One of the most enigmatic crop circles appeared in 2001, on a crop field in next to the UK’s largest telescope and observatory, the Chilbolton. The enigmatic crop circle was hailed by many as the most impressive and important crop circle to ever appear on our planet, since according to many UFO researchers, this crop circle unlike others, carried a message from space.
Crop Circles have fascinated the general public and Ufologists for decades. For years have experts studied this incredible phenomenon which many have attributed to UFO’s, and how Crop Circles are in fact a message from above, from our cosmic neighbors?
Others—from the skeptical side—are convinced that crop circles are just one of the many elaborate hoaxes trying to prove, we’re not alone in the universe.
Crop Circles—hence their name—appear on crop fields across the world. The term “Crop Circles” was coined in the seventies by Doug Bower y Dave Chorley. In 1991, they declared that since 1978 they had been authors of more than 200 crop circles, inspired by a formation which appeared in Queensland, which a farmer said to have found after seeing a UFO fly over the zone.
Since then, Crop Circles have been a UFO subject bombarded by critics.
The product of man? Or product of Aliens? The product of the 21st century?
According to Richard Dolan: “The electromagnetic field over the area where a circle appears is usually electrostatically charged. Furthermore, there is a rare form of electromagnetic energy called an “ionized plasma vortex,” also known as ball lightning, involved with these formations. (source)
Well, it a much-debated subject. I mean after all, why would Aliens come all the way to earth from outer space to draw a few crop circles…?
While the term “Crop Circles” was coined in the seventies, the truth is that the first reported Crop Circle dates back as far as 1678.
A pamphlet published on August 22, 1678, called “The Mowing-Devil: or, Strange News Out of Hartfordshire” shows a demon cutting a large circle in a crop field is considered the first precedent of an agroglyph, aka Crop Circle.
However, researcher Jim Schnabel does not consider it as a historical antecedent since the text describes the stems as cut and not bent.
In 1686, naturalist Robert Plot reported circular forms appearing on fungi, which later on would be attributed to air currents, then in 1880, John Rand Capron described circular shapes that appeared in a field after a storm.
In more recent times, things related to crop circles have dramatically changed.
The enigmatic ‘messages’ usually tend to appear overnight, while fewer are reported to appear during the day.
Throughout the years the phenomenon has evolved drastically to the point where it’s hard to judge whether it’s a hoax or the real deal.
Nobody doubts that. The crop circle figures are getting bigger, some with more than 200 meters in diameter; Others are more complex in design as if we were witnessing real cosmic “mandalas”, many of them are constructed with an impressive geometrical precision, with knowledge of fractals and allusions to the studies of modern quantum mechanics.
Those who have studied the phenomenon without prejudice, believe that Crop Circles are accompanied by certain characteristics that are relatively unique to them and do not have a rational explanation.
Farmer s who have seen crop circles appear on their fields how they witnessed seeing “flashes of light” or “light orbs” in the sky before their fields were ‘tattooed’.
Richard Dolan, historian, academic, author, and one of the world’s leading UFO researchers explained Crop Circles eloquently when he said (source): “Some of these formations are so immense and complex as to defy reason. And after all, these decades, none of the perpetrators have been caught in the act of making any of the truly extraordinary formations.”