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