Obviously, this will be met with the usual cynicism by those whose hobby it seems to be to deny everything, but I have often thought that some at least might be the result of some form of eartrh energies; nothing to do with ETs, necessarily, but the result of natural processes, but, since there often seems to be an intelligent design behind them, perhaps somthing more than just random natural forces. That's all I'm prepared to speculate at this stage, but it does seem in keeping with what I have long suspected.
Edited by Lord Vetinari, 28 January 2013 - 03:17 PM.
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Lord Vetinari, on 28 January 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:
Obviously, this will be met with the usual cynicism by those whose hobby it seems to be to deny everything,
I am forced to assume that's aimed at me. I am not a cynic, I am a skeptic. Anything is possible, but so many of these have been revealed as pranks and there seems so little point to them that one has to wonder.
I was on another web-site a few years back and there was a thread posted by a retired pilot who had owned a sky tour company that would take tourists up in small planes to see the crop circles from the air. According to his anonymous confession he and the owners of other planes had a few 'artists' they would pay to create crop circles for them to show, which explains why crop cicles went from a basic crop circle years ago to the relatively complicated designs that we see now. Even so some defy that explanation IMO.
I was about to post a message about how, of all the real mysteries out there, why do we waste energy on one where the resolution is so obvious. Then your "Take 3 deep breaths" entered my consciousness, so I decided not to. Still, I want to tell someone about the effect of your choice of signatures and what happened, so I have to. OK?
I'll say something else: those "old crop circles" (watch all the black&white photos) look like what was left of some structure, especially the one with the long, V-shaped lines connected to the small circle on top:
Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind? You can grow ideas, in the garden of your mind. - Mr. Rogers
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:17 PM
The Nazca lines can be seen as one of the oldest known crop circle type things, and were likely created by men. So just because something is old doesn't mean it wasn't created by someone here.
That aside, I still feel that the 'hoaxing' came after the phenomena became well known enough to warrant the slightly bizarre interest. It became a challenge to match what was already seen and not understood; how these things could be created so geometrically accurate and quickly in some random field in the middle of nowhere. Eccentric unknown artist with no appreciation for notoriety, travelling the world to make his masterpieces, waiting someone would see them and later attempt to recreate his work? Suddenly the idea that something we don't understand making them got a little less hard to believe for me.