Bounce house blows away with three children inside

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 1.19.24 PM "An inflatable bounce house flew 50 feet into the air in upstate New York yesterday, seriously injuring two children. Three kids were inside at the times, but fell out when the unstable structure was about 15 feet high. 'It was like a horror movie,' said a witness. 'It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees.'"

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  1. I would have guessed Kansas...

    Edit to add obligatory photo...

  2. It is so wrong to laugh at injured children. I'm not going to laugh, I'm not.

  3. The tragic part about this is that because children were hurt we have lost many great opportunities for humor. Also tragic about the kids getting hurt, I suppose.

  4. Looks like a castle in the air to me...

    In the designated skeptic department, I find it extremely unlikely that the photo is of the alleged “bounce house” in this incident; they claim it went 50 feet in the air, not 500.

    And it's extremely unlikely they filled a bounce house with helium; the expense would have been astronomical. I can believe it caught a gust of wind and was briefly airborne, and I'm sorry for the frightened little kids.

    But as for the likelihood of the house floating away into the wild blue yonder, well... not so much.

  5. It's nice someone chose a nice instagram filter to document the event.

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