3 Yellow BalloonsSubmitted by TommyPaine on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 15:21
Looking at the Boston Marathon photo with the guy in shredded clothes, I noticed in the original photos (not the zoomed in ones) there are 3 yellow balloons that look like they are tied to a post at Ground Zero #1 (you can see them clearly in pics #2, 3, & 4). Also, in pic #7, you can see similar yellow balloons across the street tied to the grandstand:
This video shows bomb #1 going off right at those balloons and they look like they break away as a result of the effect of the blast (see 0:10 of the video):
It does not appear there are any other yellow balloons in that area.
Then there is this pic, taken 48 minutes before blast #1 at 2:01PM (we can stamp the time by the race clock), and there are no yellow balloons anywhere:
Interesting that those yellow balloons just happen to mark Ground Zero #1, and they must have been placed there within 48 minutes of the blast.
What time did the 2 suspects arrive on the scene again?
*** UPDATE: Thanks to Bill Gillingham for pointing out that the video footage of the two bombers walking along the sidewalk ALSO includes a woman just in front of the older brother and she is carrying THREE YELLOW BALLOONS. In addition, her face is BLURRED OUT. The only two areas of that video where there is any blurring is the man in the doorway as they walk away from the camera, and the woman walking in front of the two brothers while she carries 3 yellow balloons.
Also note: Here is a video of the winner of the Boston Marathon. Go to about 4:00 of the video as he heads for the homestretch and the finish line. Notice there are no yellow balloons anywhere along the final stretch or the finish line.