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Balloon Boy Hoax: To warn the masses about Reptilian threat?

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posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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So Gawker.com has an exclusive interview with Robert Thomas, a guy claiming to have helped Richard Heene concoct the whole balloon boy hoax. And apart from wanting to draw attention to his reality show, Thomas says Heene wanted to warn the masses about the Reptilian threat and the impending doom of 2012:


But he was motivated by theories I thought were far-fetched. Like Reptilians — the idea there are alien beings that walk among us and are shape shifters, able to resemble human beings and running the upper echelon of our government. Somehow a secret government has covered all this up since the U.S. was established, and the only way to get the truth out there was to use the mainstream media to raise Richard to a status of celebrity, so he could communicate with the masses.

As the weeks progressed, his theories got more and more extreme and paranoid. A lot of it surrounded 2012, and the possibility of there being an apocalyptic moment. Richard likes to talk a lot about the possibility of the Sun erupting in a large-scale solar flare that wipes out the Earth. It got to the point where he was really pressing me, saying we're running out of time, we're running out of time, the end of the world is coming. And we have to take necessary precautions to make sure that we're not among the majority that's going to be killed.



Heene also apparently considered using the flying-saucer shaped balloon to create a hoax that he claimed would be the "most controversial and widespread UFO news story since Roswell". Because as we all know - the best way to get the media and the public to take the UFO phenomenon seriously is to create yet another garbage hoax to add to the stinking pile that already obfuscates the truth and makes everyone involved with it look bonkers.




Can we attract UFO's with a homemade flying saucer? We will modify a weather balloon, so that it resembles a UFO and will electrically charge the skin of the craft (Biefield-Brown Effect). We will capture the footage on film, and will utilize the media as a means with which to make our presence known to the masses. This will not only provide us with incredible footage, but will also generate a tremendous amount of controversy among the public, as well as publicity within the mainstream media. This will be the most significant UFO-related news event to take place since the Roswell Crash of 1947, and the result will be a dramatic increase in local and national awareness about The Heene Family, our Reality Series, as well as the UFO Phenomenon in general.


Full Article - Gawker.com

Now first off - I'd say take some of Robert Thomas' claims with a grain of salt, because I get the sense from this article he's trying to push some of his own self-publicity (i.e. the way he endorses his website, and the fact he sold this story to Gawker). But having said that - considering all the other details of this bizarre saga so far I wouldn't be the least bit surprised by any of it.

So with that in mind I just want to say thank you very much Mr. Heene, for once again attempting to push UFOlogy forward by leaps and bounds in the eyes of the public!

The lesson here (in light of all the redundant skeptic vs. believer debate going around lately) is why focus on hard evidence and informed debate when you can just resort to a bunch of sensationalist b-$%&*&@ to get people properly educated about UFOs!!

Also way to exploit your children in the process - nice touch. I love how your incredibly intricate and devious plan was unraveled by a 6-year old.




posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Maybe that's why they're being sacrificed right now, because they brought attention to the matter, soon serious charges will probably be drafted up and the family will eventually turn out worse than Jon and Kate (Move over, you two, there are new sacrificial lambs), all broken up, talking #hit all the time, like the media reporting on them 24/7.

Besides, wasn't the balloon way too small to lift Falcon Heene anyway?



posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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I don't know if you listened to the last Hoagland interview on c2c, but he seems to think the balloon boy story was torsion field synchronicity related to disclosure!




posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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I think the smart thing to do is ignore this embarrassing mess/ Giving fools like that free attention and a stage from which to spout utter nonsense does none of us any good.

I don't know whats worse, that there re fools like him out there or that there is such a large audience that would follow him. Reptilians indeed....what a laughable joke.



posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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I guess here is to hoping that these people are brought up on charges.
I mean, it would be out of line, I suppose, to charge them for attempting to make a laughing-stalk out of the UFO field... but I could see charging them for the cost of the "rescue effort."

Hoaxers piss me off royally.



posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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Each are entitled to their own opinion. But I really think that Mr. Heene's idea to lie to the media and police about the safety of his own SON is just in awful taste... I'm sure he could've come up with a more legit way to spread his theories of doom and gloom. What an interesting world we live in.

OMNI



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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I think somebody needs to be put in a mental institution and social services need to be called.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
Maybe that's why they're being sacrificed right now, because they brought attention to the matter, soon serious charges will probably be drafted up and the family will eventually turn out worse than Jon and Kate (Move over, you two, there are new sacrificial lambs), all broken up, talking #hit all the time, like the media reporting on them 24/7.

Besides, wasn't the balloon way too small to lift Falcon Heene anyway?





I'm sorry, being sacrificed?


These people deserve every bit of scrutiny that comes their way, regardless of the motivation behind the hoax.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:30 AM
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I havn't read all the reply's, and basically skimmed thru the last several reply's. This was to give my own thought that just came to me while watching "HeadLine News" on cable...

For some reason, I feel this may be related to disclosure, but in a weird way. I dont know if this was brought up already, but why was Denver Int'l shut down because of this? Yes - the logic (because an uncontrolable balloon on the loose), but could this have been a cover-up of some sort?

There are many links, theories, thoughts, and discussions regarding the Denver Intl Airport.... but in short, up until about a 1/2 hr ago, I didnt think of it in any other way as a hoax. But something jumped out that doesnt fit right. Afterwards, my very 1st thought was this was an actual visitation, with that family as a cover-up.

What better of a diversion, really. In today's day & age, everything is (for the most part) available with a matter of minutes. Plus, the way the media has been reporting differently (in my opinion only).....

This might be seeing shadows of a cover-up to the eyes of the world, but only out of the very corner of your eye.

My 2 cents... Here's your change....



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:47 AM
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The only thing that the "Balloon Boy Incident" has done is give more strength to the UFO hoax element.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:15 AM
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Agree.

More and more we see threads and news about ufology that brings all of us (true or blind believers/skeptics) to the ground.

This was a hoax. Even CNN who is chewing on the subject is calling it a hoax, yet, we see a little path on Ufology that is actually following where this idiots (I'm sorry, can't find a better word) are saying.

Using the logic behind this, I could go to my backyard, set up a fake UFO, make the most astonishing UFO video possibly ever recorded, add a little drama to the thing, like the Spanish UFO thing, and when my hoax is discovered, I'll just rampage everyone claiming that this was just to get attention to the XPTO disclosure that will happen around XPTO in buttnowhere.

The threads about disclosure are starting to really bother me, and this new wave of people sucking money/attention out of ufology is bringing the whole subject to the ground.

We have something on the TV like "I know what I saw" that can bring some sense to some cases and subject, and it gets by without causing much impact on the general social status.

But here we have a moron that makes a fool out of everyone, letting everyone know it was a hoax, and after that we get a link to ufology, making it guilty by association.

This is just getting pathetic.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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The only thing this hoax is disclosing is the absolute desperation of some UFO believers. They are grasping at straws, thinking that any event tangently related to UFOs, no matter how remote, is somehow due to disclosure or a cover-up.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:59 AM
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was this an attempt to discredit and humiliate the UFO community?



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Assuming they get off with misdemeanor charges, which looks to be the likely outcome, they could not have asked for better publicity at any price. And the sad thing is that they will probably get the reality show they were seeking in the first place, thanks to the MSM.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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This chap has given us all a good laugh and we are all pleased his son little Falcon is safe and sound. It may have wasted a bit of time and money but thats common practise anyway
The boss of virgin Richard Branson also flew a balloon disguised as a UFO a few years ago. He landed in a field emerged in a silver suit and the police ran away. Everyone had a good laugh about it



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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As they say..only in America.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
Maybe that's why they're being sacrificed right now, because they brought attention to the matter, soon serious charges will probably be drafted up and the family will eventually turn out worse than Jon and Kate (Move over, you two, there are new sacrificial lambs), all broken up, talking #hit all the time, like the media reporting on them 24/7.

Besides, wasn't the balloon way too small to lift Falcon Heene anyway?


"Sacrificed" makes it sound as if the Heene's are some sort of victim here.

There wouldn't be any 24/7 media coverage to worry about if they didn't attempt the hoax in the first place. Whatever befalls them, they brought it on themselves. They are not the "victim".



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by reject
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was this an attempt to discredit and humiliate the UFO community?


Judging by the laughing smiley at the end of your post, I hope you are just kidding...

...Richard Heene supposedly has a history of being part of the UFO community (although perhaps not an "average member"). To suggest this is an attempt to discredit the UFO community, that would mean Richard Heene is a "plant" and was only feigning his interest in UFOs simply so he could eventually perpetrate this hoax. If this is some scheme by TPTB to discredit the UFO community, then is was an extremely elaborate and long-planned scheme.

It seems much more likely that this is exactly what it seems to be -- an oddball interested in UFOs who wanted some publicity, so he did a stupid thing.

The UFO community is not immune to having oddball people within their ranks -- every group has odd people.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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Heene Neighbor caught in a fight with journalists (or paparazzis if you want)




[edit on 20-10-2009 by Asagi]



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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I knew I saw Gawker somewhere:



Lots of related copy on this story at this site.

I missed the .com and was looking for the identification of
someone named Gawker.

Same ol' miss info gets around as thats all that is allowed by the elite.
The princess of Japan can go to Billy Meier's Star ways friends but
we can't handle it.

Heene can't enter into the inner payday of the elite.



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