Beltangady: Giant Balloon Lands on Kalmanja House Creating Brief Intrigue and Anxiety

Beltangady: A giant balloon, resembling a parachute, was found having landed on a house belonging to Subba Malekudiya in Madmalkatte near Satyanapalke of Kalmanja village in the taluk on Thursday morning.

Confusion, scare and anxiety prevailed for some time in the area. Crowds gathered out of curiosity. The balloon had a 20-metre strand with a small equipment at the end.

Having heard about parcel bombs being placed in public places, the residents around were, quite understandably, were in a state of fear. Since there were markings of Chinese origin, many thought it could be a drone-like spying equipment.

The police were called from the Beltangady station. They confirmed that it was a harmless, weather-monitoring balloon. Such balloons are flown to the air to send back signals of weather, wind movement and speed and also atmospheric conditions.

It was seized by the police for onward despatch to competent authorities for verification

1 Comment

  1. If this balloon should have dropped on high speed National Highway in front of moving Express Bus loaded with passengers,tragedy could have happened with many deaths. Then weather department could have predicted the weather for the Funeral Ceremony. How they can send such a huge balloon uncontrolled. This shows how stupid educated are. Police and Security Authorities should shoot these balloons before they create harm

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here