Crop-circles: do you really understand what’s going on in the rape seed fields?
Observing and comparing the rapeseed plants development.
For several years now, we closely follow the crop-circles formations in the rapeseed fields that appear in South England. Under the effect of
mechanical crushing with planks, the rapeseed stems do not behave quite the same way as those of either wheat or barley.
The stems being bigger are therefore more difficult to flatten; the effect generated by the mechanical crushing is clearly visible. There are many
folds, fractures and scrapes.
This does not stop pranksters; anyway. They start again and again every year!
In May 2005, up against the famous hill of Golden Ball Hill, near Adam's Grave, we identified a CC formation with very surprising characteristics. On
the ground, traces of human activities such as described above were not clearly identified; on the contrary ... we noticed that the stems showed
significant bends that remained nearly horizontal and that the formation showed like a "flower carpet” as if the surface of the crop was just pulled
one level down.
Therefore, we begin to meticulously archive and observe the crop circles that appear in rapeseed and we are watching the arrival of the next
equivalent formation. This will happen in April 2009 in Rutland Farm, just off the scenic site of Avebury.
A simple question, which leads to another one...
Is it possible that a team of hoaxers (acting mechanically on crops) have been able to bent - permanently - rapeseed plants on large surfaces without
leaving a trace?
* If the answer is yes: what is their method and why, in this case, all formations of this type are showing a real scene of devastation? Why hoaxers
do not always do everything possible to fool the curious? Can’t they work properly each time?
Is there only one team capable of doing very rarely? (One can reasonably estimate that 2 formations in 4 years is not that much compared to the
number of rapeseed crop circles each year in England)
* If the answer is no: how the stems have been bent and who is behind the phenomenon? Let the "why" aside for the moment….
When a rapeseed stem encounters a strong mechanical pressure…
* It bends and straightens quickly
* It folds at the base
* It breaks
Therefore, we're very concerned when we found over large areas, rapeseeds bent almost horizontal. What we could clearly see only twice since 2005.
In England, the 2010 year was, for us, interesting and informative. The season was late and several formations in rapeseed provided us additional data
on the behavior of this plant. Admittedly we are not very knowledgeable about this crop and in general we do not have to worry about its various
Then, at the beginning of 2010 May, two crop circles came in barely mature rapeseed. One is located at Old Sarum, and the other close to the famous
megalithic Stonehenge site.
They both have the same characteristics:
* Clean breaks at the stems base
* Stems covered with scratches
* Stems that had clearly raised up after that the mechanical pressure decreased, when they had not been broken
These two formations have been enjoyed by the sightseers, but are just bad jokes. We were on the ground to observe, collect and archive datas and
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