image 8

Q4T
Visit The Secret Wiki.

image 8

Postby Egbert » Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:27 pm

Image

As I recall, there are letters or numbers hidden in the branches and leaves in this picture.  I don't have my book right now, but can anyone make out what the letters and numbers are?
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Tue May 13, 2003 3:42 pm

I believe this image falls under the following theme:

July?(can't see a time)
Ruby
Larkspur? Water Lily? (can't see a flower)
Arabian Theme
"The Ruby out of Araby:
Scarlet of the desert sky at dawn."

It's definitely a ruby in the pic, and definitely an arabian theme.  There is no flower in the pic that I can see.  However, there are towns in California and Colorado named Larkspur.   8)
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:34 am

I was searching for things with 92 steps, in trying to figure out Verse 8.  There are quite a bit!  The most notable is "El Castillo" in Mexico (it IS in North America):http://www.mexperience.com/inmexico/photos/10chichen.htm
Please take a moment to look at the pictures of the nearby columns --- they look strikingly similar to Image 8.

However, if you look at the verse, it appears that after climbing these 92 steps, you then continue your journey.  So, with "El Castillo," or any structure that has 92 steps on it, you have nowhere to go --- so it seems that the verse does not apply here.  
However, I posted the link since the columns look very similar, and the idea of the Arabian fairies coming to Mexico seems to fit.  Also, if the authors of the book were going to hide 12 treasures in North America, they would probably hide at least 1 in Canada and 1 in Mexico.  Just my thoughts.
Last edited by Egbert on Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:40 pm

Since we are talking about Image 8 matching with Verse 8, just figured that I would post questions about Image 8 in this thread.  There is apparently something which may be a modern art sculpture on the right side of the picture, disguised to look like a sand dune, I guess.  It would be nice if that sculpture was somewhere around Hermann Park.

There is also something next to the column with the camel on it.  A large sundial?  Any ideas?  Boy, that highres pic feature would come in handy here...... (hint, hint) ;)

As for the stone floor, good catch on the lines resembling RR tracks.  But what about that one by itself in the lower left?  hmmm.  Also, if you notice, there is a clear demarcation of gray stones (the genie side) from the tan stones.  Perhaps this is some geographic outline?
Last edited by Egbert on Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:43 am

check my post earlier for what I can find in the trees:

Here's a link to train 982 in houston

http://www.rypn.org/TRPA/http://www.ci. ... tory3.html

I'm going to try to take a drive out there this weekend.

Picture 8 seems to hold promise - animals (zoo) waterspout

also, on the stones, by the waterspout, could the crosshatching be rail road tracks?

In the tree, on the left side, there looks like a number 8.  In the tree, there is clearly a 95.  in the right side, there looks like a 9 and maybe a 6 (96) or 9E.  at the top of the tree, there is a space that looks like an N or S or Z or 2.  Or maybe I am just seeing things.
wilhouse
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:49 am

a couple comments to Egberts post (I have the book and can get a clear picture of it)

what looks like a modern art sculpture is the side of the dune.  I don't know if it's intentional or not.

There is a big granite globe in the park that looks similar to the globe in the picture.

There is a split stone on the left and grey stones vs. tan stones.  I can't see a meaning, but perhaps when I go there I can look around.
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:08 am

Here is an excerpt from a travel site.  There's a sundial there.  

Hermann Park, three miles south of downtown, is a pleasant green space with its own Japanese meditation garden. Exhibits on natural history at its excellent Houston Museum of Natural Science (Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 11am–6pm; $4, free Thurs 9am–noon) include the recently renovated Hall of Earth Science, with its fascinating spangly array of gems and minerals. The Cockrell Butterfly Center (additional $3), is a giant three-story greenhouse where you can walk among lurid exotic butterflies as they flutter around an artificial waterfall, and even watch them emerge from their cocoons. There’s also an IMAX theater (hourly Mon–Thurs 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–10pm, Sun noon–8pm; $6), a stunning gem collection, a good coffee shop and a sundial fountain lapping a map of the Texas coastline. The park is best avoided at night.
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:58 am

It's the c o ckerell butterfly exhibit.
Last edited by Mark Parry on Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby Dan Amrich » Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:29 pm

I am slowly working on a collection of very high-res scans of the paintings, and as soon as I have it completed, I will find a place to offer it for download for everyone. But I will make a point that the next one I do is 8 so you can all get a clear look.  :)
It's been an anticlimax since I found it. --Ken Thomas
User avatar
Dan Amrich
Moriarty
Moriarty
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:47 am
Location: Los Angeles CA

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:18 am

since I am hooked on 8, I'll post what I see here in Dan's high res scan.

from the left side, the 8 in the tree may be a G or a Y. It does not have a closed top. It might be an 8.

There's a clear 95, perhaps 951 or 957. Maybe even a 5 as a fourth number.  A stretch would be an 8 as a fifth number.

A z or n or n the tree at the top, with a 30 below it.

Possibly a big 7 on the right side as part of the tree.  Below it a 9 with perhaps a 6 or an E.

I can't find anything in the stones, hills or pillars.
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:19 am

Thanks for all the pics, Wilhouse!  I was hoping you'd have more pics of the area near the miniature trains, though, and the "4 alike" trees.  I would also be interested in hearing what you can see from the miniature train area.  I am still unclear on the layout.  The verse says "step across" and don't lose perspective, so it sounds that it is leading you over a RR track right near the mini train.  What else is in that area?

Did you happen to see anything which resembled the raised blocks in the middle of the picture?  or the modern art sculpture on the right?  or the blue and tan stones?
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:22 am

there are some good maps posted in this and verse 1 discussions to get a good general image.

I plan on going back and filling in a bit.

Picture this.  Stand facing north.  about 50 feet behind you is the zoo. behind you about 5 feet and to your right about 5 feet is the snow cone stand. Directly to your right is the 982 train.  further to your right (about 50 feet) is the miniature train station. to your left is mcgovern lake. you can see most of what I just said from the first several pictures I posted.

walk straight ahead to go into the forresty area.  go about 1/8-1/4 mile north to get to the SH monument.  there is a street separating the monument from the forresty area.  the train tracks are the LAST thing you step over before hitting the street.

as you walk through the forresty area to the street, you go by the pioneer monument and it's two fountains.

the train goes all the way around and through the park. the entire train ride (which I went on and costs $2) lasts a good 10 minutes.  I have a map I will scan that shows the route.

it will be very hard to take a picture of the 4 trees while construction is going on because the construction interferes with the view.

I saw nothing like the abstract art or raised stones.  the coloration could be the boundary between the lake and grass.

there are literally hundreds off trees in the park, many instances of 4 trees in a clump, if you will, where the treasure could be in the middle of the clump. However, I will not dig in any of these spots until I assure myself that I know what the small, split, 3 winged and spare means.

if you look carefully at the modern art in image 8, it is really a cut view of the mound / hill. Not sure it means anything, but who knows.
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:32 pm

walk straight ahead to go into the forresty area.  go about 1/8-1/4 mile north to get to the SH monument.  there is a street separating the monument from the forresty area.  the train tracks are the LAST thing you step over before hitting the street.
the train goes all the way around and through the park. the entire train ride (which I went on and costs $2) lasts a good 10 minutes.  I have a map I will scan that shows the route.


Thanks for the description --- that helps a lot.  As for stepping over the tracks, wouldn't you be able to step over them wherever they are?  It seems that the verse wants you to step over them where the big train and the mini train are.  In your example, what about walking to your right, past 982?
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Re: image 8

Postby wilhouse » Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:29 pm

that's an interesting thought.  you can't really step over the 982 tracks as they only exist under the train.  you can step over the mini train tracks by the 982 train.  but it is right next to the parking lot.  I will take some pictures of this next time I go.

wilhouse
wilhouse
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:00 am

Re: image 8

Postby Egbert » Mon May 03, 2004 10:37 pm

Using Fox's latitude/longitude theory, Houston's is 30 x 95.  Both numbers appear in the trees.  The 30 is in the dark part of the tree, to the right of the 95.

Wilhouse, when are you going again?
"Fairy tales can come true --- they can happen to you --- if you're young at heart."
User avatar
Egbert
Watson
Watson
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon May 06, 2002 11:10 pm

Next

Return to The Secret

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: burnstyle, Kang and 6 guests