4.5.08: Follow up: This was most likely an advertising ploy by Lotus automobiles.
A quick Google search for “Faceless people” pulls up a website called “True Character”, and a link to the address www.facelesspeople.com. According to internet directory WhoIs, that domain name is owned by Group Lotus Plc. The facelesspeople.com web page features a discreet Lotus badge, and bears the legend: “True character will emerge in…” above ticker counting down to an unspecified event in just over 17 days time, on July 21. It could be a hint that Lotus plans to unveil the highly anticipated Eagle at the British International Motor Show, which opens in London at July 23, with press previews the day before. – telegraph
With the blankest of blank expressions on their faces, these mysterious figures have been popping up in the most unlikely of places.
The faceless mutants have a penchant for A-list celebrity bashes and have been spotted at Elton John’s White tie ball and Harrods summer sale, opened by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.
With a membrane of skin stretched tightly over their eyes, noses and mouths, the alien-like figures were most recently snapped ‘watching’ a match perched on Murray Mount at Wimbledon. …
Speculation has even arisen that the masks hide a pair of well-know faces, fed up with being harrassed by the paparazzi.
One blogger wrote on the Moue Magazine website: “They probably aren’t just random people off of the street. “If it ends up being a pair of celebrities who have had it with being photographed all of the time and are staging a protest, I vow to support every project they appear on from now on. “Whatever their purpose, I want to join them. And I have a new Halloween costume for this year.”