Seen From Space: Burj Dubai, the 17 skyscraper (UPDATE)

Well, well, appears Dubai is down but not out. The unveiling (as it were) of the new Burj Dubai tower was heralded by yet another seen-from-space fireworks display (which again, was incomprehensible to anyone looking at it from ground level as the video shows) as well as the same climaxing-obelisk fireworks we saw in Asia on the New Year. Comparisons to the Tower of Babel (literally "Gateway of the Gods") are inevitable, and most certainly intentional.

Note also that the Burj is 2,717 feet high - 2+7+1+7=17.

Or should I say 818 meters? 8+1+8=17

It reached that height on January 17, 2009.

A trip to the top will put you out 17 British pounds. Unfortunately, the Burj is located on route 71, not 17.

Click the Dubai tag at the bottom if you need deep background on all of this jolly rot. Appropos of absolutely nothing, the LA Times linked the Burj story to Pyongyang's still-unfinished pyramid.

Like Dubai, Hong Kong had a big obelisk show for New Year's- in fact we saw quite a few obelisks kicking around the news. I should note that the first time I saw the exploding obelisk routine was at the millennium, with the show at the Washington Monument.

Yahoo put up a shot of the Russian TMA 17 rocket (tangentially linked to the Norway incident, btw) with that strange Apophis story, which I can't help but wonder was some kind of plant.

Like Yahoo, HuffPost can always be counted on for wacky symbolic hijinks, and this little two-for didn't diappoint.

Speaking of "seen from space," the big SyFy premiere this month is Caprica, the sequel to the Battlestar Galactica series. This enigmatic image was interesting, given the AAT themes at its core (no pun intended), but having recently watched the original BSG pilot from 1978, there's yet another obelisk connection here as well.

And that's this shot of Caprica during the Cylon invasion. The imagery here is highly reminiscent of the symbolic work of former NASA artist Robert McCall, who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey. I haven't seen him credited with work on BSG, but it's certainly in his style.

I know the usual story that the obelisk is supposed to represent the phallus of the sun god, but I'm starting to think that was a late-period corruption. Given the symbolism we're seeing here, I'm also starting to think that the people putting on these little displays agree with that assessment.

POSTSCRIPT: Smoke signals. Beacons. Trying to get someone's attention. That's pretty much what I'm thinking here.

UPDATE: Oh, Huffpost. Such a saucy maiden.

UPDATE II: A lot of chatter here about how ridiculous and purposeless Dubai is. Well, yes- if you look at it from a conventional-thinking standpoint, it certainly is. But perhaps if you step outside the box, consider the big picture from perhaps an exopolitical point of view, maybe it isn't such an anomalous work of vanity. Give that video another look, and think about these memes of mermaids and Sirius and all of the rest of it we've been looking at on this blog for the past three years.

The people building this city are not idiots, and don't dispense with these kinds of sums as easily as we'd like to imagine. Maybe there is some other agenda here, one we can only speculate upon. But to put it all together you need to step outside of the pre-approved modes of thinking that are constantly pounded into our heads by establishment shills morning, noon and night.

Ask yourself this - why spend all of that time and money putting on displays that no one in the city itself can make heads or tails of? As with Atlantis, the Burj firework display only makes sense if you are several thousand feet in the air. And both were designed to be viewable from orbit.

It really makes you wonder. What is all of the constant fearmongering in the media -both mainstream and alternative- distracting us from? What is the right hand doing while we are so spellbound by the left?


  1. Sorta reminded me of the opening of the tower of babel in the Metropolis anime.
    (The Ray Charles bit at the end is one of my favorite scenes in any film of any genre)

    Happy New Year Chris!

  2. You too, Alan- the Metropolis anime is an awesome flick, btw.

  3. Hi Chris...welcome to 2010.

    World’s Tallest Building – Birj Dubai – OPENED 04/01/10

    The world’s tallest building just opened on January 4, 2010, in Dubai, UAE.

    It was called the Birj (Tower) Dubai until its opening on January 4, when it was renamed the BIRJ KHALIFA, supposedly to honour Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruler of Dubai.

    In reality, this is a subliminal that relates to CALIFORNIA, & the constellation ORION, & the hoped for illusory cataclysm at some point in the future.



  4. Chris,

    Here is a link to a graphic to help explain the Dubai Tower & the symbolism = or meaning behind it.

    Read here for full article...

  5. Just thinking that this ridiculously tall tower mirrors a ridiculously tall minaret. Implications abound.

  6. Apparently this isn't the first time a new, world record-breaking high-rise coincides with an economic low.

    The Empire State Building went up around about the start of the Great Depression.... the newspaper article I read about the coincidences in is a few weeks back... details are fuzzy but there were 3 or 4 similar examples, something in Asia + paper tiger economy etc. Mildy interesting - but pretty mundane in comparison to the supersynchro Secret Sun posts - great stuff!

  7. These extraordinarily weird happenings are coming so fast it's becoming routine.

    Not Dubai related, but did you catch this Discover article about the Boskops? It reminds me of the "Starchild" skull.

    And I quote:

    “There’s just one thing we haven’t quite dared to mention. It’s this, and you won’t believe it. It’s all happened already. Back there in the past, ten thousand years ago. The man of the future, with the big brain, the small teeth. He lived in Africa. His brain was bigger than your brain. His face was straight and small, almost a child’s face.”

    "The site had been at one time a communal living center, perhaps tens of thousands of years ago. There were many collected rocks, leftover bones, and some casually interred skeletons of normal-looking humans. But to one side of the site, in a clearing, was a single, carefully constructed tomb, built for a single occupant—perhaps the tomb of a leader or of a revered wise man. His remains had been positioned to face the rising sun. In repose, he appeared unremarkable in every regard...except for a giant skull."

  8. from Vag Blue blog post today: Speaking of the APC, I noticed yesterday (checking to see what Chris Knowles had to say about Avatar, the trailer of which was enough to ensure I stay well away from), that CK has removed the link to Aeolus' blog from his site; Kotze did the same a while ago, which was no big surprise; but I wonder what caused Knowles to withdraw his support like that? Was it something I said?

  9. Hmmm-so it is. Relisted.

    Gotta clean up the link section- one of my NY resolutions.

  10. so many synchs in this little article (just look at those numbers) in particular with hidden agenda's latest post about sound/harmonics being a major tool of TPTB this was interesting:
    “the building is tuned to sway slowly so your middle ear doesn’t pick it up,” Efstathiou explained. “They tune it just like a musical instrument so that the harmonics of the building don’t coincide with the harmonics caused by the wind…. We tune it so that on the floors where people are going to be, you don’t feel it that much” [CNN].

  11. Christopher Knowles said...
    "Gotta clean up the link section- one of my NY resolutions."

    Funny you should mentioned that Chris...I spent about 2-3 hours last week doing just that on two of my blogs. :)

  12. Little bit of a Blue Norway Spiral effect happening with the fireworks towards the top. Spread the wealth Dubai.. Sheesh. ;)

  13. Jesse Ventura's show Conspiracy Theory on TruTv recently did a 9/11 episode that discussed evidence from the towers that is kept at hangar 17 at JFK airport. Here's a link to and article on the show

  14. Anony- And I'm thinking that minarets look like rockets, more so than obelisks.

    Joe- Thanks, man. Now we need a new King Kong movie set in Dubai!

    Nick- Yesss....wild. I think as science - real science, not political science- advances, some very uncomfortable questions are going to be raised. Great link.

    Gareth- Great link there too. The fascinating thing about the Burj is that it's a total import- American architects, Indian builders. What's the untold story?

    D*- Blogging- just imagine if it paid. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Vigilant Citizen is sponsored by American Express, McDonalds and Jet Blue and other huge corporate powers. They're the smart ones.

    Soundless- Hey Steve! Good to hear from you!

    77M- Cool. You gotta love Jesse. Loved the show on the carbon trading scam.

    Andre- Whoa- there's a semiotic power pack. Katie ringing the Hathor bell. Cheers.

  15. Hey Chris, I keep seeing 17 and 3 together everywhere as well, but it often seems UNintentional. On Conan O'Brien last night, the leader of the orchestra missed his rimshot after a joke two times before finally getting it right. Conan said "Max, how long have you been working for me? 17 years?" Max replied "I got it the 3rd time!" I think the Illuminati are just as clueless as we might be. They mimic the sounds, but they don't know the language.

    By the way, I've written a new article on my blog, The Meta-Logic Café. Your input would be appreciated, as all-ways.

  16. Well, I think it's safe to say Conan O'Brien isn't in the "Illuminati." But this is the second 17 reference on his show recently. Maybe he's a Secret Sun reader.

    The best syncs are the unconscious ones.

  17. Don't know where to go with this curiosity of mine, you've got enough on your plate, but still it's strange..
    I been watching trends in the news. In the past couple of months first I saw collisions as a theme. Next came explosions, in factories, power plants, and refineries, for example. Now, most recently, it's bridge collapses. Seriously each was a period with a distinct number of related events around the world. Huh?

  18. Anony- Interesting. All I can say is dig deeper- maybe there's a message in these events for you or us.

  19. Arthur and The Grail................................wot's going on?
    What is it all aboot?

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  23. The BIRJ DUBAI – The BIG ONE

    The opening of the Birj Khalifa on January 4, 2010, was a major subliminal message. This is the BIGGEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD. Big tall buildings are PHALIC SYMBOLS.

    This phalic symbol is, quite frankly, the BIGGEST PENIS in the world. This is very literally THE BIG ONE. This BIG ONE is named Birj Khalifa, suggesting California, & the people of the west coast of California are patiently waiting for the BIG ONE to occur very soon. As are the people who live on the whole west coast of North America.

    Just as the WTC attack was placed subliminally on the 2001 series of USA Money Bills. So too, was the next, and last, 9-11 attack suggested as well.

    The airplanes that were used in the attack were American Airlines & United Airlines. Both names are repeated when our US (bills) money is folded. United corresponding to the word UNION, as in MARRIAGE UNION, and relating to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb which is suggested to occur in the 11 Western States at some point in the future. The Supper will be BUFFET STYLE (Warren Buffet).

    All of the flights to hit the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, & to crash in Shanksville, PENN-sylvania, were headed for SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES. The suggestion being that the BIG ATTACK will take place in and around the west coast, involving the whole 11 Western States.

    Watch, Wait & Don't React

    Nuff Said!

  24. Hey Chris,
    Yeah I have also noticed 17 references on Conan along with Conan saying before 'reptilian eyes' and presenting the audience with a huge pharaoh stature when he first started the 'Tonight Show.'

  25. At about 4:45m into the building's fireworks show, I just knew that tower was begging for its own King Kong.

    The money shot didn't bowl me over. I don't know, call me American or something, explosions on high rises carry negative connotations for me.

    Still, it's a fitting bookend to the decade. Hopefully it's a bookend to this stupid 'war on Terror' and we can all get on with making some peace & prosperity.

  26. thanks Chris, every lil' bit helps!

    I'll be posting some more "insider" stuff (the now-suspended Lubricon project) on myth-creation/social manipulation at the Aeolus blog over the next few weeks, so please stop by and give it an eye, if you have time. Hopefully our worlds may collide again soon...?


    Burj Tower: As in the Days of Noah – Breaking NEWS!
    Posted by lamarzulli on January 4, 2010

    Today the 4th of January 2k10 something profound happened in our world. I was on the Bill Deagle show at noon – sorry I forgot to link it – and I was talking about the dedication of the Burj in Duabi. The Burj is the tallest building in the world by 1000 feet over its nearest competitor. Why was it dedicated today? Is this just a coincidence or is there a deeper meaning that most of us have overlooked? While on Deagle’s show I realized that I had been negligent in regard to a prophecy from the Guidebook to the Supernatural i.e. the Bible. In the Guidebook there is a very enigmatic passage that says…

    “As in the days of Noah so it will be when the son of man returns.”

    This is Jesus telling us what to watch for. He’s pointing to a time in history that is unlike any other. There is an event that differentiates those times from any other time in history. It is the presence of the fallen angels dwelling on the earth and having sexual union with the women, thus producing the Nephilim hybrid, that resulted in the flood of Noah. I have written books about this and BLOGGED about incessantly. However I was missing something more that had eluded me in the passage. Noah lived approximately 325 years after the flood. Something else of great significance happened during those years and it was the building of the Tower of Babel. Here is what the Guidebook tells us was the reason for it.

    And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

    The Tower of Babel was built in the time of Noah. Now we have another tower, the tallest building ever constructed by man. Is this another piece of the prophetic jigsaw puzzle? My answer to that is yes it is. This is the other side of, the days of Noah, but after the flood, where we see events that are unique to that time period. Now, in what I believe are the last days we are seeing another sign post, for those with eyes to see. The dedication of this tower was deliberate. In my opinion it is a signal that mirrors the defiance of the days of Noah.

    The Georgia Guide Stones may provide us with another clue. No one knows who built this mysterious monument. Some say that the guide stones point to this day as significant. The ratio of 1 – 4 – 10 is used as in the construction and alignment of the stones.

    “The odd, narrow proportions of the Guidestones appear to point to the date January 4th, 2010 which coincides with the completion of the Burj Dubai, a fantastically tall, new building erected in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If the two structures are truly connected in this manner, it almost certainly symbolizes the completion of a new Tower of Babel and the beginning of a New World Order where man – or more accurately certain men — can now reach godhood. It may, in fact, indicate that the builders believe an Antichrist has arrived…….”

    I believe that this is major signal to those who would be gods. It may be, as the quote above suggests, that the Antichrist is soon to be revealed. I believe this is a major event. Please distribute this and link others to it. We may have crossed a prophetic line from which there is no return….

  28. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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