Any fans of 50s Science Fiction remember Ned “Scotty” Scott’s warning at the end of The Thing: “Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies…”
My family and I have been doing just that for many years, being fans of both the movie and astronomy. We enjoy watching the paths of the planets and occasional meteor shower from our backyard and network with others who do the same. Lately, however, we’ve noticed that the skies have become even busier than the days before the pandemic brought a halt to most air traffic and a lot of things seem to be zipping around our patch of sky.
Avid readers and followers of your site I’ve noted your many mentions of drone use by police and perhaps others in recent months and I’m wondering if there’s a correlation between what we’ve been seeing and the increase? in drone usage locally. Some appear to have standard running lights but others have no illumination at all.
Is it possible Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos are testing the latest models for their respective purposes?
And if they’re not of earthly origin, just remember what happened in The Thing. Scotty may have been right all along.
Anita Hagermann & Friends/ Concord