Proof Balloon Boy was a Hoax

Falcon on CNN’s Larry King Live appears to admit the Balloon incident was an elaborate hoax.

Falcon’s Dad: “Did you hear us calling your name at any time?”

Falcon: “Mmhmm.”

Falcon’s Dad: “You did?”

Falcon’s Mom: “You did?”

Falcon’s Dad: “Then why didn’t you come out?”

Falcon: “You guys said that, um, we did this for the show.”

Oops, right? Mom? Dad?

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  • Edward Vanderbosch October 16, 2009, 1:44 pm

    "Scientist" dad sure knew that the baloon did NOT have the capability of lifting his son into the air. The volume equates to a maximum lift of less than 30 pounds, not counting balloon it's self. Have dad show it will lift up his kid, he can't. Total fraud, hoax!

  • Sandra Muhonen October 16, 2009, 4:56 am

    I THINK THE MOM AND DAD AND EVEN THE BROTHERS KNEW FOR A FACT THAT FALCON WAS NOT UP IN THE AIR. FALCON'S COMMENT ABOUT DOING IT FOR THE SHOW IS A CLUE THAT THIS WHOLE THING WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT — A VERY EXPENSIVE ONE FOR TAXPAYERS.

    • jamesfurbush October 16, 2009, 12:53 pm

      I'm totally with you on this one. This whole thing is a bizarre-o affair. I kinda suspect the parents made him hide so they could get publicity for their balloon invention or something.