Video Analysis: Boston Marathon Bombing Injuries 84

By Sam Feeterson

Arrangement and analysis of still photos from the aftermath of the initial Boston Marathon bombing blast reveals incongruities in the appearances of injuries, absence of wounds where wounds should be readily observable vis-à-vis punctured and torn clothing, and possible application and donning of makeup by figures present.

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  1. Oh I forgot to mention this…in one of those videos above there is a picture of a rather beefy fellow captured in full run and his pants have large areas of missing material from the thighs on down and his shirt has the looks of being snipped by scissors ( people who sew can recognize this). I read a comment from a textile expert on another site that said this man’s pants were cut purposely because fabric rips along the direction that the threads run and will not rip diagonally across that weave. That textiles expert said this proves to him that this particular man was wearing a *costume*. And the victim really had no obvious damage under his exposed legs.

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  3. Looking at another explosion in Detroit right after the Boston incident did anybody else notice that the oil installation was called ‘Marathon’??

  4. We should all email that Rep from NH a note of encouragement . I can’t believe people could actually be blind enough to buy the store the MSM and govt are trying to sell.

  5. At the risk of belabouring the point, here’s another faker and another questionable pair.

    There’s a man in a Northeastern University sweatshirt who can be seen in the sequence of photos by Ben Thorndike. In the series of photos shown here (http://revolutioncarbadges.com/2013/04/24/high-resolution-sequence-photos-of-boston-bombing-suspect-running-away-from-scene-at-boston-marathon/), his face can first be seen in the 11th photo, number 8730 (http://revolutioncarbadges.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/img_8730.jpg) – he’s wearing sunglasses and his head appears just above the horizontal window frame, above and to the left of the man in the red jacket who seems to be trying to help a woman get up (more about them below).

    As the series of photos progresses, he joins up with a pair of women, placing his hands on their backs in a protective gesture. One appears to be the same woman later photographed helping him lift up his leg – she’s wearing the same style and colour of long sweater, though here she has sunglasses on. The two women help a woman in black get to her feet. In photo 8735, we see another man standing directly behind the man in dark glasses, facing him and apparently (based on his hand gesture) talking to him, though we can’t see their faces.

    In photo 8739, we clearly see the letters NU on his sweatshirt. For the next few photos he appears to be standing and talking to the others. Up until photo 8741, he seems completely healthy – one of the survivors.

    In photo 8742, he turns to the left (his right) and starts walking towards his position against the wall. He leans on some people and bends over. The smoke conceals what is happening. But we know he ends up in front of the candy store with his leg up in the air.

    The first time I saw these pictures, I thought there was something weird about this man’s post-blast progress from healthy to ill. But I thought that maybe he’d become faint at the sight of all that blood and had had to lie down, and the others were just helping him overcome his feeling of faintness. Lifting someone’s legs is actually recommended for this.

    But photo #10 here (http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/boston-bombs.htm) shows that this man was part of the fakery too. See the makeshift tourniquet around his lower leg.

    Well, just some more evidence.

    By the way, that woman who the man in the red jacket is trying to help up is Celeste Corcoran, of whom the Daily Mail reports: “Doctors were forced the amputate both of Celeste’s legs below the knee because they were so badly mangled in the bomb blast” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312482/Boston-bombing-Celeste-Sydney-Corcoran-recovering-hospital-room.html#ixzz2Sd1zNW3k). In the same article, her son says, “‘Once [my dad] realized she was alive, he noticed both her legs hanging on by skin. He asked a guy for a belt.” But in photo 8728 (http://revolutioncarbadges.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/img_8728.jpg), we see Celeste’s apparently unaffected left leg bent at the knee and lifted in the air.

    What actually happens is that the man in the red jacket, reported to be Celeste’s husband Kevin, helps her to a sitting position in the early photos, then holds her arm up in the air, as if trying to pull her to her feet. This continues until photo 8739, after which we see him starting to kneel down, and the window frame gets in the way. Now, I don’t know how people really react in crises. But surely it would take someone less than 20 seconds to notice that his wife’s legs had been badly mangled, and realize that trying to pull her to her feet is not a good idea?

    The couple’s daughter, Sydney, was also reported to be severely wounded in the blast. The family raised $500K in four days to cover medical bills.

    Fraud charges, anyone?

    • Please continue to belabour these points :-). This is good information to have documented. I found a later photo of the red jacket man where it looks like he’s putting a belt around her leg. Photos 5 and 6 at this link that you provided… http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/boston-bombs.htm She has her hand to her face. Wouldn’t she be screaming? And wouldn’t he be running for a doctor after seeing his wife so wounded? It feels like entering the twilight zone to look at these photos and try to see them as potentially real, maybe that’s the point…to keep us guessing and confused.

      Also, in those photos, the woman in red who became famous for her dazed look while sitting on the ground is first laying down behind Christian Williams and then she seems to be propping him up from the back (sitting back to back with him), then she is magically several feet away but still sitting.

      The daughter, Sydney, had also been severely injured in a car accident in 2011 where she had a fractured skull among other injuries.
      http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_23036408 I haven’t found anything more about her accident, but it makes me wonder what other injuries she might have already had from that.

      • I had a theory (not to be confused with the facts offered on this blog). I supposed that some of these amputees and other cast members had enormous, back breaking, family destroying, medical bills from hospital stays in the last few years. Then I imagined that someone came along and said something could be done about these bills and the best possible treatment could be delivered, but a life-long agreement would have to be come to. Someone may even have to take part in a drill and pass it off as something that actually happened.

        Just a theory I felt like sharing after reading your comment, and since people have had a hard time imagining other people committing to something like this. Believe me—getting the hoodie guy involved was easy like Sunday morning. Others’ participation may need more explaining.

      • Plus, let’s not forget the civic-minded volunteers. Check out this website for Region A Medical Reserve Corps: http://www.region4a-mrc.org/. The postings include multiple calls for volunteers to act as casualties in a “Natick Labs WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Drill” on May 9th. Apparently 24 members of the MRC did end up volunteering.

        The Medical Reserve Corps helped out as volunteers in the 2013 Boston Marathon. They might have had nothing to do with the fakery, but the MRC might be worth a bit more investigating. I found them by looking at the website of Sports Medicine Consultants, whose president is Chris Troyanos, one of the coauthors of this paper (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1305480) I’ve cited elsewhere on this site.

      • I like this tack in how to think about motivation for going along with the story. We have heard a lot too about Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where all of the amputees have gone. What I didn’t realize (because there was an older one in Boston) is that this is a brand-new facility in the Charlestown Naval Yard (near the berth of the USS Constitution!). It is designed to be interactive with the community, with tourists and shoppers. So inaugurate a new facility with an iconic event and then offer these people the very latest in prosthetic devices. Could it be that MIT is involved in their development? Yes, this is good stuff. But why introduce it in such an event? The deviousness is really disturbing – but that’s politics. War, as they say, is politics by other means. Of course there are budgetary problems in Congress holding up certain projects. So black budgets (Iran Contra anyone?) and money from defense appropriations and FEMA — could that be a way of financing some of the health enhancements? The charitable donations are up in the tens of millions already. Where is that really going?

  6. If you click on this link, here is more video of the marathon “victims:”

    If you pause the video and take a snapshot of each one and enlarge at least 400% in Photoshop, it becomes clear that the video these stills are taken from is a composite, made in layers. I would encourage each person who is interested in the matter to do just this, and you will see what I mean. The foreground people bending over to help are pasted on top of Krystle and Karen. There are jagged cuts, disappearing heads and elbows, unidentified blobs of blurred and painted-over pixels, etc.

    In one still, the lady in the army green jacket actually has three arms, and her head is mostly half-missing or just disappears and doesn’t sit on her shoulders. There are also many other odd looking artifacts and rectangles and missing parts of heads and arms and shoulders and blurs that can’t possibly be from anything other than crude Photoshop cut and paste and paint jobs.

    I have also blown up and analyzed every photo of Krystle Campbell I could find, and it turns out that in every one her head was pasted on someone else’s body. This is quite clear when the photos are blown up. Some are quite crude, others more subtle. So I was thinking, if that’s not her head then she might be either a computer-generated morphed persona, or a dead person whose image they’re using. And I thought, but if she’s in the video footage, then that can’t be. But the video footage suggests that she was not actually there, nor was Karen. They must have used pre-recorded footage of crisis actors on a set and inserted them into the middle ground of video that was shot at the marathon.

    Therefore that photo of a woman with a big chunk out of her leg on the stretcher is most likely neither Krystle nor Karen, but someone else. The prosthetic leg seems to belong to Karen, but the body looks more like Krystle. It’s possible that it’s Karen and that she was there, because we see photos of her at the hospital (I haven’t blown those up yet to see if they are real), but I don’t think Krystle exists or is alive.

    The photo of the two girls lying there with heads together, although much better done, is also a cut and paste job. Whoever played these roles must have already been amputees, because those legs are definitely fake.

    I have been disturbed by the case of Krystle because the footage of her at first seems so much less fake than the footage of Jeff, and so I thought there might be a possibility that there were both real and fake victims, and that she may indeed have died there. Also she is listed in the SSDI as having died on April 15 in Massachussetts, and when I saw that I started to doubt. But the fact that there are no real photos of her anywhere that have not been photoshopped with her head replaced or her body fakely inserted makes me certain that there is or was no such person, and that the SSDI report must have been faked.

    • I’ve also looked at these photos in great detail, as I’m sure many of us have, and I’m not seeing any of this.

      Can you post some of your enlarged images, showing the evidence of fakery? Where are the jagged cuts, for example? Which photo has the three-armed lady with her head amiss? Where are the other “odd looking artifacts” and so forth?

      Sorry to be a stickler, but just asserting that these images have been photoshopped is not evidence.

      • I have to figure out how to host the images somewhere so I can link to them, and I don’t know how to do that, which is why I suggested that others just look at them. Seeing these things requires at least some knowledge of how pixels look when enlarged in a normal photo, and what pixels look like when they have been tampered with and worked on in Photoshop. For one thing, you can’t just look at them in great detail. You have to blow them up so that you can see the pixel noise. Dead giveaways are lines that go straight down, slicing across all color information uniformly. So you have a guy in a purple shirt in one still where the purple pixels stop as if sliced, leaving off part of his shoulder, and another one where part of the lady in the khaki green jacket’s arm in sliced off vertically, clean hard cuts on the lady in pink’s back, a hard cut line around the heads of people standing in the foreground, and areas which when small look like motion blur, but when enlarged are clearly areas that have been so manually blurred as to erase peoples’ heads. Each photo has several vertical slices like this.

        Pixels in normal digital photography have what is called “anti-aliasing,” which means that the pixels of one objects blend into the pixels of another object in a sort of gradient. So, edges will never look sliced in real photography. If you have a black object next to a white object, at some point in enlarging the photo you will see black pixels, white pixels, and the anti-aliased pixels off different shades of grey blending in a diagonal pattern to make the join. Any time this anti-aliasing is missing, you know that the photo has been tampered with. In these photos the vertical slices are mostly not blended at all, and when they are they just look like a mess of nonsensical blurred and painted-over pixels which are also not anti-aliased. All in all they did a very bad job, which they can get away with in video more than in still photography because most people are not freezing and blowing up individual frames. It’s also easier to get away with this stuff when it’s very low-resolution. The still photos are much more subtle and carefully done, so I had to look sometimes for awhile to see the tampering. They counted on motion blur and smoke to excuse the mistakes in the video, and the fact that most people don’t know how to look at digital images, but I can guarantee you that these things (including the woman with three arms and the missing head) don’t happen because of motion blur and smoke. It’s nothing but a sloppy cut and paste job. What stumped me at first was that it was clear that Krystle and Karen themselves have not been tampered with in these videos, It’s the only time Krystle’s head has not been photoshopped in. The pixels in that layer are not corrupted, only in the foreground layer and in the join between that layer and the background layer, where Jeff Bauman is. So the only explanation is that that footage of the Krystle-Karen layer was shot at another time and combined with the footage of people actually at the marathon.

        If I can figure out how to host my own blown-up and cropped images and post them here I will, but in the meantime if you are able to freeze the frames in the video I posted and blow them up so you can actually detect the individual pixels, you can do the detective work yourself now that I’ve explained what to look for.

      • Hi Skeptical,

        It turns out it was not hard at all to host an image. Duh! So here is the first one:

        http://postimg.org/image/8h4h3eitb/

        And here is my analysis:

        1. Straight edge of pink vest sharply cut horizontally. (Whose back comes to a point like that)?
        2. Straight vertical cut on arm.
        3. Jagged painted outline of head.
        4. Impossible blob that’s supposed to be smoke I guess painted opaquely over fence slat and to define fake edge of pink vest.
        5-9 I’ve placed these numbers at the top right corners of rectangles with straight edges. Nothing in nature, especially not something organic such as smoke, has edges like that.
        10. Krystle’s shoulder cut off with straight edge.
        11. Bizarre brown blob of a head with sliced upper and left edges. One might say it looks like this because it’s been blown up, but note that Krystle and Karen’s heads retain real head detail at this pixel size.
        12. Grey photoshop paint blob.
        13. Crude head paste, showing head coming to a point and part of it missing.
        14. Enormously wide collar that doesn’t encompass the head and neck which are partly growing outside of it. Clear hard black outline around jacket.

        There’s more but you get the gist. I’ll post the one with three arms shortly.

      • pbutterfly2000, this is impressively careful work – but I’m afraid I can’t agree with your conclusions. The features you describe are actually downsampling artifacts. If you look at the high-resolution photos (http://revolutioncarbadges.com/2013/04/24/high-resolution-sequence-photos-of-boston-bombing-suspect-running-away-from-scene-at-boston-marathon/), most of those features just aren’t there. As for the remaining ones – the pink vest could be made of some kind of semi-rigid material that forms peaks when it bends, or maybe pink vest lady is hiding something under her jacket. The green jacket looks fine to me, just a somewhat ungainly fashion. I’ll check the one with three arms too, but I suspect something similar is going on there.

      • HI Skeptical,

        The photos you are linking to are actually of a LOWER resolution than the ones I posted. When you blow them up they become much more pixelated than the ones I linked to But even though they are much more pixelated, they don’t contain artifacts like the ones in the photos that I am referring to. They are not in fact exactly the same photos. In the photos you linked to, there are no such artifacts as the ones I have pointed out. There are no necks three times the size of a neck, no ladies with disappearing heads and three arms, no “slices” of smoke, no misaligned pixels, etc. But they are also so small that you can’t see any real detail in them about who anyone is or what’s going on. Someone messed with the photos I have pointed out. They are not the same photos. I am analyzing only the photos I am posting, which are screenshots from the video I linked to.

        Here is the lady with three arms:

        http://s22.postimg.org/yzzh1r5m9/krystle_campbell_detail_03.png

        I’ve circled the area with three arms. Most of the numbers refer to horizontal slices of smoke that slice across the entire width of the photo. #4 is a painted deformed head, #2, #3 and #5 are unidentified strange objects, and #16 is a vertical slice. I suggest you show these images to anyone you know who has experience with altering photographs in photoshop. They will see it.

      • Here is a detail from photo 8739, from the website you linked to:

        http://s10.postimg.org/hwa8m7ghl/8739_A.png

        You can see that even though it is much more pixelated and has less detail than the photos I’m analyzing, that it doesn’t have all of those bizarre artifacts and places that were painted and layered on. The edges are UNIFORMLY jagged.

      • Also I just noticed: the lady in the green jacket has a head that is composed of a paint blob at the top and one to designate a clump of hair hanging down, with a brown rectangle between. And above number 14 at her collar there is a strange black rectangle.

      • Analysis of another photo:

        http://s21.postimg.org/c0ofj5zjb/krystle_campbell_detail_02.png

        1. Fake painted arm and hand.
        2. Bizarre collar, 3 times the size of a neck.
        3. Disappearing head.
        4. Paint blobs on seat of jeans.
        5. Horizontal slice and paint.
        6. Jagged hard edge around girl.
        7-13 Superimposed rectangles (rectangles do not happen like that with natural photographs – natural photographs have anti-aliased edges so that object appears to have blended edges. Smoke does not have straight edges).
        14. Horizontal slice. Fake paint blob to right.
        15. Rectangle.
        16. Vertical slice. Note also the opaque paint blob covering part of that person’s face (smoke is not opaque).
        17. Horizontal slice. Pixels are not lined up above and below.
        18. Paint blob with odd leg slice to left.
        19. Brown paint blob with horizontal slice below.
        20. Horizontal slice above number, vertical slice to left of number. Paint right underneath number.
        21. Horizontal slice that covers entire width of photo. It goes both in front of and behind the people.
        22. Paint blob leg.
        23. White paint blob.
        24. Pixels from lady’s red jacket in from of head in foreground, with unidentified aqua pixels.

      • Dear Mr. pbutterfly2000 (and apologies if I got your gender wrong),

        I was a big fan of September Clues, their Clues Forums, and all of their nifty pixel-analysis… until I started stumbling into their disinformation and their — out of necessity to the disinfo they peddle — stilted, narrow, and unreasonable explanations for the alleged imagery tainting that they thought they were pointing out in addition to lame speculation for what really happened. They supposedly had keen eyes for detail, yet little conception of a bigger picture for why? and for what purpose? and does it jibe with other pieces of evidence? I was duped by the No Plane Theory for several years until a proper analysis of various videos compiled together proved not only a singular flight path for the 2nd 9/11 plane but also agreement with radar data. Their disinfo was only hammered home by their beliefs that none of the 9/11 imagery — including even that of the destruction and aftermath — was a more-or-less accurate depiction of reality. Nope, they couldn’t go there.

        I can only speculate on just a few of the reasons about why they created the OVER THE TOP imagery tainting propaganda. At the top of my list is that they wanted their disinfo disceet to be discovered and thereby the whole genre of imagery manipulation AND “no planes” be dismissed with prejudice. Why? Because valid instances of imagery manipulation existed (in the form of the “legends” of some of the simVictims plastered on the wall and social media). Its design-to-be-debunked hides media complicity, the concept that Shanksville had no real plane, and the Pentagon plane did a flyover (so no real plane crashed there).

        With respect to the more recent false flag operations and the role of imagery manipulation, unfortunately I view it with a jaded eye that efforts into pixel-analysis are a bit too eager. When one studies pixels, one loses sight of the big picture, literally, in addition to pictures/videos in sequence from multiple sources. Too much credit is given to the concept of someone having manipulated it, as opposed to digital technology by its very nature introducing glitches from the sampled digital resolution. [Case in point: Ma Bell used to have the best telephone network in the world: crisp, clear, and reliable. Today with my smart phone, I suffer all sorts of poor quality, poor connections, no connections, disconnections, ... Isn't technolgoy great?]

        Okay, just above, I said studying pixels can make one lose sight of the big picture. The big picture to me is that various bodies lying around and standing more than block the prying lens of cameras as to the application of special effects make-up. I find the shredded pant legs with nary associated bloody scratches pretty suspect.

        Oh and before I forget, the lady with three arms? No way. You follow the pictures in sequence you’ll see how she puts on her fashionable coat with help from others. Its style and her putting it on accounts for something you try to flag before as being too large a collar, huge next, no head, etc.

        These three images dispute your three arms theories…

        http://revolutioncarbadges.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/img_8726.jpg
        http://revolutioncarbadges.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/img_8727.jpg
        http://revolutioncarbadges.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/img_8728.jpg

        The arm in question belongs to the bearded man in black, who we’ll see later had lots of camera equipment and pant legs shredded on the seams from ankle to hip (yet no bloody scratches).

        … So… I am in disagreement with your photo analysis being significant or valid. Your focus on pixels wants to distract readers from the accurate depictions of the scene [even if acted].

        The way I see it, this event would have had too many cameras available that the perps could not control. Their best option was to have the actors clustered together, such that the fence, the smoke, and their bodies could shield prying lenses of any preparatory actions.

        //

      • Dear Senor,

        Thank you for your comments. After looking more at the photos that you and Skeptical posted and thinking it about it some more, I also think that I was mistaken in my conclusions. I too have been seduced by September Clues. I don’t necessarily know what to think about their motives and whether or not it is an attempt to provide disinformation. What I rather think is that they are attached to their theory because they discovered it, and have convinced themselves that any other theory is wrong and can’t be entertained. But if you are correct, then I guess that insisting no one died could be a way to deflect attention away from the deaths so that the criminal acts of those involved could be seen as less heinous. What is confusing is that they themselves accuse Alex Jones of perpetuating disinformation and doing what you are suggesting that they are doing. All of this makes my head spin. I really don’t know what to think about who is who and what anyone’s motives are. I do know however that September Clues seems often to be over-reaching and wrong in their conclusions. They are also very closed to seeing any victims as real victims, which seems to belie their purported attempts to “get at the truth” of what happened on 911.

        As for my theory that the photos have been painted over, I conclude that I was wrong about them being part of a layered photo where some people were filmed at another time. I didn’t see anyone else in the area that was wearing khaki that those parts of arms could belong to, but now I see what you mean. What I now think is that the photos were at such a low resolution that someone tried to “up-res” them, producing many of the artifacts I mentioned, but it also still looks to me as if a retouching occurred on the up-res where parts of the photos were misinterpreted and painted over wrong.

        I take your point about the big picture. I agree that the big picture is always most important. It seemed to me that if some were faking their injuries, then probably all were. But Krystle Campbell seemed like she could really have been killed there, and I used the September Clues logic (I discovered them very recently, since I started looking into the Boston event) to try to figure it out for myself. What is more convincing than my pixel analysis is an analysis I saw on another website – not so much the analysis itself, but comments by someone named Leo who was an EMT – who claimed that Krystle’s injuries as depicted are not consistent with someone surviving, and that her coloring is not that of a dead person. Here is the link:

        http://nodisinfo.com/Home/11202/

        I apologize for having been over-zealous in trying to play detective. This whole thing is making me quite ill, as, like the person Leo who comments on the link I provided above, I came upon all of this quite by accident and out of concern for the injuries of the people involved. It’s a lot to process in such a short amount of time, and I’m sorry if I added to the mess with my amateur analysis.

      • To me the greatest problem with the pixel analysis is that it takes us away from the genuine facts on the ground: all the lead-ups to the drama (an empty space of the explosion, the diversion of the old man falling down, the coverage ripped back only when the actors had moved into it, the make-up and faked bloody wounds, seen to be put on in real time). If you say it’s all fake, then you are removing the evidence just as surely as the perps cut down the tree outside of Forum and broke up those intact benches near Finish Line. You are wiping out actual evidence. Jeff Baumann’s phony legs are worth a million pixellated faces.

        I don’t have a total theory on the 4 9/11 planes, but to my mind they are virtually irrelevant compared to the towers and that other building dropping as they did. I don’t think we need photoshopped evidence to tell us the score on that one, or even a lot of deep forensic chemistry, what with WTC-7 and the actual pulverization of the buildings. So spare me.

      • I don’t think analyzing pixels is removing evidence. I decided that I was wrong in my analysis when I was presented with images I hadn’t seen and the possibility that some of the artifacts and oddities were from up-resing very pixelated photos, but it’s not removing anything to try to figure out what happened through the photo evidence. For instance, there is a photo of Jeff Bauman out there that is supposed to show that he had real legs before the marathon with a woman on either side of him holding a sign that says “Team Stork.” You can clearly see that this photo has been sliced. There is a different background behind the woman’s hair that is to his right that is showing through. If this is true, than it’s important forensic evidence, as well as all of the photos we have that look so fake of him with his non-bleeding stumps. And the photos we have of Krystle Campbell have been photoshopped too. The photo of her working at Summer Shack where she appears to be standing has her head sliced at the neck and the pixels don’t line up. Those photos being tampered with provides more of a case that the event was staged. But yeah, I now see that it’s a bit stupid to analyze those other photos the way I did. It doesn’t really matter when the photos or pieces of them were taken. But there are so many other strange things in the photos anyway, such as people appearing to appear and disappear, that one has to wonder a bit how so many different photos could be taken that don’t match up with each other. It was just a theory; not a very good one I admit, but not a dastardly one either. I do still think the photos have been painted on, but probably more for reasons of sharpening detail than to make a composite of images taken at different times.

      • Dear Mr. PButterFly2000,

        I totally appreciate your gracious and courageous response from May 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm. One could say, “it takes a real man [/person] to admit they are wrong.” Emphasis is on “real”, because insincere agents-with-an-agenda as well as bots do not have that ability, I’ve learned.

        And your great response from May 24, 2013 at 1:46 am to Mr. Musing demonstrates an important technique by honest seekers of truth, namely that of “mining, refining, and re-purposing nuggets of truth from disinfo sources.”

        In summary, I agree with your reasoning:

        … it’s not removing anything to try to figure out what happened through the photo evidence. For instance, there is a photo of Jeff Bauman out there that is supposed to show that he had real legs before the marathon… You can clearly see that this photo has been sliced.

        Indeed, we know that some imagery manipulation can and will happen in the process of manipulating the voyoueristic public’s emotions. As demonstrated by some [but not all] of the September Clues research into 9/11 simVictims, this tool from their bag of tricks is particularly useful in the realm of establishing the legends of actors and/or simVictims. Feeds right into social media and its manipulation, as well.

        Our challenge is to find the instances of imagery manipulation that are actual and then meaningful in terms of helping pull off a ruse, as opposed to the instances where, say, the imperfections and glitches of digital technology mislead us [and get overhyped for the nefarious purpose of getting itself debunked so that the entire genre of imagery manipulation gets a pre-mature dismissal.]

        Speaking of which, I just starting watching the video at http://nodisinfo.com/Home/11202/ … which seems to have some nuggets of truth (like the area being unoccupied, the actors moving in under the cover of smoke, preparation and the assistance of the woman in pink vest…) as well as disinfo. I think the video’s maker is mistaken with:

        - Krystle’s real versus fake torso stuff.
        - Krystle’s supposed left ankle. (It looks to me like the bare feet of someone sitting under a lady in long brown boots.)

        Here’s some things that I noticed:
        3:18 One of the X cross-beams of the scaffolding has red paint on it almost the same color as the blood on the ground. That vested lady in pink really gets around.
        3:21 The jury is still out whether the cyan shoe with foot in the lower-left is Krystle’s. When your eye scans just above that, there is something in black that is digitally smeared. That may or may not be imagery manipulation to hide a real leg. The naked foot just above that black smear comes from someone else and clearly debunks a later disinfo nugget in the video.
        3:55 The video maker does a three picture side-by-side of Krystle and hints that the third one (from the scene) isn’t here. The jaw, teeth, node, hairline, etc. to me suggest that it is.
        5:21 The video maker implies that Krystle’s left ankle is there. What I see is that the right foot labeled A is attached to the same body as the left ankle labeled in yellow, and the body isn’t Krystle’s; it is someone intertwined with a lade in long black boots.
        5:56 The video maker implies that the black bag that was emptied had a plastic torso in it [I haven't the foggiest idea of what for.] Makes more sense to me that it would have a mangled leg in it or other props for the scene.
        6:34 I could believe (maybe) that she’s strapped in a special way so that real legs are hidden under the white sheet and made to look like lumpy mattress on the gourney (sp).
        6:40 I think an important thing to note is that she is breathing and with her right hand clenching the belt of the gourney. And by 6:51, her mangled and gashed left-leg is not bleeding profusely (as I would expect, but WTF do I know… I’d probably pass out if I saw the real thing.)

        I could go on, but clearly we have nuggets of truth buried in disinfo rubble of this video, and we have to distinguish between the two.

        The second video proves imagery manipulation. It says that the media admitted to editing out gore in the picture. However, in another disinfo twist (IMHO), the video maker says the image on the left showing a horribly gashed leg is real, while the image on the right doesn’t show the gash. Yeah, well, that doesn’t make sense to me. If the lady truly had gashed legs, why would the helper in red kneel directly over that wound with the heel of his left shoe practically touching it. If I were him, that would be the injury I’d be treating, maybe by trying to stem the flow of blood by applying pressure to that big-ass artery that goes down the inside of our legs. Also, how does he keep the blood from getting all over his shoes, socks, and pants? How does he prevent himself from tracking blood all over the place? Fast-drying blood, eh?

        My belief is that the faked image is the one with the gore, although I cold see them digitally blurring the image without the gore as a pretext for getting us to believe that the gory version of the image is real.

        I’ve seen other still images and videos of this man in red and the lady in gray hoodie and black shirt. He tries to help her up, but then she sits back down. I find it curious that she didn’t register the gash in her leg until after she attempted to stand.

        … So… I lump those two video as well as the hosting blog into the category of hyped-up misanalysis. I think they are purposely distracting us so that we won’t see other things, or that we will discount all possibilities of imagery manipulation. I suspect the images of Krystle’s leg being practically ripped off and under her should top the list of those that are questioned for imagery manipulation, if the pixel artifacts offer clues.

        Have a good weekend.

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      • Sorry for being so curt with you about this analysis into which you clearly put a lot of effort. I hope you have a pleasant weekend.

  7. I do however like how Zaurus snape went about it with pointers. He’s using close-ups and analysis which allows your perceptions to deduce what is there, what is actually stipulated to be there by all parties, including the perps who have been using it as “evidence”.

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