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Time flies: 3 years since 'Balloon Boy' saga

  • It began as a story to save a young boy
  • It turned out to be an elaborate hoax
  • Way Back Wednesday focuses on the story of 'Balloon Boy'

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. 

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