Call us crazy, but before reporting our six-year-old was missing (or had up and floated away in a balloon), we might first look around our damn house.
That seems like a logical way to make sure the little guy were really on the thing before reporting it and sparking an insane, expensive media frenzy.
Immediately after Falcon Heene, a.k.a. Balloon Boy, turned up in the attic rather than inside a homemade balloon, rumors of a hoax began circulating.
Possibly for good reason!
Last night, Falc and family were on CNN, where he was asked why he didn't come out of hiding as parents searched for him (as they claim they were).
"You guys said that we did this for the show," he said.
His dad responded by saying "Man," his mom adding "No."
The Heene family: Richard, Mayumi, Ryan, Falcon and Bradford. Falcon Heene would be Balloon Boy. They were once on Wife Swap. Was the saga of Balloon Boy a hoax?
Wolf Blitzer either didn't hear what Balloon Boy said, didn't put it together or just didn't want to go there. Either way, he moved on to the next question.
The family appeared on the ABC show Wife Swap in March.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Dept. who told us they are aware of Falcon Heene's comments on "Larry King Live" tonight - and are "investigating the situation."
Cops also say they've been inundated with calls from tipsters who want to give them a heads up on the 6-year-old's "We did this for the show" quote on CNN.
Here's the video of Balloon Boy busting his parents ...