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Mysterious lights in Milwaukee was a drone show test run

While the country watched the drone show at Biden’s speech, drones hit Milwaukee’s sky without warning, leaving people confused by the mysterious lights. It turns out it was only a test run for a drone light show coming to the city later on in the year.

Images and photos began appearing online of mysterious lights in the sky above the Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some people had no idea what it was, but a few seemed to know what it could be.

Jim Plaisted took to Twitter with a video of the flying lights and an accompanying caption, “What the? Over @Summerfest.” In response to his tweet, other users shared images of several formations that start to show what’s going on.

In one of the responses to the tweet, the drones have formed into Santa’s sled with two reindeer, confirming that the the mysterious lights are related to the festive season.

In response to the tweet, the Milwaukee Downtown account replied telling everyone to tune into the MK Holiday Lights kicking off on November 19th.

It truly is great to see more and more drones shows popping up across the country and the world! A great way to introduce them into the mainstream in a fun and environmentally friendly alternative to fireworks.

Drone light shows

Drone light shows have been a hit ever since Intel started performing them at major events to show off its technology. Check out the rest of our coverage on drone light shows and the countries using them the most.

What do you think about drone light shows? Would you watch a drone light show considering the benefits they have over fireworks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Photo: shitwater666 & Jim Plaisted



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Josh started in the drone community in 2012 with a drone news Twitter account. Over the years Josh has gained mass exposure from his aerial photography work and spends his days writing drone content for DroneDJ as well as pursuing his business.