QAnon followers think a cicada landing on Biden may be a veiled communication from Q

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Followers of the QAnon movement are pointing to an incident where a cicada landed on Joe Biden’s neck at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. They are saying the insect landing on him may be coded “comms” from the mysterious “Q.”

  • The QAnon world is bugging out about something new – cicadas landing on President Biden.
  • A post on a 225,000-member QAnon Telegram chat said the insects landing on Biden may be “comms” from Q.
  • This is because the cicadas spend 17 years underground, and Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet.
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Some QAnon conspiracy theorists are fixating on the fact that one of the Brood X cicadas landed on President Biden, with some believing that the insect was a coded message from the mysterious “Q.”

A June 9 video of Biden swatting away a cicada that landed on his neck circulated on QAnon forums and group chats. This led some followers to wonder if this was a sign from “Q,” who they believe is a shadowy government insider who is exposing top-level secrets in information drops called “comms.”

QAnon is a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims former President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a “deep state” cabal of satanic pedophiles and cannibals.

A post in a 225,000 strong QAnon Telegram chat We The Media read: “JOE BIDEN BITTEN BY A CICADA – COMMS? Just so happens that Cicadas nymphs emerge after a 17-year childhood underground!!! What? CHILD? UNDERGROUND? 17?”

The post draws parallels between the 17 years that Brood X cicadas spend living underground, implying that this timeframe is somehow linked to Q. The number “17” is often used in QAnon circles because Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet. It also references the “underground,” a baseless belief that QAnon supporters hold that there is a hidden network of pedophiles that “Q” – and Trump – will one day expose.

However, it is common knowledge that the emergence of cicada swarms is a natural phenomenon that occurs once every 17 years. The current swarm, Brood X, is one of the largest broods so far.

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The White House press plane was delayed for more than 6 hours by swarms of cicadas

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A cicada nymph seen at the US Capitol on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

  • A plane was due to take White House reporters to the UK for the G7 summit at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
  • It was delayed for at least six hours after cicadas swarmed the plane, reporters on board said.
  • The US East Coast is overrun with cicadas after a huge brood hatched last month.
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A White House press plane was delayed for more than 6 hours on Tuesday night after thousands of cicadas swarmed the aircraft, CNN reported.

The plane, which was due to take off from Washington’s Dulles International Airport at 9 p.m. ET, was laid on to transport US reporters covering the G7 summit, which runs from June 11 to June 13 in Cornwall, UK.

But their flight was delayed after cicadas invaded exterior sections of the plane, CNN reported.

The US East Coast is currently overrun by swarms of cicadas, after huge brood hatched following a 17-year wait last month.

“Another reason to dislike cicadas … Waiting to board replacement aircraft 6 hours later…,” Andrew Mitchell, NBC News’ chief Washington correspondent, tweeted late Tuesday.

Biden is flying to the UK ahead of the G7 summit on Wednesday.

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