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#1    NirmalaMaya


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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:18 AM

This is going to be kind of hard to explain.
When I was in the 5th or 6th grade we had a substitute teacher. A very animate man with long hair, very effeminate. But we all loved him and enjoyed having him as our sub!

Anyhow, he told us a story once during our history lesson. He said he had visited the city of Hiroshima (or what was Hiroshima?) and that the shadows of the people remained as they were at the very moment the bomb hit. The shadows still existed, and hadnt moved.

Im not sure if this is an urban legend, true, or just some story he made up. Ive tried researching it, but cant find much.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:31 AM

I'm not sure if it was of people, but I was able to find shadows imprinted of other things, like this : user posted image
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:35 PM

Years ago I saw photos of these "shadows", but I would have no idea where to look for them.  They exist, but finding them may be hard  yes.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:48 PM

Wow! Thats pretty interesting...

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:07 PM

true, there was a doco about the 60th anniversary with interviews from survivors and several of the bombing crew. They showed a shadow of what was once somebody sitting on some rock steps pretty crazy stuff

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

NirmalaMaya I seen this link on a different thread:www.csi.ad.jp/ABOMB/
Charon said there was some graphic pics there.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:35 PM

well it makes since why theyre there and how they got there.

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:01 AM

Yes, it is true.

I've seen many pictures of the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, alot of them about this particular phenomena. Thermal rays leave imprints of shadows on stone.

bathory, good memory. That is indeed one of the more famous stone stadows. Here is the picture:

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It is believed this person was sitting on the steps of the Sumitomo Bank, about 300 meters from where the bomb hit i believe, waiting for it to open one fine morning. Suddenly, a flash, heat within seconds exceeds temperatures well over 1500 centigrade, and the person was incinerated instantly on those steps, leaving behind only his shadow.

The shadow remained on those steps for about 10 years until it was moved to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. I don't know if it's still there, but 10 years of erosion took it's toll on it.

Here is another picture:

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This is about a kilometer from the blast, you can see where the extreme heat scorched the surface but where the railing had cast a shadow the area is less scorched. 3-5 seconds of massive extreme heat from the detonation of the atomic bomb causes this.

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:38 PM

Those are some wicked pics

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:42 AM

QUOTE(Moose-Of-Armageddon @ Aug 3 2005, 01:08 PM)
Those are some wicked pics

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Whoever finds people's shadows burned into the ground as a grisly reminder of what happend many years ago cool cannot be called normal.  no.gif

Edited by dantheman2435, 04 August 2005 - 05:43 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:04 AM

Very good pics but I find all this rather simple to explain: when the blast took place, radiations moved across in all directions and scorched everything on their path, meaning: all that was behind any kind of object remained unscorched and untouched. The things that you guys are perceiving as shadows are actually places on the roads and such which are not scorched. It is the same thing as the getting tanned, if you observe the place on your hand where you wear your watch, it will be of a lighter shade than the rest of your hand because it is unexposed to the suns radiations.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:18 AM

Our english teacher was talking about those before. That's really weird looking, those poor people. :/

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:05 AM

Wow thats horrible but also a reminder of 200000 peoples lives evaporated in a blink of an eye.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:47 AM

I see the pictures on PBS every now and a then... Japan poked at us and got the full brunt of the American hatred of the deaths at Pearl Harbor... as much as it was disgusting... in a way it was beautiful... the innocent for our innocent times so much.... they all scream it was bad for us... they poked at us! And they got it! Sorry to sound war happy... but they attacked us expecting us to roll over. thumbsup.gif How wrong they were...

Today Japan seems to honor being our allie... tis just shows times can change for the better. original.gif

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:15 AM

It was such a terrible thing... killing alot of innocent people, but times CAN and HAVE changed.

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