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Legacy Internet Brand AOL Created ‘Moloch’ Database System That Features Owl As Its Logo

A few days ago, we reported on how tech giant Microsoft recently filed an international patent for a design that uses “human body activity” to mine cryptocurrency. If that wasn’t strange enough, the patent’s publication number is WO/2020/060606, or as some seem to believe, ‘World Order 2020 666’ (WO2020666).

The words ‘World Order’ in this case could refer to ‘New World Order‘ and ‘666’ is commonly known as the number of the beast, or the devil’s number, which is mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

The Number Of The Beast 666
‘The number of the beast is 666’ by William Blake in Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library. (Credit: Wikipedia)

The same company also uploaded a controversial YouTube video on Good Friday, of all days, that featured spirit cooking satanist Marina Abramović showing off her newest virtual reality-integrated “art” project called The Life. That video has since been removed.

Now, it was recently brought to light that AOL, a web portal and internet service provider that was immensely popular in the 1990s, apparently created and uses an IT setup dubbed ‘Moloch‘ which is described as “an open source, large scale, full packet capturing, indexing, and database system”:

AOL Moloch
Screenshot taken from website (Click to enlarge)

Click here to read more detailed information about AOL’s oddly named packet capture system.

Additionally, Moloch’s logo also happens to be an owl:

Moloch Owl Logo
Credit: Github

If you weren’t aware, Moloch (also Molech, Mollok, Milcom, or Malcam) is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice.

According to website All That’s Interesting:

In the Bible, children were sacrificed in a Tophet, a shrine reserved for child sacrifice, outside of Jerusalem to Moloch’s satisfaction…

Medieval French rabbi Schlomo Yitzchaki, otherwise known as Rashi, wrote an extensive commentary on the Talmud in the 12th century. His analysis of Book of Jeremiah 7:31 painted a vivid picture of the sacraments of Moloch’s worship as related in the Hebrew texts:

“Topheth is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.”

Offering To Molech
An illustration from Charles Foster’s 1897 ‘Bible Pictures and What They Teach Us’, depicting an offering to Moloch. (Image Credit: Wikimedia / Caption Credit: All That’s Interesting)

In July, 2000, radio host, filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his cameraman, Mike Hanson, infiltrated an elite private club located in Bohemian Grove (Monte Rio, California). They managed to capture on video the elusive ‘Cremation of Care‘ ceremony which took place in front of a giant owl-like statue that allegedly represents Moloch:

Bohemian Grove Cremation Of Care Ceremony Moloch Owl Statue
The Bohemian Club performing the Cremation of Care ceremony at night. (Credit: Twitter)

Watch below:

UPDATE #1: Here are some interesting comments from a thread about AOL’s Moloch on Hacker News:

According to my sources, DARPA wasn’t involved in any of the child sacrifices, but they might use Moloch to help secure their networks.”

AOL Moloch Hacker News Ycombinator 1
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“Seriously, AOL named this after the god of child sacrifice, you might want to put a new marketeer on this project, I won’t be touching anything with a name like that.”

AOL Moloch Hacker News Ycombinator 2a

You’d think with a name like that that this would be a daemon that would take as input the cores of killed child processes.”

AOL Moloch Hacker News Ycombinator 3

“This should work nicely with Google Behemoth and Facebook Beelzebub.”

AOL Moloch Hacker News Ycombinator 4

Pardon my ignorance – Is this the same AOL as America Online?”

AOL Moloch Hacker News Ycombinator 5

It’s an inside joke to the Deep State that actively needs captures of network data, AOL… is a Verizon company after all. In these discordian times, even Eris would blush.”

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UPDATE #2: From an August 5, 2019 Verizon (AOL’s parent company) news article

Verizon Media will host the 3rd Annual Moloch Conference

We’re excited to share the 3rd Annual MolochON will be held on October 1st, 2019 in Sunnyvale, California, at the Verizon Media (formerly Yahoo!) Campus.

What’s MolochON?

MolochON is an annual conference hosted by the creators of Moloch.

What’s Moloch?

Moloch is a large scale, open source, indexed packet capture and search system. It’s used within Verizon Media and other companies to help store and index network traffic for analysis.

UPDATE #3: A PDF file named ‘Moloch ShmooCon IX – February 2013’ is chock full of owl imagery, which was presented in a quirky manner (backup link) –

AOL Moloch Owl ShmooCon 1

AOL Moloch Owl ShmooCon 2

Interestingly enough, under the ‘Moloch – Uses’ section on page 10 of the document, the following bullet point can be found: “Put it in front of your sinkhole, honeypot or darknet

AOL Moloch Sinkhole Honeypot Darknet
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