Edgar Allan Poe's Own Balloon Hoax May Have Inspired Jules Verne

Many were shocked when it was revealed that Falcon Heene's fictitious balloon ride was nothing more than a fame-grabbing hoax, but this is hardly the first time that a fake tale of a high-flying balloon captured people's imaginations. In 1844, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a detailed piece about famed balloonist Monck Mason'sā€¦ » 10/20/09 4:27pm 10/20/09 4:27pm

Balloon Boy Found Alive

Wonderful news! Falcon Heene has been found alive and at home. He was never in the balloon. We are overjoyed. But urge everyone with experimental science projects PLEASE ā€” safety first. [MSNBC] » 10/15/09 3:21pm 10/15/09 3:21pm

The Family Behind The Balloon Boy

While authorities still search for Colorado's Falcon Heene, and we dearly hope he turns up unharmed, we wondered why the Heenes constructed this contraption in the first place ā€” and uncovered Mr. Heene's attempt to prove there's life on Mars. » 10/15/09 2:17pm 10/15/09 2:17pm

6-Year-Old Stuck In Giant UFO Balloon 2,500 Feet Over Colorado UPDATE

Police in Fort Collins, Colorado are desperately attempting to save a 6-year-old boy who floated away in a 20-foot homemade balloon. Officials are figuring out how to remove the boy, stranded in the sky, without "ripping the balloon to shreds." » 10/15/09 12:30pm 10/15/09 12:30pm