What The?!: Drone Operator Shocked To Find Man Napping On Top Of 200-Foot Tall Wind Turbine

August 27, 2015


This is some drone footage captured by Kevin Miller of a 200-foot tall wind turbine in Rhode Island. Kevin was shocked to find a man sleeping on top of the turbine. That man was shocked to find a drone disturbing his nap. Obviously, that guy is not afraid of heights. Or walking in his sleep. Me? I walk in my sleep. I can even unlock doors and leave my apartment without waking up. That's scary. Especially for my neighbors. One time I woke up to a neighbor kicking me in the head because he thought I was a zombie. At least that's what he said. He may have just wanted to kick me in the head and seized the opportunity.

Hit the jump for the video and comments, where we will continue our debate on drones and the right to privacy. Also whether there's a ladder or spiral staircase in that wind turbine.

Thanks to TJ, who's been known to catch some Z's on top of his nearest water tower.

  • shashi

    Sleeping on a wind turbine ... ... LIKE A BOSS!!!

  • The Chadwick

    Strong gust of wind and its over. Fortunately my instinct to stay alive and stay safe is far more prominent than this guys. I just see that guy and I see STUPID stamped on his forehead. Drone operator should have flown into him....taught him a lesson....in the 3 seconds he is falling.

  • I love how he throws his hands up at 0:46 like, "Fine, I guess privacy is a thing of the 20th century. I get it already. Spy away if that's your thing. No reason a man should expect to be alone on top of his wind turbine."

  • Corky McButterpants

    For anyone wanting to check out the Dude's-Eye-View:

  • shashi

    really nice website, thanks

  • Baz

    I hope nobody looses their job over this..

  • Elak Swindell

    I'd be shocked as well to find this situation. Unless the guy works on the turbines, he shouldn't even be up there, let alone have been able to do so since the interior ladder door would have been locked tight.

  • iofo61

    "The ONE place I can go to get away from my wife"

    "George, here you are. I need you to fix the washer, and the grass needs mowing, and..."

  • Charles Mason

    Always shoot down drones.

  • Dave

    I don't know what all this drone privacy debate is... privacy is an illusion anyway. On a side note, I'm thinking the middle doesn't have a ladder or spiral staircase... just a fun ass slide.

  • GodOfFoxes

    I think the fun would stop at about the point friction burn starts in.

  • Michael Vieira

    This is in my town.....

  • GeneralDisorder

    Does that guy work on wind turbines? If so, ask him how I can get that job. For what it's worth I can't really afford to go back to school and also never want to go back.

  • Zachary Zarko

    It's funny how the same people who get mad about drones and privacy have no problem going into Wal Marts, casinos, banks, and convenience stores while being recorded by dozens of closed-circuit video cameras.

  • the antagonist

    That's not even close to the same situation. One can choose not to go to Wal-Mart. And when one does choose to go there, one has no expectation of privacy. Drones on the other hand, can travel to you in places where you do have an expectation of privacy, and you have no choice in the matter.

    I'm not taking a side one way or the other on drone rights vs privacy. I'm just saying that's a dumb-ass comparison.

  • The_Wretched

    Super hard to get to but perfect privacy fapspot invaded by drones is pretty different than walmart - unless you masturbate in the aisle between home furnishings and automotive.

  • Joel Lamm

    my favorite location to take care of business

  • Thomas Saul Gannon

    But drones can potentially see into your bedroom window or whatever, where i'm assuming you do things you wouldn't do in Walmart.

  • Zachary Zarko

    Ever heard of curtains or window blinds?

  • GodOfFoxes

    And your "reasonable expectation of privacy" gets limited to the bathroom.....unless you have a window.

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