Crop Circles & Farmers Being Interviewed
Rarely Interviewed, English Farmers Discuss Crop Circles

Crop Circles & Farmers Being Interviewed
Rarely Interviewed, English Farmers Discuss Crop Circles

Rarely interviewed, English farmers discuss crop circles.
"Something very big is happening and these things are important" said a local farmer. Crop Circles have changed over the years and local farmers are noticing. Many farmers realize that there have been many hoaxes over the years and farmers didn't take kindly to these hoaxes. Most of these hoaxes destroy the crops. Some people are starting to realize that not all crop circles appear to be hoaxes and there is much more to it than meets the eye.

Some New Age supporters have arbitrarily related crop circles to the Gaia hypothesis, alleging that "Gaia", the earth, is actually alive and that crop circles are messages or responses to stimuli such as global warming and human pollution.

However, the Gaia hypothesis is actually not a theory of the paranormal, as it originated from academic scientists.

It asserts that the earth may be modeled as if a single super-organism, in that earthly components (e.g. biota, climate, temperature, sunlight etc) influence each other and are organized to function and develop as a whole.

An interesting example of farmers and crop circles is when crop circles appeared in a farmer's field in Duhamel in 1967. At the time, crop circles were virtually unknown.

The discovery of the circles was preceded by reports of UFO sightings around the town.

A farmer by the name of Schielke discovered the strange occurrence on Saturday, August 5th, 1967, after a night of heavy rains.

This was the first time he had been to his fields in weeks, so the circles could have appeared at any time during that period. The circles were composed of four circular marks approximately 30 feet in diameter.

Mr. Schielke always stressed that the marks could not have been made by his equipment, and he did not believe in UFOs.

The marks varied from five to seven inches wide, and the smallest circular mark was 31 ft., 9 in. in diameter.

Three of the rings were essentially circular, with the largest mark being slightly elliptical, varying from 34 ft., 5 in. to 36 ft., 3 in.

There were no exhaust blasts, scorch marks or disturbances of the soil, and vegetation within the circles had apparently been removed by the object that made the marks.

The official investigation report implies that the marks were most likely left by a 135-ton aircraft or spacecraft.

This case is described as "unsolved" by Canada's Department of National Defence.

In 1991, self-professed pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley stated that they had started the phenomenon in 1978 by making actual circles on crops with the use of simple tools.

After their announcement, in a demonstration the two men made a crop circle in one hour.

After the revelation of the hoax, crop circle-like patterns continued to be made and became more complex.

Some even came to resemble extraterrestrials as portrayed by certain science fiction movies, fractals, and archaeological, religious, or mythological symbols.

Among others, paranormal enthusiasts, ufologists, and anomalistic investigators have offered hypothetical explanations that have been criticized as pseudoscientific by skeptical groups like the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Some people have suggested that crop circles are the result of extraordinary meteorological phenomena.

This hypothesis probably originated from a 1880 publication in Nature by investigator and amateur scientist John Rand Capron.

Since appearing in the media in the 1970s, crop circles have become the subject of speculation by various paranormal, ufological, and anomalistic investigators ranging from proposals that they were created by bizarre meteorological phenomena to messages from extraterrestrials.
A crop circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations, because they are not always circular in shape.

While the exact date crop circles began to appear is unknown, the documented cases have substantially increased from the 1970s to current times. Twenty-six countries ended up reporting approximately ten-thousand crop circles, in the last third of the 20th century, and 90% of those were located in southern England.

Many of the formations appearing in that area are positioned near ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge. Formations usually are made overnight, but have also been made during the day.

The scientific analysis of some crop circle samples show genetic alteration of crops, and very strange burn marks. The exact methodology for creating crop circles is not completely known but there are theories that they are created by:
  • UFOs and/or Aliens
  • Weather Phenomena (ball lightning, tornado's, etc)
  • Animals (Australian wallabies had been found creating crop circles in fields of poppies after consuming some of the opiate-laden crop and running in circles.)
  • Hoaxes
  • Earth itself (Gaia hypothesis)

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