The parents behind the Balloon Boy hoax are selling the infamous aircraft for charity.
Richard and Mayumi Heene have set up the website http://www.balloonboyflyingsaucer.com/ where the balloon is being auctioned — with proceeds going to earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts in Japan.
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The couple explain in a YouTube video how the saucer works and why it originally was built it. Richard Heene also says that if the winning bidder pays $10,000 or more, they'll also receive the balloon's original plans; the winning bidder paying $50,000 or more will get photographs of the Heene family building the balloon; and the bidder who pays $100,000 or more will get a DVD of the Heenes building the craft in their living room.
Richard Heene, the father of Balloon Boy, began serving his jail sentence on Monday.
Heene reported to Colorado's Larimer County Detention Center around 8:30 a.m. local time, spokeswoman Eloise Campanella, told TVGuide.com.
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