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It's Been 10 Years Since The "Balloon Boy" Incident — Was It A Hoax?


Ten years ago, 6-year-old Falcon Heene made headlines after he was allegedly trapped inside a massive ufo-shaped helium balloon that was flying across Colorado. News outlets around the world reported on the incident from start to finish, as dozens of first responders and helicopters chased the balloon down.

Once the balloon was finally caught, authorities did not find Falcon Heene. After hours of chasing after the balloon, Falcon was found hiding inside his home in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

The media erupted into a frenzy and the rumors began. Was this a staged hoax? Are the parents telling the truth? Was this a publicity stunt so the family can land a new reality show?