|So, I researched this story. I wanted to know the truth, or something close to it. Is this jetpack thing an elaborate hoax? I love the Weekly World News crazy stories, and sometimes I really want to believe them. Did they actually report news this time? The story got around and finally landed on the desk of some CNN reporters. Here's a video of what they have to say. Notice how they dig into the story, look at facts, do some math, and clear up a few things for us. Hopefully.