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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
aeromancy

11 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Guarantee that this was some sleazy publicity stunt.

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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

Reply 11 years ago

So quick to assume the worst?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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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bassclarinet23
bassclarinet23

Reply 11 years ago

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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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

Reply 11 years ago

The show that they were already in?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Or the show they're trying to get on.

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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

Reply 11 years ago

Another one? Which one is that?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

TUA = PROPHET :P<br />

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

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

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

A self-publicist?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

Reply 11 years ago

BEWARE THE REPTOIDS

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 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 />

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SFHandyman
SFHandyman

Reply 11 years ago

It came down and he isn't inside!

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SFHandyman
SFHandyman

Reply 11 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 />