Although crop circles appear to be a modern day phenomenon they in fact date back to the seventeenth century. A news pamphlet titled The Mowing-Devil: or, Strange News Out of Hartfordshire reported that a resident’s field had been mowed in such a way that ‘no mortal man could have done’. Things picked up during the 1970s when mysterious formations began to appear throughout rural England. Entire crop fields were being flattened and transformed into intricate patterns, seemingly overnight. In the 1980s the designs became more complex and started to occur worldwide. At this time the term “crop circle” was first used by Andrew Connell.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on what may be happening. Some ufologists are convinced that crop circles represent compelling physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation. Others state that hoaxers are responsible. Many fall somewhere in between on the scale of skepticism and belief. Although experts estimate that up to 80% of crop circles are man-made there still remains large portion of these anomalies which are not so easily explained. There are many factors which only add to the mystery.
Crop circles can cover hundreds of feet of land and often appear in mere moments. There is frequently an accompanying humming sound which witnesses report hearing. Many people see unidentified flying objects or balls of light at the scene. Those within close proximity of the circle often describe feeling physically ill. Birds and other animals are known to avoid the field.
Scientists have intensively studied various locations and discovered some interesting things. One critical component is the presence of radioactivity in both plant and soil samples. Such isotopes are not known to be produced in nature. Readings performed on emissions from nuclear power plants, atomic testing and Chernobyl have all failed to produce similar results.
There is a measurable magnetic field that surrounds the affected area. Inside a crop circle there are frequently electronic malfunctions. Watches stop, batteries are drained and compasses won’t work. Ultrasonic frequencies have been recorded and researched since 1991. These tones cause the vibration of select molecules and can even impact human consciousness. One has to wonder: could a hoaxer be capable of producing such bizarre aftereffects?
If interdimensional or otherworldly beings are responsible for these creations there remains one burning question: why? There are an abundance of theories but still no definitive answers. Artistic expression is found in evolved species. Are alien Picassos simply sharing their masterpieces? It has been said that mathematics and geometry are the universal language. Could advanced entities be attempting to communicate or teach us something? Perhaps society is not yet ready to comprehend the messages that have been presented. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!