The Colorado Balloon Boy [Update: no one in the balloon]

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Oct 15, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    A six year-old boy is currently up in the Colorado airspace aboard an experimental balloon.

    Source: Reuters: Colorado boy floats away in homemade aircraft

    Hope that whatever slim chance he has of landing safely is what will occur.

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    Current reports reveal that there was no one in the balloon. There's currently speculation on where the boy may be and if he may have fallen out of the balloon at an earlier point.
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    Oct 15, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    I was watching it live on CNN this whole morning and the balloon just landed, but the boy wasn't inside. I really hope and pray he didn't fall out and that he's just home hiding somewhere.
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    Oct 15, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    wow!
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    Oct 15, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
  • dmhe

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    Oct 15, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    I hope he is ok, but I have to say RuggerATX that is hysterical!
  • Grimlock

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    Oct 15, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Well, the latest news is that they found him in the attic.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 15, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    LOL ... the whole time he was hiding in a box in the attic

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    Oct 16, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    Haha. It just keeps getting better. It was all an elaborate hoax/promotion for the show they're working on.

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    Hours after he worried America sick into thinking he was on a runaway balloon flying over Colorado - while he was just hiding in the attic - 6-year-old Falcon Henne, aka "Balloon Boy", appears with his family on "Larry King Live."

    In this scene, Falcon admits that he heard his parents calling him, but declined to come out of the garage.

    At 0:40, he mutters, "We did this for the show."


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    Oct 16, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHaha. It just keeps getting better. It was all an elaborate hoax/promotion for the show they're working on.

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    Hours after he worried America sick into thinking he was on a runaway balloon flying over Colorado - while he was just hiding in the attic - 6-year-old Falcon Henne, aka "Balloon Boy", appears with his family on "Larry King Live."

    In this scene, Falcon admits that he heard his parents calling him, but declined to come out of the garage.

    At 0:40, he mutters, "We did this for the show."




    Wow!!! During that whole video the Dad was just hesitating and struggling so hard for words. That kid just basically ratted his own Dad out. Lol
    If the boy is telling the truth and the Dad had planned all of this out just for the publicity then that just goes to show what kind of parents they are!
  • trl_

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    Oct 16, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    In Colorado we're sort of skeptical about this whole thing.

    This kid openly and excitedly showed our media where and how he hid and we got to watch it on tonight's news.

    Also, he said when during an interview with his dad something along the lines of "but dad you said to do it for the show".......icon_confused.gif

    They (his parents) claim he was confused because this family was on Wife Swap and they say that's what he was talking about and that he was confused between the news cameras and the cameras that were there for Wife Swap. I still find it sketchy.
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    Oct 18, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    The Young Turks reported on it as well