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.
MadCarlotta found a site, fallenwings.org
, that has some pictures of the car with the angel wings crashed into it. Fallenwings.org is a blog that tracks sightings of angel wings throughout the world. It's affiliated with loab.org
(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.