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Reports indicate that Santa fell out of his sleigh during a Nov. 24th practice run for Christmas 2011. Recent photos taken from a passing 747 confirm this tragedy:
These are the last known images of Santa.
Note that Santa’s beard appears to be a freefall hazard:
A final image (where Santa’s hat appears to be coming off) reveals that old Saint Nick may actually be bald.
At this time it is unknown if Santa was equipped with any emergency safety equipment, such as a jet pack or parachute. However, based on a prior skydiving trip in 2010 (file photo below), there is still hope that Santa will be found alive.
Our thoughts go out to Mrs. Claus. At her request, donations to the Elves’ Fund can be made through Traveldave.com.
Photographs by Eric Babcock.