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Are the police flying drones at night in Pleasanton?

Original post made by PtownPete, Valley View Elementary School, on Jul 23, 2014

I live in the Birch Creek Terrace townhomes, just south of Arroyo Del Valle, north of Vineyard between First and Bernal. Last Thursday around 11 PM I saw a small UFO in the sky to the northeast. I'm not saying it was an alien spaceship, but it was definitely not a full sized airplane or helicopter.

My guess is it was a drone or a remote control airplane. It was dark so I could only see its lights. It had rapidly flashing red and blue lights and I witnessed it slowly descend vertically and then it ascended, hovered for a while, and then it started making moves and loops like it was on a roller coaster.

I tried to video it but in the dark nothing showed up. I am pretty sure I caught a glimpse of it again around 11 PM earlier this week. It appeared that the drone, remote control airplane, whatever it was, was flying above the area north of Stanley and just east of Valley.

I found the below police drone video on YouTube. It was far enough away that in the dark all I could see were the flashing red and blue lights, but close up I think it would have looked like this:

Web Link

I'm curious if anyone else has noticed it?

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Posted by pickle
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I know that in the Downtown area somebody has a quadcopter type drone/rc aircraft which they like to fly at night quite frequently. The aircraft has similar lights and moves quite fast. I would guess what you saw was something like that. The small drones are becoming more and more common as the prices have come down quite a bit in the past few years.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Aliens.. must be aliens!!


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Posted by Adele
a resident of Mission Park
on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

Cholo, if it IS aliens, you better get your bag packed cause surely they are coming for you!


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Posted by Rhee Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

What's the frequency, Petteth?


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Posted by watching you
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

Yes
And we are watching you for our master in deep space.
He will soon me coming to Ptown to take over.
We come in peace, but you must submit to our ways.


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Posted by watching you
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

Yes
And we are watching you for our master in deep space.
He will soon me coming to Ptown to take over.
We come in peace, but you must submit to our ways.


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Posted by PtownPete
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 am

PtownPete is a registered user.

Hee hee I am enjoying this dialogue. Rhee Lee: I've possibly seen it three times. Last night I just caught a glimpse of something before it went behind some trees but it wasn't long enough to tell for sure if it was the same thing. I only saw it for sure once between 11 and 11:30 PM. I often bike to work in Sunnyvale and when I do I get up at 5:15, so ideally I'm already past out by 10:30 at the latest.

I'll keep looking though!


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Posted by pleasanton was nice forty years ago
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

ptownpete so where do you get your bud at? sounds really strong


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Posted by watching you
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Galatic Update: after observing the Earth settlement of "Pleasanton" (located at x: 347,897,999 y: 32,190,101 p: 789;45) the Federal Republic of Aliens have come to the decision not to colonize. Our decision not to colonize was due to a lack of water, lack of low income housing, over crowded classrooms and finally because of the wide sidewalks on Main Street.


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Posted by HAHAHA
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Pleasanton Weekly, please do not remove the above comment, it is too funny!! I truly do believe aliens are the cause of these weird sightings, not the PPD.


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Posted by PtownPete
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm

PtownPete is a registered user.

Well, there's this: Web Link


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Posted by close to earth
a resident of Avila
on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Web Link


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Posted by Klaatu Barada Nikto
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Web Link

Our own Gort.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Bondulu here...NO MERCY...


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Posted by Euhhh?
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Canyon Oaks, Cholo? Moved?


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Posted by Noreen
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

I had one outside my bedroom window at 4:47 this morning...when I looked out the window it left...do we really need to be watched while we sleep.


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Posted by truth
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Nov 18, 2014 at 7:17 pm

just over your house...time to add another layer of tinfoil to your hat.


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Posted by Michele Tonowski
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

I was driving home to Livermore from the Senior Center on 1st St., Friday the 15th at approximately 1015 at night. I saw what looked like an airplane going south on first Street. I pulled over to observe , And noticed this flying object was approximately 100 feet above the tree line on first Street. It was the size of an airplane with green blue and yellow lights and no sound. To say I was surprised is an understatement. I went home and told my husband and he mentioned a drone. He pulled up a picture on the Internet of a drone, and to my surprise again it looked just like that. So yes the question was are there drones in Pleasanton?


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Posted by PtownPete
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:12 am

Funny, I barely remember originally posting about a drone. I've moved across town to Del Prado and I saw someone flying a drone in the canal behind my house a few weeks ago.

These days drones, whether flown by police or civilians, are much more commonplace! I think I saw around 5 hovering near the fireworks back on the 4th of July.

Pete


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm

The world is coming to an end. The aliens are coming.
Klaatu barada nikto


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