- Missing person case ends in tragedy
- Macedon Village Ambulance problems to lead to demise?
- Body of missing Macedon man found
- Huron man reportedly milking the system
- Power outages, damage hit County hard during Tuesday’s storms
- Wife of double murder suspect jailed
- It took a community to raise the flagpole
- Local teacher selected Special Olympics Umpire
- Resignation of Wayne Superintendent Accepted
- Father charged after baby hospitalized with severe burns
What landed on the Wrights’ roof?
- Updated: January 15, 2011
The strange orange canopy went unnoticed at first. A neighbor of John and Sharon Wright pointed out the device on their rooftop on Welcher Road in the Town of Arcadia on Sunday (1/9). It had a box at the end of it, with some wires protruding. “It looked like a bomb, so I called police,” said John. Trooper James Cavallaro responded and assured the couple the device was indeed harmless.
The National Weather Center in Buffalo regularly releases the weather balloons with the accompanying weather transmitter attached. It just happened to come smack down on the Wright’s roof. According to John, the balloon was launched from the Buffalo Weather Station on Thursday (1/6) at 6 a.m.
On the package was written “Harmless Weather Instrument” with directions and a enclosed label for mailing back to the Weather Service. Something the Wrights were only too willing to do.