Monday, August 18, 2008

Is Someone Spying on New York City?

We went to SummerStage in Central Park again, to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. We sat and waited in the searing, sideways sun.

On the way there Sara spotted one of the red-tailed hawks flying high overhead.

Later, during the show, she spotted another bird - this one man-made, but too small to be a plane or glider. She pointed at it and I saw it and we half expected everyone else in the crowd to look up and gasp, but no one did. It disappeared behind some trees to the east and that was it. As it was white and tripartite, and flew quietly and straight, it had a Starship Enterprise air about it.

"It's an unidentified flying object," I said.

In fact, I suppose it was a drone - an unmanned aerial vehicle. Is someone spying on New York City?