We Make Contact: Final Guess

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OK, here it goes: my official, formal, final answer to the WeMakeContact mystery is…that Great Falls will be getting a new minor-league hockey team! Ron’s friend DeAnne also suspects that tomorrow’s announcement will be about a new hockey team. That would be a pretty cool name for a team: The Great Falls Invaders! The “UFOs” seen in the videos will be revealed as the arrival of hockey players, and the soon-to-be-complete ice rink will be the home court.

Of course, tomorrow’s unveiling will likely prove me wrong when “they” announce that the “invasion” is, in fact, the arrival of mutant space ants that will enslave humanity and force all of us to toil in their salt mines.

UPDATE: I think that Jason may be on to something with the baseball theory: the domain GreatFallsVoyagers was purchased by someone named Tim Paul here in Great Falls back in November 2007, and he is a big baseball fan – and a design/website creator. Also: there is a posting on a minor-league baseball fan site that talks about the White Sox becoming the Voyagers. Hmmm…

MORE: also just noticed that one of the patterns in the “clues” has nine successive bars; the first bar has one dot, the second has two, and so on to the ninth bar, which has nine dots. Nine bars, nine dots = nine innings. And, as Ron figured out, the grid coordinates do indeed “point” to the ball park along River Drive.

I’ll go out on a limb here – not much of a limb, actually, with only about 12 hours left until the mystery is solved – but here I go: Mystery Solved! Looks like we will soon be home to the Great Falls Voyagers, which IMO is a much better name than White Sox (or Explorers, for that matter). We’ll get the details tomorrow (the infamous “1-15-08”) — heard rumors that there will be a press conference of some sort at the airport around lunchtime.



  1. Minor league baseball team hint the meaning “we make contact” thats why all the Sox merchandise went on sale at the end of the season. The V is going to be the logo and my guess is it will be the voyagers.

  2. I happened to meet up with Tim only last week. almost exactly the time that I first posted my google page, and posted HERE. and before that, I had not posted ANYWHERE on ANY local blog for that matter – and so his comment “in passing” to me? Hey, I was just talking to a friend about you, and I see you post on the blogs here and there. Which means he saw my posting, which lends creedence to the baseball theroy. That would make lots of sense if he was behind it all. He was my English Teacher at GFHS, and we did some programming projects together after that. So once again, it would make sense that “Roy” would easily post MY page on his site, if Roy secretly knew me already. . .

  3. I can see it now, we’ll be the laughing stock of semi-pro baseball with a giant ‘V’ on our shirts. This bodes ill. On the upside though, it’ll provide fuel for the fire of the Thirsty Thursday Club.

  4. It may be baseball, but don’t pin the idea on merchandise sales. They did the same thing last year, with 80 percent sales. It’s just a way of clearing old merchandise to make room for new stuff next year.

  5. Baseball, eh?

    The Mariana incident occured while folks were cleaning the old Electrics’ ballpark. . .

    Symbol @ bottom of message appears to be a baseball. . .

    How cool was this campaign, eh?

  6. Hey, I figured the “invasion” would be something NEW – not just a new name for an existing product! And believe me – as much as I dislike sports, I am much more likely to attend a hockey game than a baseball game – so I was hoping for hockey!

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