Fact Check: Images On Google Earth That QAnon Followers Claim Show 'Deep States New Home' Near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Are Fake

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Images On Google Earth That QAnon Followers Claim Show 'Deep States New Home' Near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Are Fake Fake Map

Are there messages in Google Earth that show the "Deep States New Home," which shows up on the map as "Setatspeed Emohwen Gardens" near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? No, that's not true. A screenshot of the area near the United States military base and prison showing "WWG1WGA Gardens" or "Emohwen Setaspeed" gardens is fake. The posts that went viral have been promoted by QAnon followers, despite the evidence that shows there are no such "gardens" on Google Earth.

The claim appeared on a video published on TikTok on August 19, 2020 (archived here) which opened:

????????YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS???????? #wwg1wga #igy6 #trump2020 #conservativehypehouse #trump2020kag #trumpsquad2020 #alllivesmatter #childlivesmatter #duet

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail:

Ray on TikTok

????????YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS???????? #wwg1wga #igy6 #trump2020 #conservativehypehouse #trump2020kag #trumpsquad2020 #alllivesmatter #childlivesmatter #duet

Here is the video posted on TikTok:



♬ original sound - raydio.active

The locations added in are "Setatspeed Emohwen" gardens, which is "Deepstates New Home" spelled backwards.

A second location is "WWG1WGA," which is the QAnon rally cry that stands for "where we go 1, we go all." This is a line from the 1996 Jeff Bridges movie "White Squall" that QAnon followers misattribute to President Kennedy, according to a CBS News report on the QAnon conspiracy theory.

QAnon's conspiracy theory believes an anonymous high-level government official reveals messages on 4Chan and 8Chan about President Trump's plan to expose and arrest a secret cabal of pedophiles, celebrities and globalists who control the country via the "Deep State."

A search on Google Earth does not show results for either Deepstates New Home gardens, Emohwen Setatspeed gardens or WWG1WGA gardens near Guantanamo.

Here are screengrabs of the GoogleEarth searches:

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Here is another search:

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And a third:

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A poster on reddit.com shared a photograph of a screengrab of Google maps with a red marker and the name "deep state new home" in the search bar with a find of "WWG1WGA" as the location. They noted,

"Someone added WWG1WGA Gardens to Google Maps as of Place of Interest behind Guantanamo Bay."

Source: Someone added WWG1WGA Gardens to Google Maps as of Place of Interest behind Guantanamo Bay from r/Qult_Headquarters

The commenters claimed to have reported the fake place of interest. The search for "deep state new home" to replicate the screengrab says, "Google maps can't find deep state new home."

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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