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"Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:21 am

Was browsing the web when i saw this pic.
http://www.plaguepuppy.net/public_html/gallery/xrollingcloudfromtower.jpg

At first it looks innocent, just a pic of 9/11 when the tower collapses, what I dont get is the man on the building in the foreground, whats he doing?
If he wanted to see the towers hed be round the other side of the building, and howd he get there in the first place, theres a massive drop below and above him, and all the windows are shut.
im just wondering what he's doing as it looks odd from my perspective.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:24 am

BTW so I dont confuse anyone, its the "green" roofed building
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:24 am

im not sure it is a person, almost looks like an AC unit with something underneath it.
 
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:24 am

The guy on the green building?

I'd say he was just about to get his ass covered in dust and stuff!

Seriously, he could of closed the windows on his way out!?

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:25 am

What man?? i dont see one...
 
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:28 am

Hannah,

Here:



Weird I'd say anyways!!

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:29 am

Maybe he was on the roof or somewhere else close by and jumped down to where he is when he saw the tower start to come down?

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:30 am

Ah thanks...
*reminds myself to get stronger glasses*
Looks like a hanging plant to me lol
Strange indeed ...
 
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:31 am

Would you jump from a roof onto a tiny ledge with a massive drop beneath you, the window's defintely closed and it just doesnt make sense why he'd be there at all.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:31 am

Hannah, look very closely at the middle top window, he is standing on the window ledge.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:33 am

Corrr blimey, I did all that with out my glasses!!  Laugh out loud

*reminds myself to get Hannah's eyes lasered*

Harry, it's quite a big drop though!

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:35 am

Maybe the ledge was bigger than it looks? Maybe he was SpiderMan? I have no idea.  Smile

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:36 am

Aha a revelation! Spider man is caught in the act!  Wink/being sarcastic

He was trying to save people by the looks of it.

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:36 am

If you are talking about the shape on the greenish building a quick photoshop blow up makes it look more like someone standing on a ledge I can not tell if the window is open or not.

I would hve to play with the photo more to sharpen it up a bit


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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:41 am

Window definitely looks closed (can see the vertical window frame), looks like he/she is bending down talking to someone, looking at something?
No sign of any ladders or door or anything, looks to be a commercial building so im not too sure if you could open the window or not.
Saying that why would you climb onto a ledge unprotected with a huge drop below you, and why on that side of the building, since the Twin towers are on the other side..
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:42 am

On an even closer inspection, it has to be a person of some kind! I would of thought so anyway.



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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:51 am

I thought it was a man until we zoomed in on it.

I think it might be an air conditioner with diagonal braces below it. The sun is to our right in the big picture, the shadows would be correct for my guess.

Either that or one of the man's legs is not attached to his body.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:59 am

Well I see a big Air Conditioning unit on top of the roof?! That "big white box"!

Hmm, the mystery does indeed continue!

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:04 am

lol darn..thought i was onto something then lol..sure looks like a person bending down though doesnt it, had me fooled lol.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:41 am

WOW, whats so significant about that?
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:09 pm

Also if you look at the Jeep/Rover looking black car parked in a line on the right, he is boxed in by the silver car on the left and the dark car on the right...

Just an observation...  Innocent

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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:28 pm

Hey, wasn't that guy on a grassy knoll in Dallas in Nov. of 1963?!?!?!?
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:09 am

Here's my theory. The man worked in the office whose window faces the ledge. He stood on the window sill and pulled himself up onto the roof for a better view of the burning towers. Note that (1) the window sill seems high enough in relation to the roof that a reaonably limber person could use it for roof access, and (2) the buildings to the north probably would not have blocked the man's view of the burning upper stories of the WTC.
The South Tower collapsed a few second before this picture was taken, and huge smoke clouds began billowing toward the roof where the man stood. He jumped back onto the ledge, which probably is wider than it seems in the picture, frantically trying to get back into the building. While it's hard to tell for sure, it looks as if his legs are bent, as if he's just jumped down from a height of a few feet; most likely, he hung at arm's length from the edge of the roof and dropped to the ledge.
One thing that would work havoc with my theory is a closed window. Certainly, the man would not have closed the window behind him when he climbed onto the roof.* Try as I might, however, I just can't tell if the window's shut, so I'll say that it is open and the theory is still possible. Actually, even if the window really is closed, it might have been shut by another person in the office who wasn't aware that the man was on the roof.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:24 am

PROSA theory seems good.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:25 am

IF it is a person (and it looks so to me), I see nothing mysterious. Many people are mesmerised by strange and/or unexpected events and can't help but pause to view, or even go out of their way to get a better look-see.

Look at everybody who slows down their vehicle to peer at a traffic crash or an emergency situation. Look at the people so baffled by the tsunami event and stood still to watch instead of attempting to flee. Not mysterious at all, taking into account human nature. Regards...Jack
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:22 am

Here's my theory. The man worked in the office whose window faces the ledge. He stood on the window sill and pulled himself up onto the roof for a better view of the burning towers. Note that (1) the window sill seems high enough in relation to the roof that a reaonably limber person could use it for roof access, and (2) the buildings to the north probably would not have blocked the man's view of the burning upper stories of the WTC.
The South Tower collapsed a few second before this picture was taken, and huge smoke clouds began billowing toward the roof where the man stood. He jumped back onto the ledge, which probably is wider than it seems in the picture, frantically trying to get back into the building. While it's hard to tell for sure, it looks as if his legs are bent, as if he's just jumped down from a height of a few feet; most likely, he hung at arm's length from the edge of the roof and dropped to the ledge.
One thing that would work havoc with my theory is a closed window. Certainly, the man would not have closed the window behind him when he climbed onto the roof.* Try as I might, however, I just can't tell if the window's shut, so I'll say that it is open and the theory is still possible. Actually, even if the window really is closed, it might have been shut by another person in the office who wasn't aware that the man was on the roof.


I decided to test my theory as best as I could during lunch hour. I went to the area and got a pretty good look at the ledge in question, from ground level of course. The green-roofed building is 47 West Street, a sort of low-budget office building, what's known as Class B or C. As I had suspected, the ledge is much deeper front to back than is apparent in the picture, at least six feet, and getting from the window sill to the roof looks quite do-able. There's actually a waist-high iron railing around the ledge that doesn't show up in the picture, it's old-looking so it probably wasn't added post-9/11.
The one possible weakness in my theory is that it's difficult to tell whether the man could have seen the burning towers from the roof of 47 West. The brown building to its north, an apartment tower with a Washington Street address, is much closer than is apparent in the picture, basically looming over the smaller building. Even so, it's at least possible that the man had a view - or maybe he thought he would, when he went to the roof - so his presence there would not be surprising.
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RE: "Mysterious" Man Pic On 9/11

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:48 am

He is hiding from the dustwave!

I think that window is open, it probably opens from the inside and he didn't bother to pull-up the curtains in front of it.

Could it be he saw those clouds comming and thought it might be wiser to leave the building and hide on the other side away from the window (he's moving away from it). If those clouds would reach his room in there he wouldn't like it, being trapped in there. Sitting on the other side there's a whole lot of building keeping away the dust.

And that could also explain why the window would be closed (if it is, maybe we need to zoom in to see??)

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