Oct 16, 2009

Runaway balloon in Colorado may have been publicity stunt

A 6-year-old boy who was believed to be inside an experimental aircraft as it soared over northern Colorado on Thursday.

The boy, 6-year-old Falcon Heene (shown in upper photo with Richard Heene), was found safe in the attic over the family garage.

Heene was asked about the possibility it was a hoax because of what his 6-year-old son, Falcon, had said earlier during a CNN interview.

The Heene family

In the interview, when Falcon was asked why he didn't come out when he heard his parents calling for him, he said it was because it was "for the show."

The Heene’s are said to be publicity hounds by some for the following reasons:

1. The family appeared on the reality TV show two different times.

2. The Heene’s are avid storm chasers making films of their adventures.

3. The Heene boys have made YouTube music videos.

Denver 9 News report is here.

The Wife Swap report is here.

A report on the Heene family storm chase activity is here.