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I don't see it, but that's not unusual, I don't see the "ghost" faces in window panes of "haunted" houses either. But, why would people that believe in those sort of things assume it was an angel, and not the image of one of the victims, attackers, a demon, or something else?

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After the attack, salts, oxides and moisture on the steel's surface affected how the girder corroded, said P. Chris Pistorius, a materials scientist at Carnegie Mellon University who is co-director of the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research. Air circulation around the ruined steel played a role as well.

"Atmospheric corrosion is very sensitive to microclimates," he told NBC News. "It's actually difficult to get even corrosion of such a surface. It's more likely to get a pattern than to get uniform corrosion."

If layers of steel are lying on top of each other, as appears to have been the case with the 9/11 girder, moisture can "wick in different areas and leave all kinds of different patterns," said Thomas Eagar, a professor of materials engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.weather.com/news/sc...eptember-11-20131203

 

 

Angel of 9/11

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Originally Posted by House of David:
It's an interesting shape, very moving considering where it's from and the tragedy that shaped it.
Kinda see an angel.... Ghost face more obvious.

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OK, now remember I'm not attacking you, or trying to argue, but you said you "kinda see an angel". What makes it look like an angel instead of your math teacher, the mail lady/man, the woman/man across the street? 

Originally Posted by Bestworking:
Originally Posted by House of David:
It's an interesting shape, very moving considering where it's from and the tragedy that shaped it.
Kinda see an angel.... Ghost face more obvious.

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OK, now remember I'm not attacking you, or trying to argue, but you said you "kinda see an angel". What makes it look like an angel instead of your math teacher, the mail lady/man, the woman/man across the street? 


Even if it did look unambiguously like an angel, there would still be people posting (not necessarily here) various pet theories about it being proof that God wants to remind the survivors "He's on your side", or alternatively "you're being punished for not discriminating against gays/capitalists/atheists/(favorite target of whatever extremist Muslim/Christian group the poster belongs to)."

Originally Posted by Bestworking:
What makes it look like an angel instead of your math teacher, the mail lady/man, the woman/man across the street?
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Originally Posted by House of David:
Well, it's like an angel cut in half.  
I'm not trying to be morbid. 
Vertical half of an angel.

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I'm curious too. Why an angel? Why not someone else?

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