If thrilling, bizarre and outright odd managed to combine for a news story, it would be the “Balloon Boy” saga, which began three years ago this week. It began as the nation watched a silvery, homemade aircraft float across the sky, thinking a young boy was in it.
It turns out the aptly named boy, Falcon Heene, had been in a box in the attic the entire time. But people weren’t buying it. Soon we learned it was a hoax geared to bring notoriety to the family. Watch how this crazy story unfolded from beginning to end.