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The Cannonball Suicide Theory Debunked


6 months agoSteemit2 min read

The cannonball hypothesis is the most ridiculous theory surrounding Epstein’s alleged suicide. However, seeing as how this is forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht’s best guess on how Epstein broke his hyoid bone, I feel it necessary to debunk this theory outright. So, let’s get down to it!


  1. If you tie a sheet to the top bunk and want to jump with enough force to break your neck, you’ll first need to make sure you don’t land on your feet at the bottom of the fall.

  2. So you don’t land on your feet, you must do what we know in swimming parlance as the cannonball. That’s when you jump from a diving board and pull your legs up to your chest and hug them with your arms on the way down and into the water.

  3. To perform the cannonball maneuver, Jeffrey Epstein would have needed to jump high enough to have the time to pull his legs forward and get into the cannonball position.

  4. For the prior point to work out, there needs to be enough slack on the bedsheet and ceiling clearance to accommodate an upward jump of two or three feet. People do cannonball jumps from high dive platforms all the time. It’s possible to do it on low dive platforms too, but even low dive platforms are several feet removed from the water, so that doesn’t account for the upward portion of the jump.

  5. If you give Epstein enough slack on the bedsheet to perform a successful cannonball jump, he will end up breaking his tailbone on the fall instead of his neck.

In summary: If there is a dead body and we’re not being gaslit about its existence (which is something that I don’t have proof of), then we must conclude that Epstein died from neck compression, which means that someone strangled him to death in prison.


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