Confessions of a “Wannabe” conspiracy theorist.

I’m feeling connected. Like a moth drawn to the light, I can’t stop looking at it. I speak of the Ben Rubin Semaphore art project/display high on top of the Adobe building (first posted by Joann). I had to drive by and see it up close for myself, these four large rotating discs near the roof line of the building. Is this not the true nature of San Jose’s tech hungry residents, cracking codes? Thanks Joann for bringing the project to my attention….I love it!

The Adobe building has been quietly speaking to me, as I zoom by at 70mph heading home, south on the soon to be completed Super-Sleek Hwy 87 “Causeway” (now that’s a word you don’t hear often….Causeway). The sounds (voices) is what’s got me so hooked on this building…the gentle whispers she gives. Tune into AM-1680 on your radio dial to hear this hauntingly eerie, yet enchantingly soothing voice of the Semaphore art project. To me, the low powered audio message being transmitted from the building sounds like a fragmented alien language at first, but after a few seconds it’s clear that it’s English…..bummer, I kind of like alien twist. It’s designed to aid you in cracking the code to reveal the hidden message of the project, and can be received up to a 2 block radius from the Adobe building.

When you read the details of the project with all of it’s talk of cryptography, atomic clock, radio broadcasts, codes, secret messages, and cracking, it makes my imagination spin out of control with thoughts of science fiction. Could it be, that Ben Rubin’s body is currently being used by aliens to construct this device to communicate with a world far outside our own galaxy? Is this why the AM band has been abandoned by most radio stations over the last 20 years, in order to make room for more of these transmissions? Is this ultra low frequency signal being sent out into space, actually a beacon to Earth? Can I draw comparison’s between Semaphore, and the climax scene in the 1977 hit film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind where they used big flashing lights, and sounds to communicate with aliens?

Surely my comments are of a person who’s truly paranoid, overly irrational, scientifically unfounded, boldly outlandish, foolishly misconceived, and definitely not worthy of any serious consideration….but it’s fun to think of it in this way. Have I sucked down too much Starbucks coffee during the composing of the post? Yep….it’s the coffee! I wish I had the smarts to crack the code, and reveal the projects secret message before the transmissions end.

Listen to a clip of the Semaphore audio here, or visit Ben Rubin and click the “MEDIA” link. And hurry, before the transmissions….suspiciously end.

3 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    My first post on ‘Semaphore’ was back on August 08, 2006. This guy named Duane would email me with questions.
    Duane’s World

  2. Dred242 (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

    Hey Joann,

    I too watched the discs spin faster as aircraft’s fly overhead. I recorded it with my camera….take a peek!

  3. Terri (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

    I, too, saw this while driving South on Highway 87 and was extremely intrigued. Thanks for the detailed information and the tip about tuning in to the “talk” from the building/art on AM Radio…I’ll let you know if I decipher an alien encoded message! I love your writing style … you combine humor with information and deliver an extremely entertaining and informative post. Thanks for writing – keep it up!

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