The soaring silver balloon that captured the country's attention for hours yesterday also captured its imagination.
As the police investigated the apparent disappearance of 6-year-old Falcon Heene, the young boy initially believed to be trapped in a 20-foot-long "homemade flying saucer," authorities and onlookers pondered the purpose of the out of control floating aircraft.
Was the silvery balloon meant for weather forecasting? Recreation? Travel?
Falcon's father, Richard Heene, a former...Full Story