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  • Balloon-boy parents get balloon back

    05/14/2010 9:24:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 524+ views
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The runaway UFO-like balloon that the world thought was carrying a 6-year-old boy is back in the hands of the parents who pleaded guilty to the hoax.
  • "Balloon Boy" Dad Cries and Denies Hoax In New Interview With Larry King - Video

    01/06/2010 3:37:48 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 6, 2010 | Michael
    Here is a couple of short videos of Larry King's interview with "Balloon Boy's" father, Richard Heene, where he denies any hoax and says that he only plead guilty to "save" his family because of threats of deportation...(Videos)
  • Balloon boy parents are sent to jail for hoax

    12/23/2009 5:34:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 762+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 12/23/2009 | P. Solomon Banda
    The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday — 90 days for him, 20 days for her — and barred from profiting from their newfound celebrity status for the next four years. Choking back tears, Richard Heene apologized in court for the frenzy he caused when he claimed his 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a giant helium balloon shaped like a flying saucer. "I'm very, very sorry. And I want to apologize to all the rescue workers out there, and the people that got involved...
  • 'Balloon Boy' parents Richard and Mayumi Heene to plead guilty, says lawyer

    11/12/2009 4:45:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 852+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/12/2009 | Larry McShane
    The parents of the "Balloon Boy" are about to land - perhaps behind bars. Richard Heene and his wife, Mayumi, reached a deal with authorities to enter guilty pleas over their October hoax that transfixed the country, their lawyer said Thursday. Heene, 48, will plead guilty to a felony - attempting to influence a public servant - while his 45-year-old wife will plead to a misdemeanor charge, attorney David Lane said. Although Lane initially said the deal would spare the couple from jail time, the lawyer later said he expected prosecutors to request some time behind bars - 90 days...
  • Boulder County DA launches investigation into sheriff at center of Heene family balloon hoax probe

    10/31/2009 4:02:12 PM PDT · by purpleporter · 14 replies · 625+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/29/09 | Ethan Sacks
    It's deflating news for the sheriff at the center of the investigation into the Colorado balloon hoax. The Boulder County district attorney announced Wednesday that he would personally investigate allegations that Larimer County Sheriff John Alderden improperly conducted his probe into the alleged balloon hoax committed by the Heene family. A lawyer for Richard Heene wrote a letter to the Larimer County district attorney on Monday, accusing Alderden of breaking a Colorado law that prevents officials from publically disclosing information in a case involving charges of child neglect Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/10/29/2009-10-29_boulder_county_da_opens_investigation_into_sheriff_at_center_of_heene_family_bal.html#ixzz0VYcCtwTT
  • Balloon Boy Dad Action Figure Goes on Sale

    10/29/2009 1:58:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 712+ views
    KARK ^ | Thursday, Oct 29, 2009
    The father of Colorado's so-called Balloon Boy may not have gotten his reality TV scheme off the ground, but Richard Heene is at least getting his own action figure. Connecticut-based toymaker Herobuilders.com is adding Heene to a quirky collection that includes the Sarah Palin Super Hero and the Obama Joker doll. There's also a Bernie Madoff Action Figure with a fistfull of hundred-dollar bills and a Dick Cheney doll hoisting a shotgun. Heene's mini-me wears an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt with the arrow pointing upwards. It sells for 34.95. Heene and his wife, Mayumi, called 911 earlier this month to...
  • Media Discovering that Obama Balloon a Hoax

    10/24/2009 9:43:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies · 1,931+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 24th 2009
    October 24, 2009 Media Discovering that Obama Balloon a Hoax Monte Kuligowski It was a tremendous run in voyeurism while it lasted. It was big and shiny and puffed up and filled with hot air. It rose quickly and soared high and far. It was larger than life. But it couldn’t stay afloat forever. The Obama image was put together with duct tape and glue. It was a complete fabrication. It is now deflating and heading to earth. Soon it will be discovered that it was empty -- that the entire image was a fraud. The image was that of...
  • Mom admits to "Balloon Boy" hoax: court record

    10/23/2009 4:52:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/09 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) – The mother of a Colorado boy thought to be aboard a homemade helium balloon has admitted to investigators the whole thing was a hoax, according to a court document made public on Friday. ... "The motive for the fabricated story was to make the Heene family more marketable for future media interest," the affidavit states. The document also says the Heenes, who had starred in the reality television show "Wife Swap," had devised the hoax about two weeks before and had instructed their three children to lie to authorities and the media.
  • Affidavit: Mom told deputies balloon saga was hoax

    10/23/2009 4:53:28 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 55 replies · 3,414+ views
    AP via Google ^ | October 23rd 2009 | DAN ELLIOTT (AP) Oct 24th
    DENVER — The mother of the 6-year-old boy once feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon admitted the whole saga was a hoax, according to court documents released Friday. Mayumi Heene told sheriff's deputies that she and her husband Richard "knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence" in Fort Collins, according to an affidavit used to get a search warrant for the home.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-21-09 (The Reality Zone---A Tragicomedy Featuring Rod Serling)

    10/21/2009 4:46:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 1,453+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 22, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    (Richard Heene, father of Balloon Boy Falcon, is sitting in his backyard with his head in his hands. Falcon walks up to him and Heene looks up sadly.) BALLOON DAD: Why Falcon? Why did you tell Wolf Blitzer on live TV that I told you to hide in the attic for the show? BALLOON BOY: Because that is what you did tell me, Dad. BALLOON DAD: But that was the real reality we must never talk about. What counts is TV reality. And now I can never return to TV reality shows like "Wife Swap." My credibility was blown...
  • Balloon Boy's Father 'Wanted TV fame Before World Ends In 2012'

    10/20/2009 6:21:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,173+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 20th 2009
    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...
  • Balloon Boy Family Now Under Federal Investigation

    10/20/2009 2:46:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies · 969+ views
    people.com ^ | 10/20/09 | Vickie Bane
    It's not every day the Federal Aviation Administration has to consider the flight of a silver UFO-looking helium balloon. "This is unusual," acknowledges Mike Fergus, spokesman for the FAA in Washington state, which opened an investigation into the two-hour balloon flight in FAA-monitored airspace. "But we investigate any air incident. The investigation is solely focusing on if we had any violations of our regulatory authority or regulations." Fergus says he is not at liberty to discuss specifics, nor can he guess as to when the probe will be complete. He says the FAA can only file civil charges if a...
  • Parents in Balloon Case to Surrender

    10/19/2009 12:57:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies · 1,519+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/19/09 | DAN FROSCH
    The Colorado parents accused of concocting a publicity stunt by pretending that their young son had climbed aboard a homemade helium balloon and was hurtling through the skies above Fort Collins, Colo., will voluntarily surrender to authorities as soon as charges are filed, which is expected to happen on Wednesday, the lawyer for the father said Monday morning. David Lane, a Colorado civil rights lawyer who is representing Richard Heene, said both Mr. Heene and his wife, Mayumi, would plead not guilty and would turn themselves in to avoid further public spectacle.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-18-09 ("Up, Up on the Screen (In My Helium Balloon)")

    10/18/2009 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 52 replies · 1,403+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 18, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    I know, I know, you're asking, "What about the Pitt wedding DUFU?" Well, before we get to the gasbag that got hitched, first we need to deal with a gasbag that got UN-hitched! I refer, of course, to the Balloon Boy saga, and the DUmmies' reaction to the story. But before we hear from the DUmmies, let's join the Heene Family Singers in singing one of their favorite Ballooney Tunes: UP, UP ON THE SCREEN (IN MY HELIUM BALLOON) Tune: "Up, Up and Away (In My Beautiful Balloon)" Original Would you like to hide in my helium balloon Would...
  • Balloon Boy Update – Sheriff Filing Charges Update: End of Western Civilization

    10/18/2009 2:51:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies · 1,215+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 18, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Does stories like this realize what the late Andy Warhol said years ago, that everyday people will have their "15 minutes" of fame? Uh Oh … well can’t say I am surprised. The evidence we pointed out here seemed pretty overwhelming. But if it was a hoax, I can asssure you … this guy won’t go down without a fight. I promise.
  • They were lying

    10/18/2009 12:22:05 PM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 2,121+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/09 | AP FOX News
    Colorado Authorities: 'Balloon Boy' Flight 'Was a Stunt' Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced at a press conference on Sunday that Colorado authorities have ruled the "balloon boy's" flight a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax. We believe we have evidence at this point to indicate that this was a publicity stunt," Alderden told reporters. Authorities believe the alleged plot was hatched in an attempt by the Heene family "to better market themselves for a reality show at some point in the future," Alderden said. "They were lying." ... http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,568420,00.html
  • 'Balloon boy' incident was hoax, sheriff says

    10/18/2009 12:25:47 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 64 replies · 2,699+ views
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2009
    (CNN) -- Three days after the world watched a giant balloon fly through the air and a tearful family express fears that their 6-year-old boy could be inside, authorities announced what millions already suspected: The whole thing was staged. It was carried out by a couple who met "in acting school in Hollywood" and "put on a very good show for us," Sheriff Jim Alderden of Larimer County said Sunday. Authorities know there was "a conspiracy" between Richard and Mayumi Heene, he said. "It has been determined that this is a hoax," the sheriff said, adding police "believe we have...
  • Colo. Sheriff Calls Balloon Saga A Hoax

    10/18/2009 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 81 replies · 2,549+ views
    AP Report ^ | October 18th 2009
    Colo. sheriff calls balloon saga a hoax He says ordeal was staged to generate publicity for a reality TV show FORT COLLINS. Colo. - A sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in Colorado's "balloon boy" saga, which he described Sunday as a hoax to generate publicity for a reality TV show. Deputies searched the home of the boy's parents Saturday night, carrying away several boxes and a computer. The boy's parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, met with Larimer County investigators for much of Saturday afternoon amid lingering questions about whether he perpetrated a publicity stunt when his 6-year-old son...
  • Colorado sheriff: Runaway balloon saga was hoax

    10/18/2009 10:38:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 2,493+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/09 | AP
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A sheriff says a Colorado couple's report that their 6-year-old son was in a balloon that was hurtling away from their home was a publicity stunt. Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene "put on a very good show for us, and we bought it." The sheriff says no charges have been filed yet, and the parents aren't under arrest. But he says he expects to recommend charges of conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • Criminal Charges To Be Filed In Balloon Boy Saga (Video Report CNN)

    10/17/2009 8:56:53 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 824+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/17/09 | talkradio03
    Sheriff: "We do anticipate that there will be some criminal charges filed in regards to this incident"......Breaking news report from CNN (Video)
  • Sheriff: Charges will be filed in balloon saga

    10/17/2009 7:19:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 3,508+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/09ap | Dan Elliott - ap
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in the case of a 6-year-old boy who vanished into the rafters of his garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon. The boy's parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, met with Larimer County investigators for much of the afternoon, but Sheriff Jim Alderden didn't say who would be charged or what the charges would be. Alderden didn't call Thursday's hours-long drama a hoax, but he expressed disappointment that he couldn't level more serious charges in the incident, which...
  • Balloon family to face charges

    10/17/2009 6:29:35 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 42 replies · 2,849+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Oct 17, 2009 | Kirk Mitchell
    The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is drawing up search warrants and preparing charges against Richard Heene and the "balloon boy" family. Officials made the announcement after Heene and his wife met with officials at the Larimer County Sheriff's headquarters for several hours Saturday. Heene left his home in a red minivan and drove to the sheriff's office in mid-afternoon. A couple of hours later, two other people, including a man wearing a shirt identifying him as a Larimer County sheriff's office victim advocate, arrived at the home, and the boy's mother, Mayumi Heene, left with a man and a woman...
  • Charges Likely Against Father Of 'Balloon Boy'

    10/17/2009 6:30:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 69 replies · 3,329+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 10/17/2009 | CBS 4
    The Larimer County Sheriff says criminal charges are likely expected to be filed against Richard Heene. Heene is the Fort Collins man who reported his 6-year-old son missing in a helium-filled balloon on Thursday. The sheriff did not give specific charges, but said they would likely be a class 3 misdemeanor, which could be false reporting. The sheriff's office is working on getting a search warrant to search the Heene home and is planning a news conference Sunday at 11 a.m. Richard Heene and his wife Mayumi were interviewed by investigators Saturday.
  • How a Former Assistant Ratted Out Balloon Boy's Dad

    10/17/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies · 3,180+ views
    gawker.com ^ | 10/17/09 | Foster Kamer
    Wow. Ready to have your mind blown? A former research assistant who slaved for Richard Heene is revealing the deceptive, tragic master plan that Heene concocted to manufacture a media thunderstorm. This...is completely insane. Here's a bullet-point summary:
  • Guy Claims He Helped Plan Balloon Boy Hoax

    10/17/2009 5:10:15 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 42 replies · 1,661+ views
    TMZ ^ | 10/17/2009
    A man who claims he once worked for Richard Heene says Heene was obsessed with becoming famous, wanted to get his own show, and had an idea for a massive media stunt that involved a "weather balloon" that "resembles a UFO." Sound familiar? Robert Thomas claims, in an interview with Gawker, that Heene believed such a stunt would "be the most significant UFO-related news event to take place since the Roswell Crash of 1947." Thomas said Heene was "driven by ego and fame" after appearing on "Wife Swap." He says Heene's idea for a show was something like "'MythBusters'-meets-mad scientist."...
  • I helped Richard Heene plan a balloon hoax

    10/17/2009 3:57:40 PM PDT · by GVnana · 84 replies · 3,361+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 10/17/2009
    Thomas spent several months earlier this year working on developing a reality science TV show to pitch to networks - the "show," Thomas says, that Falcon was referring to when he told CNN "We did it for the show." Among the ideas that Heene, Thomas and two others came up with for their reality TV proposal — and one that he says most intrigued Heene — involved a weather balloon modified to look like a UFO which they would launch in an attempt to drum up media interest in both the Heene family and the series he was desperate to...
  • Balloon boy family plans 'big announcement'

    10/17/2009 7:47:47 AM PDT · by jilliane · 107 replies · 4,069+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10-17-2009 | Drudge
    Balloon dad says he has something to day according to reports
  • FOR SALE: Proof That Balloon Boy Was A Hoax

    10/17/2009 4:24:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 1,787+ views
    gizmodo.com ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | By The Business Insider
    There is allegedly proof that the story of balloon boy Falcon Heene was a stunt to help pitch a television show. But the purported proof will cost you thousands of dollars to get. Today, we spoke with a Denver-area student who claims to have worked with Falcon's father, Richard Heene, on a reality show proposal for ABC. The student wants to sell the information and says the National Enquirer is considering buying it for between $5,000 and $8,000. The student claims to have been hired by Heene, and says the two worked together from March until May 2009 to prepare...
  • "Balloon Boy" Sick on Today Show after Dad Says Boy Confused in Calling Episode "For a Show" - Video

    10/16/2009 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,223+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from the Today Show this morning where the "Balloon Boy" Family was on air. The father, Richard Heene, denied that the whole bizarre episode that unfolded yesterday was a "hoax." Meredith Viera asked him to clarify why son, Falcon, said hid in the attack because "we did this for a show." The father essentially said his son was "confused," and shortly after he gave that answer, the boy got sick to his stomach on camera. When asked directly if this was a "hoax," Richard Heene acted indignant and said he was tired of hearing that question. He...
  • Falcon (Balloon Kid) throws up on Today show.

    10/16/2009 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 16 replies · 2,297+ views
    A friend at People | 10/16/2009 | Self
    I just heard Falcon threw up on the Today show. This is the balloon kid. The whole family should be deported in my view.
  • Balloon at center of Falcon Heene drama not your average hot air balloon

    10/16/2009 8:41:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,269+ views
    nydailynews ^ | October 16th 2009, 1 | Rosemary Black
    The homemade balloon contraption that soared through the air in eastern Colorado for several hours is vastly different from the giant hot air balloons that are seen at festivals and that are used for recreational purposes, experts say. Nearly all the giant balloons that drift and bob through the air are hot air balloons that are filled with air and fueled by propane, explains Howard Freeman, executive producer of the Quick Chek New jersey Festival of Ballooning in Reddington, New Jersey. As the air inside the balloon heats up to a temperature higher than the outside air, the balloon rises,...
  • Balloon Boy tells CNN: "We did it for the show"

    10/15/2009 7:18:44 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 97 replies · 3,950+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/15/20 | CNN
    http://laist.com/2009/10/15/uncomfortable_moment_balloon_boy_te.php Also on KFI Los Angeles, we just heard it...
  • Balloon boy says "We did it for a show."

    10/15/2009 7:38:22 PM PDT · by Hilda · 96 replies · 4,120+ views
    He just said to his parents on Wolf Blitzer “You guys said we did it for a show.” Wolf didn’t seem to notice. Video at the link.
  • Boy in Balloon Hoax: 'We Did This for a Show'

    10/15/2009 9:00:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 225 replies · 12,533+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2009 | AP Via Fox News
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The 6-year-old Colorado boy thought to have floated off in a homemade balloon has raised questions whether it might have been a family stunt. During a live interview on CNN, Falcon Heene said he heard his family calling his name as he hid in the rafters of their garage. At the time, there was a frantic effort to bring down the balloon safely. Falcon's father asked, "Why didn't you come out?" The boy answered, "You had said we did this for a show." After the CNN interview, the father said he didn't know what his son...
  • Balloon boy: hoax rumours as Falcon Heene says 'we did this for the show'

    10/16/2009 2:58:55 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 37 replies · 2,102+ views
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10/16/2009
    Speculation is mounting that the story of six-year-old American boy Falcon Heene who was feared to have floated away on a home-made weather balloon was a hoax organised by his family to gain publicity.
  • World Hails Obama’s Rescue of Balloon Boy

    10/16/2009 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | October 16, 2009 | Scott Ott
    Congratulatory messages poured into the White House this morning from global heads-of-state celebrating President Barack Obama’s dramatic rescue of a 6-year-old Colorado boy, whose apparent flight in an experimental balloon yesterday captivated viewers around the world. While the White House declined to comment on how the president could have flown to Colorado, retrieved the boy from the balloon, and returned him safely to the attic of his family home, press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was “surprised and deeply humbled” by the international attention. He said the president views this latest round of global tribute as “a call to...
  • "Balloon Boy" hurls on Today Show.... Did His Parents Drug Him for TV Apperance? (Vanity)

    10/16/2009 8:50:51 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 62 replies · 2,543+ views
    Today Show ^ | 10-16-09 | Vanity
    Most of us have seen the "Balloon Boy" vomit live on the Today Show this morning. My question is this: Was he drugged? Pay close attention to the boy's actions and his general demeanor. Pain killers often cause nausea and vomiting in those not accustomed to taking them. He appears to be in a sort of haze until he calls out, "Mom, I need the cup!", and then the chunks fly. In my opinion these publicity whores slipped their kid a "Mickey" to prevent him from blowing their cover and saying something "off script" again. Watch the video and let...
  • Networks Cover Bogus 'Balloon Boy' Story 100 Times More Than Made-Up Limbaugh Quotes

    10/16/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 475+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 16, 2009 | Julia Seymour
    When a UFO shaped helium balloon took off from Colorado, possibly harboring a 6-year-old boy, the broadcast and cable news organizations were transfixed. But when it turned out to be a possible "publicity stunt" the networks continued to give it enormous amounts of coverage. That's exactly the opposite of the way the networks covered made-up quotes attributed to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh that had portrayed him as racist. ...more (w/video)...
  • Raw;Heene Family Home Video Shows Balloon Takeoff

    10/16/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT · by coon2000 · 82 replies · 2,854+ views
    As the homemade balloon took to the air, Richard Heene blasts wife about tethering. • While world worried, 'balloon boy' was safe in attic http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7e7_1255709203
  • Heene Family's Reality Is TV

    10/16/2009 1:27:58 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 27 replies · 1,341+ views
    TMZ ^ | October 16, 2009
    A TLC official tells TMZ the Heene family approached the network "months ago" with a reality show idea, but the network passed. TMZ has learned the Heene family has been pitching a reality show about the wacky family, as one TV source put it, "all over town." We're told Richard Heene pitched a series to Reality Real, as well as RDF Productions. RDF produces "Wife Swap," on which the family appeared back in March. We're also told the Heene's have made the rounds at the networks, including TLC. Of course, TLC produced "Jon & Kate Plus 8." So is balloon...
  • Balloon boy: Richard Heene in bizarre Hillary Clinton YouTube rant

    10/16/2009 2:48:22 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies · 2,301+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/16/2009 | Nick Allen
    Once called Hillary Clinton a "shape-shifting reptilian". In a bizarre YouTube posting from January 2008 Mr Heene is seen sitting on a sofa with his dog and making strange comments about Mrs Clinton. He says: "Fake or real? I want to know, is Hillary Clinton a reptilian? I see all these videos about Hillary Clinton, her fingers are growing, her face is moving, there all these things going on over here. It looks like CGI to me "I mean, here's my dog right here. Could this dog possibly shape-shift into me?" He then takes his dog's head and puts it...
  • Storm-Chasing Father of 'Balloon Boy' at Center of New Storm

    10/16/2009 8:44:06 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies · 2,889+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | October 16, 2009 | Fox News
    The father of the 6-year-old Colorado boy who was thought to have been speeding through the sky for hours in a high-soaring homemade helium balloon is a self-described "storm chaser" who now finds himself at the center of another kind of squall.~~snip~~A Foxnews.com search of public records revealed that [Richard] Heene, 48, and his wife, Mayumi, owe thousands of dollars in connection to a company called My-You-Me Productions. Prior to moving to Colorado, Heene and his wife were aspiring actors in Los Angeles who met at an acting school, a source told Foxnews.com. The state of California filed a $5,812...
  • Balloon boy gets sick twice during TV interviews (BARF Alert for Real Barfs)

    10/16/2009 4:45:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies · 3,135+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | October 16, 2009 | P. SOLOMON BANDA and IVAN MORENO
    The 6-year-old boy at the center of the runaway balloon saga got sick twice on national television when he and his father were asked during separate TV interviews what he meant about his comment that "we did this for a show."
  • Live video: Six-Year-Old Boy Trapped in Weather Balloon

    10/15/2009 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 75 replies · 7,207+ views
    TMZ ^ | 10-15-09
    A six-year-old boy somehow climbed inside a weather balloon in Ft. Collins, Colorado -- and now the balloon is careening out of control with the boy stuck inside.
  • 'Balloon Boy' found alive, was never inside inside balloon

    10/15/2009 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 87 replies · 3,079+ views
    Fox31 ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | KDVR Denver
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A flying saucer-shaped helium balloon drifted away from a home in Fort Collins, Colorado Thursday. However, contrary to earlier fears, there was not a 6-year-old boy inside.
  • BREAKING: Saucer Boy safe, at home!

    10/15/2009 3:10:52 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 48 replies · 3,730+ views
    KUSA | 10/15/09 | DGHoodini
    KUSA is reporting boy is safe at home. Will try and track down a link.
  • (Vanity) Child aloft in Larimer County, CO

    10/15/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT · by NEMDF · 73 replies · 3,703+ views
    My daughter via phone call | 10/15/2009 | (None)
    She said she just heard on the radio that a 6 year old child had accidentally taken off in some kind of experimental aircraft in Larimer County, CO. Cannot find news article on this. Do you know anything?
  • Balloon craft down, Colorado boy not inside

    10/15/2009 1:01:48 PM PDT · by frithguild · 59 replies · 3,902+ views
    National Post ^ | 10/15/2009 3:39 p.m. | Ron Nurwisah
    Update 3:39 p.m.: The balloon has touched down. Emergency vehicles are on the scene. But the boy is not in the balloon — it's empty. The Denver Post reports: "Officials and the boy's family had said he was in the gondola when it went airborne this morning; it's unclear what happened to the boy."
  • Helium Balloon Lands Without Boy Inside

    10/15/2009 1:24:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 2,768+ views
    October 15, 2009 , 3:01 pm Helium Balloon Lands Without Boy Inside By Liz Robbins The tale of the experimental helium air balloon sailing above the Colorado plains for two hours on Thursday afternoon captivated the nation, and it had as many twists and turns as the strange flight. Follow the developments on The Lede blog. Update | 4:17 p.m. The Denver Post ran a 2007 feature on Richard Heene, describing him as an “amateur scientist” and a storm chaser who works with a former television meteorologist Scott Stevens for The Science Detectives. According to the profile, he has three...
  • Boy in the Balloon Appeared on 'Wife Swap

    10/15/2009 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Smogger · 34 replies · 2,535+ views
    TMZ.COM ^ | Oct 15th 2009 2:40PM | TMZ Staff
    Six-year-old Falcon Heene's family is described as "storm-chasing, science-obsessed Heene family from Colorado" on the show's website -- and sure enough, in the background of the family photo, there's another flying saucer.