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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Skies Don't Lie???

The father of missing Fort Collins boy "FALCON", who was thought to have been adrift in an experimental balloon he and his dad were building together, appears to partake in some other VERY interesting hobbies...

Richard Henne appears to have been affiliated with a group known as "Thepsyiencedetectives" their website now appears down or broken

(CNN) -- A balloon that was set adrift by a 6-year-old boy from his parents' Colorado home was found empty, CNN affiliate KMGH said, citing a police report.

The balloon landed south of Prospect Springs, near Colorado Springs.

The boy was not inside the helium aircraft when it landed, KMGH reported.

A sibling saw the boy get into the craft Thursday morning. Officials were concerned that the boy may have fallen out of it, an undersheriff said.

Margie Martinez of the Weld County Sheriff's Office said a sibling saw Falcon Heene climb into the basket before the balloon took off from his parents' home.

Because the door on the balloon was unlocked, it's possible the boy had fallen out, Martinez said.

The balloon appeared to be a saucer-shaped, Mylar-coated helium balloon, similar to a party balloon.

The helium balloon had been tethered to the boy's family home, the Larimer County Sheriff's Department said. The boy got into the craft Thursday morning and undid the rope anchoring it.

The department said the dome-shaped balloon is 20 feet long and 5 feet high.

"The structure at the bottom of the balloon that the boy is in is made of extremely thin plywood and won't withstand any kind of a crash at all," said Erik Nilsson, Larimer County emergency manager, according to CNN affiliate KMGH.

A dispatcher received a call Thursday morning, and emergency services personnel were contacted, Larimer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Davis said.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I knew you'd be on this one! I made some calculations (thanks to Howstuffworks) and it turns out that a 20'x5' flattened sphere filled with helium can generate 66 lb. lifting force in air, which is theoretically enough to lift a 6 year old child plus weight of balloon, which is... a funky 666 synch.

Cheers, M