Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Mystery man scales London's tallest building


Posted on Monday, 8 July, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

The Shard is a formidable sight in the heart of London. Image Credit: CC BY-2.0 EEPaul
A daredevil free climber was spotted climbing up the outside of the Shard without any safety equipment.
The unnamed man, who started his ascent of the skyscraper's outside wall around 5am this morning, was captured on camera by stunned onlookers who couldn't believe what they were seeing.

Standing at over 1,000ft high, the building - which is the tallest in the UK - is a challenging climb, not only due to its sheer size but also because its exterior is mostly made up of panes of glass.

Nonetheless, this didn't seem to stop the mystery climber from attempting the stunt anyway.

It wasn't long however before authorities got wind of what was happening.

"Police were called at 05:15hrs on Monday, 8 July following reports of a 'free-climber' on the Shard," the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement on Twitter. "Emergency services attended and the man went inside the building where he was spoken to by officers. He was not arrested."

As things stand, the identity and motives of the climber remain a complete mystery.


Source: Washington Post | Comments (6)

Tags: The Shard, Free Climber

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Desertrat56 on 8 July, 2019, 16:55
So he isn't really a mystery man as the police know who he is.  They just aren't releasing his name.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Essan on 8 July, 2019, 18:01
Name is George King .... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7223611/Daredevil-spotted-scaling-1-000ft-tall-Shard.html
Comment icon #3 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 8 July, 2019, 18:18
**** that... Hell no.
Comment icon #4 Posted by AllPossible on 8 July, 2019, 22:43
Bond, James Bond.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible on 8 July, 2019, 22:43
Powers, Austin Powers.
Comment icon #6 Posted by pixiii on 9 July, 2019, 7:02
aka...."Thrillseeker Extraordinaire"  I'm so petrified of heights, I could never do something like that.  I get scared when I reach about half way up a lstandard A-frame ladder.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6546957
274097
181852

 
33ft 'frozen dragon' pterosaur found in Canada
9-16-2019
Palaeontologists have identified one of the largest flying creatures ever to live on planet Earth.
'Extraterrestrial highway' sign is taken down
9-16-2019
A world-famous sign situated near the secretive Area 51 facility has been taken down by local authorities.
Rare, bizarre fish caught off Norwegian Island
9-16-2019
One angler got the surprise of his life recently when he reeled up this alien-like fish with huge bulbous eyes.
CIA declassifies Cold War spy animal files
9-15-2019
Newly released documents have revealed how the CIA used birds and other animals during the Cold War.
Stories & Experiences
A poltergeist eye witness
9-1-2019 | Iran, Kermanshah
 
A visit from beyond
8-20-2019 | Australia
 
A strange voice
8-5-2019 | St. Catharines Ontario.
 
House vibrates
7-20-2019 | Northern part of lower Michigan
 
Sudden writing on hand
7-20-2019 | England
 
 
Spontaneous exorcisms
7-5-2019 | Ontario
 
A call from 'The Lobster'
7-5-2019 | Russia
 
Witnessing tree spirits
6-25-2019 | Ontario
 
I didn't move my blankets
6-25-2019 | Spring, TX
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
Posted 8-8-2019 | 5 comments
The late Carl Sagan delivers this moving monologue about our place in the universe.
 
How do you move a 13-ton Sphinx ?
Posted 7-3-2019 | 2 comments
A look at how the Sphinx of Ramses II was moved at Philadelphia's Penn Museum.
 
'Deleting' disease using CRISPR
Posted 6-15-2019 | 5 comments
A look at science's goal of eliminating genetic diseases using gene-editing techniques.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ