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Balloons are fun unless something like this happened. In 1986, a mass balloon release in Cleveland went really, really wrong, when 1.5 million helium-filled floaters were let loose into the sky, got caught in a storm, drifted down to earth, and caused a hell of a lot of problems.
4 The Storm Came And It Became A Horror-Film Urban Infestation
The huge storm came into the city and pushed all of the released balloons back into the city.
5 People Drown And A Huge Mess
As a result of the storm a boat capsized. Rescue helicopters could not get near the river because of the balloons. Then the asteroid field of airborne debris clouded the sky, shut down a runway at a local airport, interrupted Coast Guard attempts to rescue a pair of fishermen, spooked some prize-winning horses, and made a mess of garbage. Good intentions went terribly wrong