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The Mysterious Case of The Hot Air Balloon That Vanished Into Thin Air

It inspired a popular Cuban phrase about missing people

A possible photo of Matias Perez and Eugene Godard — from Lezumbalaberenjena on Wikipedia Commons

In Cuba, there’s a phrase called “voló como Matías Pérez,” which means “flew away like Matías Pérez.”

It’s not a positive phrase — it refers to someone you know disappearing, never to be seen again.

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