This mystery in K-pop will still give you goosebumps and creepy feels!
On an online Korean community, fans and netizens discuss the long mystery in K-pop involving EXO’s debut, and the origin of the concept of the popular supergroup.
Apparently, the legend between EXO-Ls (fandom of EXO) started in 2017. However, the origin of the theory is untraced now. Nevertheless, the cryptic theory that will give you goosebumps began when an unnamed eagle-eyed fan/s discovered that EXO’s old YouTube channel named, “EXO-K,” was launched in December 2006.
Thus, EXO-Ls were quick to conclude that EXO was long-planned in 2006, even before other K-pop groups of SM Entertainment debuted.
When the news spread throughout fans, some EXO-Ls started giving their explanations and theories about EXO.
According to the compiled theory from various social media platforms and news outlet (e.g., pann, Koreaboo, allkpop forum), EXO being a 12-member group and debuting on April 8 is neither just hastily planned nor ordinary numbers.
According to fans, EXO’s concept started when Lee Soo Man, the founder of SM Entertainment, got the idea of the K-pop group when the South Korean military responded to 12 UFOs seen in Seoul. During the appearance of the unidentified flying objects, Lee Soo Man was interrupted on hosting a show to report the news about the mysterious objects.
EXO then debuted on April 8, 2012, and brace yourself to freeze on your spot now!
On the fans’ theories, April is the fourth month of the year; “4” represents the four Chinese liners including, Luhan, Lay, Kris, and Tao. Meanwhile, “8” stands for the eight Korean members including Xiumin, Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. 12 was the sum of 4 and 8, representing the members.
However, if you think that is it, ask yourself again if how many UFOs were spotted in Seoul—yes, it is 12!
Furthermore, on April 8, 2024, on the 12th anniversary of EXO, a solar eclipse will take place according to NASA, and what’s more interesting? Twelve constellations are said to be spotted plus NASA’s lunar expedition will take place on the same year!
In 2019, NASA opened for submission for songs to be played and after drawing 200 songs to be played during the mission, EXO’s songs including “Universe” and “Moonlight” were picked!
Digging more about the mysterious concept of EXO, the following picture will amaze you and give you creeps!
According to fans, looking back at the release of the dates of EXO, every date was overlapping on the exact date that solar eclipses were seen on Earth!
Suppose you are a keen fan who is avid of making theories and unveiling possible concept explanation. In that case, you will know that most of EXO’s songs give teasers of EXO in their different persona. Take “Obsession” as an example, wherein EXO’s clones are called X-EXO.
Lastly, EXO’s group name was derived from the term EXOPLANET, which refers to a planet beyond the solar system, and thusly, their concerts have the preceding title “EXOPLANET.” Moreover, when EXO debuted, the members showed the concept of beings with extraterrestrial powers!
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