It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Helghast1
who is driving those unmarked Dodge chargers?FBI?
Originally posted by SaturnFX
If its a hoax:
What will happen...will there be legal consequences? Laws regarding hoaxing?
Rescuers and paramedics are with a "homemade flying saucer" that just came down in a field, but the fate of a 6-year-old who was on board is unknown.
Rescuers on the ground told their dispatcher the boy was not inside.
Officials and the boy's family had said he was in the gondola when it went airborne this morning; it's unclear what happened to the boy.
The incident started this morning in Fort Collins when the boy got into the balloon-like device built by his father and it came loose from a tether.
The balloon craft belongs to Richard Heene, whose son, Falcon, is now missing.
Officials from Larimer, Weld and Adams counties worked this afternoon with the Federal Aviation Administration and assistance
from the 9News helicopter to track the balloon and rescue the boy.
Margie Martinez, spokesperson for the Weld County Sheriff's Department, said during the flight that officials were not sure the boy was still in the balloon. She said they are sure the child was in the balloon when it took off, but that it was impossible to look into the gondola.
Richard Heene is an amateur scientist based out of Fort Collins. He and his partners call themselves the "psyience detectives."
Heene is a storm chaser who collects data to prove that rotating storms create their own magnetic fields.
He began his research in 2002 with lab experiments, then moved on to dust devils. In 2005, he flew a plane around Hurricane Wilma's perimeter.