Research Balloons � Not �Flying Discs� � Come Down
On Farm In Boulder County
The five balloons � one large one and four small ones attached to it � carried instruments to check cosmic radiation at high altitudes. The small balloons exploded with a loud report just before they came down on Elmer Adnerson�s farm, known as the Spurgeon place, about three miles west of Niwot, near Haystack mountain.
Anderson notified the state highway patrol, as requested by the instructions on the intrument�s box. Patrolman V.F. Eminger went to the scene and cut loose the still-inflated big balloon, about 12 feet in diameter. It went soaring away � perhaps to be seen later by someone who would mistake it for a �flying disc.� Eminger and other highway patrolmen relayed the instruments [text not legible] broken but generally in good condition back to Denver University�s scientific bureau.
The Camera received a call from the Nederland dam Thursday morning saying
that five balloons were overhead and drifting east.
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