It's been a wild 24 hours for Falcon Heene and his family. Yesterday morning, Richard Heene reported to authorites that he believed his six-year-old son had climbed into a homemade experimental weather balloon, untethered the rope, and was floating uncontrollably thousands of feet above northern Colorado. An anxious search operation had a nation glued to their televisions, watching the tiny silver balloon bobbing and spiraling at speeds up to 50 mph. However, when the craft was recovered...Read Full Story
Falcon Heene is probably in some pretty deep trouble. The 6-year-old thought to be aboard a hot air balloon filmed flying through the sky in northern Colorado before it crash landed Thursday was on the ground the whole time. Falcon was found hiding in a cardboard box in the attic of his family's home in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Denver Post reports. "He's been located! He's alive! He's at the house," Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said. "Apparently, he's been there the whole time...Read Full Story
Richard Heene (From his MySpace.com profile)Richard Heene is the father of Falcon Heene, the 6-year-old who floated away in a hot air balloon that Richard build on Oct. 15, 2009. Richard Heene was previously known for the daredevil tactics he employs when researching tornadoes and other storm-related phenomena. Heene, a featured team member of the Psyience Detectives (thesciencedetective.com) is seen riding a small motorcycle into a dust devil in one video for the purpose of recording...Read Full Story
Falcon Heene, along with his brothers Bradford and Ryo and his parents Richard and Mayumi Heene, were featured on the ABC reality show Wife Swap on October 3, 2008. The family was noted for their adventurous ways -- dad Richard is a storm scientist who would pull his kids out of school to go on storm chasing missions, according to ABC. As a result of their fast-paced lifestyle, Wife Swap showed the Heene's to be a chaotic household. The kids had bad table manners, and since Richard was...Read Full Story
Richard Heene, an amatuer scientist and professional storm chase, was building in his backyard. Today, that project turned into potential tragedy, as Falcon Heene, his six-year-old son, climbed into a hot air balloon his father built, untethered the rope holding it to the ground, and floated away into the sky. Now deputies and authories are left wondering how exactly to get the boy back down. According to sherrif deputies, Falcon Heene is in a craft with the potential of acending to 10...Read Full Story
Falcon Heene is the 6 year old boy who is currently floating in a homemade hot air balloon over the state. His father is Richard Heene. Find more Falcon Heene news and information here.