"Finders, keepers: Marines say people who found military drones on NC beaches can keep them
By Associated Press
8:52 a.m. EDT, September 23, 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — If you've ever wanted a military drone, you may want to visit Oak Island or Carolina Beach.
Folks at those beaches say they found the plane-like structures with an orange-and-white design Thursday. Officials at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point say the drones were used Sept. 17 during a live fire exercise at Onslow Beach.
Forty drones were used during the exercise.
A Marine spokesman says people can keep the drones or call the Marines to pick them up."
And here's an earlier report from people who found them.