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13th Century Alien Gargoyle Options
freakdylan
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:41:39 AM

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Just something to get everyones mind of politics, lol, plus I am a huge HR Giger & Alien fan




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Paisley Abbey was built in central Scotland in 1245, a full 734 years before Ridley Scott's terrifying masterpiece "Alien." So how, exactly, did an "Alien" gargoyle burst out of the church's roofline, the stonework standing in for John Hurt's chest? As pictures of the anachronism made their way around the Internet, conspiracy theorists speculated about everything from time travelers to visitors from other planets. But according to Reverend Alan Birss, the minister of the Abbey, the church was renovated in the 1990s and some of the gargoyles were replaced. He theorized that one of the stonemasons had "a bit of fun." If that man is ever identified, we'd like to be first in line to buy him a drink.


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Thundercron
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:08:21 PM

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Awesome.
jbeeman85
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:47:06 PM

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Love it.

In regards to the quote below the pic, even if the gargoyle had been replaced like Reverend Birss says, why would it be such a big deal that a 13th Century building had something that looked like the Alien from the movies? Ridley Scott could have easily seen this and used it in the design of his creature. Whether this was a redesign by a stonemason in the 90s or Ridley used this as inspiration for his film, it's a great pic.
freakdylan
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:46:06 PM

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jbeeman85 wrote:
Love it.

In regards to the quote below the pic, even if the gargoyle had been replaced like Reverend Birss says, why would it be such a big deal that a 13th Century building had something that looked like the Alien from the movies? Ridley Scott could have easily seen this and used it in the design of his creature. Whether this was a redesign by a stonemason in the 90s or Ridley used this as inspiration for his film, it's a great pic.


It was made after the Alien movie, in another article they say who the artist was and how he was inspired by HR Giger. I just think its an awesome thing to add, and the fact they were cool with it is just as awesome.

Thanks to the following sellers for helping me put together my complete run of Amazing Spider-man #1-700

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Thundercron's Longbox
DrumCzar


Now for the sellers helping me finish my TMNT collection:

Hall Of Heroes
Green Bay Comics



MoonKnight1
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 11:25:58 AM

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Sweet Gargoyle! Here's the one in my front yard. I get people walking down the street all the time stopping and staring at it!

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