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The Great Balloon Hoax

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North Carolinians played witness to a great hoax perpetrated in 1883 by Dr. G. W. Blacknall, Pulaski Cowper, and Col. Fred Olds, all from Raleigh. The gentlemen penned a story of the rescue of a small child who had been carried out to sea via a cluster of balloons. The story was published by the News & Observer, causing great controversy.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 29 Issue 7, Sept 1961, p9-10, il