FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Like a sequence out of a comic book, a silver floating disc swept across Colorado's dusty plains on a clear October afternoon. "It looks like he's going 500 mph," someone ...
But in a slip-up during a CNN interview, the whole thing was determined to be a hoax as a ploy to get on a reality TV show. The boy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that, yes, he did hear his parents calling ...
Alderden initially said authorities believed the boy had fallen asleep in the garage’s attic without his parents’ knowledge. Now he called it a “hoax.” “We believe that we have evidence at this point ...
Or so everybody thought. This month, Robert Sanchez, a senior staff writer with 5280 Magazine, published an in-depth look at the viral "Balloon Boy" stunt after spending several days with the family ...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the “Balloon Boy” fake news hoax of October 15 2009. The story, about a young Colorado boy who had crawled into and been lifted away in a hot air balloon, dominated ...
Hugging the boy, Richard Heene added: 'He says it's because I yelled ... were 'obsessed' with trying to make a reality television show and he had planned the hoax with them as a media stunt. He added ...
“Balloon Boy” is now a teenager lead singer in a heavy metal band — and his parents are still sticking to their story that his saga that briefly gripped the nation is no hoax. Ten years ago, the Heene ...
Now, 10 years later, they're speaking out. View this post on Instagram Ten years ago today, the country was captivated by a bizarre spectacle in Fort Collins that was colloquially dubbed the Balloon ...
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10 years ago, the world was duped into believing a 6-year-old boy had hopped into a homemade flying saucer balloon that then floated away untethered into the sky. RELATED: Teenager Apologizes On ‘Roz ...