This is a “crop circle.” It is one of the most intriguing and baffling forms of art the world has ever seen, partly because the creator(s) is unknown. It is an impression made in the waist high wheat crop, usually in a decorative geometric pattern, and often extremely intricate and complicated. This first photo is an aerial shot taken from a plane of the so called “Yin Yang” formation which appeared in West Kennett, England on June 21st, 2009. It measures 175′ x 200′
Here’s another crop circle. This one appeared in a farmer’s wheat field in Waden Hill, England on July 1, 2009.
This crop formation appeared in Cannings Cross, England on July 10, 2009. We are told that the farmer who owns the field was so angry that he took his tractor and mowed it down.
This intricate design has been named “Quetzlcoatl Headdress” and appeared in Wiltshire, England on July 5, 2009. Following is a ground photo taken of the same design, from a nearby hill.
According to Lucy Pringle, an investigator and photographer, this doubled arc crop formation appeared on July 14, 2009. “Someone was driving past the field at 4:18 AM. There was nothing in the field at that time. It was totally bare of any imprint. When he drove back past the field at 5 AM, the formation was there.” Although the outside shape of this design is relatively simple, close up photographs revealed a complicated woven pattern like a basket in the flattened down part of the wheat.
It is not uncommon for people to discover braided and knotted wheat and barley stems within the formations. It is also interesting to learn that, in most cases, the stems themselves are not broken but simply bent over to lay flat so that they can still grow. Crop circles have been appearing for over thirty years and in many areas of the world including Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Poland, Japan. This year one was created in my neck of the woods, Washington state, in a town called Wilbur. These phenomenal events are, indeed, a fascination as well as a source of controversy. While it might be possible for a resourceful team of people to pull off a simple version of a crop formations, there is an ever widening belief that they are created by another source. A source that is far more sophisticated when it comes to the movement of energy. If you are of the school of thought that material objects are nothing more than energy vibrating at different rates…then you might be open to these other worldly ideas.
Is there art in the Twilight Zone?
Here’s a great article that addresses the reasons why: Crop Circles – An Invitation
Photographs courtesy of Lucy Pringle, John Montgomery, Russell Stannard.