‘Center of the Universe’ sign stolen in Fremont

The famous “Center of the Universe” signpost was stolen from Fremont earlier this week.

According to a post by ‎Maque DaVis in the Fremont Arts Council Facebook page, a woman took the sign at 5:30pm on Tuesday (Nov. 6). “She broke off the post, and put the rest of it and the signs in her car and drove off,” DaVis writes. There’s a video of the theft, which has been handed over to Seattle Police.

The sign, located at the intersection of Fremont Ave N and N 35th St, points to a great array of places, including Rio De Janeiro (1225km away), the Sunday Market, the Fremont Troll, and Noogie (Top of Head).

A little history on the signpost, from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce website:

According to reliable sources, Fremont lies in a special geophysical local. Stay long enough and you too, will notice an odd gravitational pull, the inability to stay away, the overwhelming urge to return again and again.

In 1991, after a careful and considered study of these effects, Fremont Scientists, determined the Center of the Universe to be at the intersection of N Fremont Ave and 35th St N – with the reasoning that this local can neither be proven, nor disproven!

The sign is on a traffic island at the intersection of North Fremont Avenue and North 35th Street, which residents of Fremont have considered to mark the center of the universe since the early 1970s. In 1994, the Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed it officially.

“A reward is offered for any information leading to the recovery and arrest of thief,” DaVis writes. If you have any information about the incident, contact the Fremont Arts Council at 206-547-7440.

Photo from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce


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Ballard Eater
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Ballard Eater

What a jerk. They say you should never hit a lady, but in this case, maybe somebody should punch her.

john
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john

ladies don’t steal signs…

Fake
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reckless
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reckless

AHAHAHAAAAAAAA THATS AWESOME (PUNCH HER.. . IN THE FACE!, ahahahaaaa)

HOWEVER, it’s a sign.. and yea lots ov you fremontonians LOVE that sign rightfully so)
chick was probably moving away. loved the area and took a piece ov history
(way to project, right?!)

build another sign
put it up.. incase it in shatterproof glass or something, ahhaaa
then it could be “quirky” yet design savvy like the epic buildings/ spheres goin up!!

besides no kid (or 20/30something) cares where a “noogie” is.. they would just be so confused

Ballard Troll
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Ballard Troll

Blame Wallingford.

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

I would hope so much if this turned out to be the start of some other neighborhood gang war. Lol.

Ballard Eater
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Ballard Eater

Ha. I can picture it now. The..oh shoot, what did elenchos call them? Oh yeah! The Stay Home Moms of Wallingford vs. the Hippie Fremont Burnouts! With yuppies on both sides of the fence, this battle’s gonna come down to estrogen vs. thc! It’s gonna be a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds barred rumble for the soul of the not-quite-suburbs!

Fake
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VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

So stupid! That sign only works where it was, nowhere else.
What’s the point of stealing it?

doogie
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doogie

The sign might work in MOB’s front yard.
He could probably use a little pick-me-up right now. You know, some nice strokes to boost his sagging ego.

Fake
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Uncle Pete
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Uncle Pete

A great conversation piece?

Bernie
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Bernie

How come no one tried to stop her?

Were they worried she would turn and stab them with the jagged wood?

sid
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sid

If she was seen stealing the sign and putting it in her car why didn’t they get the licence number of the car ? Center of the universe is this the weed capital of the world ? Take another toke .

Bolide
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Bolide

Who says they didn’t?

Karl Krogstad
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Karl Krogstad

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

doogie
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doogie

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Ballard Commons to be born?

Mike O'Brine
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Mike O'Brine

Let he who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number. It’s number is 1-800-Vote-O’Brine!

Fake
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Fake
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Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

I blame CNN; either them or the Caravan.

Fake
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guesty
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guesty

what an odd thing to do….

Fake
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VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Please post the video! We can track her down !

JB1TDMF0TP
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JB1TDMF0TP

You never leave the house, socky. You can’t track anybody down. You’re not even in Seattle.

Fake
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VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Would someone please remove this “Fake” poster!

Fake
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Fake
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Fake

Please ignore any comments posted by me as “Fake”! Thank you all so much. I love you all and don’t want to upset anyone.

Fake
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Fake
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Fake

I am an idiot and I deserve all the derisive comments that you post about me. I love you all and you are wonderful people but I just can’r help myself.

I am a total idiot and I need a swift kick in the behind. Please help me.

Idiot
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Idiot

Idiot

Mike O'Brine
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Mike O'Brine

O’Brine

Fake
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bnoob
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bnoob

Why would someone leave a sign out in public and not expect it to get stolen? Packages get stolen off porches in minutes, cars get prowled nightly. Even locked bikes don’t stick around for long. Leaving a sign out is just asking for someone to take it.

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Pukasan
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Pukasan

a selfish asshole stole a self-centered sign

center of fremont
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center of fremont

The license plate number WAS recorded and given to the police. They have to decide what to do with that info……

Center of the Dork-o-verse
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Center of the Dork-o-verse

They will likely hire her and blame the crime on patriarchal oppression.