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    Man Hanging Upside Down In Dense Foliage**MERGED**

    O.K. ummmmmm I had not seen this until now. I hadn't looked at the photographs in the Seattle newspaper.

    I do believe this to be a guy. One eye is open. It appears a man is standing in back of him. Alcala? You can see jeans. IMO this man is either not alive or being tortured. He seems to have reddish hair. Could this be the man holding the little boy up over his head in another photograph?

    This is #76 in the Seattle newspaper pictures. Who is he?


    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...323273/76.html
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    This is a very disturbing photo, considering where it came from.


    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...323273/76.html
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    I was just about to start a thread about this one! It's definitely an odd photo.

    I can't tell if there there's a person standing near him or if he is bending over backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyRed View Post


    This is a very disturbing photo.
    Isn't it? Unfortunately I came upon it. I took another look because I saw the man's eye. I thought perhaps it was a female from back when alot of women didn't shave under their arms. However, there's no breasts. Plus women wouldn't have under arm hair grow in that pattern.

    The other thing is could he be doing a handstand? In ratio to the guy behind him's jeans they're about even. I have a feeling this is the man with the little boy over his head. Maybe Alcala told him to do something whacky and when he had him vulnerable who knows?

    Again, horrific. Maybe we can find this man.

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    I flipped the image, cropped it a bit and made it slightly larger.
    This view is even more disturbing. (click to enlarge)
    wthf.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessunlil View Post
    I was just about to start a thread about this one! It's definitely an odd photo.

    I can't tell if there there's a person standing near him or if he is bending over backwards.
    You are right, Jess. A backbend. That's a weird place to do a back bend. Maybe he was forced?

    We don't know much if anything about Alcala's male friends. I do think you are right though. Back bend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessunlil View Post
    I flipped the image, cropped it a bit and made it slightly larger.
    This view is even more disturbing. (click to enlarge)
    wthf.jpg
    Oh Jessunlil. Not good.

    Thank you for doing that though. I think that ruled out a fun handstand.

    I know there's shadows all over the place. This Alcala had to purposely play with shadows. Had to because he s*cks as a photgrapher otherwise. Look at the guy's adams apple. Is there maybe a small hole?

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    jessunlil-thanks-what is over his right shoulder on your edit of the photo? Does that look like a person/head/hair to you?

    His face is suffused with blood like he is upside down, but from the angle of his neck and it's length, he does not look alive to me.

    I think you could argue for ligature-like marks on his neck and that shadow running down his nose to his forehead does not look like a shadow to me.

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    The original looks like a man in jeans doing a backbend, but when you crop it, man oh man.
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    If that's a man he has very long hair. But then that was the style in the 70's. And I agree with the back bend.


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    I enlarged the flipped image a bit more, I think he does have long hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessunlil View Post
    I enlarged the flipped image a bit more, I think he does have long hair.
    I agree as well.
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    Are we sure this isnt a woman? The area I circled seems a bit.. Fleshy to me?



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    It just looks like a guy doing a backbend to me -- I suspect the weird cropping is because he has his jeans unzipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    It just looks like a guy doing a backbend to me -- I suspect the weird cropping is because he has his jeans unzipped.
    I agree. I also seem to recall running across this position being called a 'bridge'.
    I think it was in a Victorian era novel.
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