O there real all right! Iv been to the South West many times since the 60tes an even medatated with a group of people a cople of times! the man made
ones are crap compired to et's,
Crop circles : shaman says they are 4,000 years old
THEY have been dismissed as the work of modern-day pranksters – but crop circles continue to bamboozle the boffins.
And latest research suggests that they could date back 4,000 years, long before anyone got a bird’s eye view of the ground below.
Zulu shamen say their ancestors planted corn or millet on sacred sites, into which no-one was then allowed.
Only the birds who fed on the seeds, and small animals who lived there, entered the protected fields after the planting.
Tribesmen were accordingly astonished when circular patterns were later found in the centre of the crops.
“These circles were an amazing sight to see,” says Zulu holy man Credo Mutwa. “The gods never cut the stalks of the corn or millet when they
formed these depressions. It appeared as though a great circular disc-shaped force had descended on the field.
“It pressed the corn into the ground without breaking the stalks or damaging the plants. Then the force appeaed to have spun, resulting in the
strange spiral appearance of the fallen stalks.
“Whenever a circle appeared in the fields, the people rushed to erect a fence of poles around the circle. They would dance and perform other sacred
rituals honouring the star gods and the Earth Mother.
Aboriginal cave drawings in Western Australia also appear to depict crop circles, as do ancient etchings in Ireland. Later, in 1678, a woodcut titled
‘The Mowing Devil’ told of a circle in Hertfordshire.
In more recent times, crop circles have sparked a storm of UFO speculation. Others have suggested supernatural forces at work, angered by our failure
to care for the environment.
The location of many circles close to sacred sites such as Stonehenge, barrows, and chalk horses has led to New Age beliefs that they are formed in
relation to ley lines and give off energy that can be detected through dowsing.
But in 1991, pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley from Southampton, announced that they had conceived the idea as a joke.
They claimed they had been making crop circles since 1976, using planks, rope, hats and wire as their only tools. Using a 4ft long plank attached to a
rope, they easily created circles 8ft in diameter.
Their designs grew larger and more complicated until Chorley’s death in 1996. Bower continued creating crop circles until 2004 – but later
admitted the pair took credit for unexplained circles, too.
And in 2001 researcher Colin Andrews concluded a two-year investigation into crop-circle hoaxing by saying that although 80% of cases had been
man-made, he could not account for the remaining 20%.
A new book, Crop Circles: Art In The Landscape, presents dramatic photographs of circles which have appeared in the last fifteen years across Britain
but does not seek to explain how they were made.
It remains a mystery how such intricate designs have been created over the centuries.
During a crop-circle making competition in 1992, the winning entrant recruited three Westland Helicopters engineers, using rope, PVC pipe, a trestle
and a ladder. The Zulu tribesmen would certainly have been amazed.
I belive its definetly ETts making the like of this lot,peace.