Update: 
There is video of the family speaking. Listen at the 42second mark. He’s asked why he didn’t answer his parents, and he says that “We did this for a show.” Hoax anyone? Read my earlier update, I said it sounded like a hoax.



Falcon has been found alive and well at home. He was hiding in a box in the garage.



A sheriff’s deputy is saying that he saw something fall from the balloon.


He wasn’t in the balloon. Where is little Falcon? Hopefully, the little brother was wrong, and Falcon just wandered away. But it isn’t looking good. And the family once was on the reality show, Wife Swap. I hate to sound like a bitch, but if the boy wasn’t in the balloon could this be a hoax on the parents’ part.

He’s on the ground. It was a gentle landing. The fire department is shoveling dirt to make sure it doesn’t fly away, and tying it down.
The Associated Press is reporting that the boy, Falcon may have fallen out of the balloon. Why were his parents building something that looks like an UFO? Oh, the sheriff said that the family never intended it to carry anyone, it was just a family project.

Authorities were scouring the skies Thursday for a 6-year-old boy who unhooked his family’s experimental balloon-powered aircraft and floated away from home, sheriff’s officials said.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department said the boy’s family had been building an experimental aircraft that had a large helium balloon attached to it at their home, KUSA-TV reported. The aircraft was approximately 20 feet by 5 feet and covered in tin foil, the station said.
On Thursday morning, according to the family and officials, the boy got onto the aircraft and detached the rope holding it in place.

Several people in the neighborhood said they saw the aircraft floating over their homes and some snapped pictures.

Officials were scrambling to figure out how to rescue the boy. (Hate to say it, this thing is going to crash. What were his parents thinking leaving the balloon so unsecured.)
The craft, which is shaped like a flying saucer, has the potential to rise to 10,000 feet, Larimer sheriff’s spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said. Sheriff’s officials last saw the device floating south of Milliken, which is about 40 miles north of Denver.
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