Skip to comments.Balloon Boy's Father 'Wanted TV fame Before World Ends In 2012'
Posted on 10/20/2009 6:21:58 PM PDT by Steelfish
Balloon Boy's Father 'Wanted TV fame Before World Ends In 2012' Richard Heene, the man suspected of the alleged "balloon boy" hoax, was driven by a conviction that the world will come to a cataclysmic end in 2012, according to a friend.
Nick Allen in Los Angeles 20 Oct 2009
Robert Thomas, who claims to have been a confidante and researcher for Mr Heene, has been interviewed by police. Mr Thomas's lawyer, Linda Lee, claimed: "Heene believes the world is going to end in 2012. Because of that he wanted to make money quickly, become rich enough to build a bunker or something underground, where he can be safe from the sun exploding."
It was the latest disclosure about Mr Heene's bizarre world view, which also allegedly includes a belief in aliens and UFOs. The suggestion that the world will come to an end in 2012 is based on an interpretation of the ancient Mayan calendar. It is also the subject of a soon to be released Hollywood blockbuster called "2012".
However, scientists and Mayans themselves have debunked the theory. Police believe Mr Heene and his wife Mayumi planned a hoax in which an experimental helium balloon was "accidentally" released from their back garden in Fort Collins, Colorado.
They then claimed the youngest child, six-year-old Falcon, was on board. However, authorities suspect it was a publicity stunt to gain attention for a proposed reality television show about the Heene family.
Mr Thomas said he had nothing to do with the hoax and didn't know about the balloon being launched until he saw it on television. Police have been poring over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the Heene home as they consider charges. Mr Heene emerged briefly from the house on Tuesday morning but said nothing.
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If the world ends in 2012, as the liars for money say, why would you want to be “famous”?
Good grief Gertrude. This guy is a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
“be safe from the sun exploding”
Good luck with that!
He’s up on his Mayan Calender.
I think he is a taco shy of a combo plate
10-4. I wonder what the diagnosis will turn out to be.
Like an underground bunkwe would protect you from an exploding sun. Even if it did, whatcha gonna do when the Earth becomes an ice ball?
Here's the cliff notes from USA Today.....
Well duh, they'll stock electric blankets and space heater in the bunker!
One good hoax deserves another...
That too. :^D
Gee! Let me guess. Balloon Dad saw "Knowing" starring Nicholas Cage.
The ole insanity defense baby!
"Meet the Know-Nothings."
>”where he can be safe from the sun exploding.” “
Our suns not big enough to explode, Dumb-Ass.
I hate to say it; especially since I don’t have children, but it sounds like this guy should have his kid taken away. He obviously is too stupid and demented to have him. JMVHO
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