This actually happened to me. It was a small circular drone about the size of a basketball. My son saw it hovering just under the tree branches in the backyard. it was really kind of spooky. It was several years ago when I was helping with the Ron Paul campaign. I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I wish I had taken a picture of it. I found out later that the Patriot Act gives the government authority to do this to virtually anyone they wish without getting any kind of warrant. And it's done mostly by private contractors.
What you saw could have been any number of kids toys that are available in toy stores or online. Predator drones, in contrast, are very large and capable of carrying and delivering missiles to military targets (in addition to performing spy duties).
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