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CIRCLES is a subject that has always fascinated me. They are bizarre
shapes, symbols, or even detailed pictures that can "magically" appear
overnight in fields all over the world. Most CROP CIRCLES are found
in the U.K., (although in recent years have been appearing in the U.S.,
Canada, Australia, and even places like Japan & India), and are usually
accompanied by a lot of controversy. One of the most common "eXplanations"
for CROP CIRCLES is that they are made by aliens or inter dimensional beings,
but there are other equally whacky ideas out there, such as unknown atmospheric
wind storms or some sort of magnetic magic that is responsible for these
amazing shapes and images.
There is some evidence that CROP CIRCLES have been around for centuries, but the formations we are familiar with nowadays started in the U.K. in the 70's and have been increasing in their popularity, numbers, and compleXity ever since. Around 90% of all CROP CIRCLES STILL appear in the U.K., which is a fact that in itself sort of proves that these creations are man made, (after all, why would aliens prefer the U.K. over other earthly destinations?).
CROP CIRCLES fascinate me NOT because of their ties to other worldly life forms or equally uneXplainable aspects, but because they are BEAUTIFUL pieces of ART! The sheer size of them, as well as the compleX designs, show how hard the artists have worked to create them over night, and the finished work is almost always very inspirational to artistic individuals...which is why I thought I would like to make a page about them here at MisterX.ca
One of the most striking things about CROP CIRCLES is the geometry of the designs. CROP CIRCLES get their name from the fact that they always appear in "crops" and almost always have a circular shape in their design. Early CROP CIRCLES were often just one or two circles found in a field, but as time has gone by their designs have become far more detailed, often consisting of hundreds of circles.
CROP CIRCLE artists likely use a geometry set to create their designs at home, then they use the crop itself as their canvas, choose a point on the plain as their starting point, then use a string or rope to reproduce the design in the field.
So we have seen how easily a piece of string can replace a geometry set and create perfect circles, straight lines, and even right angles! Add to this some imagination, creativity, and determination, and you come up with some truly inspirational designs. I imagine there are likely dozens of CROP CIRCLE artists out there, and I also imagine that they LOVE the attention that their designs get. The more compleX they are, the more attention they will receive, with the CROP CIRCLES often appearing in news papers, television news broadcasts, and on the internet. I also imagine that the artists probably try to "out do" each other, and these are the reasons that the designs are becoming ever more detailed and interesting as time goes by. Lucky "us"! We get to enjoy some amazingly sensational art work, and dare I say that it is truly, "out of this world"?!
ABOVE: This jelly fish design is quite "simple", but leaves us wondering if there is some other worldly hidden message!
BELOW: A "simple" abstract design can do the same...
ABOVE & BELOW: Certain designs have a sort of "free hand" feel to them which leads me to believe that not a lot of planning was done before they were created. The designers of these circles likely went to the crops and just "winged it".
This "humming bird" design though shows careful pre-planning and considerable thought before it was created in the field. Notice the 3 main circles of the humming bird's body. These would have been made first and the rest of the design created around them.....
These "angel fish" are certainly interesting. Although a super easy design to achieve, I'm sure they were created on paper before being made in the field.
This "moth man" design is certainly most "x"cellent and gets 2 big thumbs up from yours truly! Although the "wings" of this design are easily eXplained, the "body" part of the design is a bit more difficult. HOW could this be achieved on such a large scale overnight?
The first thing that comes to mind when observing this design is the similarity to Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing of VITRUVIAN MAN (AKA "the magical dimensions of man"). Leonardo recognized that even man's body shape can be drawn by, (guess what?)....geometric shapes!
In fact, ANYTHING can be "drawn" on a large scale when we use geometry! Regular visitors to this site will recognize the following images of the Mandelbrot Set, one of the most compleX of all mathematical equations. Although the equation itself is compleX and infinite, this image of the complete set's "spider" or "bug" would have been very easy to re-create in the field.
So we have seen how easily almost anyone could create MOST CROP CIRCLES with a simple string and a bit of knowledge about geometry. Add some artistic talent, and the designs become almost mind boggling. But the fact of the matter is, not all CROP CIRCLES are made from circles, and they can be as varied as the imagination permits. It is for this reason that they have obtained an other worldly status, with MANY people believing that they could actually have been created by alien intelligences or even more unlikely causes....
SEEING IS NOT ALWAYS BELIEVING! SOME CROP CIRCLE DESIGNS ARE COMPUTER GENERATED!
Humans are actually QUITE intelligent and talented beings, a fact that believers in "alien" made CROP CIRCLES tend to forget. When we set our minds to doing something, no matter how bizarre that thing may be, we can accomplish a LOT...especially when we plan it out first.
I hope you enjoyed my wee eXploration, (and eXplanation), of CROP CIRCLES. They really are wonderful pieces of artwork that can be inspirational to anyone. As you can see, crop circles would take a great artistic mind and a good amount of determination to make the amazing designs we see. One could not just get drunk with his buddies and go out drunk driving, find a field and make a crop circle. In California, a DUI charge is a serious offense and you should contact a DUI lawyer in Los Angeles if you are ever in that situation.