New video cites proof that viral Space Needle photos real

This man, who has not been identified, appears to be sitting on the bowl of the Space Needle when it was painted Galaxy Gold last year. Undated photo. (KIRO-TV)
This man, who has not been identified, appears to be sitting on the bowl of the Space Needle when it was painted Galaxy Gold last year. Undated photo. (KIRO-TV)

SEATTLE — Reddit user ScrawledInBlack claimed Wednesday to have video proof that photos of an illegal climb on the Space Needle were real.

An unidentified man sits at the top of CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks retweeted this image with the message, “Woah,” on Monday, May 20, 2013. That tweet was later deleted. This and other images were circulated this week on the Internet, but the person who posted them has not been identified. (KIRO-TV)
An unidentified man sits at the top of CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks retweeted this image with the message, “Woah,” on Monday, May 20, 2013. That tweet was later deleted. This and other images were circulated this week on the Internet, but the person who posted them has not been identified. (KIRO-TV)

The photos, along with images of a prohibited climb at CenturyLink Field, went viral last week after the Seattle Seahawks retweeted one of them.

Some questioned the veracity of the photos, questioning if they were created using photo editing software.

ScrawledInBlack posted a link to the new video on the Seattle Subreddit page. The video, titled “Space Needle Excerpts,” begins with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News footage about the leaked photos, along with the question, “Did it really happen?”

The video shows a man in a backpack climbing the Space Needle and walking along the top of it. The man’s face is blurred out.

“We literally walked up and started climbing,” the unidentified climber claimed on Reddit, using the name shuttersubversive. “Took the stairs most of the way. Nobody who worked for the place knew we were there.”

The video shows a man in a backpack climbing the Space Needle and walking along the top of it. The man’s face is blurred out.

“We literally walked up and started climbing,” the unidentified climber claimed on Reddit, using the name shuttersubversive. “Took the stairs most of the way. Nobody who worked for the place knew we were there.”

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