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Old 06-13-2018, 07:44 PM
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Default Surface Find that Fell from the Sky!

A bit out of the ordinary 'surface find' but something I've never found before...

I was out in the woods on the Maine island where I live, searching on a new permission for a rumored Colonial cellar hole. After about a half-hour of trashing through the woods, I spot a small white object laying in the brush. My first impression was that the object was a discarded styro cup. Then I saw the NOAA logo in its side. Picked up the approximately 4" white cube and saw a label with the statement: "HARMLESS WEATHER INSTRUMENT". It is a 'radiosonde' -- a baloon-borne weather instrument and transmitter. The label also provided instructions to anyone who found the instrument, and packed inside was a self-addressed, postal paid envelope. Put a note in the envelope describing where and when it was found and requested any information on when and where it was launched. No reply from NOAA, but still hoping...

Also, didn't find the cellar hole -- yet...

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:47 PM
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As a youngster I found a device that had been on a weather balloon. Sent a note to NASA describing the device but never heard from them.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:49 PM
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Thatís cool! Something you donít see everyday...

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Old 06-13-2018, 09:48 PM
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cool.. I found one while deer hunting about 25 years ago.. congrats

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Old 06-13-2018, 09:53 PM
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Really cool find..... Let us know if you hear from them

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:06 PM
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Very unusual find, cool!

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Old 06-14-2018, 06:52 AM
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I found one of these a couple weeks ago with the parachute still attached. The radiosonde is hung up high in a tree, but it's been gradually working it's way down. Should be within reach before too long.

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