appear in Southern Colorado

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SOUTHERN COLORADO (KRDO) -- It's an ongoing mystery in the skies: drones, flying in groups over Colorado. But who is flying them and why?

The reports started surfacing in the northern part of the state, but now they're here in Southern Colorado. Residents in Baca County have now caught their aerial activities on-camera. 

Brad Viner says he looked up they were there. 

"I was home around 10 o'clock and I went outside. I happened to look up to the north - there were drones," said Viner.

The Campo resident did exactly what you expect.

"Whipped my phone out tried to get a little video," he said.

Since the middle of December 2019, drones like the ones Viner saw have been spotted in areas in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska. But now southern Colorado is no exception, with new reports out of Castle Rock, Monument and even further south.   

"My daughter saw 13 I saw about 30 by the time the night was over," he said. 

The drones are large, with wing-spans of about six feet. They travel in groups. Monday, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office in northern Colorado hosted a meeting to discuss the mystery aircraft. 

Representatives from a variety of agencies, including the FAA, the FBI, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the CO Division of Homeland Security, Emergency management and a variety of local agencies met to discuss next steps. 

Campo isn't the only spot nearby with sightings - Castle Rock Police Department sent KRDO two videos featuring a drones that appeared Tuesday at around 6:30 p.m. above Monument.

Viner says he thinks this story isn't over. 

"I think it's a larger scale whatever it is," he said. 

At Monday's meeting, reps from the U.S. Air Force denied involvement, the FAA had no definitive answers. The Morgan County Sheriff's office reminded witnesses that reports on their social media pages are not official. Also, authorities warn to not shoot at drones because the bullets can return to earth and hurt people.

Colorado Springs / Local News

Kristen Skovira

Kristen is a reporter and an anchor for the weekend evening newscasts. You can learn more about Kristen here.



  1. I want to see what happens if the fleet gets too close to Cheyenne Mountain.
    We already get a great UFO show as it is.

  2. They’re just a bunch of drone enthusiast that are now getting the attention of the media. The media fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

  3. We come in peace, please don’t mind our survey ships. We just want to see what the best part of America looks like at night…… crop circles are worn out.

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