I was reading an article detailing 10 More Mysterious Conspiracy Theories (hello, nerd alert), and I didn’t even manage to get very far before I came face-to-face with my ancient arch-nemesis… spotting the difference.
Never before have I tasted the glory of besting my peers in a quick round of “SPOT THE DIFFERENCE”. No matter how hard I try, I CAN’T SEEM TO FIND THEM ALL WITHOUT
CHEATING trying extremely hard.
Crap, I hope this doesn’t speak to an early predisposition to Alzheimer’s or some other sort of mental disease…
But I’m digressing.
Behold, the very first item on the article: the Ararat Anomaly.
Have you heard of it? This is the claim that Noah’s Ark still rests in the Ararat mountains, hidden beneath a thick layer of snow and ice. The pictures that are to follow (apparently) detail evidence of the Ark’s existence to this day.
The Ararat Mountains
Evidently, from a photo like this, a large chunk of the Earth’s population (if my friends are any indication, anyway) is successfully able to identify that there is an anomaly present.
I swear I don’t see anything out of the ordinary.
In fact, if I hadn’t actually Googled this image for the purposes of this post, I could very well have been confused by this image for hours. In fact, I’m still not so sure this is a picture of mountains, much less that of the Ararat ranges…
And if you think slapping a big red arrow on it, followed by a grainy blown-up image of this alleged anomaly is going to help, well, you’ve got another think coming.
A couple of things floated into my general consciousness:
- WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT ARROW POINTING AT?
- WHAT IS THAT GRAINY BLOWN-UP IMAGE SHOWING ME?
- SPOT THE HIDDEN MICKEY!!
You could have told me that grainy blow-up was of ol’ Nessie the Loch Ness monster and I wouldn’t have been any the wiser.
And if you were thinking you would idiot-proof the image further by drawing a lurid red circle around the anomaly to REALLY highlight it… I mean… look, just save what’s left of your energy.
Despite all these reports of a “rounded elongation” that “looks man-made”, and the “smoothness” of this supposed elongation .. I JUST DON’T SEE IT. The only smooth, rounded, man-made elongation I can see is the red circle somebody drew on this image.
WHAT IS EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT?!
Can you spot the anomaly?
P.S. Happy Winter Solstice (冬至) to all the people who are celebrating it today. Fill your stomachs with tang-yuan, and have a great, disgustingly huge feast! Yum. 😀