So professional and amateur detectives have huddled over the Crowne Plaza demolition videos and what have they come up with? Here are the
rumors . . . er, clues!
First, mysterious Flickr member txrice123 writes:
the police are investigating a report that there may have been someone inside the structure on the fifth floor in the middle. a video taken from the face of your side (from St. Luke’s) apparently shows this person run to the edge, then run back. if you have any shots from before, you may like to look closely and send them to hpd.
The photo txrice123 is commenting on was taken from the west side of the building, and St. Luke’s is to the north, so the comment is a little confusing, no? And, uh . . . which fifth floor? The hotel had a podium.
Next, KPRC-TV keeps talking about a “shadow,” but isn’t shedding any light on the subject:
The home video showed a shadow inside the building moments before it was destroyed on Sunday.
Who knows what lurked in there?
And of course there’s the mysterious sliding door, shown enlarged above from the video in Swamplot’s earlier post. ABC13 hypes this part of the video, but neglects to point out that several gust-inducing dynamite blasts have taken place and the building has already started to rumble by the time the door starts “sliding.” Hey, isn’t a fire door supposed to close in a case like this?
After the jump, the door slides shut!
Here’s the door again just before the demo:
And then a bit later, after it’s apparently started to slide:
That is a door, isn’t it?
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