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Old 09-18-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Think this is real?

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Supposedly the only house standing for miles after Ike hit. To me it looks very much like a computer image or model pasted on top of a different picture. And the "real" house before the damage has a brown deck on the right side of the photo, but the damaged house has a white one. I don't think it would be hard to find those house photos on the internet and doctor them up.

I'm happy to admit I'm wrong though, if somehow they are proved to be real.

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Old 09-18-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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I saw that and wondered too. I vote photoshopped.
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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It was on my newstation, not sure myself. If it is photoshopped, it will be debunked soon enough.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:59 PM   #4
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. I vote photoshopped.
I second that.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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Interesting that the deck is now white!
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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I believe it is a real story based on the f/u stories I have seen about it. You have seen where tornados have wiped out entire neighborhoods and one house is left untouched. The f/u stories I have read stated that the house was still compromised even though it is still standing.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:25 AM   #7
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I believe it is a real story based on the f/u stories I have seen about it. You have seen where tornados have wiped out entire neighborhoods and one house is left untouched. The f/u stories I have read stated that the house was still compromised even though it is still standing.
It's definitely compromised!!! It's just odd how the right-hand deck is now painted where before it wasn't.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:22 AM   #8
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photoshop...or very, VERY new construction, lol.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:32 AM   #9
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I believe it is a real story based on the f/u stories I have seen about it. You have seen where tornados have wiped out entire neighborhoods and one house is left untouched. The f/u stories I have read stated that the house was still compromised even though it is still standing.
Tornadoes are relatively small areas of high-speed winds that bop around, while hurricanes can cover hundreds of miles, and in Ike's case, did. When it made landfall, it covered the entire Texas coast: IKE Graphics Archive

I find it really hard to believe that a storm that size wouldn't at least have taken the roof off of this house if the rest of the area was simply wiped away. Definitely Photoshopped. But that's what you get with "unedited" news - no verification.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:41 AM   #10
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From what I heard on the Weather Channel yesterday morning the house was rebuit after the last hurricane came through. They spent lots of $$ to build it using new technology and materials to make it withstand a Categoty 5 hurricane.
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