12-05-2004, 04:29 PM
When Javi (http://www.javiminions.com) went to Hawaii to watch the filming of "House of the Rising Sun", he took a flight on a glider and went right over the crash site.
(PS - don't look if you think this will ruin the deserted island feel....like if you saw cameras on your favorite show or what not....got SOME complaints [didn't think it would ACTUALLY ruin it] ....so yeah...warning!)
Click here to see the blow up of the crash of Oceanic Flight #815 (http://www.javiminions.com//images/gliderview.jpg)
Kinda ruins the whole "Deserted Island" feel, don't it?
12-05-2004, 04:41 PM
OH THE HORROR! :o MY EYES! MY EYES!
where are the caveses? the golf course? the jungle? My world has been shattered!
12-05-2004, 04:44 PM
I feel ya, marbalbc...I could have lived without seeing that... ::)
12-06-2004, 08:24 PM
That's quite cool, it just goes to show how well they use perspective to make it look like a deserted island. You know tight shots or shots out to sea.
12-09-2004, 02:14 PM
I bet you like to go around exposing the tooth fairy and Santa Claus scams too. hm?
Hey, so does Javi hang glide?* I do too - well I took three lessons here in L.A. - lol.* I wonder if he learned in the same place.
12-09-2004, 04:41 PM
Wow. I guess that's movie magic :( *sniff*
12-09-2004, 04:46 PM
its kind of unsettling from my perspective, i remember seeing the crash site at the Pentagon...
12-10-2004, 10:26 AM
CRAP, I should not of looked... that's not what I expected to see... My world is ruined, hope you are happy speaker... grrr. lol I guess I'll have to live with it. You did warn us.
06-19-2005, 08:02 PM
haha, I was just at that site two days ago! Turns out the piece of the plane that's in the bush (lower right hand corner in that picture) is still there, though the bush has grown over it a bit. The rest is all cleared out and the sand is very much packed down, compared to the rest of the beach there.
btw, that beach is probably the most gorgeous on all of Oahu, and hardly anyone even knows it's there.... and to up the ante on the government-conspiracy theorists, directly across that highway is government property -- a former air force bunker, according to my brother (you could see the patches of ground where buildings had been built and then torn down), which I'd believe, since there were a few fences with barbed wire nearby...
It was very surreal standing on that spot, because less than 2 miles down the beach was a crowd of windsurfers and the beach changed dramatically... there was sand, and then black lava rocks leading down into the ocean. Very different from most any other beach on Oahu, more like Maui's beaches.
06-19-2005, 08:04 PM
I had heard they were close to a road, but I had no idea , they were that close :o
06-19-2005, 08:11 PM
It's not uncommon for productions to use locations like this guys. I laughed when I saw this picture because it makes perfect sense to me, and I immediately thought "Oh, nice job on the part of the producers finding a good beach with that kind of road access so the crew didn't have to walk half a mile with their gear!"