Alex Scoble, if you get a minute, please kindly inform your brother that I'm not some nitwit newbie that needs to be told to hide things that annoy me. I'm seriously pissed the fuck off now. Who does he think he is?? EDIT: Okay, a resolution has been reached. I'm alright for now.
Prediction: Boy never took off in balloon, but may have tried. Seems doubtful that the balloon would be strong enough to lift him, yet would only go to 8500 feet and sink so quickly without him. Here's hoping he's hiding from dad because he lost the balloon.