posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 08:14 PM
I believe in aliens but I dont think they come here to make circles in the crops. It can be easily done by any human being in 10 easy steps.
1. Choose a legal location for your crop circle.
Obtain permission from the land owner before you start planning. Ideal choices are sloped fields that rise from public vantage points (a road for
instance), or even an amphitheater-like valley.
2. Plan your crop circle using a large scale map, to ensure access for both you and your audience.
Plot your straight-line or circular design. Mark on the map the directions you will be flattening, to avoid visible signs of passage (inexperienced
circle makers can spoil a design by leaving stripes like a lawnmower would). Initial access is normally through existing farm tracks and trails, so
note the position of them before you start.
3. Create your design on computer, and make amendments until you have the design you can be proud of.
Use inspiration from state-of-the-art designs as seen on the internet. Practicing shape-making in the field will only result in people seeing your
mistakes. Start simple: consider making your first crop circle from an arrangement of discs in a geometric formation. More advanced curved lines can
be created by overlapping partial circular arcs.
4. Equip each person with the tools you will need.
These tools are very low tech and easily accesible. A light plank (4-6 feet in length) with a rope (10-12 feet) knotted through holes in each end.
Alternatively, you may prefer to buy a light garden roller from a garden centre. A surveryors reel measuring tape as it doesnt stretch. Rope or nylon
can be used but may stretch and make wobbly edges to circles. Marking poles - paint tips white to aid visibility at night. Protractor for measuring
angles Measuring tape (100 ft) Night-vision goggles (optional) - your eyes adjust to complete dark in 20 minutes. Laser-pointer to assist placing
5. Once in the field, use measurements to place markers exactly.
Your friends can help you place markers, make line-of-sight calculations, and lay the rope to mark areas for flattening.
6. Make construction lines by laying rope outlines to shapes.
Then flatten circles at the intersection points. For example, create a rope outline of a equilateral triangle, and create flattened circles at the
triangle corners. Avoid flattening over the rope, to create an implied triangle.
7. There are two methods commonly used to flatten:
Plank Flattening - use a roped plank to flatten by holding the rope or looping it over your shoulders. Press forwards and down by keeping one foot on
the plank. Advance using a shuffling gait. Using a roller - some circlemakers prefer using a light roller (available from garden centers) to speed up
8. Keep on flattening until you have completed your design and have a really nice, well made complex formation.
9. Wait for the media to spot the new formation.
This may take several days, or you can speed the process by making an anonymous call. A good design will provide local newspapers with many
column-inches of speculation.
10. Ask local pilots if they can try and help your research by photographing for you when passing and leave them your email address.
I think I just debunked the crop circle myth. I dont care how complex they are, humans are very complex and with a little creativity anybody can make
a crop circle.
[edit on 20-12-2009 by SuperSlovak]