Hiding in plain sight
Pretend you’re walking through a forest and believe you’re completely alone. Then you hear some rustling in the bushes next to you. You freeze up though no one is there. All of the sudden, a camouflaged man charges at you. How could he have concealed himself so well? Just take a look at these hidden snipers and see if you could be fooled into thinking that no one is really there.
The Household Cavalry includes the top regiments of the British Army’s Life Guards and Blues and Royals. These army men have the honor of personally guarding the monarchs. Their ranks were once exclusively comprised of close friends of the aristocracy they were sworn to protect or other trusted members of staff. While that’s no longer the case, a spot in this prestigious guard group is still highly sought after by those in the British military.
In addition to their important royal guard duties, the Household Cavalry likes to maintain a dialogue with those who won’t ever sit on a throne or wear a crown. Members of the Household Cavalry took to the forest on the Salisbury plain back in July to educate civilians about warfare.
On Christmas morning, the HCav tweeted a photo of six of their riflemen hiding among the trees and brush. They used the photograph to test their followers “power of observation,” hoping that people would be able to pick out the snipers hiding among the foliage. They promised that the locations of all six soldiers would be revealed on the next day, Boxing Day.
People racked their brains about where the six men could be hiding because they swore that there were no people in the in image. All there is to see, allegedly, are thin, mostly bare tree and knee-high grasses.
In order to help people out with this puzzle, the HCav posted another photo hours later featuring “partially revealed” snipers. Still, it seems as though no human could possibly be hiding in the brush or behind the rather small trees.
Overnight, as users searched for the hidden men, people tried to come up with the answers. It was until Boxing Day on Dec. 26 that all was finally revealed.
If you want to find them for yourself, don’t scroll down yet!
The six men are located within the mid-line area of the photo. They were mostly hidden behind the trees and further concealed by the bushes. What really helped to conceal them was head-to-toe camouflage suits, helmets, and perhaps even face paint.
Seriously, it’s amazing what people can hide if they don’t want you to see it!
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