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Turn On News! (Balloon Boy)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by BakoTruck, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Are any of you guys watching the News, this 6-year-old got inside a balloon and now it is up high in the air! :eek: They do believe he is inside, but I sure hope he is not! They said It's going about 25-30 MPH and is about 2,000 feet up. I'm not sure at this point what they can do, but I hope they can get him down safely!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    yeah there was another post about this
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Oh sorry, if anyone can delete this go ahead.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    Just read it on CNN, I think they should shot it down once its over a body of water and hope for the best :D
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    Yeah this is crazy!
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    Hope everything turns out ok!
    A couple years back here in Central Oregon I saw a guy fly by in a lawn chair right above the house. The guy strapped himself in with around 100 helium balloons and took off a couple blocks from where I live. Flew for 9 hours...got up to 16,000 feet, and went 193 miles. He took along a bb gun to shoot out balloons so he could land, and touched down in Idaho in some farmers field.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    The Balloon came down, but it looks like he may not be in it.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    wtf! where is the other link?
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    Why did they have a large inflated balloon in their backyard anyway?
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Dad's an inventor... and, apparently, an idiot.

    I still haven't seen what happened to the boy. The balloon came down in a field, and they popped it so it wouldn't go anywhere, but he wasn't to be found. Don't know if he fell out or if he was never in it.

    Quite a prank if he let it go and let people think he was inside... will catch a beating for it, if that's what happened.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    I'm not sure exactly, but there are reports that his dad is into weather chasing and weather related stuff. They also reported that he may have been building an experimental weather balloon of some sorts, or something else that is used for his weather hobby.

    This family was also on the T.V. show "wife swap". And some are saying this could have been a stunt to get back on T.V. or something, but it doesn't look like that to me. If it is true than there could be some jail time.

    They now think the boy may have fell out, or is hiding somewhere.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Yeah... I really hope he's hiding somewhere. It's gonna be really sad if he fell out.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Wow, that's crazy! Was he tryin to copy the movie "Up"?:eek:
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    This just in......he was found alive.:D


    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A 6-year-old Colorado boy feared to have floated off in a helium balloon has been found safe at his home, hiding in a cardboard box in the garage attic. Sheriff Jim Alderman turned to reporters during a news conference and held thumbs up and said, "He's at the house." Alderden said an investigator on the scene saw the boy and he was fine.
    He said the boy apparently has been in the attic the whole time.
    The boy's brother had said he saw 6-year-old Falcon Heene get in the balloon before it took off. The flight last two hours and spanned 50 miles and set off a frantic search.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Even the 6 year olds in CO want to get high.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    .....a 6 year old addict in the attic! HA!:rolleyes:
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    hope that kid gets beat within an inch of his life. and yes, i am advocating beating a child
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    I'm glad the little peckerwood is OK, I'm wondering at this point why they didn't think of looking in the attic sooner?
     
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