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Richard Heene

'Balloon Boy' Doesn't Look Like THIS Anymore

OWN | Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

On October 15, 2009, the country was captivated by a boy in a balloon -- or so it seemed. That day, Richard and Mayumi Heene of Colorado, a couple who...

WATCH: Balloon Boy's Metal Band

Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment

Falcon Heene, of "Balloon Boy" fame, has a new hobby. Heene, who was famously (and falsely) reported as stuck inside a weather balloon, is now frontin...

David Moye

WATCH: Bubble Boy Dad's Back, With A New, Crazy Invention

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News

Richard Heene learned the hard way that what goes up must come down back in 2009 when he attempted to hoax the world by sending a silver helium balloo...

Own A Piece Of Bogus History: 'Ballon Boy' Trading Cards Are On Sale

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 07.25.2012 | Weird News

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards. Micha...

Balloon Boy's Dad Returns As 'Aluminum Man' In Bizarre Performance

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

Richard Heene, perhaps more famously known as Balloon Boy's dad, just can't stop. After the balloon boy incident rocketed his family to fleeting inte...

Balloon Boy Saucer To Go On Display In Colo. Store

AP | Posted 09.20.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado man who bought the balloon boy saucer says he plans to display it at his sports card store in the Denver suburb of Aurora, then c...

Balloon Boy's Parents Auction Off Balloon, Will Donate Money To Japan

AP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A silver, UFO-like helium balloon that gripped the country's attention when a couple said their son had floated away in it is b...

12 Dumb And Desperate Cries For Attention

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

People do weird things. That's a fact of life. Sometimes they do weird things just for the heck of it, but other times it's for the attention. That...

Balloon Boy Parents Extend Auction Deadline

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The former Colorado couple who told authorities their son floated away in a silver helium balloon say they're re-opening the au...

Will Texas Psychic Meet Balloon Boy Fate?

Turnstyle | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Balloon Boy's Parents Say They'll Auction The Balloon

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The former Colorado couple that told authorities their son floated away in a helium balloon have made a video saying they'll au...

Ballon Boy Dad Still Won't Admit Hoax, Plans To Sue 'Corrupt Cops'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Richard Heene, the father who orchestrated the infamous Balloon Boy Hoax in 2009, is remaining defiant almost a year and a half after he pleaded guilt...

10 Good Lessons of This Decade

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Here is my top-10 list of individuals, from Brett Favre to Dave Chappelle, who provided us with valuable lessons this decade.

Blind Anger: Balloon Boy Dad is Full of Hot Air (VIDEO)

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The shamelessly self-promoting father of the "Balloon Boy" Hoax is making another grab at the limelight. He is doing it by trying to sell us painted sticks for charity.

Douglas Bruce Hires Lawyer David Lane

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired noted Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case. Bruce, who has represented h...

Balloon Boy Family Leaves Fort Collins For Florida

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado...

Balloon Boy Family Mocked By Larimer County

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heenes have retrieved from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the balloon that captured the world's attention on a fall afternoon last year. T...

Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy's Mom, Begins Community Service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado mother who, along with her husband, told authorities that her son had flown away in a runaway balloon will be...

Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Completing Sentence At Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a runaway ball...

Balloon Boy Parents Get Balloon Back After Agreeing To Pay Restitution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After $36,000 in restitution, a 90-day jail sentence, and 10 weekends of community service, the Heene family is finally getting its balloon back. The...

Balloon Boy Dad Released From Larimer County Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax has been released from a Colorado jail to serve the rest of his sentenc...

Balloon Boy Attorneys Challenge Restitution Amount

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax said the couple should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in ...

The Balloon Man Should Have Used a Puppy?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It might have been smarter for the media-crazed Heene to have simply threatened to send a puppy up in his balloon, and you can bet he'd have gotten a lot of media attention.

Media Fight Breaks Out Outside Of Heene Home (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Those members of the media who are still actively covering the "balloon boy" saga are not going out without a fight. Literally. As the footage below s...

Balloon Boy Dad Begins Jail Sentence Monday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a...