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Google's Crop Circle Logo - what's the point?

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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:03 PM
Google recently included a flying saucer in it's logo for an entire day (September 5th, 2009). The reasoning was never clear, and the little inside jokes revealed contributing to its inception were ridiculous and were never really meant to mean anything to the majority of people using Google. See below:


Now, as a of very recently, they've done it again only this time they're promoting crop circles:


Why? What's the reasoning behind pushing this? Is this logo available worldwide, or just here in Australia? I'm puzzled as to why Google has done it again. And just as with the last instance, there's no caption when you roll your mouse over the logo - you have to click the logo and are immediately taken to the search results for crop cirlces.

Is there an agenda here? Is there some movie, game, software, tv show, etc. they're promoting? This doesn't sit right with me, and I'm not completely sure why to be honest, maybe I'm just a paranoid nut. But why do they want all Google users to divert their attention towards alien related topics?

[edit on 14/9/09 by Evasius]

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:06 PM
people were saying it was for a Disctrict 9 promotion at one point... but the movie was already out for days before that happened.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:12 PM
reply to post by Evasius

I found this site that sheds some light (not much)

Google Logos

Several have noted that "unexplained phenomenon" is one of the top trending search terms on Google today. Also in the top 10 search terms is the phrase "top 10 unexplained phenomena". To make things more interesting, Google posted an encrypted message on its Twitter account: 1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19 decrypted as "All your O are belong to us", a reference to the popular Internet meme"All your base are belong to us". The doodle’s URL is which suggests that there’s a missing "O".

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:14 PM
why 2 in a row though.
The idea that it is just a reference to an old viral is too simple. Why write a secret code?

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:15 PM
Already posted here.

I think it's cool. Makes one think.

[edit on 9/14/2009 by Slash]

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:18 PM
Bay Area UFO Exporeply to post by Greenblaz

I saw that as well right after their last alien logo - it was a refernce to a poorly translated Sega Megadrive game...a joke that a very small minority of the planet were in on (and was funny about 8 years ago). Although that's really all people came up with, it was a ridiculous reason to change the worldwide Google logo to a flying saucer beaming up an 'O."

So I wonder what we'll come up with now as to why they've done it again. Is there another UFO Expo? The Bay Area UFO Expo was September 12-13, so it's a bit late for that.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:19 PM
reply to post by Slash

Damn it I did an ATS search, promise. Nothing came up...oh well.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:20 PM
reply to post by Evasius

I know how it goes. Happens to us all.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:30 PM
The game where All Your Base comes from was released on Sept 5th 20 years ago, hence why it was on the Google page. I would hardly call it a small joke known by only a few people - if you were on the internet 5 or 6 years ago you would have seen jokes all over the place.

Anyway, on the crop circle logo it is missing an L. What does that mean?

No L? Noel? The Latin origin is the word natalis ("birth").

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:32 PM
reply to post by Nventual

I'm aware of the joke, and considering how many people use Google everyday, then yes it's a few small group who are in on the joke. That was my point above.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 09:46 PM
Perhaps it will be Google that reveals the truth about extraterrestrials

In all seriousness, it gives you an idea of how powerful Google is at delivering information. One day if Google wanted to tell the world something all they would need to do is put a big bold message above their searchbox on

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 09:54 PM
"One day if Google wanted to tell the world something all they would need to do is put a big bold message above their searchbox on"

It would be a lot better than the mediocre clipart and the corny inside jokes they're using now.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 09:54 PM
Just a thought, has anyone bothered to think of just asking Google? They have an excellent p/r and customer service department(s).

I'm not going to bother, just because I know there is nothing sinister behind these things. They can be explained off pretty well by the top searches being integrated into the logo, also you guys need to remember that down deep, Google is operated by nerds. That's right. Nerds like us.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 10:00 PM
confirmed that the crop circle one is being used on

2nd line

3rd line just for good measure

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 12:55 AM
ANSWER: It's for HG Wells upcoming birthday on September 21st.

See for the answers to all this.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:46 AM
reply to post by nonecantest

That's an extreme case of reaching for an answer - H. G. Wells is known for many things, and none of them have to do specifically with flying saucers or crop circles. Their conclusion was about as contrived as anything I've ever read. Why not, on H.G. Wells' birthday, just make a relevant logo at that time? None of this adds up.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:06 AM
As expected it showed up here at midnight, or 12:01 Tuesday morning.

I found this article about it:

The special Google logo specifically features the UFO over a field that is being harvested by what looks like a tractor. Interestingly, while the ‘g’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘g’ and ‘e’ of Google look like classic crop circles, the tractor has carved out the ‘l’. At the same time the name of the logo is goog_e.gif.

The image comes about 10 days after had a UFO logo on its main international page that linked to a search for “unexplained phenomena.” In the case of that logo, one of the ‘o’ ‘s was being abducted, and the image name was go_gle.gif.

Why Google is using the crop circle logo has yet to be explained. If you have any guesses, let us know!

The UFO logo 10 days ago linked to a specific site, but this crop circle logo just links to a search of "crop circles".

No I never thought of asking Google what it means.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:15 AM
link (France), (Spain), (Poland), (Czech republic), (Liechtenstein) still resist the alien invasion. Vive la résistance !

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:18 AM
reply to post by Evasius

why do you reject this answer when all the evidence points to it? is it becuase its not the answer you want?

they even put google map co-ordinates on their tweet page so poeple can make the connection.

[edit on 15-9-2009 by yeti101]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:41 AM
Who cares? and its a good advertisement!

The Ufo and Crop Circle phenomenon is finaly seeing the light of day to the general public and will become a fashionable/ In the know to the younger generation.

The days of the cynics and skeptic attitudes may be over regarding this subject very soon?

Keep well

[edit on 043030p://f48Tuesday by Bob Down Under]

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