reply to post by ThisIsNotReality
Don't worry, i'm not going to insult or ridicule you... but I will challenge your post...
Ofcourse this is not how the flags were attached.
Why... what makes you so certain? Do you have any evidence to support your claim?
You demanded "pictures" to "prove you wrong" (which I will provide later in this post)... where are your pictures that prove my illustration
With all due respect to this explanation, it's not that plausible at all.
Why not?... in my opinion, it is definitely "plausible", despite your response, as it is basic physics in action, as my illustration showed, and an
obvious solution to the simple problem of hanging a flag (even one that I have seen before).
In fact it seems to me to be the most
plausible (which is why I posted it) based on what is visible in the videos... even probable (due to a
range of factors)... as someone else has suggested in this thread.
Again... where is your evidence, or a counter argument of a "more likely" system that may have been used?
If this were the case, not a single flag would still be hanging in the windy UK.
That comment is just facetious and completely unfounded... at the very least it should be "most flags"... not every "single flag".
Your post was essentially pure speculation, and an attack on my post without any evidence, or even a reasoned response/argument to support your
claims... which is fine... but I wasn't going to just let your response go unanswered.
As of yet, I haven't made an opinion on whether the "universe", god, some unknown alien tech that can control the wind or coincidence, or some
other supernatural or synchronous force, "made" it happen... and I will withhold judgement on that aspect... for me it was just pure coincidence.
The fact is, no-one can know if it was some unseen power that did it, though I'm happy to read reasoned speculation (that's why I'm on this
site)... it's fun to imagine and conspire... ;-j
In the following image, I have added annotation to further support my claims:
As can be seen... the entire system seems to be made entirely from standard and readily available hardware/materials, that can be purchased at any
handy-man store (u-bolts, two different sized metal tubing, eye-bolts, wire, wire-clasps, some type of hooks).
The gap between the flags and poles shows very clearly the use of two-hook system (or something very similar).
One side detaching first strongly supports the idea that it was the self weight of the flag, wrapped around the pole, that pulled it off. The timing
was the only coincidental thing.
The only thing left to question is the exact type of hook/fastener that held the flags on.
As can be seen in the following image (which only has a very small selection of possible hooks), there are many different types of "hook", many of
which would make it almost impossible for a flag to become "unhooked" unless pulled almost completely vertical, or through extreme circumstances
that couldn't have been predicted by the maker/designer of the system (like the flag wrapping "around" the pole).
Also, the need for quick and easy attachment or changing of the flags (between ceremonies, and in case of a mix-up), necessitates the idea of the most
simple of fastenings (like a hook system)... precluding the idea of a more complex fastener like a u-bolt or a carabiner (often used in sailing, or
other windy situations for flags... which would be the other options based on what is clearly visible in images of the incident).
The more time I have put into this, the more sure of the almost certainty of my original perception of the situation.
It was an amusing coincidence!
Hopefully this post, along with my original illustration, is now enough of an explanation to put the naysayers to rest. This was not a premeditated
incident in any way, shape or form.
As to whether a "higher power" had some supernatural hand in causing the coincidence... go hard with the speculation!!! That's what this site is
There may indeed have been some aspect of synchronicity involved... or... more likely it was just pure coincidence... that a lot of Americans seem to
be taking personally, an want to turn into something that it is not.
Stay aware and honest... and stuff is often pretty obvious.
p.s. Thanks for reading if you made it through this mammoth post... ;-j