About a decade ago I came to the conclusion that most crop circles are man made and really lost interest in them in 2007 as an authentic otherworldly phenomenon. I’ve now made over a dozen for myself (and shared half of them publicly) and I know what can and can’t be made – even if I can’t make the best of them myself.
I’m convinced that the modern crop circle movement began when the now infamous Doug Bower and Dave Chorley began making circles in English crops in 1978. The inspiration for their activity began when Doug Bower’s heard about the Tully saucer nests in Queensland, Australia (which began in 1966 but also occurred later). The Tully saucer nests may well have been created by ET craft but they might also have been the result of as yet poorly understood meteorological phenomenon (not dissimilar to those proposed by Dr Terence Meaden).
People are very reluctant to let go of their convictions and this is especially true of ‘croppies’ who believe whole heartedly that crop circles are created by ETs. I once had the same attitude, so I understand their stubbornness. (You only have to look at people’s vindictive reactions to Colin Andrew’s 80-20 statement.) The only way out of that kind of ignorance is to listen to those who claim to be able to make them and/or to try and make them your self.
Many of the so called signs of an authentic circle can be found in man made circles. And I think what’s lacking is good knowledge about how plants are capable of changing under different influences.
There are obviously circles that predate 1978 but they are almost all very simple and may well have been created by ET craft, ETs, meteorological phenomenon or some other phenomenon. I do believe that certain simple circles have occured globally in ancient times at sites that later became sacred sites to traditional people and some of these sites may still experience the formation of simple circles.
It seems very clear to me, that 99 % of what passes as crop circles, is the work of exceptionaly gifted visual artists (except for most of the circles appearing in Holland – which are mediocre in appearance and being passed off by a certain fraudulent individual as otherworldly).
I encourage you to discover the truth for yourselves !
All you need to make a crop circle is a pen or pencil, some paper, a ruler, possibly some software like Geobra, a long tape measure, some thick string, a wooden board, some wire or rope and acces to a a field of grass or a crop. And preferably a farmers consent. Once you start, you’ll actually find it’s a whole lot of fun !
One of the best circle artists right now is the Italian Francesco Grassi (https://www.amazon.com/CROP-CIRCLES-Signs-Intelligence-Encounters-ebook/dp/B01NBN25CD/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8). You can see his latest work at Scalenghe Italy here : https://twitter.com/francescograssi/status/869502180579004418/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=francescograssi&utm_content=869502180579004418.