|Our whole office is watching.|
|Well it is on the ground and the emergency personnel didn't appear to be intersted in looking inside. I think they knew the boy wasn't inside. Waiting for more info.|
|Poor kid! Those parents must be a wreck. Looks like it is travelling so fast.|
|no one found inside|
|Interesting now CNN is raising the possibility that he was never in the balloo|
One article said he may have fallen out, another that he wasnt in it.
|What is that balloon thing? Is it like a recreational toy like those huge kites?|
|Such a bizarre story. I hope the boy was never inside it.
I guess this family was on an episode of Wife Swap
Hint of Mischief wrote:
What is that balloon thing? Is it like a recreational toy like those huge kites?
Actually its not a balloon but an experimental aircraft (made to look like a jiffy pop container )
|This sounds very weird! The boy must be somewhere!|
|He was hiding in the attic in the garage.
These boys are in SO much trouble.....
|Here's an update!
MSNBC, October 15, 2009 1:49 PMBoy found following afternoon panic of runaway balloon
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy was found alive at home Thursday, sheriff's officials said, hours after the runaway flight of an experimental balloon riveted the nation and led to a frantic search for the child, who was feared to have fallen from the craft.
The news that the boy was safe came during a live press conference with Larimer County Sheriff's Office officials.
Earlier, the local Sheriff's Deputy saw an object fall out of a runaway experimental balloon as it floated away from the home of the family who had built it, reports CNN.
The family's youngest son, Falcon Heene, 6, is thought to have climbed into the home-made aircraft as it untethered and floated out of the backyard.
When the balloon landed some 60 kilomtres away, Falcon was not found. He is still missing and authorities are speculating he may have jumped out of the aircraft.
The object that was seen falling out of the balloon has not been found.
Crews on the ground of the soft-crash site are now expanding their search for Falcon. They have asked for all-terrain vehicles to help search the rugged farmland where the balloon landed, according to denverpost.com.
The bizarre scene played out live on television. The balloon rotated slowly in the wind, tipping precariously at times several hundred to several thousand feet in the air, before coming down in a field. The home-made 'saucer' landed some 60 kilometres away from where it had lifted off.
Rescuers rushed to the scene but found no sign of the boy.
Video: Boy in balloon whips through the air
Map: Track the balloon's path
The boy's family had been building an experimental aircraft that had a large helium balloon attached to it at their home, KUSA-TV reported. The aircraft, which resembled a flying saucer, was approximately 20 feet by 5 feet and had a foil top.
On Thursday morning, according to the family and officials, the boy got onto the aircraft and it came loose from a tether. Larimer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said she was told the boy climbed into the access door and the device took off.
Several people in the neighborhood saw the aircraft floating over their homes and some snapped pictures.
"We were sitting eating, out looking where they normally shoot off hot air balloons. My husband said he saw something. It went over our rooftop. Then we saw the big round balloonish thing, it was spinning," said neighbor Lisa Eklund.
Television news helicopters were also tracking the craft.
Officials scrambled to figure out how to bring down the craft, believing it was carrying the boy. The craft floating for hours about 2,500 feet above the ground.
The boy's father, Richard Heene, is an amateur scientist, according to a 2007 Denver Post article on weather chasers. He joined a retired TV weatherman, Scott Stevens, to form what a weather-research team they called The Psyience Detectives.
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|He must have known he was in big BIG trouble if he hid not only in the attic, but in a box ...in the attic.
I told my husband (who gave me the update) that I wouldn't think to check the attic. I would check the rooms, yard, and under the bed then also assume he was missing. That search for him must have cost a fortune.
|Hilarious... around 57 second mark. yet another 15 min. of fame for them.
http://www.breitbart.tv/balloon-boy-vom ... oday-show/
|It was TWICE! Once on GMA and the other on the Today show. I love the dad when he goes "Wow, it really doesn't sound too good over there."|
|And the poor kid probably is spreading H1N1 or the regular influenza all over......|
|Poor kid. But I did have some thoughts:
Maybe Rocky (the flying squirrel) Mountain Spotted Fever?
Maybe there were rat droppings in the attic box hideaway and he's contracted hantavirus?
Isn't this exactly how "The War of the Worlds" ended?
How sad people waste other people's time. What if others needed emergency assistance but police, etc. were out chasing balloons and looking for little boys that weren't really missing at all? Or if someone had been injured trying to get that balloon? Thinking the family needs to also be billed for man hours wasted if this was a hoax.
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