In the interest of full disclosure and to be sure I am not misrepresenting myself I only stumbled on this because it was briefly mentioned in a Phorum post - I'll check the specs in a few minutes, but I didn't wasnt to take credit
hmmm. which came first? bree's weird birthmark which became the watcher symbol, or the watcher symbol was put on her back for the vid? if the latter, i'd better start studying longitude again or something, because i'm sure we've overlooked other clues.
I downloaded all the Revver videos onto my hard drive a long time ago -- just in case something like this cropped up.
My computer box tells me that I downloaded the videos on Oct. 11. As of Oct. 11 Bree definitely had that exact birthmark in the Swimming! video. But I think it's a real birthmark (or just a quirk of lighting) and any resemblance to the Watcher's symbol is merely our mind looking for a connection that's not there.
I don't know what to make of that. The think-as-you-go filming strategy of the Creators make me think they would not have done this on purpose, however the fact Jonastko was registered on Sept. 9 makes me question how much they actually DO think out long ahead of time. So while it's possible they put the eye on her, I don't see a reason for it. Since the eye wasn't introduced for like two months, there was no way for the fans to have picked up on this. Of course they noticed the birthmark, but of course didn't know what to make of it because they didn't know about the eye. As you can see it took this long for anyone to look back at it now and go "hmm"... I'm thinking that if it was meant to be noticed they would have introduced the eye not too long after showing the birthmark, not the amount of time that it actually took.
If the creators did put that symbol there, it would still be pointless. But putting that aside, look at the frame in context of the frames on either side of it. Marks on your body don't appear, change shape, then disappear as you turn very slightly. It's not a mark. It's a blob of sunlight. Possibly distorted by trees, wet skin, and/or video compression artifacts.
Look at 2:55 on the revver version. You can clearly see a creepy eye "watching" Bree in the water:
At 3:02, Bree appears to be pointing to another mysterious shape.
Compare with this famous photo of the loch ness monster.
I think I've been watching too long. Tell me, what do YOU see in this Rorschach inkblot test?
"Every true story has an anticlimax" - John Updike
Not only P.Monkey, but a rather sinister looking P-Monkey at that!
I agree with Smashing, though, that this "mark" on Jess' back is the sort of thing Richard Hoagland would write a book about.
Hey, maybe we should get NASA to send a Mars Rover to take better images! We'll recruit Jay to be the remote operator of the project to map the hills and valleys of Jessica Lee Rose.
You know, for posterity's sake. All in the name of science.
It's all lessons learned. The next lesson we must teach you is to be infatuated with yourself. Give away that portion you feel you must, but give yourself a portion for every drop you give them. They find you beautiful; who are you to suggest that they have bad taste?