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DIY Helium Flying Saucer floated away with 6 YO Boy Answered

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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aeromancy (author)2009-10-15

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

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Guarantee that this was some sleazy publicity stunt.

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So quick to assume the worst?

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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 />

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That quote was pretty funny. Those people are crazy. They storm chase on dirt bikes, hoping to get their own reality show.

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The show that they were already in?

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Or the show they're trying to get on.

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Another one? Which one is that?

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Okay, you were right and I was wrong.  Cynicism wins the day, again!

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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.

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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 />

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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>

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Bwaahahha, I'd share that with the wife, but I'd be sleeping on the couch for a week

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I don't even remember where or when I picked up that first picture :-) <div id="refHTML"> </div>

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I wonder why your comments show up on my comment board with interspaced orange diamonds with question marks in them?

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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>

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I wonder if he will get a bill for services rendered for emergencysearch and rescue?

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Sadly, I saw it reported that they won't.

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lemonie (author)aeromancy2009-10-19

Turns out someone is intent on prosecuting them for a felony doesn't it?

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kelseymh (author)2009-10-15

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 />

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SFHandyman (author)kelseymh2009-10-15

It came down and he isn't inside!

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SFHandyman (author)SFHandyman2009-10-15

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 />

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