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The message consisted of 1679 bits, arranged into 73 lines of 23 characters per line. The "ones" and "zeroes" were transmitted by frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per second and was transmitted at a frequency of 2380 MHz and modulated by shifting the frequency by 10 Hz. The total broadcast was less than three minutes.
A week before the Chilbolton Code formation appeared, an eerie face image appeared in the field, not far from where the Code was to appear. From ground level it looked like an undecipherable mess. The image was created almost like a newspaper photograph, with dots in various sizes giving an impression of depth when viewed from a distance.
When a helicopter passed overhead, the image became perceivable. It is an odd image, vaguely reminiscent of the infamous Face on Mars. If the bottom of the Chilbolton Code refers to the 1999 formation for more detail, the center of the Code, where one can see what appears to be a arge-headed humanoid, may refer to the near-by face image for more detail. If this is the case, then the senders of the message sent along a snap shot.
For one, the humanoid has a far larger head. There is now an extra strand on the right side of the DNA double-helix and another, less obvious, change is in the binary coding of the number of nucleotides in DNA itself (in the center).
The human genome has 4,293,917,614, or nearly 4.3 billion nucleotide sequences, while the mystery genome sequence has 4,294,966,190, or 1,048,576 (one million) more nucleotide sequences than human DNA.
Red Setter, a world expert on DNA research, has made a very interesting observation that he made only after intensive personal research stimulated by the odd DNA images in the Chilbolton Code formation. He notes that:
"The central part of the Chilbolton pictogram shows that a DNA double helix as found on Earth, with 10 base pairs per turn, has been replaced on one side by a novel single-stranded helix with just 6 bases per turn.
I had to work hard for several days, to discover that the single-stranded helix with 6 bases per turn refers to 2', 5'-linked RNA or DNA, as opposed to the normal 3', 5' variety. This is known to hardly any molecular biologist, and I found out only by making an accurate model”.
Originally posted by mikesingh
Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico
So what do you think of all this? Is it a prank played by hoaxers? Or is it an actual response from an ET civilization?
Why a cropfield...
> Is it because ‘they’ wanted to publicize it, for all to see, considering the secrecy in such matters? Perhaps, just like SETI, we weren't ready to listen as a people. Alternatively, they may have been trying to communicate for years, but the self-serving official cover-up has kept a lid on the pertinent information.
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Originally posted by Pjotr
Did they find other anomalies on the ground? Burns, radioactive stuff, weird grows on the wheat?
I wonder though, where this signal that the SETI group recieved a few years back, what that was....
The code may read: "Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN but still time. BELIEVE. There is GOOD out there.We OPpose DECEPTION. [ACK]" [ACK] = request acknowledgment
(Original image copyright 2002: Crop Circle Connection).
Like bookends, the 2001 Chilbolton Code formation and the 2002 Crabwood Code Formation stand as mysterious sentinels over a fascinating mystery that deepens with each passing year. Exactly one year after an alien face appeared in a field near Chilbolton, England, another alien face (right) appeared in a field near Crabwood Copse on Vale Farm in the village of Pitt near Winchester, Hampshire, U. K.
In both cases, a binary-coded message appeared nearby.
The recent message is in English, coded in the ASCII standard for computer data storage, and arranged in the manner in which CD-ROMs are produced.
The Crabwood formation appeared near three microwave towers, bristling with dishes of all sizes and shapes, and is over the hill from one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals in Winchester, once the capital of England. Thus technology, religion and politics are all potentially involved here, as they will surely be if the formation turns out to be off-planet communication.