“Balloon Boy” Dad Says It Was Never a Hoax

On October 15, 2009, news broke of a giant runaway balloon with Richard and Mayumi Heene’s 6-year-old boy, Falcon, trapped inside. But when the balloon fell from the Colorado sky, no boy was found. Instead, he was hiding in the attic of his family’s garage. Public concern quickly turned into suspicion when it was revealed that the Heene family appeared on the ABC show Wife Swap.

Nearly five years later, the family maintains its innocence. Watch as the boy’s father explains why he felt he had to plead guilty. Plus, take a look at Falcon’s new musical venture in “Heene Boyz-The World’s Youngest Metal Band.”


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