The alien-looking balloon filled with gas resembled a robot because of its Iron Man shield. People spotted the balloon over the town early Saturday morning on 18 October. It later drifted in a canal near Bhatta Parsaul village.
Iron Man balloon triggers panic
A balloon in the shape of fictional comic character Iron Man floating in the skies spread fears of an alien attack. The panic spread among the residents of Dankaur town in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, as per police reports.
“Thought it was an alien”: People spot Iron Man Balloon
The balloon had a very peculiar shape. From far above it looked scary due to its shape. Moreover, the metallic colours were successful in catching the public’s eye. After the balloon landed in the canal, a crowd gathered near it. Most of them looked extremely curious. Futhermore, the crowd gathered at the spot to see what some of them thought was “an alien”, officials informed.
Major reason behind the collective anxiety was the unusual shape
“It was a balloon filled with air that had gone up in the sky. It later came down and got stuck in the bushes along the canal. A part of the balloon was touching the flowing water in the canal which had led the balloon to shake a little. Unbeknown to the spectators, this made for an anxious watch.” Dankaur police official Anil Kumar Pandey said. He stated that a major reason behind the anxiety among people was the unusual shape of the balloon.
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“It was shaped like the Iron Man (fictional superhero character) given its colour and design. This was an unusual sight so some people even thought it was an alien, or something like that, and were apprehensive.” Mr Pandey added. Additionally, the official said the balloon, which must have come down as it ran out of gas, was fished out around noon from the canal. The officer added that there was nothing harmful in the object but it is yet to be known who let it loose it in the air.