This is a photo from the scene of the 737 Max crash in Ethiopia. I am traveling and have no time to analyze the numbers, but did see a whole lot of eights and nine in various forms, including 35 nationalities, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 Italians, 8 Chinese, 8 Americans …
This photo struck me as odd because the soldier standing in the foreground of the upper left portion appears miniature compared to people in front of him and farther away. The pile of wreckage is remarkably small, and piled in such a manner that it appears to have been dumped off a truck. The people are mostly just standing around and looking away. No one appears to have any official function other than to just stand there with face hidden.
I am going to assume in this photo that the yellow tape has cordoned off the wreckage over the rise, unseen. Here we find a shoe front and center, obviously meant to invoke pathos. It appears to have been ripped in the process of being forcibly removed from the foot, a bloodless process, of course,
I sometimes take off my hiking boots if I am wearing them rather than packing them when flying. But otherwise I leave my shoes on. I wonder, however, if I were involved in an automobile crash, say a high-speed head-on collision, if either of my shoes would survive and be blown free of the wreckage. Imagine the amount of debris in such an event. I would guess that my shoes would be on my feet after, even as my legs would be bloody stumps.
Of course, anything is possible. I once saw an event, I forget the location, where a massive building collapsed, yet the rescuers afterward found a driver’s license belonging to an unauthorized pilot. So I suppose this shoe transported to an empty field far away from an unseen wreckage is equally as possible.
Also, look in the distant sky in this photo, you will see pigs flying.
I am just staring at the first photo as I fall asleep here … it is so easy to see at least four blends of different photos … the men in the distance viewing something else, the soldiers in the foreground (little people), the wreckage itself, which is a sore thumb standout, and the people on the right, maybe part of the people Photoshopped in with the men in the distance, but in focus as the others are blurry. Sloppy work. They are not even trying. Back in the day, JFK, man, they had darkroom magic! This is crap.
The woman in the right in the burka … for authenticity? The only woman present.