HISTORY: Japanese Balloons (was Re: Those overpowering but inept aliens)

Mark Grant (mark@unicorn.com)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 11:45:34 +0000

On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 EvMick@aol.com wrote:

> But RICE PAPER...not very metallic...and the ballons ...individually...were
> rather small...didn't appear that one would cover much area at all....when
> ripped to shreds...and this all occured further north ...I think.

Yep, crazy idea... There was a discussion of these balloons on the
cypherpunks list a few months ago and apparently they mostly landed on the
West Coast; the only known casualties were a couple of people in Oregon.

BTW, these aren't the Mogul project balloons; those were supposed to
float over Russia looking for evidence of nuclear explosions.


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