For a few decennia now we have a new phenomenon: crop circles. Is it a hoax? Is it of an alien origin? From the civil point of view we do not know. Some guys named D. and D., who turned out to have contacts with the american and british Intelligence Agencies, undermined in 1991 public belief by stating that they at least made 300 of them since 1978 (against 9000 of them registered all over the world in 1999). On request though they were not able to reproduce any of them to a satisfying degree that could match with the real phenomenon. The guys today maintain a (professional) website instructing on how to make your own circles. Apparently this is an action of legally covering it up (see also a Crash Course on Crop Circles).
Studying other internet sites about the phenomenon we learn that first of all the phenomenon is not new: " The earliest known formation was in 1647 in England. They appeared in in significant numbers in the early 70's as individual circles that swirled either clockwise, or counterclockwise. A major transformation occurred in 1990 when the circles became complex pictograms composed of straight lines, angles and spiral rings " (see crop circles defined). Only the last decennia since the 1980-ies there has been a process of arriving at observations of more and more complex crop circles that seem to be part of a communication pattern. There are many theories about this phenomenon: a certain site mentions at least nine basic theories of which the so called plasma vortex-theory has the broadest scientific support. Scientific investigation of the crop circle phenomenon has proved a difference in the circles themselves. About 10 % (see the crash course for crop circle beginners and an article about The origin of anomalies in crop circles ) of the circles do not show the anomalies that are typical for 'genuine' circles and can thus be assigned to human actions. At some year there could be observed more crop circles of human origin than of unknown origin. The genuine circle has some characteristics that can not be reproduced by human action: they contain levels of microwave radiation, bent and not broken stems, changes of growth rate, enlargement of the nodes, signs of super quick heating, dehydration of the soil and mutations of the DNA of the plants. These signs can at best be explained according to dr. L. (in N. T. - Cropformations: A biophysical investigation.) by the reality of a plasma vortex as can be observed in natural lightening. The problem is that this plasma vortex which apparently made such an intricate pattern cannot be explained by natural phenomena. There must be a technology of controlling such an energy to produce these patterns. This technology is not known at this planet and therefore at least 80% of the crop circles are of an unknown 'alien' origin. Of this there is no doubt. Circles have been observed appearing within an hour over area's as large as 1,5 miles. A feat that with present earth technology is impossible. Above that there have been several observations of peculiar light phenomena like bright orange or other colored balls of light and sound phenomena around the circles before as well as after their appearance. From the film left, one can see how unknown lightballs are whirling the circles. And all this has its appearance all over the world now. The conclusion is that some intelligence is writing messages in symbol circle code to us on the face of mother earth and we are baffled
What do people do being confronted with unknown phenomena? They do whatever they can that is within their scope of control. As such there have been divining rods, meditation sessions, healing powers ascribed to circles, interpretations and predictions by clairvoyant people, government cover ups and more peculiar psychological phenomena that all have one thing in common: we do not know how to deal with these strange symbols in the crops. Amateurs have tried to make their own circles and in some instances there was an illusion of communication with the original circle makers. Sometimes very near to a recently manmade circle an alien one appeared that seemed to have some relevance to the former one. But by no means there has been any formal and systematic attempt to take the messages as serious invitations to interact at the symbol level. Of course there are many interpretations of the symbols. Many of the circles are recognized as being alike symbols of celtic crosses and other cultural and spiritual/religious origins (see for a systematic account : Crop circles: The Crop Circular.) Also mathematical patterns like Mandelbrod fractals have been recognized. Other internet sites maintain things like: "The intergalactic language is your language (LANGUAGE OF LIGHT) and it speaks to you from its place outside of you and, of course, its place within you. The symbols are YOUR LIBRARY and you can retrieve that information which you are comfortable with and return the rest." ( from a site that does not want to be mentioned), and give intuitive interpretations of the meanings of these patterns. But still there is a general lack in sincere thinking on how to communicate at this level of symbol management. We seem to be stuck in a psychology of ignorance and denial, mystification and interpretation without ever arriving at the conclusion that we have to formulate an answer to an apparent message from outside our human earthbound realm. In fact humanity is embarrassed: some intelligence is talking to us at a level of symbol-management control familiar to us, but we lack in cultural unity and capacity to say anything meaningful back to them. That other intelligence is trying to speak our language of symbol management and we are only capable of recognizing which of our known symbols match with the ones drawn by them in the crop fields. In fact we, apart from mystifications, lack in any theory of what and why that intelligence tries to communicate to us and what and how we should answer them. Certainly it has not been the intent of the government hoaxers D. and D. to stimulate us in formulating answers in talking back to that unknown intelligence. In fact they programmed to present humanity like a chaotic amateuristic moron to which that intelligence can only answer with a question mark (which actually seemed to have happened in 1990). Psychologically speaking at the level of the collective conscious we lack in selfknowledge of first of all knowing our own symbols of culture (there is no world-order agreement but only ego-culture about it) and secondly we have no idea of what as a collective should be our answer to that other intelligence. There have even been commercial crop circles advertising products like cars or electronics to which those alien intelligences must have pulled their hairs if they had any.
In order to take these arguments seriously we will first have to study the actual patterns themselves. First of all lets take a look at amateur-human/hoaxed circles:
(taken from the B. T. Crop Circle Home Page).
These are the worst examples and show rather sloppy irregular patterns of an evidently amateurish nature. Within these circles one could trace human actions as performances with rope and plank and broken stems. None of the above described anomalies were observed in these circles. Nor do these patterns make much sense symbolically, nor do they constitute any mathematical regularity of importance. It looks like children playing crop circle and that is all.
The real phenomenon looks like this:
(taken from Crop circles: The Crop Circular)
These patterns were observed in 1999 in England and had some of the marks of the genuine thing (but not quite all of them). Still these circles were doubted as they made patterns all too familiar to us. Could the military have made these? The 6/12 divisions make the interpreters uncertain: with these they suffer from our own cultural self alienation with the government cover ups and the idea that aliens could make patterns that are so much alike the international symbol of ecology or the jewish six-pointed star.
Another category of genuine circles are the mathematical Mandelbrot-like patterns:
(taken from Crop circles: The Crop Circular)
Of these circles there is no doubt: they are the real ones. They are huge, complex and mathematically interesting and show all the anomalies as was scientifically confirmed to be of the plasma-vortex hand of writing. In this type of circles at times all kinds of modern equipment fails to function while animals refuse to enter them on their own senses for natural deviations. Sometimes the electromagnetic radiation was that strong that several people got nauseous entering them. These circles appeared over several years since the early 80-ties. They are formed perfectly as if programmed by a cop circle computer with the crop laid down in patterns that sometimes could only be explained by having happened all at the same time as if a huge vortexing circle-stamp had imprinted the pattern in the field.
More genuine ones of different types have appeared:
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