Randonautica is a mobile app that was launched earlier this year and has started to grab the headlines of various outlets due to the following it’s amassed on TikTok and it’s growing popularity.
The Randonautica app uses a quantum random number generator to give you a set of coordinates for your local area. The idea is to encourage you to explore your area with an idea in mind of what you’d like to come across. It could be something simple as seeing something worth taking a photo of, or something more complex like an answer to a question you’ve been pondering.
Once you’ve ventured out, you’re encouraged to share what you’ve found online. Some people post on forums, whereas others choose Reddit. Either way, it’s a way of fostering a community, and loads of people have shared uncanny coincidences.
I was asked to look into this app and give my views on both the app itself and this new trend of randonauting.
Seemingly harmless on the surface, and reminding me at first glance of the recent game Pokemon Go, the app of course requires your location to operate so, right off the bat, ‘tracking alert’ red flag.
From there you are supposed to focus your intent of what you’d like to find and choose a perimeter size. Once you’ve done that you choose what you’d like to locate and spend ‘Owl Tokens’ to either choose from Attractor, Power, and Void. Once you select one of those you hit generate and a location is ‘randomly’ selected for you to go to and explore to then report what you find.
Seems fun and I’m sure it can be but I found all of the owl imagery very disturbing and also see a heavy occult connection here as well. Reminded me of a live action ouija board. This is also reinforced by many of the videos and stories resulting from these randonauting adventures.
I would not recommend this app for many reasons and would passionately discourage anyone from downloading and using it. This is a tracking and monitoring device at best and an occult mind game at worst but either way something to avoid in my opinion.