Is it a bird... is it a plane? No... it’s a bucket on a pul­ley Gra­ham is to­tally baf­fled

Paisley Daily Express - - News - David Camp­bell

A bizarre pul­ley sys­tem has ap­peared above a Pais­ley street, leav­ing res­i­dents scratch­ing their heads.

Se­cu­rity con­sul­tant Gra­ham Yuill, 49, spot­ted ropes be­tween two flats across Town­head Ter­race this week and thought he was in a pris­oner of war movie.

The so­phis­ti­cated sys­tem ap­pears to al­low a bucket to travel be­tween a third floor flat on one side of the road and a sec­ond floor flat on the other side of the road.

For­mer mil­i­tary po­lice man Gra­ham, said: “It’s like some­thing from Colditz. I have never seen any­thing like it.

“I was in the mil­i­tary po­lice, I served in North­ern Ire­land and I can hon­estly say I have never seen any­thing like it.”

Gra­ham says the sys­tem ap­peared ear­lier this week and be­lieves it was set up us­ing a cross bow.

He ex­plained: “I was sit­ting in my liv­ing room at about 1am when I head this thud and woosh like a cross bow. I never thought any­thing of it. “But they must have been get­ting the ropes be­tween the two flats. I saw it up there and was shocked.

“There is a bucket on it and it zooms back and for­ward. It’s hard to even get a pic­ture of it go­ing back and forth. But it is very clever, it’s prop­erly en­gi­neered.

“I have no idea what they are putting in the bucket, I re­ally don’t know but it can be quite heavy, it weighs the rope down and they have to tighten it. “Only in Pais­ley.” But Gra­ham, who is the founder of road safety web­site, drive­and­sur­viveon­line.com, says there is a se­ri­ous side to pul­ley.

“I know it is quite funny but there is some­thing a bit more se­ri­ous to it. Some­thing could fall out of the bucket and hit some­one. It could hit a parked car of and dam­age it.

“So there is a se­ri­ous side as well to con­sider but it is funny to see.”

String­ing it out The strange rope pul­ley runs be­tween the two blocks of flats Bizarre Gra­ham Yuill is baf­fled

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