In 1977 in Lake Arthur, New Mexico (just 40 miles south of Roswell) a miracle occurred. As Mario Rubio was preparing a burrito for her husband for
breakfast she held up a flour tortilla and in the center, she saw the face of Jesus. Elsewhere, mounds of dirt began to take the form of Jesus,
passing clouds took the shape of the Virgin Mary.
Later that year in November in Phoenix, Arizona; Ramona Barreras claims that Jesus appeared in a tortilla with the letters K, J, C and B which she
believed to stand for ‘King Jesus is Coming Back’. To this day, her ‘Holy Tortilla’ rest in a Plexiglas box in her kitchen.
March of 1983, Paula Rivera says she saw Jesus appear on a corn tortilla deep in Hidalgo, Texas. She too has her own ‘Sacred tortilla shrine’.
We all remember in 2004 the man who claims that embedded on the bread of his grilled cheese sandwich was the image of the Virgin Mary. Later on that
year a man claimed he witnessed the Lord appear on his dental X-ray…right above his front teeth.
Paranoia? No, it’s actually called Pareidolia
, the ability to perceive patterns and meaning from complete randomness and chaos. Humans are
pattern recognizing machines. It’s hardwired in our genetics. We scoop a spoonful of alphabet soup and manage to distinguish a message within our
meal. Looking at the sky we see an array of images in clouds, from flying pigs all the way to the exact likenesses of Richard Nixon (complete with
Pareidolia has been occurring since early humans pondered into a fire and felt the ‘otherness’ that resides in their existence. This
‘otherworldly’ element has been expressed through a variety of pseudoscience. Astrology, looking up into a random orientation of stars and
formulating complicated mythological figures within these points of lights. Tarot Card reading, randomly shuffling a deck of cards and literally
the events of ones life by the order they appear. Voodoo doctors would place an arrangement of bones, gems, and polished rocks in a
sheepskin bag, give them a quick shake and throw them on the ground. The way these objects appear in correlation with one another was supposed to
inform the Witch Doctor the course of a person’s life. Biblical seers and soothsayers used to predict outcomes of great battles based on
unpredictable weather patterns and temperature changes.
Pareidolia can also explain such occurrences as messages played back on tape recorders, Ghostly EVP occurrences (As seen in the movie White Noise). It
can explain Cydonia, or the infamous ‘Face on Mars’.
Take Rorschach ink blot test for an example. What do you see in this image?
A butterfly? A cowboy with boots? Do you realize that it’s just ink thrown on a paper and then folded? Nothing organized about it. You don’t seen
a pattern, your brain perceives a pattern and then relays it to your optic nerves and thus, a…pig with bunny ears.
So what does this have to do with Black Labyrinth?
We’ve all been a victim of Pareidolia
We were presented with a completely set of words and images and are expected to formulate order from utter chaos. Granted the level of Pareidolia in
Black Labyrinth is far advanced than the primitive Ink Blot test of decades ago, it still operates on the same principle.
Simply put, if Black Labyrinth was designed to have a resolution, the thousands of members on ATS actively working over the course of several months
would have figured it out by now. Why us? Because (get ready for an extraordinary complement) I believe that without a doubt, AboveTopseSecret.com
holds some of the most highly intelligent individuals on the net. No argument. If you were to present this Pareidolia…lets say the message board of
nutty Manchester United fans they would look at BL much like the chimpanzees looked at the Black monolith on Stanley Kubricks 2001 Space Odyssey.
However, it goes without saying that as compared to other boards, ATS is light years ahead of them when it comes to intelligence. And just look at
some of the complicated theories we’ve proposed to this Pareidolia known as Black Labyrinth:
To wrap it up (seeing that this post is getting incredibly long) Black Labyrinth was designed to reveal no true answer. It’s as if someone gives you
a locked box and ask you to predict what’s inside without opening it. Black Labyrinth feeds on Pareidolia, matter of fact I’m expecting people to
respond to this thread still claiming that this is indeed a game and indeed has an answer. This ‘game’ will perpetually continue without end. The
only way it will stop is if a mod intervenes and actually admits that BL wasn’t a game after all but just an evaluation to see what we could
‘discover’ in a mix of random objects and Latin text. Unfortunately it’s against the rules for moderators to interfere with this ‘game’
(unless proven otherwise):
General Rules for Participation In Games/Promotions Where Prizes Are Offered
-4- Staff members and family of staff members (moderators, super moderators, administrators, and any other user of the staff-only forum) are
prohibited from participating.
In any case. People will continue to believe that BL is a game that has a solution, and people will continue to try to discover this solution. Just
like religious mystics siphon through endless text trying to discover a ‘Biblical Code’ or the Palmist reads the lines on another’s hand in
order to predict their lives.