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Boy from Balloon Incident Still Missing, but Found in YouTube Video [Updated: He's Been Found!]

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Unfortunately, Falcon Keene has not been found. The 6-year-old set off a national news frenzy today when he was thought to be in an experimental balloon flying across the Denver metro, but when it landed, no one was inside. Did he fall? Is he hiding? No one knows yet, but we hope he is alright.

This story has taken an interesting twist because of reality TV. The Keene family appeared on ABC's Wife Swap this year as a family of storm chasers. "When the Heene family aren't chasing storms, they devote their time to scientific experiments that include looking for extraterrestrials and building a research-gathering flying saucer to send into the eye of the storm," describes the TV show's website.

They also make amateur videos like the one above. It's called "Not Pussified."

Update, 3:09 p.m., PST: Falcon has been found. He was apparently found in a box in the attic of the garage.