A UFO in Cowley County?
Was that really a UFO being driven down U.S. 77 in Cowley County?
That’s what residents thought when they saw a 32-foot thing on the back of a flatbed truck Monday.
“It was this funny sphere that went through on this big trailer, and my first thought was that looks like a UFO,” resident Kammi Root told NBC affiliate KSN.
The strange sight was captured on video, and has set the Internet abuzz with claims that Kansas might have a new type of undocumented alien.
Local officials were told it was an aircraft, but “they asked us not to say a whole lot about it,” said Sheriff Don Read. “They” being the transportation company.
So why was it being driven through Cowley County, which is southeast of Wichita?
“It’s difficult to fly an unmanned drone through commercial airspace,” a Northrop Grumman spokesman told the website Life’s Little Mysteries.
“Piloted aircraft are one thing, but long trips for large aircraft without a human pilot on board are frowned upon for both aviation security reasons and practical concerns,” wrote LLM’s Benjamin Radford.