Crop Circle Theories

Crop circles are patterns, designs, or pictograms found in various grain fields - wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed - around the world. They are sometimes found over tree-tops and in ice or snow.

Crop Circles came into prominence in the late 1970s as they began to appear throughout the English countryside becoming a world wide phenomenon. They range in size from small discs to elaborate pictograms hundreds of feet across. Authentic crop circles are arranged with mathematical precision and are best viewed from above. There have been thousands of crop formations discovered and photographed in the modern era.

Their creation is often puzzling, and may come from one or more sources though consciousness messages are generally connected to what is called the "authentic formations". Crop circles are either created by humans, extraterrestrials, meteorological phenomena, or the simulation of our reality.

Early examples of crop formations were simple circular patterns of various sizes, which led some people to speculate that it was a natural phenomenon. Over the years more elaborate and complex geometric patterns emerged with recurring themes - many based on principles of natural sciences and mathematics including fractals. They were to be viewed not as two-dimensional images but as three-dimensional much like simulation theory which creates everything we experience.

Witnesses to the creation of crop formations report they manifest all at once as if an imprint created by consciousness.

Some report seeing UFOs (drones), orbs of light, or something else followed by a formation on the ground.

Humans have come forward to show how they created some of the more intricate formations initially on a computer. In 1991, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, revealed that they had been making crop circles in England since 1978 using planks, rope, hats and wire as their only tools. Others have also come forward to explain how they created the formations but that does not account for many others that still remain unexplained. Although the commonly accepted view today is that crop circles are a man-made phenomenon, paranormal explanations, often including UFOs, are still popular.

Why Do You Never Hear About Crop Circles Anymore?   IFL Science - August 7, 2023

2024 - In recent years the excitement over crop circle formations has decreased. Recent authentic discoveries are few and far between, the rest are poorly constructed and often proven to be hoaxes.

History of Crop Circles

The study of the crop circle phenomena is called Cerealogy. Cerealogists commonly refer to these designs as agriglyphs or landscape art.

No one knows how far back in history crop formations go. Allegedly, the earliest recorded crop circle is depicted in this 1647 woodcut called the Mowing-Devil. This image depicts a strange creature creating a circular design in a field of corn. The legend suggests that the farmer, disgusted at the wage his mower was demanding for his work, insisted that he would rather have the devil himself perform the task. Proponents of the belief that crop circles are either naturally caused, or are formed by as yet unknown entities, often support their viewpoint with this old tale. It is worth noting, however, that this is little more than a tale - the circular formation supposedly caused by the creature may be coincidental, or may have been caused by any number of natural or human processes.

An apparently more convincing historical report of crop circles was published in the journal Nature in 1880. An amateur scientist named Brandon Meland appears to describe a field containing a number of crop circles, along with his suggestion that they might have been caused by "some cyclonic wind action".

Not long after WWII, the aerial surveys that were being made over large areas of Britain revealed some unexpected phenomena, undetectable from the ground. When the surveys photographed ripening crops or drought-stressed terrain they revealed what were soon termed "crop marks", the differential ripening of the crop that revealed differences in the subsoil. These patterns were found to be caused by the buried remnants of ancient buildings. Archaeological investigations were soon instigated, but, though many previously unsuspected archaeological sites were found, no crop circles were ever recorded. Skeptics argue that this would have pointed to circles as a modern phenomenon, even if the initial pranksters had not revealed themselves; believers reply different agendas may simply be at work in the modern day.

Crop Circles and Electromagnetic Energy

There are numerous reports of electronic and mechanical equipment breaking down in crop circles. Cameras frequently malfunction, and even when they do work, the results may be overexposed, streaked, smeared, or entirely black. Video equipment is also very vulnerable, and often picks up severe interference. Battery draining is quite common, and even fresh power packs can die. Cell phones often fail to operate within a formation but sometimes work perfectly again if taken outside it.

Magnetic compasses frequently behave erratically both inside crop formations and when flying directly over them. Witnesses sometimes report TV, cell phone, smoke alarm and security device interference or malfunctions during nights when a crop circle forms nearby. The night before the appearance of the 1991 Barbury Castle tetrahedron), residents in the nearby village of Broughton experienced a power blackout and many residents reported balls of colored light flying above the field where the formation later manifested, along with a low rumbling noise.