Photo: courtesy of my honey and his iphone
Last night while a group of friends and I enjoyed our Mocha Cake and Maple Pecan Pie on the patio at the Standard Diner
, we started noticing some strange behavior around us. A guy on his stairwell at the brick loft building across the street stood there looking at the sky far past the time it takes to smoke a cigarette. What was he up to? A chick at another table noticed his entranced state and walked out to the sidewalk to see what was up. Her date soon followed. Then my husband. Then our friends. I had to see what all of the 'I've never seen anything like that before' and 'what can it be?' was all about. I joined the sidewalk party. It looked like a glowing silver hot air balloon, I said as much. One of my dining companions said it must be a weather balloon. The guy on his stairwell yelled down at us, 'I called 911, they said everyone is calling about it, it's a weather balloon.'
Today my husband pointed out an article and video clip of a news story on KOB.com
. Apparently we weren't the only mystified onlookers last night.
Photo: courtesy of jameck