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Eye of Sauron Prank
Pranksters at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recently added the Eye of Sauron to the McFarland Memorial Bell Tower. The tower looks like it was designed to host it. The Daily Illini reports that those responsible for placing the Eye on the tower remain unknown.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2008
Hah! Love it.Posted by Tah in Idaho (Yes, Idaho) on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 07:02 PM
That picture looks fake.Posted by KSho on Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 02:02 PM
It does look fake. Even the bigger version.Posted by Sakano in Ohio on Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 04:49 PM
I wonder if they played around with the picture to make it look even more Mordorish? Perhaps a fake background, or playing around with the tint, or something like that? It does almost look as though it's really just a model building. Perhaps it was just a really lucky camera shot, though.Posted by Accipiter on Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 06:47 PM
I'm guessing they altered the colors in the photo to make the sky red.Posted by The Curator in San Diego on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 02:17 AM
It's no fake. I live in Champaign and saw this last week. Here's a different pic:Posted by Juju in Illinois on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 09:31 PM
Oh and the "fake" look can be explained. The white light on the side of the tower is from lights on the ground of the construction area and as for the sky...well those are just the type of evening skies we have here in Champaign =DPosted by Juju in Illinois on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 09:37 PM
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