Whoa I think I just peed my pants.
But seriously, this sphinx has sent Canadian scholar Frank Albo into the depths of madness. According to his calculations, the building is
[A]n architectural talisman built to the specifications of the same divine blueprints found in ancient temples.
The Globe and Mail elaborates:
Mr. Albo is convinced that the legislature building, which was designed in 1912 by two English architects, holds "secret encoded clues" that suggest it was built as a talisman to harness energy and ward off evil -- a sort of beacon of the occult.
From the Golden Boy statue, which famously glistens from a dome atop the building, to the pair of large bison statues that guard a massive staircase leading to the legislature, Mr. Albo said the building was constructed to the specifications of the divine blueprints of ancient temples.
He said even the lieutenant-governor's reception room was built exactly to dimensions that match those of King Solomon's inner sanctum.
"I haven't researched every legislative capital in North America, but I doubt that you will find another one that is built to Golden Mean proportions, . . . that has Hermes -- the father of all occult sciences -- on the dome and is in the centre of North America," he said.
Whoa, this totally reminds me of this dream I had last night. There was this building or something with flames coming out of it, and there were creatures writhing around it, and they were growling and snarling. And there were flames, and I heard a voice say "Zuul."