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Hoax or scientific experiment gone wrong?
I find the question of whether or not parents, who include their
children in their schemes to either make money illegally or get
publicity illegally, disturbing and compelling. In the video here, an
intriguing story is being told. Whether or not what is being related is
true, we may never know.
The drama took place Thursday of this week in Fort Collins, Colorado. A little boy was thought to have climbed inside a balloon his inventor father Richard Heene has constructed with his three sons. As the balloon floated across the country, the entire nation was mersmerized while an intensive search insued.
The Larimer County sheriff, who originally said the parents were telling the truth, when they said their son was missing, is now attempting to press criminal charges believing the incident to be a publicity stunt.
Evidently, this family had been on the reality show "Wifeswap" Whether or not this bolsters the question of publicity seeker is interesting to contemplate. The whole event is being investigated and I imagine we will hear many contradictory opinions and explanations.
For the complete story and video interviews: http://tinyurl.com/ylcs5ot
NOTE: At 3:00 EST today (10/18) Sheriff Alderden, of Larimer county Colorado, reported that "The parents who set off a worldwide
drama by reporting their 6-year-old son was inside a flying saucer-like
helium balloon hurtling over Colorado concocted the stunt to market
themselves for a television show." The parents met in acting school. They apparently wanted to further their careers.