OCT 15: Balloon boy hoax

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764994" title="Falcon Heene" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/transportation-disasters/air-transportation-disasters/falcon-heene-PECLB0017764994.topic">Falcon Heene</a>, 6, sits in front of his family home October 15, 2009 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Falcon was found hiding in the attic of his home after his siblings had erroneously reported that he was riding aboard an experimental balloon built by his father <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEOCVC0000058" title="Richard Heene" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/crime/richard-heene-PEOCVC0000058.topic">Richard Heene</a>. The Larimer County Sheriff's department determined that the Heenes created the hoax in an attempt to sign a deal for a reality show.

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Falcon Heene, 6, sits in front of his family home October 15, 2009 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Falcon was found hiding in the attic of his home after his siblings had erroneously reported that he was riding aboard an experimental balloon built by his father Richard Heene. The Larimer County Sheriff's department determined that the Heenes created the hoax in an attempt to sign a deal for a reality show.

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