DIY Helium Flying Saucer floated away with 6 YO Boy

OCT 15th 2009 Noon PST
A CO boy climbed into a Helium filled Flying Saucer shaped balloon his Dad made. The 6 YO climbed in and released the balloon. It left Fort Collins CO and is flying East across CO.  9NEWS.com is covering live.

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aeromancy6 years ago

Turns out he was just hiding in his attic. :-)

Guarantee that this was some sleazy publicity stunt.
So quick to assume the worst?
I'm sorry, I would have thought that assuming that the parents were negligent enough to allow their children to play in and around a poorly secured experimental aircraft was the worst.<br /> <br /> Nice thing about kids.... They can't keep a secret.<br /> <br /> "We did it for the show".<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch">http://www.youtube.com/watch</a><br />
That quote was pretty funny. Those people are crazy. They storm chase on dirt bikes, hoping to get their own reality show.

The show that they were already in?
Or the show they're trying to get on.
Another one? Which one is that?
TUA = PROPHET :P<br />
Okay, you were right and I was wrong.  Cynicism wins the day, again!
Maybe, but not obvious from the original coverage.  It looked likeall (including the local sheriff) were convinced the kid really hadclimbed into the battery box -- maybe because older brother covered forhim instead of tattling.
We will see, but there is a whole lot of crazy attached to this family.Check out the dad's youtube channel. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/YouTubianAwards#p/u/1/u-6S0OMkiTE">www.youtube.com/user/YouTubianAwards#p/u/1/u-6S0OMkiTE</a><br /><br />He's a UFOLogist, Mars has life, storm chaser who is seeking video ofHillary Clinton shapeshifting into a Reptilian. And that music videostarring the kids made me want to weep.<br /><br />
A self-publicist?

I have THAT picture of Hilary you mention (not caught in transition though), but I do have another you might like: <div id="refHTML"> </div>
Bwaahahha, I'd share that with the wife, but I'd be sleeping on the couch for a week
I don't even remember where or when I picked up that first picture :-) <div id="refHTML"> </div>
I wonder why your comments show up on my comment board with interspaced orange diamonds with question marks in them?
I see the same from yours ;-) It is like some spaces and or markings do not translate (back? ) to the board (is the board still on the old style editor?). <em>Shrug</em> <div id="refHTML"> </div>
I wonder if he will get a bill for services rendered for emergencysearch and rescue?
Sadly, I saw it reported that they won't.
Turns out someone is intent on prosecuting them for a felony doesn't it?

kelseymh6 years ago
Here's a link to their latest version of the story: <a href="http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=125161&catid=339">www.9news.com/news/article.aspx</a> (the full URL does have query terms identifying the specific story).<br />
SFHandyman (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
It came down and he isn't inside!
SFHandyman (author)  SFHandyman6 years ago
Flying Saucer dad is kinda wacky. He thinks he has found evidence oflife on Mars. He posted a video about it on CNN<br /><a href="http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-65548">www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-65548</a><br /><br />I hope the child is found safe. <br /><br />I'm sure a lot of us are science experimenters. I never have kids aroundmy creations. It is something to consider if you have kids around.<br /><br />I do have to admit that my 6 YO self would have thought this wasamazingly cool if my Dad had built something like that.<br />