There is no holiday that can’t be improved by UAVs. Whether they are flying mistletoe over a crowd on Christmas or through a fireworks display on the 4th of July, drones are turning a the sky into an untapped resource for experiencing celebrations.
As drone technology becomes more accessible, we will undoubtedly see a rise in YouTube videos of people taking to the air to spread holiday cheer (or, in this case, fear).
If you are having trouble believing this, check out these ghostly videos from Halloweens past:
YouTube user Alton Porter put a sheet over his drone to make it look like this:
And then used it to terrify trick-or-treaters:
Comedian Tom Mabe had a similar idea, except he decided to target adults instead of children.
Interestingly, the results were similar:
This next video isn’t directly Halloween related, but it does involve bringing inanimate objects to life by draping household objects over drones.
And, in true Cirque du Soleil form, it’s 15% unsettling and 85% awe-inspiring.
Finally, we have the Ghost drone. Rather than a quadcopter oufitted with a sheet or sporting a terrifying porch decoration, this quadcopter isn’t as scary as it is legitimately innovative.
Developer EHang says the Ghost is the world’s easiest drone to fly- and this claim might actually hold water because users don’t truly pilot it. The Ghost is controlled by GPS waypoints rather than a traditional controller. So instead of steering right or left, you use your smartphone to tap locations on a map and the Ghost follows your selected flight plan.
Check out the Ghost introduction video:
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com