TUMBLEWEED, Calif. – The United States Air Force shot down a standard issue General Conference Three Angels hot air balloon over a rural area of Central California earlier today.
As the balloon fell from the sky it released millions of glow tracts over the nearby town of Tumbleweed.
While very upset that the balloon could no longer be used for aerial advertising, a GC statement said no Adventist employees were injured by the incident as the balloon was unmanned.
“We are also happy we didn’t load the balloon with 1000 Great Controversy copies as originally planned. We doubt Tumbleweed residents would have appreciated being hit over their heads with the paperbacks,” said the GC statement.