As I expected, the smart readers of GreaterFalls.com have sussed out some answers in the “WeMakeContact.com” mystery. Harley and AJ, our resident graphics expert, noted that the “UFOs” did appear to be digitally inserted, and Fred pointed out that the domain name was registered BEFORE the supposed UFO sighting, as well as noting that Adobe Photoshop was used on the images on the site:
He also pointed out that the billboard – no small expense – got posted pretty darn quick. And Chuck emailed to remind me that new movies (and video games?) are usually released on Tuesdays – which is when January 15 falls. Todd wonders why “Roy” didn’t go to the media with such startling news, where it would receive a huge amount of publicity if it were legit.
So all this still leaves us wondering. As marketing, it is rather clever – we are indeed talking about it and trying to figure it out. The only connection that I’ve seen between January 15, 2008 and UFOs is a lecture in England about the “British X-Files,” which is not relevant to Great Falls. Or is it…(cue spooky music)?