It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
RESCUERS in Brazil have reached a cluster of brightly colored party balloons floating in the ocean off Brazil's coast but failed to find the Roman Catholic priest who was using them in a feat to set a flight record. Reverend Adelir Antonio di Carli remained missing after lifting off from Paranagua on Sunday strapped to hundreds of helium-filled balloons. He was wearing a helmet, aluminum thermal flight suit, waterproof coveralls and parachute and was seeking to break a record for the longest time in flight with party balloons. He planned to use the money raised to fund a "spiritual" rest stop for truckers in Paranagua, home to Brazil's largest grain port. AP.