Geek News: Latest Technology, Product Reviews, Gadgets and Tech Podcast News for Geeks

What is “Remember the 13th”?

Posted by Alan at 7:09 AM on October 3, 2013

bigstock_Kennedy_Space_Center_nasa__4064149

Conspiracy theorists are running wild about a new web site that is purportedly from NASA. The web site in question is titled “NASA has made a historic discovery that will shake the entire planet. This announcement will be released to the media on November 13th, 2013. It will be a day to remember and One for the history books. Spread the word to your family & friends and sign up to stay updated! – See more at: Remember the 13th and sports a logo from the space agency along with a rather cryptic message.

“NASA has made a historic discovery that will shake the entire planet. This announcement will be released to the media on November 13th, 2013. It will be a day to remember and One for the history books. Spread the word to your family & friends and sign up to stay updated!”

There is also a countdown clock running on the site, currently at 41 days. Nothing more is revealed and there is nothing about the page which gives any sort of hints.

Its all very clever, but also likely a marketing ploy for something and not an actual NASA news conference. Other than the logo, which anyone can slap onto a website, there is nothing to suggest any of this is anything more than a clever marketing campaign for a product, movie or TV show.

I will leave the question up to all of you. What do you think this is? Legitimate news coming from the space agency? Has Curiosity discovered something? Or is it, as I am leaning towards, very good marketing hype?

9 Comments

  1. From comedy4cast at 7:10 am on October 3, 2013

    @GeekNews Doesn’t feel like NASA’s typical game plan.

  2. From André Abekawa at 10:31 am on October 3, 2013

    Bullshit, look the source code of page, and pay atention on meta tags…
    Bilderberg, FEMA, NASA.GOV….

  3. From GeekLifeNews at 10:32 am on October 3, 2013

    What is “Remember the 13th ”? http://t.co/HgLUayspDS

  4. From geekazine at 10:57 am on October 3, 2013

    What is “Remember the 13th”? http://t.co/3YR9r2gFTc #geek

  5. From Ken Leppek at 4:42 pm on October 3, 2013

    Ken Leppek liked this on Facebook.

  6. From Blake Severson at 9:00 pm on October 3, 2013

    Lest we forget, this website just popped up this week…while the government is in shut down. You can’t even get to NASA’s actual website. Total bull.

  7. From Phillip Keane at 2:08 am on October 4, 2013

    total bullshit. although NASA do announce discoveries in advance, the wording on this one is exactly the same as the last anti-climactic “discovery” by Curiosity…NASA would not be in a hurry to use the term “Earth-shaking” or “ground-breaking” any time soon.

  8. From Kris at 11:04 am on October 4, 2013

    It makes sense! 98% of NASA employees were laid off for the shutdown! They are disgruntled! They want to reveal the truth! No wonder the date was moved sooner!

  9. From wehillusa at 9:03 am on October 5, 2013

    Just went back to the countdown clock and they apparently have spilled the beans and it goes to a stupid youtube video about a purple ninja! Prank stupid morons!!