EXCLUSIVE: Parallel Lines? Ctd

Another reader emails his analysis:

Hey Whaleoil crew. I am your average punter with a few clues, and I thought this might be of interest. Check out the images attached. This is my take on it.

  • The lines are not parallel on Bain’s thumb.
  • The darker line is curved at the end and both are much finer than the control group lines.
  • The lines on the control group thumbs are all in a completely different direction to those of Robin Bain. All of them.
  • The control group lines are all on the complete underside of the thumb not on the side as with Robin Bain.
  • The intensity of the lines on the control group thumbs is far greater than that of Bain’s, indicating that if these were indeed from Bain loading a magazine, then Bain would have only loaded one or two bullets at the most, otherwise the lines would have been far more pronounced and thicker, from having loaded a greater number of bullets. (at least 4)


  • I have attached an image of my own thumb, showing that I have exactly the same lines on my own thumb, as does my business partner, and I am sure as does almost everyone if they had a close look. These are natural creases in ones skin especially on fingers that are perhaps older and are dirty. Robin Bain’s hands are clearly not clean making his natural lines more pronounced, and several additional lines are visible on his fingers appearing identical to those so called Magazine marks.


The media jumped all over this, and it looks like they got shopped a dud pup by Joe Karam, but they are so used to running his lines for him they got suckered.

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