An Onset man with an eagle eye spotted something peculiar about Monday night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. To the average viewer, it would have gone unnoticed, but Chris Hughes noticed a familiar SouthCoast building potentially photoshopped into a tropical background. Is this Onset's Point Independence Inn or just a building that resembles it?

At the beginning of the episode, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak waltzes over to the contestants and takes his place alongside them. Behind him is a digital image of a sprawling oceanside building with palm trees in the foreground.

Hughes shared a screenshot of the episode to a local Facebook page and states how it must be Point Independence Harbor with trees photoshopped in front.

Escape TV via Youtube and Independence Inn via Facebook
Point Independence Inn via Facebook and EscapeTV via Youtube

Let’s put on our detective hats. Side by side, the buildings have striking similarities. The red pointed roof, the wraparound deck, and overall designs of both homes appear to be a match – but it’s safe to say that there are no palm trees on the SouthCoast.

The Point Independence Inn can be found on the Onset shoreline, but the last time I checked, the Atlantic Ocean has never appeared as blue as the water behind Sajak.

There is nothing wrong with a little photo editing, but for SouthCoast Wheel of Fortune viewers, they were treated to a potential mess-up to the show’s production stage and it has us scratching our heads asking, why?

What do you think, is this Point Independence Inn or just a similar building in the tropics? Unfortunately, buying a vowel won’t get you the true answer.

Watch the episode:

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