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UFO flying over Denver with six year old trapped inside

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1

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    This is crazy. It seems unlikely to me that he is still breathing, unless there is a pocket of air underneath the helium right?
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 #3

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    It wasn't built with the intention of carrying people. This probably will not end well I'm afraid. Really sad.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 #4
    wow they got it down! cross your fingers i guess
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 #5
    okay now they're saying he may have fallen out of the balloon. they are saying there is no one in the balloon...
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 #6

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    Yes, it seems he fell out...now to find him, and hope for the best...jeez, this is terrible.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 #7

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    It appears the boy was on a plane (aircraft?) that was attached to the balloon when it took off.

    If the boy is not with his family, presumably he is somewhere along the path between the lauch site and the landing site. :frown:
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 #8
    I wonder how the boy got in and fell out... the entire thing was sealed including when it landed. I hope that the boy is just missing or hiding cause he's scared of getting in trouble for releasing the balloon...
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 #9

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    I heard on Fox that the boy could have gotten in through a cargo door for the basket.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 #10
    Well I still hope not :(
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 #11

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    If he would have fallen out the balloon would have risen several thousand feet in a very short time. I think he probably let the balloon go at the house, realized how much trouble he is now in, and is hiding for dear life...
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 #12
    This whole thing smells like a big hoax.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 #13

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    That would be really sick, but I have this feeling too. The family is set to reappear on a show called 'Wife Swap' where they swap spouses, and in this particular case it was between a safety nut family and a 'carefree' family. The carefree family is the one with the kid who is missing.

    At least in this case the kid is probably OK.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 #14
    Picture taken from another forum I frequent, I take no credit/blame for this:


    http://pic.phyrefile.com/d/d-/d-fence/2009/10/15/1255636533347.jpg
     
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  16. Oct 15, 2009 #15

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    It seems that an average weight for a six year old boy is about 43lbs (just a quick Google search). Would a balloon this small even lift 43lbs? It sure looks like a smallish balloon to me.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 #16
    Hopefully.

    The balloon just doesn't seem big enough to be able to lift a six year old.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 #17

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    I dunno. I saw a pretty convincing calculation on another forum that put the limit at about 70lbs.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 #18
    that was my first impression too. Did anyone actually see the kid flying in the balloon?

    Or is the kid just missing, and the balloon just flew off?
     
  20. Oct 15, 2009 #19

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    Hiding in the attic =) Good news.
     
  21. Oct 15, 2009 #20

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    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26217368-23109,00.html [Broken]
     
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