4 September 2016
- Of all the mysteries of this world, crop circles are my very best favorite...
I've been following this phenomenon since the 80's never once loosing interest in what they are, who leaves them and why. This year, I'm not even going to try to make sense of the season we've had.The season started later and ended earlier than any year in memory; but don't quote me, memory ain't what it once was.
As usual, I've omitted basic rudimentary designs; and suspected hoaxes, focusing instead on the more interesting and inspiring formations. You will definitely want to spend some time on the crop circle websites this year, because the few field researchers still doing the work have upgraded to using high resolution camera drones; and there are very cool videos of nearly every formation.
18 August 2016
- The intricate crop circle reported in Wiltshire, UK on 12 August has been found to closely resemble the logo of a company known as Mothership, that sells glass bongs for smoking cannabis.
The individual glyphs around the perimeter of the Ansty crop circle are also very similar to the glass etching glyphs featured on some of the bongs in their collection.
16 July 2015
- A very unusual and rather odd-looking crop circle was reported yesterday, 14 July 2015, in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire.
Resembling a simple comic strip rabbit or hare in a circle, with a diametrical strip through its centre, it's a bit creepy at first glance. Nothing like the beautiful sacred geometry we have come to associate with crop circles.
How very peculiar...
5 July 2014
- There are currently 6492 crop glyphs documented and archived. Their proliferation and evolution in design has escalated radically over the past quarter of a century. The phenomenal spirit of the glyphs has charmed the bullish, the meek, and all personalities between – thousands who have undertaken cross-thematic studies from their point of reference, from the standpoint of their professional background.
Yet the murciriality of crop glyphs remains, and in climactical frustration a shroud of common denial has cast a shadow over that which would otherwise illuminate. For those who have avoided the trap of coyness, and treat the glyphs with significance, miracles have ensued.
2 January 2014
- The intricate design etched into a field of barley two hours south of San Francisco was spotted on 30 December, by Julie Belanger, a photographer, as she and her husband were flying over.
The field's owner, Scott Anthony, had just returned from vacation to his home when he got a call from one of the employees on his 2,000-acre farm outside the tiny town of Chualar, 10 miles southeast of Salinas.
"He said, 'Hey, there's a buncha stuff out in the middle of the field,' so when I went up there I go, 'Ohhhh, shoot!'," the 58-year-old farmer told CNN Tuesday in a telephone interview.
What he saw was an elaborate design sculpted into one to two acres of his barley field: a crop circle — more precisely, a lot of squares and rectangles within a large circle.
“To me, it looks like a computer chip, or something like that,” said Anthony, who added that he had no idea what may have caused it. “To be that intricate in design, it kind of baffles me as to how that was done,” he said about the flattened grassland. “It didn’t look burned to me, it just looked like it was pushed over.”
31 August 2013
- "The sacred fields were ploughed far from the ordinary millet, maize and corn, as they were left unfenced. Over centuries, people had discovered that the star gods sometimes communicated with human beings through these sacred fields. Time and again, strange circular depressions were seen in the centre of these fields. These depressions were called „Izishoze Zamatongo“, the great circles of the gods.
"These circles were an amazing sight to see. The gods never cut the stalks of corn or millet when they form these depressions. It appears as though a great circular, disk-shaped force has descended on the field. It pressed the corn firmly into the ground, without breaking the stalks or damaging the plants. Then the force appears to spin, resulting in the strange spiral appearance of the fallen stalks. Words cannot describe such a phenomenon, which I have seen more than thirty times in the course of my life as a traditional healer. Whenever a circle appeared in the fields, the people rushed to erect a fence of poles around the circle. They would dance and perform other sacred rituals honouring the star gods and the Earth Mother.
"All the kings and chiefs awaited the arrival of these circles. The appearance would be cause for celebrations that lasted several days. These celebrations were accompanied by prayers to the gods to watch over the people and to talk to them through the sacred circles.(...) (MUTWA 1996, 23)
22 July 2013
- It is about halfway through this year's crop circle season, and the frequency and complexity of the circles has begun to accelerate.
Several circles appeared early in the season in Italy, Sicily, Russia, Switzerland and France, but in Wiltshire, UK, where the most impressive formations are usually found, the season had a bit of a late beginning this year, due to the prolonged wintry conditions at the start of summer... but finally the crops grew and some amazing crop circles began appearing in Wiltshire.
30 January 2013
- Crop circles dating back to 1945 are proof the phenomenon is no modern hoax, a Tasmanian historian claims.
Jefferys, who has a degree in archaeology, was prompted to research the matter after reading a report on crop circles in an 1880 edition of the science journal Nature.
In a research paper emailed to Huffington Post UK Jefferys writes:
He wrote that aerial photographsfrom the Google Earth 1945 overlay showed that the number of crop circles appearing each summer has been relatively constant for at least the last 70 years and that these crop circles cannot be explained by the ‘hoax theory’.