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!

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No people allowed. Just pumpkins.

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

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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.

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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…

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I’m quite happy to fly for you.

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

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“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.

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

But mostly, I remain, as always, mystified:

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

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