'Balloon Boy' incident happened 7 years ago

7 years since balloon boy hoax. 9NEWS at 5 p.m. 10/15/16

DENVER - Seven years ago, viewers nationwide were fooled by the "balloon boy" hoax.

On this day in 2009, a giant Mylar balloon floated high over Colorado for two hours before crashing in a field.

Everyone thought a 6-year-old boy was inside  because his parents said so.

That turned out to be a lie that landed his parents in jail. 

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