Missing Balloon Boy Falcon Heene Feared Adrift in Run Away Balloon … Ultimately Found Safe Hiding in Attic
In the end in turned out to be much-a-do about nothing.
It had been earlier feared that 6 year old Falcon “Balloon Boy” Heene was missing and speculated that he was in a silver flying saucer shaped hot air balloon adrift. Thousands of people watched on cable news and the Internet as helicopter cameras tracked the balloon floating aimlessly above rural Colorado. The drama was compelling, but …
We should have known better when the balloon in question looked like a tin foil hat
After all was said in done there was a bizarre, yet happy ending in the fact that the 6 year old Colorado boy was found safe. Not in the balloon, but instead hiding in his home. He was in the attic the entire time while every news outlet speculated that the boy was in the hot air balloon. Authorities said the silver helium balloon, 20 feet long and 5-feet high, at approximately 7,000 feet above the ground while adrift. The balloon was found more than 90 minutes later in a field near Colorado Springs.
He was in a box. In the attic. The whole time.
“I played with my toys and took a nap,” Falcon told a group of reporters outside his home Thursday afternoon.
“He says he was hiding in the attic,” said Falcon’s father, meteorologist Richard Heene, clutching his son. “He says it’s because I yelled at him.”
“I’m sorry I yelled at him,” added Heene, tearfully hugging the boy.
It turns out that the little boy was never in the balloon at all. He had been hiding in a cardboard box in the attic of the family’s garage the entire time. Kind of an anti-climatic ending to what was first thought to be breath taking drama. However, in the end thankfully the boy was never in the balloon.
However, one must scratch their head at the parents press conference after the boy had been located safe. As Michelle Malkin stated, “Hmmm…if you’re son had been missing for hours and you, would you start out a press conference plugging your 3DLEV?!?!”