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He's Baaaaack

He's Baaaaack

Balloon Boy Falcon Heene Is Now the Lead Singer of a Metal Band

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What does a now 9-year-old kid do after becoming the infamous subject of an infamous hoax? He fronts a metal band, natch.

In 2009, then 6-year-old Falcon Heene became wrapped up in an elaborate hoax staged by his parents, Mayumi Iizuka and Richard Heene. On the afternoon of October 15th, news broke that a balloon was floating over Fort Collins, Colorado, and that Falcon was trapped inside. The scoop quickly went viral, with people everywhere tuning in as the balloon swept across the skyline, squinting to try to see if there was a boy inside. Read More