The “Truth” Behind Crop Circles
Ever since the first one was sighted in the 1960s, crop circles have held the
fascination and curiosity of the public. Almost always, the appearance
of new crop circles gets attention from the media, the scientific community
and New Age believers. Crop circles even became the subject of many fictional
works, most notably the M. Night Shyamalan movie Signs, which starred Mel Gibson
and Joaquin Phoenix.
Symbol of the Cosmic Language of Creation
Man-Made or Something Paranormal in Nature?
Nearly everyone is aware that a crop circle is a pattern of circles and other
geometric figures created by flattening a field of crop such as rapeseed, rye,
wheat, corn or barley. The first crop circles were comprised of simple
circles, but the designs have grown more complex ever since, with some patterns
following a highly complicated triple Julia set and even the semblance of being
three-dimensional. Many crop circles have taken the form of patterns studied
in sacred geometry.
But no matter how simple or complex a crop circle pattern is, the underlying
question is this: Are crop circles man-made, the result of freakish weather,
or something paranormal in nature?
The Roots of the Crop Circle Phenomenon
There exist records of the crop circle
phenomenon occurring in England as early as the 1880s. These early records
have attributed crop circles to strange storms that left circular patches in
fields of grain.
Not a lot has been said about crop circles until nearly a hundred years later.
And then, in the 1960s, sightings were reported once more, and this time, crop
circles gained more prominence, at least in the media. There were numerous
occurrences of this phenomenon all across the globe, not just in England, but
also in Canada, Australia, Japan, China and Russia. These crop circles
were formed notably near what are considered to be ancient holy ground.
Most of these crop circle patterns were found in Southern England, particularly
in Wiltshire County.
Upon the prevalent appearances of these crop circles, various theories on how
they came to be surfaced. Many held up that crop circles are products
of freak weather conditions, such as mini-tornadoes. Some believed that
crop circles were created by aliens on disc-shaped UFOs.
The mysticism behind crop circles was ultimately shattered when two men from
Southampton, England by the name of Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came forward
and claimed that the crop circles that appeared on the fields of Wiltshire County
were mostly their doing. They worked in the dead of the night using rope,
planking and other readily available materials to create crop circles.
The Debate on Crop Circles Continues
After Bower and Chorley admitted
that many recorded instances of crop circles appearing on the fields of Wiltshire
were their creation, it was discovered later that 80% of recorded crop circles
were man-made. This, however, does not explain
the 20% of documented crop circles who did not have any traces of being created
by human hands.
This portion of unexplainable crop circles has led many
scientists and paranormal scholars to believe that there is another reason
behind crop circles. The challenge of finding
out the truth behind crop circles eventually resulted in the creation of cereology
as a separate area of study focusing on crop circles.
A Golden Symbol of Harmony and Tranquility
A Divine Symbol of the Cosmic Language
Crop circle formation of Cosmic Harmony
The 5000 Light Years Away From Home
Famous Crop Circles
Below is a rundown of some of the famous crop circles created since the 1960s.
- The solar system formation, found
in Longwood Warren, Hampshire, UK. This formation is interesting because
it held a semblance to the planets of the inner solar system, with the obvious
absence of the planet Earth.
- The dumbbell formation, first
found in Chilcomb Farm in UK. Formed in 1990, this was said to be
the earliest of the dumbbell formations, where two circles were connected
by a line and flanked with two rectangles at each side.
- The Barbury Castle tetrahedron.
Barbury Castle is a Neolithic fort in the United Kingdom. The tetrahedron
that appeared in the fields near it in 1991 was considered significant because
it depicted one of the sacred hermetic symbols, the symbol of the Trinity.