Eye of Sauron Prank

Pranksters at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recently added the Eye of Sauron to the McFarland Memorial Bell Tower. The tower looks like it was designed to host it. The Daily Illini reports that those responsible for placing the Eye on the tower remain unknown.


Posted on Wed Sep 24, 2008


Hah! Love it. 😊
Posted by Tah  on  Wed Sep 24, 2008  at  05:02 PM
That picture looks fake.
Posted by KSho  on  Thu Sep 25, 2008  at  12:02 PM
It does look fake. Even the bigger version.
Posted by Sakano  on  Thu Sep 25, 2008  at  02:49 PM
I wonder if they played around with the picture to make it look even more Mordorish? Perhaps a fake background, or playing around with the tint, or something like that? It does almost look as though it's really just a model building. Perhaps it was just a really lucky camera shot, though.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Thu Sep 25, 2008  at  04:47 PM
I'm guessing they altered the colors in the photo to make the sky red.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  12:17 AM
It's no fake. I live in Champaign and saw this last week. Here's a different pic:

Posted by Juju  on  Sun Sep 28, 2008  at  07:31 PM
Oh and the "fake" look can be explained. The white light on the side of the tower is from lights on the ground of the construction area and as for the sky...well those are just the type of evening skies we have here in Champaign =D
Posted by Juju  on  Sun Sep 28, 2008  at  07:37 PM
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