used to be one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time.
of who or what made them range from aliens to freak weather.
But when it
was admitted they were hoaxes 15 years ago, there was dogged disbelief among those
who looked for paranormal answers.
And today there is a growing number of
people who still think that not all circles are man-made.
circle researcher Hugh Newman accepts that crop circles can be man-made, and he
is scathing about those who cheapen the mythology.
Where do they come from?
Crop circles are unexplained designs that
appear, usually overnight, often in fields of wheat and corn.
their own theory of crop circle formation. Here's the main theories from leading
crop circle expert Brian Hussey:
- Whirlwind or plasma vortex
vortex forms high above the ground and then breaks to ground level like a tornado.
One of the earliest theories.
- Plasma gravitational theory
- A directed
plasma often accompanied by light phenomena.
- Earth energies
by geomagnetic activity. Ley lines act as a vital current flowing through the
- Extra terrestrial origin
- Crop circles are landing craft
or navigation markers for super intelligent aliens from outer space.
- Crop circles are caused by a form of underground energy.
Symbolic crop circles often appear close to sacred sites.
longer viewed as realistic.
- Crop circles are man made constructions.
- Circles are created by some Godly act.
- Military experimentation
- Caused by top secret military experiments.
is unshaken in his belief that human consciousness and earth mysteries account
for a great number of formations.
He cites an amateur video called the
Olivers Castle footage as proof of a supernatural involvement.
1991 a unique crop formation appeared in a Cambridgeshire field.
the Mandelbrot Set, it turned the whole enigma on its head.
on a set of geometrical patterns discovered by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot,
it was so complex it reinforced the belief it couldnt have been made by
So Inside Out decided to put it to the test.
Is it possible
to recreate the Mandelbrot Set in a field in Norfolk at night with no lights?...
and with the farmers permission, of course.
Circlemakers John Lundberg
and Rob Irving took up the challenge.
In just over four hours and in the
pouring rain, John and Rob achieved the impossible.
And before slipping
away into the night, one more revelation about the infamous "Oliver's Castle"
All is revealed on Inside Out Monday September 25th.
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