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Hans57
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On my picture taking adventure the other day I meandered my way to the 14 floor of the Maccabees building. As it was under renovation I had access to all rooms and views of town. This is where I found the vortex of midtown. look at the area and buildings around the Whitney building they seem to be producing some sort of circular phenomenon. Strange?
Midtown Vortex
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Rfban
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting camera angle, I didn't see it at first. Not sure about a vortex, nevertheless nice shot.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hans57, are you referring to that darker circular area that fills most, well, maybe half of the lower right quadrant?

That is strange. Did it look that way to the naked eye too?

Woodward seems to want to avoid the vortex by orbiting around it. HA!

(Message edited by Jimaz on February 03, 2007)
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Dan
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe its a cloaking device....
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Hans57
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 3:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, when I took the picture I didn't see it. It certainly does look like Woodward is avoiding it though. It's definitely portal.
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Eric_c
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How incredibly cool...
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am really not seeing it. Simply looks like an especially smoggy day to me.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 6:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not seeing anything, either, except the usual awesome view from that building.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here:

Vortex


(Message edited by Jimaz on February 03, 2007)
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 7:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hans57, was there anything else noteworthy about that location on the 14th floor?

What would be really weird would be if some devious architect years ago actually planned all those buildings to produce this effect from that particular perspective. [Insert Twilight Zone music here.]

This would make a great clue in a detective novel, something like Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.
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Esp
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Got the vortex but I also see the face of Jesus ... anyone else?
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Hans57
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimaz, I didn't really notice anything else on the 14th floor but Eco's Foucault's Pendulum sounds amazing. I'm definitely going to look into that.
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Hans57
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw Jesus in a potato chip the other day, then I ate it.
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pray that Gannon doesn't see this thread.....
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 9:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Were you taking the picture through a window?

Older windows tend to be far from "smooth", and a lot of times trying to take a picture through them shows up all of the spots where the glass is thicker.
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Hans57
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 10:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can tell that the circle is composed of the edges of buildings, it's a completely random occurrence. I just figured it would be an entertaining subject.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Entertaining it was! Thank you so much for that, Hans57. I'll bet there are a whole lot more interesting photos like that yet to be posted.
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Wolverine
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's weird how the shapes and shadows of the buildings to do that. It's a good circle though. Perfectly rounded by the architectural features of the buildings.
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hans57,
I saw TheJesus in the Better Made Factory Store the other day. He turned my Faygo into wine.

(Message edited by Ed Golick on February 04, 2007)
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Moonwine? lol
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe photoshop did that to the image...
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Hans57
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nope, just look closer, you can tell it's jagged from the buildings.
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Ray
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

aliens
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny...I still don't see anything out of the ordinary.
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Focusonthed
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Lmichigan, I'm with you.
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Wolverine
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LMich, there is a large dark orb due to the physical shapes and shadows of the buildings. What threw me off was Hans' comment about them being "around the Whitney" which they cleary aren't (no offense).

I've exaggerated the shadow in one image, and outlined where the orb is defined by the building edges

http://www.umich.edu/~ifmuth/d arkspot.jpg

http://www.umich.edu/~ifmuth/o utline2.jpg

(Message edited by wolverine on February 04, 2007)

(Message edited by wolverine on February 04, 2007)
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Queensfinest
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 12:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, Hans57, you found your way to the 14th floor? Are you aware that the floor marked 14th in that building is actually the 13th floor!
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see it know, but it took all of those examples to help me see it. lol
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Andylinn
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 1:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hmmm.... esp was right...this is UNMODIFIED weird...

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Detroitstar
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It took the focus to see the image of JC for me to see the mystery spot! lol
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Willmess01
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Quick get to Ebay with this picture :-)
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Dougw
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This could be a nice promotional item for the Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"Midtown, with its cultural institutions and a boom in loft and condo developments, also offers tears in the space-time continuum."
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IM SOLD!!
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Hans57
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Jesus Christ, is nothing sacred with you people?

(Message edited by hans57 on February 06, 2007)
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Actually, I think you'd find a TARDIS machine located near the center of this vortex. Wrap your multicolored scarves about you and take a look....
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Zug
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 4:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just think that the Whitney is haunted, wasn't there a TV show or magazine that talked about it a few years ago.......or a raindrop on the window.
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Hans57
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What's this TARDIS machine you speak of?
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Andylinn
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

mind the pun, hans, mind the pun...
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 4:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho /gallery/tardis/index.shtml
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Speaking of Ghost(busters).... isn't that the giant Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man walking among the buildings downtown (near the Broderick Tower) on the left side of Woodward??
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Zug
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yes it is...i see the head and arm clearly
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Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lmao, Hans, who knew this shit would turn into sucha riot?
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Andylinn
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i'm still proud of my jesus work. it was my first attempt at rolling onto itsjeff's territory.
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Hans57
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You're all doing a wonderful job, each and every one of you. This is thread that stitches our blanket of love together.
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Its a forgotten Stargate! Perhaps that why they put a shrine to it on Hart Plaza....
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Esp
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I'll never drive South down Woodward the same again. I need to look up more.
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Detroitnerd
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I know a lot of people claim to see things in photos, but this is serious. If you look at this image of the vortex, I've circled in red the part worth examining more carefully. I believe that if we don't deal with this problem soon, it will suck all the life out of the city.



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Johnlodge
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Whenever debates in other threads get too intense and serious, I'm just going to come check up on this one.
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Zug
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Picture

I went back to the original photo. I saw that Jesus or Moses was already on the side of the Garfield Building. Plus I spotted a cave troll walking in sunlight down Woodward. Perhaps attracted by the vortex?
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Jimaz
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Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Interpretation Gone Wild
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Jimaz
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That "Jesus or Moses" looks more like "Bob" to me, except someone stole his pipe.

(Message edited by Jimaz on February 08, 2007)
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I see the middle finger clearly now.
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This thread made my day.
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Hans57
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This has become absurd. By the way "Bob" is amazing. I love it.
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Jimaz
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Hans57, you deserve a round of
audio/wavapplause
applause.wav (28.7 k)
for starting this thread. It has become a much-needed collaborative Rorschach inkblot test.

For more "Bob," see http://www.subgenius.com/ . Enjoy.
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Gistok
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Ya know what has stumped me the most.... why Gannon hasn't shown up here to add to the mystical mayhem... :-)
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Johnlodge
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Holy crap, I'm going to pee myself. Someone post another picture we can find stuff in.
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Michmeister
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Shit! I already threw away the leftover toast from breakfast this morning!!
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Fareastsider
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Could all of the hookers in the corridor possibly be causing this vortex?
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Hans57
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Quite possibly, I've had to turn down an unusual amount of offers recently. It seems like they're all converging a single point. Anybody seen 2010: The Year We Make Contact? They might be preparing to create some sort of binary hooker system.
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Johnlodge
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Here's a picture I took. I think I see giant robots fighting each other in it, but it could just be a raindrop or strange shadow.



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Gannon
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Who needs ME?

Y'all are doing JUST fine.


I won't get excited about time/space continuum tears until I fall into one.
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Fareastsider
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I dont see the giant robots???? can you circle them?
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Johnlodge
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I think I see them here.



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Jdkeepsmiling
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What bothers me about that pic is the way that Joe Louis looks like those triangular space ships you always see on a History channel special on alien sightings.
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Esp
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Hey I think I see Jimmy Hoffa in there.

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