Cleveland Sent Over One Million Balloons Into The Sky, And The Consequences Were Truly Disastrous

What’s the biggest number of balloons you’ve ever witnessed soaring through the sky at once? A dozen, perhaps, or maybe even a few hundred if you’re lucky? Well, when crowds gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, in September 1986, they were treated to an incredible sight. In a record-breaking spectacle, nearly 1.5 million brightly colored, helium-filled balls rose up to the heavens – only to come plummeting back down. And as the balloons fell, the surrounding area was plunged into a disaster that continues to haunt the community to this day.