Mysteries of the Crop Circles
Crop circles have made headline news since August 1966. A farmer claimed to the press that he had heard a sound in one of his fields then spotted a flying saucer hovering over it. On investigating it he found the now familiar crop circles pattern had been made. On the 9th September 1991 Doug Bower & Dave Chorley claimed that they were behind the fraud – using string & wooden boards to flatten the crops. They were asked to replicate it, but the demonstration they gave did not match up to the many documented photos as the lines were not concise enough.
However, the first reported instance of crop circles stems from the year 815AD, when the Bishop of Leon wanted to warn an incoming priest that locals were collecting seeds from certain fields & using them in fertility rituals. No explanation was found & the locals would only say that the seeds had magical powers. In the 1600’s Dr Robert Plough, as scientist, reported crops patterns on his land & recorded them in numerous drawings. There are reports from 1678 of a mythical figure known as the MOWING DEVIL. It is claimed the figure was seen in various fields from time to time, leaving large images though the crops & this became folk law, with it being seen as some Magical Being causing mischief & leaving patterns as his calling card.
Further evidence can be seen in the DEAD SEA SCROLL’s which contains a cryptic description of a light which comes down from the sky & leaves marks on the ground, with no further explanation as to how they got there.
Over the years, when crop circles have appeared, various experiments have been conducted on the damaged crops to try to establish how they were made. Usually photos are taken of the markings, then efforts are made to replicate the markings. Tests on the actual stalks found in circles all over the world show physical changes caused by intense heat, which causes the effects. No such changes occur on the replicated circles.
In Salisbury on July 7th 1977 (7.7.77) on KNAP HILL, witnesses saw bright lights over a field, which resulted in crop markings, done right in front of them. GARY KING reported that after 20 minutes the result was 1033foot long & 490 feet wide, spreading over a full 2 acres. This was witnessed by over 70 people.
On 15th August 2002 on MILK HILL Wiltshire, STEVE ALEXANDER saw an image of an ALIEN with a large computer disc with imagery of binary code in a wheat field. On 21st AUGUST 2001 another design with binary code was recorded. When this was de-coded it showed the DNA strands of humans along with messages of danger! The same images were also reported in 2004 at the crash site in ROSWELL. In August 1996 in England a mathematical equation was found coded in a crop circle with the workings out of pi. Maths seems to be the universal language used to try to communicate with humans.
Another phenomenon of the crop circles seem to be that in certain circumstances, long after the crops have been harvested, shadows of them can still re-appear on the ground – these are known as GHOST FORMATIONS.
Although we have no definite answers on the true origins or meanings of these circles, scientists continue to research each one in the hope of one day finding out the truth!