Ten years ago, on Oct. 15, 2009, an event happened here in Northern Colorado that held audiences spellbound for hours. At the center of it all — one Fort Collins family and their silver, helium-filled balloon.
We're talking about the now-infamous Balloon Boy hoax. Robert Sanchez, a senior staff writer for 5280 Magazine recently wrote about the family and the stunt. Colorado Edition co-host Henry Zimmerman spoke with Sanchez about his article covering the hoax, the family and the cultural impact 10 years later.