6-Year-Old Boy Trapped in a Balloon Floating Over Colorado

Hot-air-balloon-boy-inside-right-size-21307900_66802_ver1.0_320_240Fort Collins, CO, USA. News outlets began reporting that a 6-year-old boy was trapped in a UFO-like balloon that floated away. Fire and police were called and a search began to help get the boy – identified as Falcon Heene – down safely. When the balloon landed, no boy was in the balloon. A search and rescue began. Later found hiding in the attic of their home, suspicions began that this was not all as it seemed.

The parents were charged for falsely claiming their son was trapped in the balloon and exploiting him for attention and a supposed reality show deal.