Illinois Woman Meets Long-Lost Cousin Who Finds Balloon She Sent in Air

October 7, 2019

Two long-lost relatives have reconnected, thanks to a balloon. Michelle Boisseau wrote a note and stuffed it into a plastic baggie that she attached to a helium balloon. She told Inside Edition, “I wanted to see where it would go.” Like a message in a bottle, the note floated into the ether with the balloon. The winds carried it from New Athens, Illinois, to the tiny town of Clinton, Kentucky. It traveled a total distance of 170 miles before landing on the side of a country road.

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