Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adventurous priest didn't make it


In April I wrote of Father Adelir Antonio de Carli, who set out suspended beneath a large number of helium-filled balloons to break the record for such a flight. He disappeared out at sea, as you may recall.




Sadly, a body found floating in the Atlantic Ocean has been identified as that of Fr. de Carli. Searchers had earlier found some of his balloons.

I'm sorry for the good Father . . . but if one insists on doing such stunts right next to the Atlantic Ocean, I'm afraid one daren't forget that Mother Nature is a real bitch! She doesn't care about your motives or intentions. She'll kill you without a second thought.

Oh - and Murphy's Law applies even to priests!

Peter

2 comments:

Brigid said...

No method of steering and launching next to the ocean. Yes, THAT was a bright idea. I'm sorry it turned out the way it did, but to say that was morbidly stupid would be puttig in lightly.

Big Bad Wolf said...

Remember the first corrollary of Murphy's Law: Murphy hates you...personally.