SAMENGEVAT, DIT IS GEEN ECHTE EXECUTIE. DE MAN IS ZO OPGEHANGEN, DAT HIJ FYSIEK NIETS TE LIJDEN HEEFT. HIJ DRAAGT EEN CORSET; HEEFT EEN WIT OPSTAPJE OM OP TE STAAN; EN DE ARMEN ZIJN HORIZONTAAL VASTGEMAAKT.
How exactly is he attached to the cross? Execution style? NO!
On April 24 2015 in Ukraine, allegedly a man was crucified by what seems to be militairy men. Since we do not know the origin of the video, we can not report on its meaning yet. We do have some serious questions about the authenticity.
Crucifixion is a slow death, which usually takes many hours to even several days. As the crucified is hanged by both arms (and spread), there is continuous stretch on the upperbody. This can lead to several causes of death, among which suffocation. When the feet are attached to the cross too, it will take longer to die, as the hanged man can lift himself up and release stress on the upperbody.
What did we notice about the crucifixion in the Ukraine video?
- He is hanged in a way that avoids the strech on the upperbody typical for crucifixion.
- It seems he is wearing a special harnas to assure he is properly attached to the cross.
- Despite the nails through his hands, he does not bleed.
Below we will discuss the above aspects in more detail.
1. Hanged in a way that avoids strech on upperbody
Crucifixion is a slow death. Being hanged by the hands this way, stretches the upperbody. This creates all sorts of problems that can cause death, including suffrication, heart faillure, shock, pulmonary embolism etc. The problems are more severe (and death sooner), when the feet are not attached to the cross. When feet are nailed to the cross too, a hanged man can release pressure on the upperbody every now and then, by lifting / pushing the body upwards with the feet. In this case: feet are not nailed to the cross.
The executioners made a small step on the cross (it is white in the picture to the right), for the hanged man to put his feet on! The small step is exactly where his feet are. We can only see where it is, before the cross is raised. Why would they go through the trouble of building in a small step? It releases suffering yes, but the Romans did it so the hanged man would live (suffer) longer. Why secretly release the pain, when minutes later the hanged man is “burned”? There is no reason to do so, unless the video is fake. The small step for his feet, assure there is not too much pressure on his upperbody. Again, it shows how the video is fake.
The executioners even taped the arms of the hanged man on two locations: near the wrist (to keep the hand in place) en near the shoulder (to release pressure on the upperbody). The whole idea of a crucifixion is to put pressure on the upperbody by hanging the two arms in a 70 degrees angle. By attaching the arms horizontal with support (tape) near the shoulder, there is hardly any unusual stretch on the upperbody. This is no crucifixion. They did everything to make it comfortable for the hanged man.
2. The hanged man is wearing a special harnas
This is no crucifixion. In fact, the first thing the “executioners” do when they attach him to the cross, is do something to his back. It is as if they hook a harnas between his shoulder blades to the cross. At 0:28s in the video, we even hear a click. What can that be? I am beginning to think this is when they attach the hanged man’s harnas to the cross.
We can even see small parts of the harnas, in below pictures! We can see something black just below his armpit. Moreover, at 2:49s in the video, it becomes clear they have the man’s shirt wrapped around the cross. Why would they do that? The idea of hanging someone onto a cross, is how the body is hanged by two arms, with minimum support for the rest of the body! What are they covering up? It didnot get wrapped around the cross for no reason at all. And I also noted some odd shape underneath the blue shirt, just below his ribs. He is wearing something under his blue shirt for sure.
Now that is odd! It seems these men do everything to take care of proper ergonomics. This is no execution. They do everything to make him comfortable on that cross.
When a nail is hammered through a hand, the hand bleeds. Many blood veins go through the hand: It is impossible not to damage any. Also, a hand is thin, so it will not likely be an internal bleeding. In this case we did not see any blood nor any swollen parts. So?
It again looks like a magic trick (picture to the right is a magic trick toy). In the video, it looks like half a nail attached to his hand palm. Both hands do not bleed. And remember, we did not see his hands in the entire video, untill after the “nailing him”. It seems more likely they attached half a nail with glue to his hands, before the camera work even started.
We are not convinced. And notice how the hanged man screams all he can when being hammered to the cross, while he keeps quiet when the cross is raised to an upward position. If it would be real, once they have the nail through the hand (hitting it once or twice), it would not heart that much, when the nail is hammered further down into the cross itself (no new tissue is damaged). But raising the cross will put weight on the nailed hands and that will hurt like hell for sure! (if the video would be real)