Halloween Zeppelins

No one believes me when I tell them that Halloween balloons, like hot air balloons that you can ride in, are a thing. But I have proof!

No people allowed. Just pumpkins.

I mean, it wasn’t the biggest craze in the world.

She’s swatting the bats away.

But there does come a point where you see enough that you realize: “Huh, there was a demand for this kind of thing.” And more than one company got in on it.

One pumpkin balloon not enough? WELL, WE’VE GOT THREE!

It’s not just Halloween, either. Christmas has a ton, too…probably more. Usually, Santa’s just dumping presents from 2000 feet and hoping at least a couple land where a kid could pick one up, if it doesn’t kill them when it hits. But those are for another day…

I’m quite happy to fly for you.

This one even says that the real purpose here is to keep Halloween festivities “modern”:

“The day of brooms as witches’ steeds / Has given way to modern needs, / And now, in style by parachute / They ride around their Hallowe’en route.”

Some are just downright terrifying.

I like the suggestion here that the hot air came from a campfire. Inefficient, but really atmospheric.

But mostly, I remain, as always, mystified:

Granted, the balloon itself is implied. But, stlil, this has got to be one of my favorite cards ever.

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