For the Heene family, being featured on an episode of Wife Swap wasn’t quite enough fame. The eccentric parents, Richard and Mayumi, were known for their wild antics and storm chasing hobby; but their fame in 2009 shifted focus when one of their sons, Falcon, allegedly took off in a silver, homemade balloon shaped like a flying saucer. Reaching altitudes of nearly 7,000 feet or 2,130 meters, panic gripped the American population as the boy’s safety became top priority. When the balloon finally landed after a 50 mile journey, it was found that the boy was not inside. Fear turned to outrage when it was found that Falcon was safe and sound, hiding in the attic of his house. When asked in an interview with Wolf Blitzer why he was hiding, the boy outed his parents, claiming it was all done for a show.