From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:59:39 +0100 Archived: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:38:00 -0400 Subject: Giant Flying Island Missing Over Britain Source: The Daily Mail - London http://tinyurl.com/3v5tp7h 3rd August 2011 (Images at link above) Giant flying island missing over Britain and now it could be in Slovenia =A312,000 art piece was released from its tethers by vandals at Cambridgeshire's Secret Garden Party If you look out of your kitchen window today and see a giant inflatable island floating towards your home - don't worry, aliens are not about to land and you're not going mad. You've probably just found a runaway sculpture inflated with helium which a couple of tipsy revellers released when it was moored at Cambridgeshire's Secret Garden Party. The =A312,000 Is Land, had been bobbing around in the sky to inspire party-goers having been built to represent the "slightly modified reality". However, around 3am on Sunday, July 24 two youths were spotted crossing the lake in a dinghy under the cover of darkness, who then promptly cut all five of its tether ropes and watched it sail away into the night sky. Now a man-hunt has been launched to track down the seven-metre wide sculpture - created by Royal College of Art graduates Sarah Cockings and Laurence Symonds. Data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted the inflatable land mass could now be as far as Slovenia, according to The Independent - over the town of Celje in fact - although organisers of the event hope it is still in the UK. It was last seen over Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 400 metres up - but no one from any of Britain's airports have spotted the unusual airborne art piece. Some residents claim to have seen it in Dorset - and one woman thought it was the Loch Ness Monster - whilst others thought extra-terrestrial life was about to touch down. A statement on the organisers' website said: 'The UK Civil Aviation Authority, local airports as well as chartered air spaces were informed, and attempts have been made to calculate the wind speed and direction around Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire at the time of its release, any more accurate location updates will be published. 'However due to there being release valves on the balloon, the helium will have been slowly expelled over a long period of time, as opposed to rising quickly and rupturing, meaning the island could have reached great heights. 'But what goes up must come down, so the hunt is on. If what looks like a floating chunk of earth turns up in your Nan=92s back garden, or if you think you see a new planet on your Easyjet flight to Portugal, please don=92t hesitate to get in touch.' Made of durable polyurethane, and covered in green foliage, organisers are desperate for it to be located - it has a date in the U.S. at this year's Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert later on this month. The creation took six months to make - in Stroud in Gloucestershire. About 26,000 visitors flocked from across the UK to the Secret Garden Party. The festival started in 2004 when just 1,000 people attended. The event takes place in the grounds of a country house in the village of Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon and the lake becomes the centre stage for various sculptures and other art pieces. Any sightings should be reported via is-land.co.uk Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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