Last year, I pulled together a few videos that demonstrate some of the creative ways drones are being used to pull Halloween pranks on unsuspecting passersby—including decking out the aircraft in all manner of ghoulish attire.
Well, it’s that time of year again.
Fifty-year-old Michael Irvine, from Peshtigo, Wisconsin, recently decided to prank his daughters (those poor, poor girls), attaching a frightening figure to his drone using fishing line. The resulting “flying” creature has been making media waves for its resemblance to the fictional (albeit, terrifying) Dementor, a happiness-crushing, soul-sucking being from the imagination of Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.
Photos of the Potter-esque creature, which have since gone viral, first hit the Internet thanks to Irvine’s nephew, Zac Crueger, who took to Twitter to showcase his uncle’s antics. The tweet currently has 170,000 shares, 295,000 likes, and over nine million views.
“He’s an outside of the box kinda guy so it doesn’t surprise me that he did this,” Crueger said of his uncle. “It does surprise me at how much it’s blown up!”
I can’t help but wonder when the FAA is going to add a ghoul clause to its list of drone regulations.
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