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(Live Science)   Oh, nothing... just a giant pentagram, visible from space, carved into the windblown steppes of Kazakhstan   (livescience.com) divider line 91
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2013-08-02 09:52:33 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-02 10:06:06 AM
I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.
 
2013-08-02 10:16:09 AM

dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.


I'm not betting. And because it's remote it hasn't fallen under the plow or some construction project.
 
2013-08-02 10:18:42 AM

dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

 
2013-08-02 10:26:08 AM
img.timeinc.net

"Is number one pentagram in all Kazakhstan".
 
2013-08-02 10:32:02 AM
Maybe they are just really thrilled Rush finally got into the Rock and Roll HOF.
 
2013-08-02 10:34:50 AM
That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.
 
2013-08-02 10:39:48 AM

Godscrack: That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.


hmm... i dunno...

pentacle |ˈpentəkəl|nouna talisman or magical object,  typically disk-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram or other figure, and used as a symbol of the element of earth.
•another term for  pentagram.
•(pentacles)one of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to coins in others.ORIGINlate 16th cent.: from  medieval Latin pentaculum, apparently based on  Greek penta-'five.'

pentagram |ˈpentəˌgram|nouna five-pointed star that is formed by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments, often used as a mystic and magical symbol.
Compare withpentacle.
ORIGINmid 19th cent.: from  Greek pentagrammon(see  penta-,-gram1).
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-02 10:41:41 AM
Maybe they were building a SAM site and accidentally summoned the Satan who embarked on a nefarious plot to enslave the world by giving people health care.

thebusinessaim.com
 
2013-08-02 10:48:20 AM
That must be where the holy grail which is really Mary's grave is hidden! Quick! Put Robert Langdon on a SR-72 spyplane immediately!
 
2013-08-02 10:48:49 AM
This guy explains it all.  No big deal.

Video
 
2013-08-02 10:50:41 AM

FlashHarry: Godscrack: That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.

hmm... i dunno...

pentacle |ˈpentəkəl|nouna talisman or magical object,  typically disk-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram or other figure, and used as a symbol of the element of earth.
•another term for  pentagram.
•(pentacles)one of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to coins in others.ORIGINlate 16th cent.: from  medieval Latin pentaculum, apparently based on  Greek penta-'five.'

pentagram |ˈpentəˌgram|nouna five-pointed star that is formed by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments, often used as a mystic and magical symbol.
Compare withpentacle.
ORIGINmid 19th cent.: from  Greek pentagrammon(see  penta-,-gram1).


Pentagram is a pentacle without the circle.
 
2013-08-02 10:53:41 AM

Godscrack: Pentagram is a pentacle without the circle.


ah. that's what makes it a talisman? interesting.
 
2013-08-02 11:00:09 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm

i prefer pentangle anyway.
 
2013-08-02 11:21:50 AM
The US flag has 50 - count them, 50! - pentagrams on it. And 50 more on the *other* side!

We must be the evilest country *ever*! \m/
 
2013-08-02 12:21:20 PM
I don't see anything that jumps out at me close by that would seem to need protecting, looks like mostly farmland and some mining operations, but it is strategically placed to protect Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk from intrusions from the south and south-east, and in fact it's only about 123 kilometers or so off the track that Gary Power's U-2 took the day it was shot down.
 
2013-08-02 12:31:29 PM

FlashHarry: Godscrack: That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.

hmm... i dunno...

pentacle |ˈpentəkəl|nouna talisman or magical object,  typically disk-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram or other figure, and used as a symbol of the element of earth.
•another term for  pentagram.


That definition of pentacle is incorrect - it is the definition of the word "pantacle". A Pentacle is indeed a five-pointed star (or pentagram) within a circle. Modern Pagans and occultists have been misusing and conflating the terms for about 50 years now. And, yes, the photo shows a pentacle.
 
2013-08-02 12:39:26 PM

dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.


Killjoy.

Here's a better explanation.  The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.
 
2013-08-02 12:40:22 PM

alkhemy: That definition of pentacle is incorrect - it is the definition of the word "pantacle".


Six or one half dozen. 'Pen' is the star pointed upward. 'Pan' is the start pointed downward. All depends on how it is used.
 
2013-08-02 12:42:07 PM

dittybopper: I don't see anything that jumps out at me close by that would seem to need protecting, looks like mostly farmland and some mining operations, but it is strategically placed to protect Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk from intrusions from the south and south-east, and in fact it's only about 123 kilometers or so off the track that Gary Power's U-2 took the day it was shot down.


Enough of this knowledge stuff!
 
2013-08-02 12:51:18 PM

slayer199: Killjoy.


Kill her yourself.  I don't do wet work.
 
2013-08-02 12:55:19 PM
FTA the closest settlement is the city of Lisakovsk, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the east.

Checked the whole area. Nothing. The only link it gives is to another page with obvious Photoshopped objects pasted into GMaps.

Either way, unless they have a direct link, or someone else here can find it, I'm calling shooped.

And a pretty good one too.
 
2013-08-02 01:06:06 PM

Godscrack: FTA the closest settlement is the city of Lisakovsk, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the east.

Checked the whole area. Nothing. The only link it gives is to another page with obvious Photoshopped objects pasted into GMaps.

Either way, unless they have a direct link, or someone else here can find it, I'm calling shooped.

And a pretty good one too.


Check again.  The object is at 52o 28' 47" N, 62o 11' 09" E.

It is approximately 22.5 kilometers to the WSW of Lisakovsk.

This should help you find it:

i41.tinypic.com

It's on that little peninsula on the left side of the ruler line.
 
2013-08-02 01:10:23 PM

Godscrack: That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.


Are we under Ha'tak?
 
2013-08-02 01:16:45 PM
Any other examples of ground to air sites that look like that?  I would think the Soviets would have a couple of hundred of old sites that match that physical shaped.
 
2013-08-02 01:16:59 PM

slayer199: Here's a better explanation. The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.

That was the Nazis.
 
2013-08-02 01:17:15 PM

Godscrack: alkhemy: That definition of pentacle is incorrect - it is the definition of the word "pantacle".

Six or one half dozen. 'Pen' is the star pointed upward. 'Pan' is the start pointed downward. All depends on how it is used.


And in my experience it's the pagans who have to constantly correct everyone else.

Arguably this one is the "evil" one because it points south, but the SAM site argument sounds most likely.

Good ol' former soviet blocs, for all your boneyard needs.  The places that still display a history the previous generation seems desperate to erase and/or rewrite.
 
2013-08-02 01:19:45 PM
Remanant of the White Council's war with the Red Court?
 
2013-08-02 01:20:20 PM

slayer199: dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.

Killjoy.

Here's a better explanation.  The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.


Well Rasputin was Russian
 
2013-08-02 01:24:37 PM

slayer199: dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.

Killjoy.

Here's a better explanation.  The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.


i.imgur.com

Not amused, wants pamcakes.
 
2013-08-02 01:24:38 PM
Too bad it's not closer to the Well to Hell. Regardless, I want Art Bell's take on this before I make up my mind.
 
2013-08-02 01:26:29 PM

dittybopper: This should help you find it:


Now I see it thanks.
 
2013-08-02 01:27:34 PM
One problem with the SAM site explanation:  Why the circle?  Wouldn't it be easier to have direct lines from each "point" if they actually needed to connect them?  I mean, shortest distance and all that.
 
2013-08-02 01:28:32 PM
Can we stop saying something "is visible from space" just because it's photographed by a satellite with a telescope? Because if that's a requirement then my car is visible from space. With a good enough telescope everything on the surface of Earth is visible from space.
 
2013-08-02 01:30:39 PM

slayer199: dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.

Killjoy.

Here's a better explanation.  The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.


That's more like it.

OMG!!! IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!
 
2013-08-02 01:30:51 PM
Upon examining it, it lists the 'pentagram' as 'unnamed road' on Google Maps.  That lends credence to it being an old SAM site.

Still, some enterprising troll put a mark for 'human flesh bbq' in the center.  Good show.
 
2013-08-02 01:31:29 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Can we stop saying something "is visible from space" just because it's photographed by a satellite with a telescope? Because if that's a requirement then my car is visible from space. With a good enough telescope everything on the surface of Earth is visible from space.


Dang. You've got a big car.
 
2013-08-02 01:32:13 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Can we stop saying something "is visible from space" just because it's photographed by a satellite with a telescope? Because if that's a requirement then my car is visible from space. With a good enough telescope everything on the surface of Earth is visible from space.


My dick is so big, it's visible from space.
 
2013-08-02 01:32:51 PM

slayer199: dittybopper: I'll bet you 10 to 1 it's an old disused SAM (Surface to Air Missile) site.

The Soviets tended to build them in either a "Star of David", or less often, "Pentagram" configuration.   Missile launchers at the points, and the radar control van would be in the middle.  That allows 360 degree coverage, and a regularly surveyed interval can let the operator know if the target is between 0 degrees and 72 degrees, the launcher at 36 degrees it the one to use.

Killjoy.

Here's a better explanation.  The Soviets built the Pentagram as a party of a Soviet-funded research mission to open a portal to hell.



leorugens.files.wordpress.com

Apparently it worked.
 
2013-08-02 01:36:57 PM

xellas84: Upon examining it, it lists the 'pentagram' as 'unnamed road' on Google Maps.  That lends credence to it being an old SAM site.

Still, some enterprising troll put a mark for 'human flesh bbq' in the center.  Good show.


Came here to say this.

Also, the pentagram shape is nothing more than an overlay. If you imagine what it'd look like without it, it doesn't resemble a pentagram at all.
 
2013-08-02 01:37:41 PM
Charlie Stross knows what's what:  http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm

Clearly a cold-war era servitor research facility.
 
2013-08-02 01:39:05 PM

A Leaf in Fall: One problem with the SAM site explanation:  Why the circle?  Wouldn't it be easier to have direct lines from each "point" if they actually needed to connect them?  I mean, shortest distance and all that.


They've used circular roads before:
www.gwu.edu
 
2013-08-02 01:44:48 PM
Don't worry, the real GLG-20's are on it.

i500.listal.com

/soul finger
 
2013-08-02 01:47:27 PM
Darnit, Dittybobber, you're taking all the fun out of a potential satanic ritual sacrifice site.

Can't you just let us have that one thing without ruining it?
 
2013-08-02 01:47:50 PM
This symbol doesn't necessarily mean something evil. Whatever your definition of evil is. Again, it depends on how and who, if anyone at all, is using it.

I am am curious about why there are shrubs or small trees along the lines. There's a water source of some sort close by.
 
2013-08-02 01:48:36 PM

mysticcat: This guy explains it all.  No big deal.

Video


I'm not convinced.  He sounded like Dale, on "King of the Hill."
 
2013-08-02 01:49:05 PM
*I am am
 
2013-08-02 01:51:57 PM
Pentnado.
 
2013-08-02 01:52:41 PM
Well, they did used to be godless commies, right?
 
2013-08-02 01:52:53 PM

Godscrack: FlashHarry: Godscrack: That's a pentacle, not a pentagram.

hmm... i dunno...

Pentagram is a pentacle without the circle.


Pentacle is what you use to catch penfish.
 
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