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.
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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 a 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
There exist some 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 is 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.
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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
- The dumbbell formation,
first found in Chilcomb Farm in the 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
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