A fake !!!
October 19, 2009 3:31am CST
I can't believe the boy in the ballon was a fake. The nation took time out to hold their breath while this ballon touch down. Only to realize it was a trick just to get a reality show. Wow !!!
• United States
19 Oct 09
At first I was shocked to hear this story. My boyfriend told me about it and I was in awe and grateful that no child was hurt in this incident. But the moment I saw the story for myself and recognized the family from Wife Swap (Yes, I actually saw an episode with them) I completely lost all faith in it being a real story. The episode with them in it was just horrible. The guy yelled all the time and was completely eccentric so I had no faith it was a real story. And low and be hold it wasnt. I hope someone presses charges because thats wrong. It was just a publicity stunt. Which is ridiculous because apparantly they were on wife swap twice and already have a 3rd shot at getting back onto the show. So what more publicity to these people need?
19 Oct 09
I saw this story from when it was first broadcast on television. I guess we can all be thankful that the father did not stuff the child into the balloon and send it aloft. It took a while for the truth to come out, I think a lot of people were quite suspicious of this happening, and I think the whole story has not yet been told. I guess people want to be famous now with reality shows, American Idol, and YouTube where obscure individuals can get their own show or become famous for 15 minutes like Jon and Kate and their eight children. I never watched the show and never knew who these people were but apparently they made millions of dollars out of this stupid show. Now I have to sit through the Saga of their divorce and I do not really know who they are, they certainly are not my friends.