They are also rumored to be mercenaries, a hoax and a secret government agency.
Recently, they have been rumored to be defunct but they are also notorious for using disinformation.
Their motto is "You Cannot Jump High Enough, You Cannot Dig Deep Enough", although "Liberty Through Oppression, Peace Through Terror" is sometimes used.
In 2006 a group of pranksters began using the HIMEOBS name as the identity for their prank group. HIMEOBS has done nothing to stop this because, according to senior operations supervisor Lt. Vladimir Lail, HIMEOBS prefers that the general population remain misinformed as to what HIMEOBS actually is.