Was Heene Balloon Incident a Publicity Stunt?

Posted on October 16, 2009

Balloon Boy Hoax

6-year-old Falcon Heene's comments during an interview with Wolf Blitzer that he was hiding in the attic because the whole balloon incident was "for a show" have many doubting the parents really believed the child was ever in the balloon. A home video released today showed the balloon taking off from the Heene's backyard. The father Richard Henne is there but little Falcon is nowhere in sight. Later there was another video released where Falcon says he's going to "sneak inside." The father's reality tv background and the father's interest in YouTube are also fueling speculation that the incident may have been done for publicity.

Anderson Cooper discussed the controversy on his show tonight. Anderson Cooper says some of the home videos appear to be selectively edited by the Heene family. Take a look: