Here is a time-lapse video showing the ordeal of Nicholas White who was trapped in an elevator for 41 hours back in 1999. He went for a cigarette break at 11PM on a Friday night and was trapped in the elevator until Monday morning. The video shows his 41 hours compressed into under 4 minutes accompanied by some great piano music. He repeatedly prises the doors open (to show a brick wall) and lands up spending a lot of time sleeping.
I have been stuck in an elevator for just over an hour before, but at least people knew that I was in there. The video is extremely popular and has already been viewed 2.8 million times.
Here are some snaps from the vid for those who can’t view it.
Hour 0 (11pm Friday night) – Holding down the alarm button and hoping for help
Hour 3 (2am Friday night) – Waiting and hoping
Hour 11 (10am Saturday morning) – Catching some sleep
Hour 23 (10pm Saturday night) – Relieving himself down the elevator shaft
Hour 33 (7am Sunday morning)
Hour 41 (3pm Sunday afternoon) – Rescued…
I know you were wondering: he says that he releived himself down the elevator shaft while holding the doors open.