Angel Crashlands On Car

Status: Seems to be some kind of viral marketing campaign
Here's a bit of a mystery. Last week Liam Yates went to pick up his car from the Borough Green train station, where he had left it parked, only to discover "the bonnet, windscreen and roof of his car caved in, with one 8ft wing protruding out of the front, and another sticking up out of the top." It looked like an angel had crashlanded on his car. This Is Kent reports:
The wings were matted at one end with what looked like blood, as if they had been ripped off. And in a grisly twist, the "blood" was also smeared around the shattered glass and on "bones" protruding from the feathers inside the car. The overall appearance looked like a giant bird or an angel had fallen from the sky.
This incident doesn't seem to have been widely reported (I can't find any pictures of it), but it did inspire a number of theories, which are: a) it could have been a practical joke; b) the wings could have fallen from an aircraft; or c) it was a publicity stunt devised by Google (Google denies this, and I don't understand why people linked this to Google in the first place).

Yates seems to have quickly disappeared from the scene without bothering to phone in a police report, which would suggest that this was some kind of bizarre prank or publicity stunt.

image Update: MadCarlotta found a site,, that has some pictures of the car with the angel wings crashed into it. is a blog that tracks sightings of angel wings throughout the world. It's affiliated with (the League of Angel Believers). These sites and the car incident all seem very much like a planned viral marketing campaign. It reminds me of those videos that circulated last year of giants being found in various parts of the world. That turned out to be a viral marketing campaign for a new Playstation game.


Posted on Mon Jul 24, 2006


Kinda confused:

-What kind of aircraft uses bones and feathers for wings?

-How come there is not even one picture? I guess ppl in England still don't have camera's in their phones?

-Where are the wings now?

It would definately be cool to see, wish there were some pictures. I say publicity stunt.
Posted by Grain  in  Bay Area, CA  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  04:05 PM
Mmmm, tastes like chicken.
Posted by Winona  in  USA  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  04:53 PM
Man, that would make an extremely cool and grisly picture. I really want to see that. Seems like publicity stunt to me, also.
Posted by Archibold  on  Mon Jul 24, 2006  at  07:41 PM
This must be a hoax...more people in Britain have mobiles than landlines (home phone costs are astronomical, but mobiles are much cheaper here than in the US) and everyone has a camera on their phone. SOMEONE would have taken a picture of it were it true. Even though this happened in Kent (the Kentucky of England).
Posted by Edward  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  12:30 AM
Maybe somebody just wanted to fly.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  02:36 AM
I found some pictures, it looks incredibly lame and obviously fake

Not sure what this fallenwings site is all about, but a quick google search on LOAB, lists it as the League of Angel Believers.

I fully admit, I'm not really trying to dig up anything right now, only have 10 mins left on the puter while my kid watches Go Diego Go, but a quick glance at makes me think they might be behind it as they mention "increasing sightings of fallen angels"

I'll read more later, there are apparently more photos of this "increasing phenomena" on the loab site
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  01:57 PM
Um, "Status: Undetermined"???

So you think an angel might have really crashed into this guy's car?

... anyway ...'s site says it is for "... people, religious or not, who believe in angels." If non-religious people believe in angels, what, exactly, do they believe about them??

By the way, most, if not all, of the accounts of angels in the Bible (and there aren't too many) make no mention of them having wings.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Terra Firma  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  05:48 PM
Well, after reading and going to all the links on that loab site, I'd have to say it'ssome kind of advertising/marketing stunt.

The verbage on is extremely suspect, it stinks of B-rate copywriters.

If Hollywood hadn't already bastardized and destroyed Wim Wender's Wings of Desire (and had the absolute cheek to put someone like Meg Ryan in it) I'd have suspected it was for a remake of the film, but who knows.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  06:06 PM
>>Um, "Status: Undetermined"???

So you think an angel might have really crashed into this guy's car?<<

Well, I figured it wasn't a "real" angel wing. But I'm still not sure if it's a prank or a publicity stunt. But I'm leaning heavily towards it being some kind of publicity stunt, so I think I'll now change the status to that.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  10:10 PM
My gut feeling is its a hoax/marketing gimmick, although I admit I have no idea what kind of product this could be an advertisement for. A movie (Dogma 2?) or car insurance possibly...

As mentioned by Grain in the first post: Where are the wings now? And not just these wings. There have been other sightings with photographic & video 'evidence'. Why is it that no-one has taken these wings into a lab for testing? I think even a cursor glance by a proffessional would spot if they were fake or not.

I know for sure if I ever bump into a set of 18 foot wingspan wings with blooded stumps, I'd take LOTS of photos AND hand them over to the authorities for testing.
Posted by Richard@Home  in  Sheffield, Uk  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  01:09 AM
"I know for sure if I ever bump into a set of 18 foot wingspan wings with blooded stumps, I'd take LOTS of photos AND hand them over to the authorities for testing."

Hmmm, I think I might be more likely to run in the opposite direction.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Chicken, Alaska  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  05:01 PM
Damned angel nut bags....
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Thu Jul 27, 2006  at  12:24 PM
Angels don't have bodies! They can take on disguises and manipulate matter, but in their natural form, they are beings of pure spirit, and couldn't be "hit by a car".
Posted by Dano  on  Thu Jul 27, 2006  at  11:36 PM
Why do I now have an image of an angel with Groucho glasses on and pulling hankerchiefs out of his jacket sleeves going through my mind?

Ladies and Gentlemen, Angelo the Magnificent!
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri Jul 28, 2006  at  08:58 AM
Of course, there is always the possibility that someone had all they could take of that annoying Philly cream cheese wench and her man servent Albert.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Fri Jul 28, 2006  at  04:54 PM
I don't know if this is a hoax or not but in response to the others that say there is no mention of angels having wings in the bible, this is simply not true, there are over 30! It also says they have 2 e.g. 1 Kings 8:7. And yes they can appear physically, they even had dinner with people, and were sexually desired! Also you can see some video footage of it here
Posted by JimmyRiddler  in  London  on  Thu Aug 03, 2006  at  10:05 AM
The link explains.
Posted by Frank  in  UK  on  Mon Jan 08, 2007  at  05:08 AM

Link here:
Posted by Frank  in  UK  on  Mon Jan 08, 2007  at  05:09 AM
what a wild tale
Posted by Angel Seeker  in  Orlando,FL  on  Sun Nov 16, 2008  at  04:18 AM
To all of you Bible believers who are paying attention to the signs of the last days; if this is not a hoax, then I would say that one of God's angels just kicked one of Satan's angels Nephilim butt. There is another video of what these creatures could look like on You tube called Fallen Angel.
If you read the Bible regularly, then I would suggest you read the Book of Enoch. Not for the faint of heart.
Posted by Margie Glenn  in  Florida  on  Wed Mar 18, 2009  at  03:56 PM
This reminds me of that simpsons episode where homer discovers an Angel, but it turns out to be a publicity stunt for a new mall. haha! for some reason theres a relation to the Simpsons for almost everything in life!
Posted by San Jose Auto Insurance  in  California  on  Mon Nov 23, 2009  at  12:19 PM
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