local papers are often the best for getting details. The Vacaville
Reporter from Saturday July 12, 2003 stateed four Fairfield teenagers
went public with claims that they made the circles. Could these be
the UFO spotters we interviewed? Odds are good.
1. The woman in red with the video camera claimed to be the first
to see the crop circle.
2. In the
confession story we read, a mother said the four teens came home early
in the morning on June 28th, showed her the tools and told her how
they made the cirlces by the light of the moon. The woman we interviewed,
before the confession story came out, said that she and three friends
had seen UFOs at this time.
hoaxing tools, according to the paper, included a 75 foot ski rope
folded into a 30-foot length for smaller cirlces, some boards with
more rope attached, blue tape and bits of masking tape. Before reading
this story, we had noted what seemed to be the imprint of boards in
the centers of the larger circles.
teens making the UFO claim also claim to have hoaxed the circle, there
are still many possibilities. Were they told by Men in Black to claim
they did it to cover up a real UFO event? Were they just making up
the UFOs to glorify the circle they had really hoaxed? And so on...
Hoaxes? Perhaps Not All
The best reasons I've found so far to believe that all crop circles are not hoaxed with boards and string: Some are created inside the gates of guarded military installations. Also, the stalks of some plants in the circles are like celery, they normally break if bent past 45 degrees. Yet in the formations, it is claimed, they are bent and unbroken at 90 degrees and they keep growing. I'd like to see that first hand.
Crop Circle Pictures
Thousands of circles have been documented. Here are some examples. Can you crack the code?
For more, try this site: google.com
the crop circle to the left on cropcircles.net using the google image search engine. According to Daily Mail, UK, it appeared near Sparsholt, Hampshire in England, UK on August 15, 2002. The picture
seems to be of an alien holding a disk which looks like a compact
disk CD with some data on it.
Paul Vigay of cropcircleresearch.com and Eltjo
Haselhoff determined that the circular dish contains a binary
code. Using the ASC11 character set which consist of 128 characters,
they translated the binary digits and sequences into decimal equivalents and looked up the ASC11 character to see corresponding letters decoded as:
the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN
but still time. EELRIJUE. There is GOOD out there. We OPpose
DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING (BELL SOUND)"
word EELRIJUE is damaged and may be "Believe". This cryptic coded
message in English sounds political. Is one alien ( or human ) group
warning us about another? Who are the bearers? Is this a comment on current world events?
For more fun pictures, take a look at the sites below!
has reportedly interviewed about 30 people who have seen crop circles
form. He claims they agree on several features: "The
plants initially oscillate, then collapse with force and rotate within
a vortex until they are lying completely flat on the ground. The process
takes less than 10 seconds." popularscience
has been in contact with one other person who claims that someone
he trusts was in the
Netherlands when she "witnessed three
separate columns of light that came down from a clear sky (in front
of other witnesses) to make a crop circle in a field of string beans." (Private email). Very interesting!
The Truth is Out There ... Under the Trash?
over 6 billion people currently on this planet and millions on the Internet
it is not unreasonable to assume that someone has already found
and posted the answer to the crop circle mystery.
As of this
writing, the google.com search
engine allows you to search 2,073,418,204 web pages. A
search for the phrase "Crop
Circles" returns 105,000 hits. Google catalogs only a fraction
of pages on the web, so there are actually many more crop circle sites
As of 2-9-03 the number of Google hits for "Crop
Circles" has dropped to 86,100 pages. Keep in mind that these
are not all pages about crop circles! Some
may be pages that contain the phrases like, "the
farmer who grows a crop circles around it often to check for damage" and so on.
may just be saying that some farmers walk in circles around their
crops each day. The page gets counted as a "hit" in google
just because it has the key words "crop circle" but as you
can see, you need to be skeptical about google hits as a useful statistic,
especially when common words are involved.