The devil's shadow in Ghostbusters

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  1. ace peterson

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    I love the Ghostbusters. I've seen it countless times, and I purchased the DVD release a few weeks ago. The other night I was enjoying this movie once again and I saw the shadow of the devil! I've never noticed this before and I seriously doubt it was intentional.

    It's during the part where the Ghostbusters are leaving the mayor's office. They are about to get a police escort down to "spook central." The camera pans across the cheering crowd. Look at the shadow on the red wall of the building. Tell me I'm not crazy...
     
  2. Alex Spindler

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    Ummm, you're crazy.
    Looks more like the shadow of Layne Stayley than anything else. OMG - Ghostbusters foretold the death of the frontman for Alice in Chains! [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe somebody could post a screen shot?
     
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    I would say that looks exactly like a Gargoyle, which are quite common in New York.

    Bruce
     
  6. GaryEA

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    Looks like the shadow of a gargoyle to me.
    EDIT: I went back and watched the scene. The red walls are actually the doors of the church that can been to the left of Dana's building. I caught very brief glimpses of two gargoyle faces carved into the stone on either side of the doors. The sun probably caught the profile and spread it across one of the doors.
    [​IMG]
    -g
     
  7. Seth Paxton

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    It's Abraham Lincoln. Somebody was doing hand shadows to entertain the crowd! "Four score..."
    [​IMG]
    j/k, all in the spirit of some fun. Good for a trivia/party gimmick for sure.
     
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    So you moved to Montana, Seth [​IMG]
    Aaron and I went down to Indy today because we were bored out of our minds...sometime we gotta get together and do something.
    ...maybe drive to Chi-Town [​IMG]
     
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    Has anyone contacted The Weekly World News about this scoop yet?
    I'd do it myself, but my toaster told me not to.
    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Rain, my neighbors dog told me that your toaster is Satan.


    ....it is evil and must be stopped.
     
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    The Martian voices in my head that I received while sleeping in the bushes told me that bat boy just used the toaster to kill Osama Bin Laden.
     
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    I can't see any type of shape in that shadow. Am I alone?
     
  15. Phil Florian

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    Looks like a toaster to me. Why are toasters evil? Beyond the obvious, I mean?


    Phil
     

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