There’s a documentary about the Balloon Boy incident coming our way soon, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. In it, we will learn that Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene is not, in fact, the world’s worst father, but actually a savior of humankind:
Steven C. Barber, a 48-year-old filmmaker, says he believes Richard Heene really thought his son was in the balloon as it spun through the Colorado skies Oct. 15. And he plans to prove it when he releases the documentary Balloon Boy: Guilty Until Proven Innocent later this year.
Barber has known Heene for more than 10 years and says he has dozens of hours of film of the backyard inventor. He compiled much of that footage to help Heene land a TV reality show.
What Heene was trying to do with the balloon, Barber says, was solve the world’s traffic problems by creating a cheap, lighter-than-air vehicle that would allow people to float over congested freeways.
Or perhaps because there really is no such thing as bad publicity.
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