Years ago the government’s first high altitude balloon was launched from Wallops Island, Virginia. Residents in the area were given no advance warning. Looking to the light which had suddenly shown up in the sky, everybody had a theory as to what they were seeing. Some thought the Martians were invading; others thought the Russians had arrived. As the light grew brighter one lady opined: "Perhaps it's Jesus coming back." "Oh, no," said her neighbor, "I sure hope He doesn't come to my house first."