What looks like the first UAV security drone caught on tape has been posted to YouTube. The event could signal a significant rise in UFO sightings as law enforcement agencies test and deploy the drones to keep a closer eye on civilians.
UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are used extensively overseas by the military in areas where their use keeps combat and security troops out of harm's way while crucial intelligence is being gathered from the air.
They have proved invaluable for strategizing troop movements and assessing the position, size, and strength of any opposing forces, for whatever reason, be it combat or crowd control. It's for that reason that police agencies are literally chomping at the bit to get their hands on the technology.
This video posted to YouTube, while light on details, does appear to be catching the action as a UAV is being tested somewhere in the US.
Its resemblance to a classic UFO aircraft is striking and can certainly fool the untrained eye, so expect many more such videos to hit the web as thousands of these vehicles are rolled out and deployed around the nation.
This seems to be happening despite the ongoing debate over whether these drones are an invasion of privacy.
But, like the ongoing controversy over fixed surveillance cameras in public areas, it's a battle likely to be lost by privacy advocates and opponents to the growing arsenal being built up by police all around the country.
The benefits will outweigh privacy concerns, advocates are likely to argue, and it's hard to dispute that reasoningÂ—as long as these tools are not abused.
Good luck with that.
Urban legends of police using surveillance tools to spy on citizens or scrutinize them without their knowledge have pervaded since they began appearing, first largely in Europe, but now all over metropolitan areas of the US.
By being mobile and virtually silent it will be hard to reign in the urges of "Peeping Toms" using these devices for the wrong purpose.
Unless, of course, they are used to spy on alien visitors?
Here's the video:
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