I recently participated in an e-mail group discussion on the topic of the origins of Crop Circles. After that conversation, I collected my various thoughts from this cyber chat, expanded upon it, and the following article emerged.
Let me begin by being clear that I do believe in the existence of extraterrestrials, and that there is a considerable body of evidence that beings from other worlds have visited the Earth throughout history and before, and are very likely doing so even in our present day. It’s just that I’m unsure about crop circles being a part of that evidence. However, if presented with sufficient compelling evidence, I’d be willing to consider it a possibility. To be further clear about this matter, let me say that there are different levels of belief. For example, to believe a thing possible is not the same as to believe a thing so. It’s a matter of degree of belief, based on the amount of evidence at hand. Believing a thing so is a much stronger belief than to just believe a thing is possible. One can believe many things are possible that one does not necessarily believe to be so. Bearing that in mind, I can say that I believe it might be possible that extraterrestrials could be involved. But without a great deal more evidence, I can not say I believe that is so.
Many crop circles are known hoaxes. However, putting Doug and Dave aside there do remain a certain number of crop circles that “seem” to defy conventional hoax explanation.
Who or what might be behind these formations?
There is no shortage of “theories”. Let’s make a list of some of the most prominent.
- A natural phenomenon, like the electromagnetic vortex theory.
- Misguided artists, who (from the farmers’ perspective) are thoughtless human vandals.
- Alien communications, using something like electromagnetic orbs directed from their saucer craft, high above.
- Ascended Masters or enlightened spiritual beings sending us coded messages.
- Human Secret Society types, experimenting with their own remote controlled electromagnetic orb technology, with a hidden agenda deceiving new age fringe types.
- The farmers themselves cashing in on all of the hype.
When looking over this list, we need to consider that the answer is most likely not just one of these things, but there could be a combination at play, and/or there might even be other possibilities we are not taking into consideration that could be factored in.