Verge Aero lends expertise to UFO investigations
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
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USA - Drone show technology specialist Verge Aero recently provided its expertise in drone swarm technology to a US television show, the History Channel’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigations.
The show follows Luis ‘Lue’ Elizondo - former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme (AATIP), the secretive Pentagon unit that studied UFOs - as he investigates reports of unexplained aerial phenomena.
Last December, sightings of large drone formations flying over Eastern Colorado and Nebraska sparked considerable press attention. However, extensive investigations by state and federal authorities including the FAA, DOD, and FBI failed to find an explanation for the presence of the machines.
Elizondo met Verge Aero’s experts to find out more about its proprietary drone ‘swarm’ technology, and consider whether this kind of technology could give rise to UFO sightings. Could advanced drones - designed to deliver entertainment light shows - form seemingly ‘solid’ objects in the sky, and move in the ways that witnesses have reported?
To answer Elizondo’s questions, Verge Aero flew a swarm of drones to demonstrate their formation capabilities. The flight attracted onlookers who pulled off the nearby road to figure out what was happening in the deserted New Jersey field. When interviewed, some said they had thought they were seeing a UFO.
Elizondo concludes: “These things are manoeuvring so precisely in the air that the eye actually believes there’s a solid object that is holding these points of light together.
“We’re always happy to have an opportunity to educate people about drone technology and its capabilities,” says Verge Aero’s CEO Nils Thorjussen. “For those who haven’t seen a drone show before, it could certainly cause confusion! That’s just one reason why it’s essential for drone fleet operators to follow the protocols established by aviation authorities and operate in a safe and responsible manner.”

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