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Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

Hi and sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I have been wondering for months what these signs/markers are? They are seemingly randomly scattered around the Bethlehem area of Buempliz. Any info or ideas would be appreciated, thanks!
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Hi and sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I have been wondering for months what these signs/markers are? They are seemingly randomly scattered around the Bethlehem area of Buempliz. Any info or ideas would be appreciated, thanks!


Bumpliz is the staging area for the upcoming alien landings, the advance party is just marking things out.


Alternately, if the signs are about 10cmx15cm with steel wire legs, and predominantly yellow, they may be markings for military manoevers. This is sort of like an alien landing, except that they observe the Swiss peace on Sunday conventions.
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Bumpliz is the staging area for the upcoming alien landings, the advance party is just marking things out.
Ha ha! I thought you wrote Bumpilz
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

That's where people who turn 50 are beheaded.

The dry leaves around the sign are their failed dreams.
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Hi and sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I have been wondering for months what these signs/markers are? They are seemingly randomly scattered around the Bethlehem area of Buempliz. Any info or ideas would be appreciated, thanks!

my guess is that it is the numbers of the places of the BüMPLIZER CHILBI of mid August


http://www.buemplizer-chilbi.ch/default.asp?m=19
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

Yellow numbering is used a lot by the military - it probably relates to some nearby secret underground bunker or installation.
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Yellow numbering is used a lot by the military - it probably relates to some nearby secret underground bunker or installation.

possible but most extremely unlikely, not least as military signs are not on the ground and usually hint to a Waffengattiung
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

Sorry for not responding timely, but they are all flat on the ground about 30 x 30 cm in size with no wires and some are green and some are red in color. I believe there are some numbered 25, but I don't remember. Next time I am out I will pay more attention and report back. I have asked several locals and the have no idea. I should be brave and try to ask some old folks, they usually have time to pay attention to these things. Thanks for the responses so far!
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my guess is that it is the numbers of the places of the BüMPLIZER CHILBI of mid August


http://www.buemplizer-chilbi.ch/default.asp?m=19
I have seen that festival and the markers I have seen are all north of that area and too close to buildings or sidewalks to mark set up points. I did think they might correspond to the nuke shelters under buildings but they aren't in the right spots.
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

Could it be art of some kind? Or markers for something that will be built? I've never seen markers like these, but I could imagine that they probably correspond to a plan for an installation? On the other hand, maybe that is where they will be laying down the charges when they blow the place up...just stand on the other side of the street.
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I have seen that festival and the markers I have seen are all north of that area and too close to buildings or sidewalks to mark set up points. I did think they might correspond to the nuke shelters under buildings but they aren't in the right spots.

I was in the service often enough between 1972 and 1993 and it often was my Job (chap to the right of the driver) to look for the signs and they NEVER were on the ground, and they always had the insignia of the Waffengattung
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

I believe they are markers for underground pipelines.
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I believe they are markers for underground pipelines.
These days pipelines are to be marked with these


though that may make little sense in a forest (dunno), where OPs picture seems to have been taken.
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Could it be art of some kind? Or markers for something that will be built? I've never seen markers like these, but I could imagine that they probably correspond to a plan for an installation? On the other hand, maybe that is where they will be laying down the charges when they blow the place up...just stand on the other side of the street.
Don't think it's art, because they look too uniform/official and have been there for at least three years, but look like they have been there longer than that.
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I believe they are markers for underground pipelines.
This seems to be the best possible explanation so far.
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These days pipelines are to be marked with these


though that may make little sense in a forest (dunno), where OPs picture seems to have been taken.
These are not in the forest. They are around Buempliz Nord and Bethlehem area next to buildings.
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

Mystery solved and Starbug was the closest to being correct! It turns out these were commemorative plaques marking the 50th year jubilee of the Tscharnergut neighborhood area. Thanks for all the responses!
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Re: Weird colored number signs on the ground around Buempliz

If you know exactly where they are you could try cross-referencing with the Geocatalog information on the swiss topo site:

https://map.geo.admin.ch/

Might give you some clues, if you are prepared to spend enough time



Fairly sure you won't find info about commemorative plaques! :-)

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