UFO a small agricultural helicopter
Nov. 15, 2013 at 5:15 a.m.
Updated Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:16 a.m.
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If you want to know the scoop, there's no better place to look than social media.
After reports of a chupacabra-piloted UFO coming in Thursday morning, DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky turned to Facebook to solve the mystery.
A woman called in that morning to report a low-flying, ominous-looking object with a trail of condensation over U.S. Highway 87 and Verhelle Road.
"Some thought it was a chupacabra flying a UFO," Zavesky said.
On Facebook, others claimed the object was a military drone; some thought it was spooky or creepy.
Vehicles began pulling off the road to avoid what they thought would be a crash landing.
"A couple times a year, we'll get something like this that turns out to be really funny," Zavesky said.
Turns out, the menacing object was a small, black agriculture helicopter with spray booms attached for spraying mesquite and weesatche trees, Zavesky said.
"The condensation tail she saw was spray being applied," he said.