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Would you have jumped?

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posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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I would have sprung open my quick release paracord and found something to belay it too in an attempt getting out the window and further down to another floor. Preferably one that wasn't on fire.




posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23



I would stand on the seat of an office chair and jump. Right before it hit the ground I would jump off and land unscratched.

You would have as much chance of surviving that as you would using a cocktail umbrella as a device to slow your descent.

I know one thing, Working at those heights I would have seriously considered my own personal parachute well before 9-11. I'm a forward planner for all possible eventualities.



posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: Jess_Undefined
a reply to: skunkape23

If I am picturing this correctly. You are going to hold onto the office chair the entire way down, and right before it hits the ground, jump off said office chair? What happens if you end up upside down? If you were upright still, wouldn't you still be falling at such a speed that jumping off would still kill you? I have a lot of questions.
The last thing that would go through my mind would be an office chair.
Science, bitch.
So long Sammy, see ya' in Miami.



posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Skorpiogurl


yea, im mcguyver, i would have used all the carpets and chair material and made makeshift parachutes. also i would collect pens papers and magazine to turn into a large passenger glider with seatbelts and inflight entertainment systems for the other stranded souls.
edit on 10-12-2018 by choos because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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One telling thing is that (at least for a couple of them) there is footage of them attempting to cling to the exterior of the building before losing their grip and falling. That points to the validity of the theory that being inside the building was apparently intolerable if there was any way you could possibly get even slightly outside. I don't think they were trying to climb down the outside of the building so much as they were to just get outside to either escape the heat or the smoke. Or possibly things were falling on them inside. There was probably some of that going on.

It's hard to imagine that whoever did this (no matter what you believe) could have been so heartless.



posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 01:37 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I say yes. They probably accepted they're fate and were relieved somewhat they they're gonna die quicker than burning alive.

Has anyone else heard or know if people jumping from that high up will pass out like halfway down because the brain, or the body, cant handle the freefall speed and fast changing altitudes?
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posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 01:57 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
a reply to: skunkape23



I would stand on the seat of an office chair and jump. Right before it hit the ground I would jump off and land unscratched.

You would have as much chance of surviving that as you would using a cocktail umbrella as a device to slow your descent.

I know one thing, Working at those heights I would have seriously considered my own personal parachute well before 9-11. I'm a forward planner for all possible eventualities.




I thought that if I was ever gonna work a couple floors up I would keep a repelling gear and up higher like sky scrapers, repelling gear and two parachute.



posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: wickd_waze

If all the alternatives meant zero survival possibilities, 100mph into solid pavement would involve the least suffering by far. I'd just hope none of us ever are faced with making such a tragic decision.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: face23785

I wonder if the jumpers felt relief during their fall?


I imagine they probably did. Going from burning hotness to nice cool rushing wind must have felt wonderful albeit not for long



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: Pilgrum
a reply to: wickd_waze

If all the alternatives meant zero survival possibilities, 100mph into solid pavement would involve the least suffering by far. I'd just hope none of us ever are faced with making such a tragic decision.


I remember years ago there was a video of an actual jumpers impact up close, it seems to have been (thankfully) taken of the Internet in recent years though I am sure it is probably available on the dark web.

After seeing what happened to the body on impact I can safely say they definitely did not feel it.. *pukes*

RIP



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 05:56 PM
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It may have been the instinct of survival to get away from the intense heat. Maybe just a reflexive action to get away from the heat not a voluntary decision of whether to jump or not.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

Ran a few numbers through the calculator and your body would experience a deceleration of around 5000g on impact which means there wouldn't be enough time (less than 10 mSec) for nerves to transmit any sensation of initial contact with the ground.

So yes, it would be a completely painless way to go and much better than being burned alive or asphyxiated by thick toxic smoke if those are the only options and no chance of escape.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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I thought that if I was ever gonna work a couple floors up I would keep a repelling gear and up higher like sky scrapers, repelling gear and two parachute.
a reply to: wickd_waze

As someone trained in rope rescue is actually feasible to lower yourself down to escape, not the entire building, but several floors where stairways are clear


Lets see - 9mm static rope (smallest recommended, breaking strength 4500-5000 psi). at least 50 ft if not more (75-100), smaller length, 12-15 feet to tie a quick climbing harness (swiss seat) . Tie around waist and jump off building like Bruce Willis in DIE HARD doesn't work. several aluminum carabiners

Yea could quickly rig a system - also possible to save others by lowering them out window to floor below …...



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