These floating cameras disguised as insects have appeared on numerous Discovery-style documentaries in recent years. I suppose anyone who doesn't believe certain cells of terror within our own government would spy on us -- or, God forbid, kill us -- should participate in a public demonstration and see for themselves.
Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 9, 2007; Page A03
Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month.
"I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the college senior from New York recalled. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects."
Out in the crowd, Bernard Crane saw them, too.
"I'd never seen anything like it in my life," the Washington lawyer said. "They were large for dragonflies. I thought, 'Is that mechanical, or is that alive?' "
That is just one of the questions hovering over a handful of similar sightings at political events in Washington and New York. Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools, perhaps deployed by the Department of Homeland Security.