posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:14 AM
Well done OP, finally a bit of sense - while I find the subject fascinating, it feels like some people are getting a wee bit carried away recently.
While there are some stunning examples which I feel anyone would be hard pressed to say were created by a bunch of cider swigging yokels, some of the
recent designs look like they have been created by (the same) dudes of fairly limited artistic ability, they are all pretty much to the same level of
detail and style and are feeding of the internet buzz from the popular threads. I work in the design world and recognising someones style is like
hearing a particular artists song, it's pretty much instant and natural, these designs very much feel like they come from the one hand - not
suggesting that one person created these but one hand IMO drew the designs prior the making them. One very good point mentioned earlier that tends to
get glossed over in the excitement of deciphering the latest clue, is the sheer fact that someone has had to arrange a flight in a small plane or
helicopter to take these photographs. Has anyone paid to take one of these type of trips recently? They ain't cheap.
To commission a pilot to fly over a field at short notice as often these images appear early in the day after the cc has appeared must be costing
someone a pretty penny, someone with a website who promotes trips over fields to view these mysterious marvels? Unless there is a benevolent pilot who
lives nearby who is a keen enthusiast.. someone is stumping up the dough for these shots.
As soon as you introduce the potential for generating an income into any form of mystery, conspiracy, whatever it damages credibility..
So I say, take a breath please, pause... try to calm the anger and frustration and try to take a pragmatic look at what is there to be seen, even if
that means perhaps admitting that there may be the possibility that these particular examples of crop circles are not the real deal, but this
possibility in no way means that all crop circles are generated in the same way and that the excitement of a potential discovery is still out