Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Google’s UFOs: Full Disclosure

Google UFO Collage
By Frank Warren
The UFO Chronicles
© 9-22-09

Are Google’s Actions Helping in Deciphering
The UFO Phenomenon, or is it All Alien Subterfuge?

     With the possible exception of some active spelunkers or technically disadvantaged folk, most people have heard about the hullabaloo induced by Google’s use of “alien or UFO” flavored graphics (i.e., doodles as they [Google] refer to them) at their search engine home page(s). Given the fact that Google owns the lion’s share of the search engine market (by far), this “activity” was noticed immediately, and broadcast around the world; the chatter started with the well-known social media sites e.g., Twitter and FaceBook etc., and then quickly spread “everywhere.”

On Sept. 5th, wrote:
The Google logo (aka, Google Doodle) changed yesterday, without any explanation. We’ve seen the “Google Doodle” reflect holidays and honor notable events in history over the years. Yet, as of yesterday, the logo simply depicts a UFO beaming up the second “o” in Google. . . .

While trying to decipher what Google is doing, I found that the first Google Doodle, posted in May 2000, utilized a UFO theme. The weeklong series of revisions to the Google logo incorporated spaceships and aliens, and were dubbed “alien intrigue.” This current Doodle doesn’t seem to coincide with the anniversary of the first Doodle. The truth is out there, but I can’t seem to find it yet . . . .

Update: Shortly before midnight Eastern Time last night, Google posted the numeric phrase 1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19 via their Twitter account. Substituting letters for numbers, this translates to “All your O are belong to us.” This phrase has been linked to: “All your base are belong to us,” a badly translated phrase from a Japanese video game that spread across internet in 2002.
Google Comes Clean

On the 20th, Google finally came clean (although several lending their respective voices to the dilemma speculated correctly), via their official blogspot, it was reported:

You might have noticed an unexplained set of doodles on the Google homepage and a couple tweets from our official Twitter stream, @google, over the last two weeks. On September 5th, we posted a doodle with the abduction of our second 'o' and a coded tweet from its alien captors: 1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19, which translates into "All your O are belong to us" (a nod to the Japanese video game, Zero Wing).

While the link from the doodle to a search for "crop circles" didn't provide any more clues, we also tweeted the lat/long coordinates of Horsell Commons, the location of the first alien landing in H.G. Wells 1898 classic, The War of the Worlds. Some of you figured out what we were doing, but we weren't ready to reveal it all just yet.

Now, we're finally acknowledging the reason for the doodles with an official nod to Herbert George, who would be 143 years old today.

Inspiration for innovation in technology and design can come from lots of places; we wanted to celebrate H.G. Wells as an author who encouraged fantastical thinking about what is possible, on this planet and beyond. And maybe have some fun while we were doing it.

The invasion of the logo by alien crafts and pods makes our series complete, but you'll have to read the book to find out how Wells' story really ends.

The Underlying Significance

As the web-site pointed out: this is not the first time Google has perpetrated these types of shenanigans, specifically with a UFO theme. While the focus has been on their self-perpetuated UFO mystery and its solution, what appears to be overlooked is the reality of “the impact” that was affected by the Internet giant; what “has occurred” and the possibilities of what “could occur,” as evidenced by this recent event—quite frankly, I find enthralling!!

At their direction, they in part manipulated news-cycles around the world; their actions were fodder for everyone from Ufologists to news anchors for the MSM and everything in-between. This action/reaction, or “cause and effect” at their will is a power tool, and some might say, “weapon.”

Heeding this reality, as well as the notion that some form of official disclosure (re Ufology) by the powers-that-be isn’t going to come to fruition any time soon, perhaps that road can be bridged by the boys at Google?

1 comment :

  1. Not that I'm a big fan of Mr. Bassett, but I'm sure he'd have something to say about Google and information manipulation, given his experiences in May of 2008.


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