Do you remember the two pictures below that I published on January 31st? If you've been following the debate in the Comments section of the May 10th article below, you know one of our readers has taken the position that these photos were faked. What he is saying is that he knows one of the higher-up employees at Pleasure Island and that person says that Mannequins club has been locked since last October so there is no way someone could have taken these pictures this past January. The reader insists that the revolving dance floor was sold off and removed as well as all the hanging mannequins.
My response has been and remains that these pictures were indeed taken this past January, that the first one shows that the dance floor is still in there and in the background one can see a mannequin still hanging. When first published, one of our other readers wrote me via email and described what the photo headers show and that included the date taken and the camera type. Interestingly, when I point my cursor at the photos as published here, I can't view a header. Apparently some people know how to get that data. But I just pointed the cursor at the photos in the actual email from the person who sent it to me and header information does appear: Both photos were taken on 1-26-10 at 11:11pm with a Kodak camera.
To fake these photos, the provider would have had to have taken them long ago when the dance floor and mannequins were still in there AND have had the foresight to future date his camera to create headers that read 1-26-10, all to create a controversy two years later? That's absurd.
The fact is that on the night of 1-26-10 at 11:11pm, the garage door to Mannequins was open for whatever reasons, photos were taken and emailed to me and I published them. At least as of the end of January, the dance floor was still in there and one or more mannequins were in there. I think most of you would agree. Period.
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