Up where?

Here at 6000 Towers, we love drones and we love wind turbines (is this right? – Ed.). So just imagine a story which contains both of them. Well, stop imagining. It’s here.

It’s 2015, so no matter how much privacy you think you may have, there is always a chance that a drone is lurking nearby, ready to invade your seclusion.
Drone pilot Kevin Miller was capturing some footage of a wind turbine in Rhode Island, when his craft accidentally revealed a man that was attempting to catch some rays on the deck of the turbine, the Daily Mirror reports.

Initially, the man didn’t seem too pleased about being discovered, and it appears that he even flipped the drone off. But Miller told the Mirror, “Upon landing he saw me bring the drone down and was leaning over the edge. I looked up and wave to him and he waved back.”

Nice. And yes, there’s some video:

Weird, hey?

But then, there’s this line:

It is still unclear who the man was, or if he had permission to be on top of the turbine.

Wait. That’s it? That’s all you’re going to ask about that bit of the story?

Because, let’s be honest, wind turbines are wind turbines, drones are great and it’s quite cool to see the latter filming the former. That’s because it’s quite cool to see the latter filming most anything right now.
That’s not the interesting bit here. The interesting bit is what appears to be a middle-aged man, whose identity is a complete mystery, apparently sunbathing on top of a 200ft wind turbine. That’s the interesting bit and you’ve glossed over it in 20 words? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?

FIND the man.
FIND out why he was up there.
And REPORT THAT – not “Oh. I saw a man and I don’t know who he was or why he was there.”

Seriously. So many sleepless nights coming up til we find out what was going on here.

Lily

The temptation to pre-order one of these is almost unbearable. And, at “just” $529 including shipping from the good old US of A, it’s actually incredible value as well.

You can place your order here. The only issue is that it doesn’t ship until February next year.

I’m already twitching.