Balloon Boy's UFO-like craft for sale

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The now-deflated balloon that floated over Colorado in 2009.

Spring Hill, Florida -- Balloon Boy's UFO-like craft is now for sale. Richard Heene, who now lives in Florida, tells 10 News he is selling the balloon through a sealed bid auction to try and raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

In 2009, the country watched as the balloon floated over Colorado. Heene said at the time he feared his son Falcon was inside the flying saucer shaped balloon.

Photo Gallery: The infamous "Balloon Boy" balloon up for auction
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The Heenes have produced a video as part of the balloon's auction.

An attorney working with the family to sell the balloon hopes they will be able to raise as much as $1-million for the relief effort.

Heene says he will not receive any money from the sale of the craft and they decided months ago to help the Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims in part because his wife has relatives in the country.

Heene tells 10 News they have already received some 6-figure bids.

The winning bidder will get both the balloon and a get a DVD of the Heene family building the craft which measures 20-feet across.

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