Balloon Boy: Q & A

22.04.2017 г.
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After "Balloon Boy: The Untold Story" was posted on the main channel there were a lot of follow-up questions.
Here's a Q & A to address some of those.
Featured: Internet Historian and Internet Herstorian.
Original video:
Link to 911 call:
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  • "Aim to make two a week" How the turntables

    Deplorable MinecrafterDeplorable Minecrafterпреди 11 дни
  • The dad was pardoned recently.

    Cj JohnboyCj Johnboyпреди 24 дни
  • Never ever get questioned without a lawyer for gods sake.

    Patrick McNeillyPatrick McNeillyпреди 25 дни
  • Excuse me mr Internet sir? 🤚🏻 You and your lady friend seem really cute together. Congratulations on being a pair of cuties.

    Thomas MylesThomas Mylesпреди месец
  • Lookin back it’s way more like 80-90% innocent 10% hoax. Tho honestly I think he’s 100% innocent.

    MrCoolSmoovieMrCoolSmoovieпреди месец
  • Reignbot??

    Erick julianErick julianпреди месец
  • It's so disgusting that cops and DA's are encouraged to throw people on jail to get promotions and money. It's their job to bring justice and find truth but that kind of motivation has corrupted them.

    Jackie89000Jackie89000преди месец
  • no wonder you americans are behind acab

    Ago TamAgo Tamпреди месец
  • Isn’t saying that it has to be a hoax because they were reality show stars a little too perfect to be true? Like obviously when you believe this to be a hoax you’re gonna connect it to the fact that they were on wifeswap.

    Tim van der OestTim van der Oestпреди 2 месеца
  • imagine a comedic memeified channel that pokes fun at stupid people and trolls on the internet reporting on fact with more honesty than actual journalists and media. what sorry state this world has plunged into....

    NexGenrationNexGenrationпреди 2 месеца
  • I'm not gonna lie but I could listen to the Internet Historian read the phone book. He could do it straight, he could do it in a funny way, and it'd be my jam

    Cida SanctusCida Sanctusпреди 4 месеца
  • But did he close the airport?

    TheGreenTaco999TheGreenTaco999преди 4 месеца
  • I have vibes from the old woman who got 3d degree burns from .m.c. d.o.n.a.l.d's coffee and almost died I looked into it and I hate Ronald even more.

    dr krack kase the 1stdr krack kase the 1stпреди 4 месеца
  • As an aside Who talks to their wife like that

    Nom du ClavierNom du Clavierпреди 5 месеца
  • So it was a civil case, not a legal one? (Sidenote: Mayumi's from Japan, which has an insanely high prosecution rate. Don't know if that factored in, but there is a different culture surrounding criminality.)

    Nom du ClavierNom du Clavierпреди 5 месеца
  • I looked into it and as far as I can tell, all criminal cases in the US require proof beyond all reasonable doubt. That's the burden of proof the prosecutors would have to achieve if the case went to trial.

    Nick AndersonNick Andersonпреди 5 месеца
  • How about the mystery of the people rigging the McDonalds monoply, who went to trial on sept 10th 2001, and the result of which is difficult to find for obvious reasons

    ned nedned nedпреди 5 месеца
  • Love this channel can’t wait for more

    HalfheartHalfheartпреди 5 месеца
  • Cops bullying foreigners (in every country) is pretty common, it’s fairly common for Russian police to get foreigners convicted for crimes they didn’t commit to meet a quota. A dirty cop is the US doing it to make himself look good should not be a surprise. That poor woman

    Christopher JamesChristopher Jamesпреди 5 месеца
  • wow this is the first unbearable vid ive seen of yours lmao i love the story but god you are smacking down and fucking chip every few min in a unedited 15 min video. fuckin eat before or after you got all damn day you fukin biscuit

    3thhackz3thhackzпреди 5 месеца
  • i dislike all vids where people choose to eat into mic no exceptions

    3thhackz3thhackzпреди 5 месеца
  • The reason why the sentences were different is good old fashioned sexism the court os full for. Women always get lower sentences for same crime.

    StrazdasStrazdasпреди 5 месеца
  • I'm sorry but it's obviously _not_ a hoax.

    Liam SweeneyLiam Sweeneyпреди 5 месеца
  • 2 a week 2 a week Man you are far off your goal tho I hope you make it because I would love that

    LocLinkLocLinkпреди 6 месеца
  • If it wasn't a hoax, why wasn't the boy in the balloon? It's like 90/10, the 10% being the kid wanted to play a joke but it went way too far, in which case it is still a hoax, but the kid did it and not his dad.

    tankninja1tankninja1преди 6 месеца
    • Because he went out? That shit happens all the time , kid goes missing, parents call the police , turns out the kid was just somewhere ovious the whole time. That isn't a hoax, just a mistake.

      Juan carlos ProvéJuan carlos Provéпреди 5 месеца
    • Semantics It's about whether richard was doing everything as a publicity stunt or whether he was doing it because he genuinely believed the boy is inside the saucer. If it's the latter, then you could define it as not a hoax because the lack of other intent Again, semantics

      Jam Ham TimeJam Ham Timeпреди 6 месеца
  • "This video took me three weeks to make." If only you could keep that production pace going...

    BecketTheHymnistBecketTheHymnistпреди 6 месеца
  • 3 years old and still relevant. Yep US Police are fucked in 2020

    Jerry VeeJerry Veeпреди 6 месеца
  • In a criminal case (which is what was threatened against the Heene's) it would be "beyond a reasonable doubt. If a lawsuit were brought in a civil case, then it would be preponderance of the evidence.

    Sam SpadeSam Spadeпреди 6 месеца
  • Thunderbolts projects channel Electric universe

    Joey OJoey Oпреди 6 месеца
  • Polygraph are useless which is why they are not admissible in court.

    KyleKyleпреди 6 месеца
  • Criminal guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal is brought by the district attorney and results in fines or jail. Civil is preponderance of the evidence. Civil can be brought by both private entities and by the city and results in a judgement. " If the city wants to recoop their loses, its civil. If the city wants to punish the actions, that's criminal.

    ragmondeadragmondeadпреди 7 месеца
  • I know it's not very professional, but it is just so infuriating to have to listen to stories about cops lying for money.

    OziTheKingOziTheKingпреди 7 месеца
  • "Give this man a lawyers diploma!" "no thanks, ill just take the doritos (crunch crunch)"

    Lynn ClaywoodLynn Claywoodпреди 7 месеца
  • The lesson from the whole situation should be this - Never talk to cops without a lawyer. Fuck people who say that this indicates guilt, you do not talk to them without a lawyer, because what happened to this family could happen to you. Never to talk to cops without a lawyer. Never.

    JedskiJedskiпреди 7 месеца
  • Did anyone else read the 5280 article? It's very suspicious.

    Alexzander KayAlexzander Kayпреди 8 месеца
  • For the love of god dude cut out the part of you eating your chips

    KnellKnellпреди 8 месеца
  • Would you change your assessment of 60/40 in favour of hoax after having done the Richard Heene follow up vid. Very nice vids btw. Very captivating.

    Feik NeymeFeik Neymeпреди 8 месеца
  • This is why I love this guy. He actually gives a fair historical analysis of these events WHILE shitposting. What originally was going to be just some jabs at some asshole turned into an unsolved mystery. He actually does his research and it's great.

    Peter DenisonPeter Denisonпреди 8 месеца
  • Absolute hate polygraph tests, I really hope we pack that pseudoscience claptrap in

    Noah WoltonNoah Woltonпреди 8 месеца

    Erik UdenErik Udenпреди 8 месеца
  • How old is internet historian?

    Woah DudeWoah Dudeпреди 8 месеца
  • Americans= "why waste so much money finding a dead kid?" British and Porteguese police force =Madaline Mccan

    ToothyToothyпреди 8 месеца
  • So if all this is true and your original video as well, why do you still lean towards Hoax over accident? You said you believed it was a hoax 60/40, and then proceded to explain all the reasons why you don't think it's a hoax, but not why you do? Cu all you did was convince me more that it wasn't a hoax. So now I am obviously extremely curious why you still lean the other way, even if its just slightly? Because in the end that would mean that even if there is a doubt, the media got it right after all. So I need reasons to believe the media more then I do Richard Healy at this point....Know what I'm saying?

    Brooke McGBrooke McGпреди 8 месеца
  • **eating noises** nope

    LKD 70LKD 70преди 8 месеца
  • would it kill you to eat your loud doritos after the Q&A?

    Jay BJay Bпреди 9 месеца
  • watching this with no context makes one extremely curious.. brb..

    YahmezYahmezпреди 9 месеца
  • Yo anybody know the song in the background?

    HillbillykittyHillbillykittyпреди 9 месеца
  • here, IH Born

    LonelyDarknessLonelyDarknessпреди 9 месеца
  • I remember seeing a video or article recently that was doing a retrospective on the 'dingo ate my baby' incident that became such a meme. The researcher discovered that it's actually possible, based on a lot of evidence that got ignored in the frenzy, that a dingo or other wild animal killed the baby. But because of the parents perceived negligence and the nature of the case everyone immediately put the blame on them. If what they said actually happened is true imagine how harrowing it must've been to lose your child, get crucified by almost the whole world, and then be turned into a meme. I think in cases like this, whether it was a hoax or not, turning it into a vicious joke against the potential victims is more harm than good. But it's the internet, so even if it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt that it wasn't a hoax, they'd still get memed to hell

    Sam LSam Lпреди 10 месеца
    • Almost my thoughts exactly on this matter. The family was Lindsey Chamberlained into a guilty verdict.

      stylesrjstylesrjпреди 5 месеца
  • >2 videos a week

    XclusivityXclusivityпреди 10 месеца
  • Who in the Reddit is the gurl?

    Fresh BoyFresh Boyпреди 10 месеца
  • Is he eating chips or something? That's hilarious

    RalphArwenRalphArwenпреди 11 месеца
  • Wait, ehy is this the oldest video visible on your channel?

    Alwin WinterAlwin Winterпреди 11 месеца
  • This case, at a minimum, should just be chucked. Whether it's a hoax or not, it was mishandled from day one.

    Blutige TränenBlutige Tränenпреди 11 месеца
  • *brings bag of Doritos to court* These guys don't know who they're messing with.

    Metallic DivinationMetallic Divinationпреди 11 месеца
  • If you ever do more videos like this, these deep investigations of mysterious internet phenomenon, think you could do a video on Nicolas Fedorov?

    Not ApplicableNot Applicableпреди 11 месеца
  • > Should the policeman be _investigated_ Investigating someone isn't dragging their name through the mud, it's checking if someone's name _should_ be dragged through the mud. In my extremely uneducated and unauthorative opinion, you've presented more than enough evidence to warrant at least a second investigation into the case as a whole, and an investigation to the officer isn't to far off as well

    MerthalophorMerthalophorпреди година
  • The one reason why to me it wouldn't make sense that this was a hoax and a "family who wanted attention" was the fact that the wife was illegal in the US. You would not want people to pay attention to you and your life if you have a loved one who can get deported.

    Six MillionSix Millionпреди година
    • Was she illegal? Others are saying she had a citizenship or a green card or something that says she's allowed to live with her husband. Just that the police were threatening to get her deported; and because of the corrupted system the red tape to get it all sorted would have taken a long time.

      stylesrjstylesrjпреди 5 месеца
  • "6mm plywood was apparently enough to hold 37 punds" Boy 5mm plywood can support my 187 something pounds (85kg), of course 6mm is enough

    Napraznicul EliasNapraznicul Eliasпреди година
  • Unless they're very short, you and I both know that you're way too much of a perfectionist to make 2 videos a week. So just do your thing (which you have been), and keep up the quality content :)

    TopazladTopazladпреди година
  • This is an extremely good video. Just one thing, please don't eat during an interview! Nothing is more distracting than listening to someone eat or talk with food in their mouth.

    Bandit BanditosBandit Banditosпреди година
  • Question why are you guying based off the polices evidence

    God InstinctGod Instinctпреди година
  • 11:25 "I couldn't figure out what any of the words were in the sentence" Well you just said the he said "Mayumi" in that sentence, so which is it? You don't know ANY of the words in the sentence, or he said "Mayumi" in it? This is obviously fake news and this man is not a reliable source.

    MonkeyJazz75MonkeyJazz75преди година
  • 13:50 *polygraphs* are fucking *broken* srly.

    Miguel SanchezMiguel Sanchezпреди година
  • I'm sure someone posted this at some point, but there are a lot of things the cops fucked up on. 1.) Polygraphs are inadmissible in court. So their use is borderline coercive means to get a confession, which is also inadmissible in court. 2.) No Japanese translator being present for a non-native English speaker is a major no-no as well. 3.) The kid doing something stupid and/or dangerous when it's all caught on camera isn't a reason to sic DHS on their parents, largely because... 4.) It isn't any investigator's job to assume guilt; It's to follow leads to whatever conclusion is most illuminating and all-inclusive for the case at hand. No credible investigator should ever allow the press to bully and intimidate any suspect, either. Those cops who were involved in this particular case are flat-out guilty of abusing their power at the very least, if not easily guilty of far worse. Someone should dig into all previous convictions attached to their arrest records. There's likely to be a lot of this kind of stuff in their past. There almost always is. That's it, for me. Thanks for the video, and no, I'm not a cop or lawyer. I just know some things through having friends who are police officers and having had a lot of things explained to me by guys who know what cops aren't supposed to be doing, that's all. That's very important information to have, and can save you a lot of hassle in your life.

    ttobinupinitttobinupinitпреди година
  • Dude the more i watch you and your channels the more i realize youre not some stupid memer, instead a dude who looks into a situation wholly with no bias then what is evident

    Mf TripzMf Tripzпреди година
  • He might make a lot of money if he succeeded in his experiments but too bad

    JACK SJACK Sпреди година
  • I SAY BOO TOO TWO quality > quantity

    FellowsirenFellowsirenпреди година
  • r/Revealing_Balloonboy/

    Jackfish The 6thJackfish The 6thпреди година
  • You're a dumbass for believeing that moron.

    Jovan JanevskiJovan Janevskiпреди година
  • You both have the same nasal laugh, which is annoying and heartwarming in same time :D

    D3w10nD3w10nпреди година
  • You missed that the first responder to the crashed balloon site attacked it with a shovel, apparently wanting to be absolutely certain the boy was dead. Or something.

    Berserkasaurus RexBerserkasaurus Rexпреди година
  • So I know you have no plans on getting a law degree, but I bet you would make a fantastic investigative journalist.

    Warded ThornWarded Thornпреди година
  • Imagine being named Falcon

    Smiley JoJoSmiley JoJoпреди година
    • And not being able to fly

      Matt ThompsonMatt Thompsonпреди година
  • You're wrong about the 60/40. It's 90/10 that Richard Heene is innocent

    Ryan LeighRyan Leighпреди година
  • I don't understand all the questions about the viability of the boy being in the balloon Whether it's a hoax or not, the boy at the end of the day was not in the balloon

    Howie JackHowie Jackпреди година
    • Whether Falcon was in the balloon or not doesn't matter as much as whether or not Richard could have THOUGHT he was in the balloon when calling the authorities.

      RRWRRWпреди година
  • Um please do consider saying umm, ah, a lot, umm ahhh less, going to, ummm be really, ahhh helpful for the um future ah going forward, ummm thanks

    Captain ItchbutCaptain Itchbutпреди година
  • your voice is sexy

    Amiibo AlecAmiibo Alecпреди година
  • ''should the police chief be investigated? no, until there's any strong evidence we shouldn't drag his name trough the mud.'' Excuse me ? do you know the meaning of investigate? it's only purpuse is to find evidence and if he comes out clean there's no mud no incovinience nothing

    tinde Kappatinde Kappaпреди година
  • The fucking chewing sounds at the end made me punch through my monitor, thanks dude.

    TintelTintelпреди година
  • In the United States, in any criminal trial, it is beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil trials, it is a preponderance of the evidence. That is part of the reason OJ Simpson won his criminal trial and lost the civil one.

    Supervillain321Supervillain321преди година
    • There were two trials. The first one was a criminalnone which would have ended with time in prison. Then there was the civil one which can only be about charges. And thats the one he lost.

      StefanStefanпреди 5 месеца
    • Supervillain321 Out of curiosity, this was a civil case?

      Daniel BaranDaniel Baranпреди 9 месеца
  • Let's be honest here. Young children are crafty people. They'll get into shit or get hold of shit despite all the effort you do prevent it. Could Falcon possibly walk into the balloon? Yeah probably. Kids will always be curious no matter how much you can prevent them from doing so.

    AvengerMKIIAvengerMKIIпреди година
  • If I’m not mistaken, it would indeed be “beyond a reasonable doubt” as it would be a criminal trial. Preponderance of the evidence only exists in civil trials. I like your journalistic integrity you expressed in the video, however there is a severe lack of llamas in the video so my final score is 1/10

    ssrulierssrulierпреди година
  • I'd say it's 70/30 that it wasn't a hoax

    pyrotechnickpyrotechnickпреди година
  • Something, something, something, dark side mayumi

    Millionaren00bMillionaren00bпреди година
  • “plead guilty or we’ll make sure your wife is deported” yeah richard didnt have much of a choice did he?

    Ham SliceHam Sliceпреди година
    • @Amy Meadows what?

      TheGreenTaco999TheGreenTaco999преди 4 месеца
    • Its an obvious case of coercion. The whole case and the officials responsible for it is rotten to the core. If anything, the whole case should be ruled as a mistrial

      EirikEirikпреди 4 месеца
    • Hunter Drone47 26 they weren’t exactly threatening to lynch her. What they did is scummy but they aren’t the fucking KKK, don’t dilute that name.

      cryamist ellimekcryamist ellimekпреди 5 месеца
    • Justice system? More like KKK!!

      Amy MeadowsAmy Meadowsпреди 7 месеца
    • Exactly! Was he supposed to have his family broken apart and have his wife taken away?

      NylaTheWolfNylaTheWolfпреди 8 месеца
  • You sound like stimpee

    Mly The MlyMly The Mlyпреди година
  • The experiment is not sound science... almost criminal...

    Gregor CoetzeeGregor Coetzeeпреди година
    • @Haritho Ihsanio if it was possible for his son to climb in the balloon then it wasn't a controlled system. The back yard is a terrible place for such an experiment.

      Gregor CoetzeeGregor Coetzeeпреди година
    • @Gregor Coetzee hmm yeah, that is weird if the experiment actually worked, what would the point for the balloon. Maybe he tried to make a camera that could fly or as an alternative from drones? Also drones aren't popular back then. I don't really know, This is just my guess. From another video of Richard Heene's in this channel, he said the balloon shouldn't have took off, he wanted to test if it can go right or left. I believe he wanted to create a control system for the balloon.

      Haritho IhsanioHaritho Ihsanioпреди година
    • @Haritho Ihsanio I mean that the experiment would have proven nothing. There are variables that need to be accounted for and kept constant for example.

      Gregor CoetzeeGregor Coetzeeпреди година
    • what do you mean

      Haritho IhsanioHaritho Ihsanioпреди година
  • Aren't cops supposed to find a motive first? What motive would they want? Fame? That's not good fame at all. Money? Not if they need to pay every single emergency service (which is absolute trash since our taxes go straight to them).

    Rem LezarRem Lezarпреди година
  • Category : Comedy

    Shi Ch4nShi Ch4nпреди година
  • pls don't eat while filming

    Luke ALuke Aпреди година
  • He's a nutty dude but I really feel bad for him, I feel like he was shit scared that his kid was dead.

    MagicalFrame9MagicalFrame9преди година
  • The thing is this. Let's assume I'm planning a hoax. What do I want? Money? Nope, you either expect to have to pay something to the state or nothing at all, but there's no way you'd expect to actually earn something. Publicity? Yeah, an inventor fucking up his experiment, then losing his temper in a very aggressive way. Great publicity. In any case, the first thing you'd do is have a lawyer ready. You'd coach your wife and sons on how to deal with the police. You'd at least inform them on how the legal system works in the US. She was utterly oblivious, they agreed to talk to the police, and when they were put under arrest they rolled with it instead of getting a lawyer there ASAP. For fuck's sake, the clip where he apologizes to the judge looks like an US soldier forcibly converting to Islam in an ISIS tape. It's straight out of a CCP trial. There's no fucking way this was a hoax.

    Zakat AlmosenZakat Almosenпреди година
  • Falcon threw up. (Eats crisps)

  • I honestly think whether it’s a hoax or not is irrelevant now. There’s so much clear evidence of the cops lying, making things up, misquoting, and just generally showing their dirtiness that this is a case of a man being railroaded by cops who wanted media attention and promotions.

    DalevisorDalevisorпреди година
    • i mean, many wrongful executions happened because the victims were forced/goaded by the police to issue a false confess.. if some policeman/investigators could condemn someone to DEATH to cut himself some slack and/or fast track his career, then stuffs like this are just tame in comparison..

      nam trịnhnam trịnhпреди 4 месеца
    • @Dalevisor well, It is also due to the Blind patronising, of American citizens.

      random Stuffrandom Stuffпреди 5 месеца
    • Nugz Ina Mug it’s not the nation. It’s the system of justice. The people, the land, all of it is mostly good. Good people. But as in every nation, those in authority tend to abuse it. We as a people have allowed it to continue for too long.

      DalevisorDalevisorпреди 7 месеца
    • Man, America sucks. I went back to watch all my favorite channels because quarantine sucks. Now I see this comment and I’m like, bro, America sucks A LOT.

      Gary GordleGary Gordleпреди 7 месеца
    • NylaTheWolf Yourself, and those close to you. Don’t rely on outside forces to keep you safe, make sure you can handle as much yourself as you can, just in case you have to.

      DalevisorDalevisorпреди 8 месеца
  • I'm at least 60% sure it's no hoax. Didn't the fact that the DHSS got an interview with the kids, separate from their parents, and the kids still denied it was all for show, convince you? And the real footage shows the Japanese wife never once described it as a hoax. You can't make me believe that lady and those kids were following a script.

    DeepSolsticeDeepSolsticeпреди година
    • Yep, their tactics are pretty transparent. They kept pressing them until they messed up. They ignored all the evidence supporting their innocence and kept investigating until they managed to coerce her into giving them something to grab onto, then they stopped investigating. It's like how the EU presents referendums. They keep asking until you give the "right" answer, then they never ask again.

      Zakat AlmosenZakat Almosenпреди година
  • If Falcon wasn't inside the balloon then how come he is called Falcon? He's named after a bird that can fly. Check mate preps

    DonkPocketsDonkPocketsпреди година
  • The criminal standard is always beyond a reasonable doubt---preponderance of the evidence is for civil cases.

    Frank CarrFrank Carrпреди година
  • After watching Heene's video on this channel I'm pretty sure he was framed

    MoondooxMoondooxпреди година
  • Internet historian, you've changed my life for the better

    Email AddressEmail Addressпреди година