Crop Formations; Alien Messages or Hoax?

crop circleI was a teenager when I first heard about this phenomenon. They enticed me, and frightened me at the same time. Were these really messages from aliens? If so, what were they trying to tell us?

Over the years the phenomenon has continued with strong arguments on both sides as to whether or not they’re real or man-made. I remember watching a show years ago about two men who claimed that the whole thing was a hoax and they were behind it, but if they were, why do these intricate designs still appear in fields all over the world? Not only that, but how can one person, or even a group of people create such beautiful and complex geometric designs?

Originally called ‘crop circles’, the name was changed as many of the formations are not circular. According to believers, these pictograms, as they’re called have been appearing all over the world. The first known account could be in the U.k during the 1700’s, based on a woodcut from 1678 that shows a field of oat stalks laid out in a circle.

While there are more skeptics than believers, the phenomenon has become very popular within the last thirty years, invoking people to create websites strictly devoted to where and when a formation appears.

So what do you think? Are these patterns in fields the result of a prank? Or do you think there could be something to these? Maybe a message we have yet to figure out how to decipher?


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to Crop Formations; Alien Messages or Hoax?

  1. I think the majority of them are probably hoaxes. People are very clever (and more mathematical than me) but basically all you need is a string and a straight to figure out the geometry. And slats of wood to mat down the crops.

    But that’s not to say that some pictograms aren’t authentic. I just think there are a lot of copycats.

    If they are messages, I’d like to see someone gather up the known glyphs and see if there is a pattern for a language.

    • I remember when the two men from the U.K. said it was them. They showed the t.v. crew how they did it, but what they made didn’t resemble what was in the fields. I can’t help but think there’s more to this than we know.

  2. Jack says:

    I, too, saw that show. They made a couple of credible circles for the show, but designs like the one in your photograph, for example, don’t seem within the capabilities of a couple of guys with string, especially not to complete in one night.

    I’m opposed to the E.T. theory, as well. Not E.T.s themselves, but the idea that they would invest the time, brains, and treasure (look what we have invested over generations just to put a handful of people into the space between here and the moon) to travel to another inhabited planet only to put practical jokes in a cornfield… Who’s running that society, John Cleese?

    Perhaps the Bard was onto something when he wrote, “There are more things, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

    • Many people think these are serious messages, but what I don’t understand is if they’re so special, why are they so hard to decipher?

      I agree with you; it doesn’t make sense, does it?

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