Why would Couch try such a flight?
"When you're a little kid and you're
holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind," he told the Bend Bulletin.
"When you're laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds,
you wish you could jump on them," he told the Bulletin. "This is as close as you
can come to jumping on them. It's just like that."
....Even at two miles
high, Couch said, he could hear cattle lowing and children talking. He heard
gunshots, which worried him. A black butterfly flew past. He passed through
clouds. He said they were fluffy.
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