If they are majority fake - more people should be prosecuted. Yes it's a nice art but no-one should get away with thousands of pounds worth of damage
to anyone's property.
It makes me wonder why more effort isn't done to 'keep an eye' on farms in Wiltshire for eg. You'd think that losing thirty grand worth of crop a year
was worth installing a CCTV camera/night trap camera for. Wouldn't you?
There seems to be too little justice either way for what I would deem as a normal response. If a house gets burgled, you tend to call the police,
there's a follow up and such and such. Some farmers are angry, obviously, and some are more liberal about it - and let people visit the site for a
small donation (thank you, I've enjoyed visiting crop circles!), yet over ALL the years of them occuring some in exactly the same field year after
year... Why aren't people getting busted and why aren't we seeing IR CCTV footage of these sites? It's 2013! Big brother 'n all
It leads me to
think the farmers "know and accept" what it is and so do the police, gov etc. MOD shut down their UFO unit during the amazing stint of crop circles in
2009. I think they were telling our gov it's going to be sussed soon.
It got me thinking a couple of weeks ago, why ISN'T there a task force set out to bust these people? On the flip side, where are the dedicated people
proving it is down to a phenomena causing them? Again an imbalance, because I know the latter does happen on a small scale, and possibly the first
does too under some "farmers legion", or maybe not, maybe they really don't care. And maybe people really don't care about investigating crop circles
for themselves enough either.
I'd like to start doing night watches at some of the familiar sites in the UK, and capture one culprit either way. I've almost finalized a funding
strategy to do this across hotspots in Wiltshire, but it'll take the people to come out and man the IR equipment. And this plan has been in effect
since about 2009, a couple of years after watching cropcircleconnector over the summer months.
And because of that - I notice this year a) An hourglass CC speculated as "time is running out". Some interpreted that as something about Earth for me
it meant they know I want to catch them and I better hurry up about it
and b) The large array of "off-shore" crop circles this year, many not from
the UK whereas the last several years it's been totally predominant (with great designs) in the UK. So if you're trying to confuse me aliens! I still
know exactly where I'm going to set up the equipment so you gotta do better than that!
Anyway nice thread. S&F. For me, it's still very much un-answered, despite the years, technology and manpower available to suss it - we still can't,
properly. And I assure you if it's a bunch of artists/drunks doing it - they only exist in Wiltshire, or travel from far away to come and do it,
because normal people don't. At least, no-one I've met. Ever. They have bills, children and debt to worry about, rather than some brief fame in a
local town newsletter (and perhaps ccc.com, if it's not too bland
My honest opinion - I'm 70/30 to it being a phenomena and not people (The bigger, more complex cirlces that is). That's my personal view at this
stage. Also that the UK circles this year were not as interesting (mind blowing designs) as the last few years but I really doubt that's of importance
if I'm right on that 70%
But it's those mind-blowing circles that really give it credence. I mean people literally have 4-5 hours max in the middle
of a UK summer to not be caught by farmers or police. I imagine them turning up and leaving in some kind of Ocean's 11 fashion.
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