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Old 07 August 2009, 08:10 PM
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Airplane Moon and Star Island

Comment: The photo was attached to an email that compared a series of photographs to heaven. This was one of them and I wanted to know if it was real or doctored.

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Old 07 August 2009, 08:22 PM
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At least half the picture is Molokini island, Hawaii. I have no idea were the star island came from if it is a real island at all.

ETA: Second picture down.

Found this on a quick search, Paradise on Earth?

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Old 07 August 2009, 09:50 PM
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The star island appears to made up a composite of the crescent island. Several small features appear identical to features on the crescent.
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Old 07 August 2009, 09:58 PM
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I had a serious flashback to "Beany and Cecil" and thought the photo represented No Bikini Atoll.
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Old 07 August 2009, 10:02 PM
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Found this on a quick search, Paradise on Earth?
The comments on that post are interesting. There's this odd (to me, anyway) recurring theme from people about how sad they are that it isn't real. It seems a strange thing to be sad about. I have to wonder how much of that sadness is directly connected to the desire for miraculous proof that the world has been "designed" for us. As opposed to feeling sad that something so remarkably strange is a fake.

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Old 07 August 2009, 10:38 PM
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I had a serious flashback to "Beany and Cecil" and thought the photo represented No Bikini Atoll.
Now "R A G G, M O P P" is gonna be running through my head all day.

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Old 07 August 2009, 10:42 PM
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The comments on that post are interesting. There's this odd (to me, anyway) recurring theme from people about how sad they are that it isn't real. It seems a strange thing to be sad about. I have to wonder how much of that sadness is directly connected to the desire for miraculous proof that the world has been "designed" for us. As opposed to feeling sad that something so remarkably strange is a fake.
Well, the saddest thing is that people will create hoaxes, intending to deceive other people into believing them.

But, well, yeah, it is kinda sad that such a lovely formation isn't real. It would be fun to live in a world where that might appear -- just as it is fun to live in a world with rock arches, hexagonal-pier mesas, maelstroms, cenotes, caverns with vastly ornate dripstone formations, and other wonders. Wouldn't you feel a bit sad if someone were to come forward and prove that Carlsbad or Mammoth were hand-sculpted frauds?

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