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Laurance S. Rockefeller
2008 PRG Hall of Fame Inductee
Originally posted by cropmuncher
hmmm, something doesent feel right about this. Its definately an astronaught but the section its in doesent look as wethered as the one above and seems a little to clean.
Dont get me wrong, its interesting but just seems out of place.
I would say its a photoshop job or has been deliberately put there recently to promote some mystery.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
If you read the comments it was added in 1992 during restoration.
Originally posted by rockhndr
Alright...I got it, but really wasn't sure whether someones comments were considered a fact...don't be cocky...Truly did not mean to waste anyones time...just wanted an explanation...you just verified...TY...mods please remove thread?? I really don't feel like being attacked.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
reply to post by rockhndr
What I find hilarious about this is that even if it was a 12th century carving, it would still have skeptics coming in saying, "No, it is not an astronaut, it's a man with bucket on his head!"
It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them is a bit more special than the others, so to speak. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit, complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there, or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th century religious building.
The astronaut there was part of a renovation process finished in 1992, when builders were asked to include modern symbols alongside ancient ones.
The astronaut, along with other contemporary symbols was added in 1992 during restoration work on the "new" cathedral. The person responsible for the restoration, Jeronimo Garcia, reportedly chose an astronaut as a fitting symbol of the twentieth century.