Google reveals story behind crop circles

You’ve probably noticed Google’s increased use of crop circles this month. Last week Duncan’s post about Google crop circle logo actually brought the Inquisitr site down.

In his post, Duncan mentioned the coordinates from Google’s twitter stream (51.327629, -0.5616088), which takes you to Horsell Commons, the location of the first alien landing in… H. G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds.”

And this is what the UFO and crop circles logos have been all about. Today Google reveals the final logo in the series to celebrate Herbert George Wells’ 143th birthday!


It all started with:

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).

With this picture:


Ten days later, the UFO returned. This time, it was to leave its mysterious mark on the fields. 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.

Along with this logo:


Read the official Google crop circle/H G Wells birthday blog post here.