This morning, rather than the Google logo appearing as the typical “web doodle” used in conjunction with popular events and holidays, a simple image depicting a flying saucer using a tractor beam to “abduct” Google’s second “o” appeared as the site’s logo. Incidentally, many users have noted on various websites that “Unexplained Phenomenon” and “Top Ten Unexplained Phenomena” rank among the most-searched items of interest on Google at present. The question, however, is how much does Google and their UFO have to do with this?

“Google has created a classic chicken or egg conundrum,” writes Hartley Engel at the Associated Content website. “Are ‘unexplained phenomenon’ and ‘top 10 unexplained phenomena‘ top search terms because of the Google UFO doodle–which suggests that Google is purposely driving traffic to those topics–or did Google create the UFO logo in response to the popularity of the search terms ‘unexplained phenomenon’ and ‘top 10 unexplained phenomena’?” Good question, indeed.

A UFO festival being held today in Exeter, New Hampshire, is also a supposed clue to the mystery. However, this does not explain why clicking the temporarily “abducted” Google logo merely takes visitors back to the search engine results for the term “unexplained phenomenon”. Sadly, I must note that readers of this blog can’t expect to find Gralien Report pages among these results; I was notified recently that the Gralien Report had been removed from Google’s crawlers “because the content you are hosting does not meet Google’s quality standards.” Having been kicked off for a minimum of thirty days, I must wait until this period ends before can be re-submitted for consideration by the high-and-mightiest of search engines. Since the prolific amounts of porn, spam, and other elements of social decay available on the web (and accessible to Google’s crawlers) aren’t featured on my website whatsoever, I am left to assume that this is, obviously, some sort of vast government conspiracy (lol).

Just kidding… but it still stinks. Thanks all you Yahoo users. 😉

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

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