High altitude balloon and payload mis...

High altitude balloon and payload missing, possibly landed in Metro Atlanta

There are 2 comments on the 11 Alive story from Nov 16, 2011, titled High altitude balloon and payload missing, possibly landed in Metro Atlanta. In it, 11 Alive reports that:

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The hunt is on for a missing high-altitude balloon and its payload, which dropped to earth possibly in Metro Atlanta nearly two weeks ago.

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Seattle, WA

#1 Nov 27, 2011
I saw something strange looking on I-85 north of union city against the inside median wall.Small, but nothing I had seen prior.This was about the time I saw it.2 weeks ago.There is a cement barrier wall protecting the north and south bound lanes in that area, and whatever this was , was laying up against the cement wall on the north bound side.

Huntington, WV

#2 Nov 27, 2011
We developed a leak in the roof of the factory where I worked, and when I went up on the roof to investigate I found a strance looking object with a pointy bottom sticking up in the roof: it turned out to be the payload/instruments for a weather baloon, the antenna poking thru the roof and causing the leak.
There's an old joke, from the days when USDA banded birds, man wrote in: "I shot your duck, I wash-ed it, I biol-ed it I surv-ed it like the tag said, but it warn't much good, too old and tough.

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