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'Buddha' Apparition Appears On Mountaintop.

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posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 07:15 AM
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Here's a photograph which purports to be the shadow of Buddha in a rainbow! I think it's all a play of light and shadow. Looks interesting anyway!


A human-shaped shadow in the middle of a rainbow halo appears on Zushan Mountain after a heavy rainfall in Qinhuangdao, North China's Heibei Province, July 1, 2007. The vision, which many tourists believed to be the Buddha, stayed for more than an hour.





www.chinadaily.com.cn...




posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 07:23 AM
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A circle rainbow, that looks so niiiceee! Great find



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 07:23 AM
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This seems like a greate find but is this real?

Could there be a natural explanation for this, i think more than lightly its a natural phenomenon but extroardinary none the the less.



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 07:33 AM
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My problem as always with these things is as follows:

If in India would be a Hindi god.

In the West depending where, it would be Jesus or Virgin Mary.

and every religion would interpret differently, some will claim its an alien and historically would be a giant or old god - norse/greek/roman etc - perhaps this is where some of these gods from.



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by reaper2
This seems like a greate find but is this real?

Could there be a natural explanation for this, i think more than lightly its a natural phenomenon but extroardinary none the the less.



There is a natural phenomenon linked to these images located high up in the sky. They are usually called 'glories.'

Check some atmospheric optics here for starters.

Also check out the wiki on the phenomenon HERE

QUOTE FROM WIKIPEDIA:



A glory is an optical phenomenon produced by light backscattered (a combination of diffraction, reflection and refraction) towards its source by a cloud of uniformly-sized water droplets. A glory has multiple colored rings. The angular size is much smaller than a rainbow, about 5° to 20°, depending on the size of the droplets. Since it is seen in the direction opposite the sun, it is most commonly observed while airborne, with the glory surrounding the airplane's shadow on clouds (this is often called The Glory of the Pilot). The phenomenon is also known as an anthelion.

Glories are often seen in association with a Brocken spectre, the apparently enormously magnified shadow of an observer cast, when the Sun is low, upon the upper surfaces of clouds that are below the mountain upon which he stands. The name derives from the Brocken, the tallest peak of the Harz mountain range in Germany. Because the peak is above the cloud level, and the area is frequently misty, the condition of a shadow cast onto a cloud layer is relatively favored. The appearance of giant shadows that seemed to move by themselves due to the movement of the cloud layer (this movement is another part of the definition of the Brocken Spectre), and which were surrounded by optical glory halos, may have contributed to the reputation the Harz mountains hold as a refuge for witches and evil spirits. In Goethe's Faust, the Brocken is called the Blocksberg and is the site of the Witches' Sabbath on Walpurgis Night.


It seems very much that this isn't the Buddha, as it can easily be debunked as some sort of natural phenomenon.




posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Arawn

There is a natural phenomenon linked to these images located high up in the sky. They are usually called 'glories.'

Check some atmospheric optics here for starters.

Also check out the wiki on the phenomenon HERE

It seems very much that this isn't the Buddha, as it can easily be debunked as some sort of natural phenomenon.



Thanks Arawn. That was a good explanation!

But the shadow in this case couldn't be that of the photographer as the rainbow or 'glory' seems pretty far away. And then, this was seen by hundreds of tourists over a period of an hour. So was the photographer stationary for that duration? And can a 'glory' remain in position for so long?

And why only the photographer's shadow? There were hundreds of people there. So there should've been a number of shadows on that 'cloud'.



[edit on 4-7-2007 by mikesingh]



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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Wikipedia quote



In China, this phenomenon is called Buddha's light (佛光). It was often observed on cloud-shrouded high mountains, such as Huangshan Mountains and Mount Emei. Records of the phenomenon at Mount Emei date back to A.D. 63. The colorful halo always surrounds the observer's own shadow, and thus was often taken to show the observer's personal enlightenment (associated with Buddha or divinity).


The buddha halo phenomenon like I said has been going around for a while. It seems even as far back as 63 AD! Wowzers.

As for why others didn't get their shadow cast? I don't know. I'm not an expert in this field. It revolves around the sun catching the water droplets and creating the shadow. Could it be that the suns rays only caught the photographers 'line' and only cast his shadow and not others because they were standing in the incorrect places?

As you move around in front of the sun your shadow changes direction yes? Maybe it's the same here. Maybe the photographer was the only one stood in the right path of the suns rays to get the halo effect and other people standing around weren't?

As for there being other tourists around him, we only have his word don't we? He could have been the only one on the mountain at the time capturing this event? Who knows...

As there can be natural explanations for a lot of these images, you'd have to say it's not really buddha wouldn't you?

[edit on 4-7-2007 by Arawn]



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 06:31 PM
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I can see how it could be interpreted as a person surrounded by a rainbow halo, and it's pretty neat, but I see nothing specific that points to it being Buddha in the silhoutte. If they just said it was a human shape, it may have more credibility, instead of making giant links.



posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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Wow, i never saw this

its amazing!!!



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 03:46 AM
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LOL I see you beat me to it Mike... no wonder it got such a bad press in the other threads...

To bad these debunkers need to rain on everyones parade...

Can't they just enjoy a cool picture once in a while without shredding it?

Well I hope the Green Space Monster eats em fer breakfast





posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 03:59 AM
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Neat,
Arawn obviously nailed what causes this in his link, however its not a “Glory” but rather a “Brocken Specter”, and is seen by climbers specifically.

Brocken Specter

The Brocken Spectre appears when a low sun is behind a climber who is looking downwards into mist from a ridge or peak. The "spectre" is the shadowy figure - the glow and rings are of course a glory centered directly opposite the sun at the antisolar point. But how is the ghostly figure produced? It is no more than the shadow of the climber projected forward through the mist. All shadows converge towards the antisolar point where the glory also shines. The sometimes odd triangular shape is a perspective effect. The Brocken Spectre is a similar effect to anti-crepuscular rays and cloud shadows.

The spectre sometimes appears to be huge. This is probably caused by the presence of the glory and the mist obscuring more familiar reference points with which to judge its size.



[edit on 7/17/2007 by defcon5]



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5
Neat,
Arawn obviously nailed what causes this in his link, however its not a “Glory” but rather a “Brocken Specter”, and is seen by climbers specifically.

Brocken Specter

The spectre sometimes appears to be huge. This is probably caused by the presence of the glory and the mist obscuring more familiar reference points with which to judge its size.



Edit: My bolds.

Hmmm...The explanation says, 'probably'. In other words no one's quite sure how it's made?
And only one shadow? Where are the other critters hidin'?


Cheers!



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by mikesingh
Hmmm...The explanation says, 'probably'. In other words no one's quite sure how it's made?
And only one shadow? Where are the other critters hidin'?


No it says that the reason its looks so big is ’probably’, so they know how its formed, the are just guessing at the variance in their size. Also where are the other climbers in the pictures linked to that page, there must be other climbers present as the first rule of climbing is you don’t go alone.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 05:05 AM
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Well I don't care about the scientific explanation, just happy with how purdy it is and when I saw it, it made me smile.

really purdy, what an amazing thing to see.

really beautiful, don't ya think?



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 11:16 AM
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I don't mean to burst anyone's bubble but its a guy on top of a mountain with a camera standing in a rainbow...

I've already posted this in another forum:


It looks like a person holding a camera.

Take a look at the shadow. The left side of the body has a hand up towards their face as if they're holding a camera. Their right hand is at their side.

I wasn't there so I can't be sure, but I am almost positive its a person taking a photo.

How else would this picture be taken anyway? The picture manifested in Nepal in a photo developing lab .


Its a really cool picture, but nothing paranormal about it.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by NJE777
really beautiful, don't ya think?


I do... but them thar skeptics just can't take a break and smell the Roses along the path... so bent on debunking everything


Sad really sad...

:shk:



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
I do... but them thar skeptics just can't take a break and smell the Roses along the path... so bent on debunking everything


Sad really sad...

:shk:


Am I a skeptic?

Its a beautiful picture, sure. But how else would the picture be taken?

I believe way crazier things than this believe me
. Just do some research of my posts.

zorgon, not every appearance like this is supernatural.

Maybe the rainbow is...But that can even be explained.

I guess I don't understand what is supernatural about this picture, maybe you can enlighten me.

I am open to all possibilities.



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 02:10 PM
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and in other words... it said something about a lot of people witnessing this? Probably tourists?

I'd stay the whole idea of "appearence" sounds very very westernly, as christians thinks Jesus can appear before them and # like that -.-

However, many buddhists don't pray to Buddha and idolize him quite the same way as christians idolize jesus. Buddha's words are more like guidelines that are to be past on and can help you lead a life in balance.
So I don't think Buddha would appear the same way nuts thinks other gods will.
Remember... buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion.

[edit on 17/7/07 by flice]



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by biggie smalls
I believe way crazier things than this believe me
. Just do some research of my posts.


I have... and you have been mentioned to me by others... and the "skeptic" was not directed at you so sit back, relax... and meditate...




zorgon, not every appearance like this is supernatural.
Maybe the rainbow is...But that can even be explained.


Please point to me where I said it was supernatural? And yes it can be explained... BUT does everything HAVE to be explained? Can we not just look a picture and enjoy it? That is why I made the comment about "skeptics" So busy trying to debunk everything, but can't take a moment to just feel... You realize that only someone on top a mountain can see this? How many here climb mountains to be able to experience this?

Atmospheric Optics



I guess I don't understand what is supernatural about this picture, maybe you can enlighten me.


Glad to
The FEELING that this image instills in your subconsciousness, nothing more... the ability to appreciate an artistic phenomena of Nature...

And as was said by NJE777
"Well I don't care about the scientific explanation, just happy with how purdy it is and when I saw it, it made me smile. "

At least one person got it


[edit on 17-7-2007 by zorgon]

[edit on 17-7-2007 by zorgon]



posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 02:29 PM
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Thanks zorgon. Sorry about jumping the gun. I've been a bit on edge as of late.

I guess the heat and lack of sleep is starting to get to me
.

Thanks for the explanation, I'll meditate on this picture.

Gracias.


Edit:

This is the picture I saw while on the plane: www.atoptics.co.uk...

At the time I thought it was a sign...Perhaps?

[edit on 17-7-2007 by biggie smalls]




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