(this is a very interesting story . . the writer may well be another exaggerating water-muddier who is there to just distract, etc . . on the other hand, it is up to you to decide what kind of information that you find credible . . I do not rule this out . . ask yourself, "what happened to the passengers of the supposed planes from 911??" . . . )
UPDATE: The original image has been destroyed by hackers, including what is posted here. The GPS format is now different. I am attempting to retrieve the original. To the people who did this, you should be dragged through the streets and LYNCHED. UPDATE: ORIGINAL EXIF FORMAT NOW RECOVERED VIA PICTURE TAKEN WITH DIGITAL CAMERA. GLITCH, IF YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL PHOTO, PROTECT IT AND GET IT TO FARGANNE. PHOTO FORENSICS DOES NOT HAVE THE REAL PHOTO. UPDATE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THIS HAS BEEN HACKED AND WIPED OUT.I could not save the original, I only transferred it to the site which subsequently got hacked to destroy the photo. This is because I am forced to work with only cyber cafe computers because mine got permanently bios hacked.
When I first confirmed the coordinates for Diego Garcia, I took a
photograph of the last portion of the Exif that was in the original
photo to help me easily compare it to what was online to confirm this
legit. The coordinates in the original were recorded three different
ways, and I only photographed the last portion of the coordinates
because I did not need it three different ways. The online postings of
the exif, supposedly from this photo, are fraudulent. The actual format
looked like this:
===> 7 18 58.30891" ==7316197
===72 25 35.55908 ==72426544
The fact that there is no way to get the image to show this way anymore
proves that someone hacked the site and destroyed the exif, so this
story could be discredited. However, I have the original photo of how
the exif displayed and I will NOT plug that card into this machine
online, I am going home, ripping the wifi out of the laptop and
preserving this. I will post it when I am done.
IMPORTANT UPDATE:Shills are now using the approach "the message is too perfect" because they can't answer to what is here. But the message is exactly what I would expect from an intelligent person who has been captured, FAKE would be: My plane was hijacked by American and British military people. I am on Diego Garcia. I have been tortured. Please help. In Philips message, he does not know where he is or who is holding him. Anyone faking the message would certainly say Diego Garcia and American/British forces. The fact that Philip does not know anything about his captors FITS TOTALLY with the message being authentic. Right now the American intelligence front is frantic on the blogs, attempting to find any way to slam this. They are testing any possible way to convince people this is not true, and will run with whatever works. Don't let that fool you, use your brain with what is here and think for yourself.
ORIGINAL POST:The blindfold: Philip claimed to be blindfolded when he sent the message. When the American military blindfolds someone, it is accomplished by putting a bag over the head that is locked so you can't get it off. This left the engineers hands free. This would have made it possible for him to pull his Iphone 5 (a fact confirmed by the Exif data) out of his butt as stated, and use the voice command ability of the Iphone to just talk to it to log in and post the message. This explains why he sent a black photo, he could not see what he was sending, he just knew he snapped a photo and sent whatever got taken.
The coordinates:When the coordinates are added to the fact that the photo's exif data does not match the Google coordinates or any other coordinates for Diego Garcia that are posted online, but is still within the boundaries of Diego Garcia, it proves that no one just pulled those coordinates off the web. It helps confirm that this was not just a hoax because the coordinates are exact to wherever on Diego Garcia the Iphone was when it took the photo.
ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS:
IBM ENGINEER TAKEN FROM HIJACKED FLIGHT 370 GOT A SELFIE OUT TO THE INTERNET.UPDATE: THE SITE GOT HACKED AND THE IMAGE HAS BEEN MODIFIED. I AM WORKING ON A WAY TO RECOVER THIS. This image, which appears black was posted as taken in a dark cell by IBM engineer Philip Wood. SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP. RIGHT CLICK IT. SELECT PROPERTIES. CLICK DETAILS, THAT REVEALS THE EXIF. Shills are saying I did not post the Exif. Shills pray for people to be stupid. NOTHING PROVES IT BETTER THAN THE ACTUAL IMAGE. THAT IS WHY I POSTED THE ACTUAL IMAGE. The picture is black because the cell was too dark, but a critical piece of information was embedded in the Exif data, the coordinates to Diego Garcia, where the picture was taken. And it's real, this is NOT a hoax. The coordinates in the picture indicate that the photo was taken within 3 miles of what Google officially gives for Diego Garcia. It is NOT EXACTLY what comes up on Google. It is off a couple miles, so NO ONE GOOGLED THIS, thus helping to confirm it's authenticity. I don't know how big the island is, but if it has a runway, that certainly fits. The picture posted with the following text: "I have been held hostage by unknown military personal after my flight was hijacked (blindfolded). I work for IBM and I have managed to hide my cellphone in my ass during the hijack. I have been separated from the rest of the passengers and I am in a cell. My name is Philip Wood. I think I have been drugged as well and cannot think clearly."
UPDATE: I put my best computer online today (serious security violation) BUT WAS ABLE TO RETINEX THE IMAGE AS A RESULT, AND YOU CAN SEE ENOUGH DETAIL TO SUPPORT PHILIP BEING DETAINED WITH A BLACK BAG OVER HIS HEAD, THE SAME WAY THE ARMY DOES IT.The retinex photo cannot be used for verification of Exif, if you check this one it will clearly say in the software tab "Gimp 2.6.12" and NOT the Iphone O.S. version, which ALL SOFTWARE DOES when it handles and saves an image. This is why I know the original is legit. Do this yourself for FREE. Download the Gimp image editor. Open the image with the Gimp. Click the colors tab. At the bottom of the list of options, you will see retinex. Set retinex to Scale: 133, Scale division 1, and dynamic to 0.0. Retinex squeezes everything out of an image that can possibly be seen, and it is my opinion that it does reveal enough.
Normally, a lens will vignette the corners, and put the least amount of light in the corners. But Retinex shows clearly that the corners of the image are brighter, and the center is dark. THAT would be caused by a black bag over Philip's head.