Priest Carried Aloft By Balloons Missing

Priest Carried Aloft By Balloons Missing

There are 15 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Apr 22, 2008, titled Priest Carried Aloft By Balloons Missing. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

Searchers scanned the waters off Brazil's southern Atlantic coast on Tuesday for a Roman Catholic priest who disappeared after floating into the sky under hundreds of helium party balloons.

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David Orth

Walnut Creek, CA

#1 Apr 22, 2008
He's gonna land in Japan, I hope!

United States

#2 Apr 22, 2008
roman cathlic priests are to strict. hope he enjoyed the swim

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Apr 22, 2008
This story sounds like a script for a movie
Voice in the Desert

United States

#5 Apr 22, 2008
Well , I guess that's one way to get to heaven, duh ! Weeeeeeeee !
Kris k

San Jose, CA

#6 Apr 22, 2008
Hundreds of helium "party balloons?"

I wonder about that. The Mythbusters did a bit on this, and it took SEVERAL hundreds of party balloons -- far more than they originally calculated -- to barely lift a tiny little girl. I think some web-searching is in order here. This story smells funny.
Kris k

San Jose, CA

#7 Apr 22, 2008
Here's a link to another article which includes a photo. It's a legit story, but those don't look like "party balloons" to me...

Remember the dude who shot up to 11,000 feet over LAX in his lawn chair? Those were weather balloons, and they looked a lot like the balloons in the photo.,2198...

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Apr 22, 2008
Voice in the Desert wrote:
Well , I guess that's one way to get to heaven, duh ! Weeeeeeeee !
As long as the balloons keep afloat

United States

#9 Apr 22, 2008
doze baloons be racist

United States

#10 Apr 22, 2008
I know his intentions were good, but come on.... balloons tied to a chair??? Not the brightest idea.

United States

#11 Apr 22, 2008
Just wondering why he did not have a spotter aircraft with him. If this was done in South Florida, he would have the Sheriffs, news, and "hermanos a rescate" flying so much around him, he would need air traffic control!

West Chester, PA

#12 Apr 22, 2008
What a fkng idiot! Party balloons and a chair!!! Oh well...Good work god...get rid of your son's little child molester club one by one!

Mount Laurel, NJ

#14 Apr 23, 2008
Maybe he became the new Wizard of Oz ?

Maplewood, NJ

#15 Apr 23, 2008
now this is getting carried away.
brad pitt

Jersey City, NJ

#17 Apr 23, 2008
did this priest sign his death warrant if he knew any thing about alltitude ballons blow up at a certain height these weren't weather ballons i assume poor fellow.

Howell, NJ

#18 Apr 24, 2008
That guy is with the Spirit in the Sky via a shark's stomach. LMAO

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