A couple of things:
- Every website that has posted this has taken it down literally hours later. I searched on the Internet for any trace of this last night and couldn't find it anywhere. There's no mention of why it's gone, but it's gone. This could be a good test to see how closely Big Brother is watching me. If it's gone tomorrow, you know why! (Note: Part of me thinks it would be pretty fun to get some "official legal letter" threatening my little Blog site. I would probably frame it and proudly display it over my mantle.)
- This doesn't prove Henry to be an Other or not. This could be Desmond's balloon from his "race around the world" story that Henry just stumbled across at some point and decided to use as his story. (Except, how would he know if Desmond had already told Jack and Co. he was in a hot air balloon? Then they would be like "Nice try Henry, heard that one before." Hmmmm...)
- This whole story surrounding the picture could be fake. The picture could be photoshopped. The picture could have come from anywhere, in relation to anything... but it has the smiley face on top, as Henry said. It's crashed in a jungle, looking like the Island on Lost, and weirdos on the Internet even confirmed (before their writings mysteriously vanished) that this would be the type of balloon that could travel across the ocean. But I leave it to you, faithful reader, to make your own judgment.
I'm such a rebel.