Message From Paris Illusion

Timo Johann found this cool Google Earth satellite photo. I don’t speak French, but these buildings look extremely similar to some alphabet letters, don’t they? Could it only be a coincidence? I really doubt it, they represent letters obviously. So, if anyone here knows French, help us and translate the meaning? Or did we all fall under illusion, and there is no hidden message. Every now and then someone finds strange Google Earth location, and mails it to me. I post only the best, and those that have anything to do with optical illusions. I still have few hundred submitted illusions in my mailbox, so don’t worry if you don’t see you rsubmission posted yet.

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108 Replies to “Message From Paris Illusion”

  1. Wow thats really weird…

    Its probably not a French word though.

    To me, some of the letters look more Latin or Greek

  2. It looks like l’doibe. It’s not French, but it looks like it’s attempting to be a French word. The apostrophe makes me think it’s intentional.

  3. hey anonymous from 2:59, you should learn to spell, and maybe try getting out of Nebraska sometime…could do wonders for you.

    guy married to French woman

  4. I speak some French, but recognize nothing other than what looks like “voile” which means board as in wind sailing board (plance à voile). Other than that it looks like the architect was being clever.

  5. I searched “doibe” on Google and found several pages with the word in different languages, a few of them talking about an astronaut named “Takao Doibe.”

    http://mv.lycaeum.org/anagrams/PARALINGUA.cgi?article=Etoiwoy
    I’m not sure what language that is, but it has a translator at the bottom of the page and I tried entering “doule ras doibe idebrene,” which came up with “Idle debonair, obese rude.” or “Bloodied needier abuser.”

    So I still have no idea what the hell it means. Might not be anything.

  6. it looks like the middle section says
    doibe, ie. doobi, mabey the French are telling the world to go smoke a joint.

  7. i’m a french canadian and all i can see is “ori” and “doibe” and there’s nothing similar to any french word

  8. It is obviously meant to show something but it seems to be done very poorly. Again, the Google Earth Illusion are rather boring, you would do better not to post them unless you have nothing else

  9. Ho it’s funny ! i recognize one place where i have living for 2 years. the city is Levallois-Perret , dpt 92:Haut-de-seine. It’s close to the street Cognacq-Jay. And i have never heard about a signification about those buildings view by satellite.

  10. you can take a look online here
    for those of us who are not lucky enough to have google earth on out home machine.

    – the guy who is gonna get fired.

  11. Look at Belgrade closer…in one part
    with trees is writen TITO….Tito (Josip Broz) was the president of Yugoslavia for life. That is not an illusion :) it is scary thrut :)

  12. to anonymous from nebraska : maybe you should shut up or just know what u talking about it’s make me crasy to see there is still people like u on our time. what about come and see by yourself what france and frenchs are. by the way this doesnt mean anything in french but it s great after all im sure there are some other place like this one which are meaning something. thanks for the good job ur doing anyway

  13. oooook well i typed in the coordinates and put it in google earth.
    uhhhh that isnt what the picture looks like
    it’s just like forest kinda looking
    not the same
    huh???????????

  14. First identify the letters, THEN translate into english.

    So, what are the letters ?

    The last ones may be “I”, “B” and “E”. The rest looks just like random shapes to me.

    I speak french, but I see no meaning in this picture.

  15. I’m Eng/fre bilingual. i could translate but it’s hard to actual maker out the individual characters. Can anyone make them out?

  16. Shauzia was rude. I think it’s fascinating.

    Maybe it’s the French architect’s name. Or its an alien language and the French are telling them that they are aliens too.

  17. kl buildings but… err… no hidden meaning. y didnt they make the buildings into letters that actually MAKE A WORD – even if its french!!

  18. It’s not really in Paris, its on the limit between Levallois and Neuilly, northwest of Paris. Doesn’t seem to mean anything. I think some people are easily scared.

    Some french

  19. wow that is real cool the last line looks like it says somthing like “dOIBE” how do these people find this stuff in google

  20. I’m not completely fluent in French, but I do speak quite a bit, and I don’t think there’s any hidden words. :) Still, that’s pretty cool.

  21. Top row: possibly a V on the left, followed by an O ?
    Middle row: dOIBE ?

    Bottom row: no identifiable letters except -perhaps- C on the right.

    I’m a Frenchman, and I can tell you it has no meaning.

    But yes, it looks odd !

    32: frans: Val d’Oise is an interesting hypothesis

    16: L’ “Empereur”: salut ! Watch it: “voile” means “sail” (or “veil”).

    5: “Anonymous”, or “some guy from Nebraska” .Tired, pathetic, and xenophobic humour. I suggest you grow up.

    42: DOLLARBILL: non merci ! But thanks for the invitation

  22. Upside-down it says “3810” with some other squiggles. About as good an interpretation as any other. Now if only we knew what 3810 means in French?

  23. It OBVIOUSLY says something in an alien language that translates to something like, “We will destroy all of you”

    Azzåß∆ˆø˜ß
    (Pardon me for my spelling)

  24. It seems almost like the architect tried to say something (of which the meaning is lost to us now), but then his/her plan got ruined by something practical like the structural soundness of the building, need for more office space, etc. Maybe the guy’s name was Voiiz, but they decided to build a parking garage between the o and the i. It would be hard to tell without knowing the date that each building was designed, because some buildings could have come later without the later architect even being aware of the lettering scheme.

  25. First of all, we should remark there is an I at the begining of the second “line”, so it is not written DOIBE but IDOIBE.
    Then, it is quite sure that de B is in fact an E : it seems that a part of the building has been constructed later than the rest of the building. So we have IDOIEE.
    Then, I’m not sure, but I think the D is in fact a J : it apeers to be a D only because of the bad perspective. Tha makes we have IJOIEE.

    In this stays a real french word : JOIE (happiness).

    But what about the rest?! After reflection, I’m not sor sure there’s an I at the beginning of the second line. Anyway…

  26. I agree the 32 proposition (Val d’Oise = no tag). Val d’Oise is a place near Paris.

    I AM french and I can’t find anything else.

  27. “VOALA L’DOIBE COOTOC”

    “VCAI% IDOIEE =OOTOC”

    “VOAL’O I DO I BE =DDOTOC”

    “VOALO I D Q I B E CODOTOC”

    “VOOLO IDOIBE COOOTOC”

    or, if you want a real stretch…

    “O, ALA-I, DO I BE COOT? OC…”

    (oh, Alai, do i be cute? OK…”)

    (or, alternatively, “oh, Alai, dye me a bandicoot, OK?”)

    no, i dont think this says anything in French (or German, Hindi, English, Arabic, Gaelic, Latin, Pig Latin, Oppish, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Afrikaans, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Ancient Egyptian, Koori, Alkitab, Greek,
    Korean, Malay, Russian, Sinhalese, Swedish, Tamil, Vietnamese or any other language for that matter)

    At first it looks so obvious… but maybe it really was an accident.

  28. i dunno , but maybe the letters aren’t in the right order, or even upside down. So i’m trying to take each letter then put it together again, maybe, maybe not lol. Alternatively it could be the architects name, but built up, or, on the other hand just pure coincidence lol

  29. so after getting each individual letter I, and only I got quite a few different sets but the one that i first saw and seemed to me to be right i got

    V c h I j ‘I b e o = c d o d t o c

    so i don’t speak french, and it might not even be in french but, you’re welcome to try and figure it out, the letters might even have numerical value with a secret number, or date, who knows.

  30. i speak french but i cant really make out the letters…
    if someone can tell me what the letters are i can tell you if it means anything

  31. Hey

    I am french.

    Maybe It used to mean something in the past but you know. As the time goes, some building are destroyed and replaced by some with different shape.

    If you want to carry out a deeper search I suggest you to search for the year of construction and find old maps of the area…

    good luck

  32. when I saw this I was drawn to the bottom “letters” and I can just make out what looks to say “TOE” The last three buildings. The red one looks like a T the middle one which looks like a park has a walkway shaped like an O and the next building looks likes an E so i dunno, I just felt like pointing that out.

  33. at first glance for me i just saw “ombie” and i thought right away, ZOMBIE just goes to show me that i play way too many video games.

  34. Maybe it’s a joke… just something to stump us people that always want to know the truth.
    Gee. If it’s just a coincidence- its one hell of a big one!

  35. OMG this is killing me now! I have no idea what this is but i want to know the address so i can go there. Maybe this could be some kind of project i could do. If i have time that is well nice talking to ya

  36. hey everyone i have looked really hard to see if i can spot what is written as i have lived in france for 5 years and speak french and can not spot anything i don’t think it has a true meaning.

    1. it means thursday forth or fifth day of calander according to which one you use. also thor’s day

  37. Amanda said:
    i speak french but i cant really make out the letters… if someone can tell me what the letters are i can tell you if it means anything

    …Same here but i don’t see much…

  38. The top row og buildings spells “google” (with the E being formed in relief on a 45 degree angle).

    On the second row, the buildings form “dE” – “of” or “from” in French & “liÉ” (2nd building forms capital E & lower case l – L/H end of 3rd building forms É), meaning “linked”.

    The R/H part of the 2nd building from the right forms a capital B and the far R/H building is clearly a capital E.

    The far R/H building in the 3rd row is in the shape of a capitial C. The french word “BEC” translates as “Beak” in English.

    So, it appears to say “Google link of the beak”. If you Google the word “Beak” the top link is to the Wikipedia page about bird beaks. This then leads to a link to Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle & his first clues to evolution coming from the different beak shapes of the Galapagos finches.

    Quite clearly, this is one big, French, “Up Yours!” to creationists, (R)Evolution is the key.

  39. The top row of buildings spells “google” (with the E being formed in relief on a 45 degree angle).

    On the second row, the buildings form “dE” – “of” or “from” in French & “liÉ” (2nd building forms capital E & lower case l – L/H end of 3rd building forms É), meaning “linked”.

    The R/H part of the 2nd building from the right forms a capital B and the far R/H building is clearly a capital E.

    The far R/H building in the 3rd row is in the shape of a capitial C. The french word “BEC” translates as “Beak” in English.

    So, it appears to say “Google link of the beak”. If you Google the word “Beak” the top link is to the Wikipedia page about bird beaks. This then leads to a link to Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle & his first clues to evolution coming from the different beak shapes of the Galapagos finches.

    Quite clearly, this is one big, French, “Up Yours!” to creationists, (R)Evolution is the key.

  40. it is what many would call an angelic* language. if it is it means “yet to come”

    *i do not mean angel i mean an ancient language that only a few can translate. it is a lost dialect of the anlo people.

  41. Hey so the top line spells out vais like the s is pretty hard to see but its their…then i dont no if you see it the first letter actually looks like l’j instead of id
    so we have vais l’joiee which means
    with joy.
    so we just need the last line i guess..

  42. I GOT IT IT SAYS

    vais l’joiee il jou
    WHICH MEANS will the joy he played!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    probly meaning will he play with joy or somthething likenthat immmm so smart:)

  43. Do you guys really think different architects working in the same town mind about making a “secret message” for people to try to understand I’m a french and there are absolutely no understandable word there. Paris architect are trying to put as much buildings and living places as possible while taking as less space as possible. Coincidence, that’s all i see

  44. In Portuguese, taking the words “vai ido Ibe” it translates into “Ibe will come” according to Google :P. The name Ibe is African in origin but why architect would write an African name in Portuguese over France is unknown haha

  45. First line. “lé oūí,”. I can’t figure out the second line then “=” infinity. ( sign for infinity is the sideways 8. The punctuation is in the words

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