12205 Imperial Ave., Cleveland, OH. Google Street View image from September 2009. At the time this photo was taken, the bodies of eleven murder victims were inside the house and buried in the yard.
Reaching crush depth wouldn’t be a slow crushing. Once the first deformations appear in the pressure hull, the whole thing caves very very fast, likely over the course of a couple seconds at most, depending on the pressure when it finally gives (44psi per hundred feet, at 1800 ft would yield almost 800psi, that’s a lot of pressure, and a massive release of energy once the hull finally gives.).
The strength of the hull comes from its shape more than material strength (though that does play a massive factor).
What feels slow, and would feel like an eternity, would be everything that leads up to crush depth.
The disturbing picture above is not a still shot from a horror movie, but rather is a hospital-room photo of Blanche Monnier, a French girl who was kept captive for 25 years in a padlocked, shuttered room where she was forced to live amidst pests, rats, human excrement, and filth. Her discovery occurred on May 23, 1901 after the Paris Attorney General received an anonymous letter indicating a woman was being held captive in a home located on “21 rue de la Visitation” street in a wealthy neighborhood of Poiters, France.
1. “Dear Mom, I love you with all my heart. I just wasn’t meant for this world! I hope I can find a place of peace and happiness, a place I am child enough to live, yet man enough to survive. I love you! I hope you can truly believe me. Maybe on my journey I’ll find Jesus. Pray for me mom. Pray I will find happiness. I hurt so bad inside! I want it all to go away. I want a new beginning. I am not afraid to die mom. I’m just so afraid of tomorrow!
Let me paint you a picture.
You go camping, and at mid-day you decide to take a nap in a nice little hammock. While sleeping, a tiny brown bat, in the “rage” stages of infection is fidgeting in broad daylight, uncomfortable, and thirsty (due to the hydrophobia) and you snort, startling him. He goes into attack mode.
Except you’re asleep, and he’s a little brown bat, so weighs around 6 grams. You don’t even feel him land on your bare knee, and he starts to bite. His teeth are tiny. Hardly enough to even break the skin, but he does manage to give you the equivalent of a tiny scrape that goes completely unnoticed.
(photo: Ted and Jen)
Filip Muller, is one of the rare survivors among those condemned to work in the Sonderkommando (The members of Sonderkommando, composed almost entirely of Jewish inmates, were forced under threat of death to do the most disturbing work for the SS: dispose of the countless corpses of the victims killed in the gas chambers.)
By Roger Aldridge
How do people die in motor “accidents”?
I’ll tell you.
Some people explode — like a thin plastic envelope full of offal which has been hurled against a brick wall. No pain.
They put them on a sheet of canvas and pick it up at the corners like, as one tow truck driver described it: “A tub of guts”
I haven’t seen one of these.
Others die intact. Ruptured inside, you understand, but un-harmed to look at. There may be a thin, trickle of blood from an ear or nostril.
Heavily armed gunmen attempted to assassinate Mexico City’s chief of police, Omar García Harfuch in Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City this morning. The gunmen reportedly used grenades and long weapon systems in the attack and launched the attack from a truck. Garcia Harfuch received three bullet wounds though he is stable. Initial reports suggest that two policemen were killed, two bodyguards are wounded and 12 perpetrators have been arrested at the time of writing, though details remain unconfirmed.