“CROP CIRCLES ARE MADE BY ALIENS”
As giant discs carved among crops, the origins of these elaborate designs have been debated for decades. Some claim that aliens are using fields as notepads in an attempt to communicate with us. Others believe that they are made by human time travellers sent back to warn the present-day population. Others think it could be a strange natural phenomena.
Large proportions of circles occur in southern England, and in recent years patterns have become larger and more detailed. Those who favour a more extraterrestrial explanation believe they are created by spaceships or invisible energy beams from space. Reports of crop stem nodules morphing and elongating have been theorised to be the result of exposure to an unexplained source of microwave radiation. But, while there is physical evidence of crop circles, their presence has a scientific explanation.
The prevailing theory, which is supported by evidence, is that humans carve the circles. Commonly named ‘the circle makers’, groups of artists have been observed during their sculpting and even interviewed about their work. It appears the trick is to leave no trace of entering and exiting the fields, which they do by working under the cover of night. Artists have been known to use a length of rope and wooden boards to flatten the crops and form creative shapes. Though aliens aren’t responsible for the circles, some of these impressive designs are out of this world.
Crop circles come in all shapes and sizes, from simple circles to complex designs