Denver, CO – Richard Henee, of Balloon hoax fame, admitted to coming from a long line of Balloon Hoaxers. In 1947, Richard’s grandfather, George Henee, decided it would be great fun to fly a UFO shaped balloon around his Roswell, NM ranch. The next day, George told the press about an alien craft in the desert and a huge government cover up. He had forced his wife and children to eat several thermometers the day before and relayed how his family had fallen ill upon visiting the UFO crash site.
The line of Henee balloon hoaxes goes back much much further. In Siberia circa 1909, Richard’s great grandfather, Alexei “Borscht” Henee, filled a massive balloon with methane and may single-heneedly have caused the Tunguska Blast. Henee also believes that Ezekiel’s Bible vision of a fiery sky-chariot was attributed to Pontius ‘Flatulentus’ Henee III.
When asked if he had any regrets about his ill-conceived endeavor, Richard Henee said “I should have used methane. But making my family subsist on burritos and warm Tab Cola for six months just didn’t cut it.” Richard corrected himself, “Well, it cut it, but not in the intended manner.”
Henee claims he’s “just getting started” and vows that the Henees will one day master the energy of the hinee, and added, “I definitely plan to go out with a bang.”