A Harvest of Art

By Loretta

I don’t care who built them – I love crop circles.  They’re beautiful.  Period.

That said, though, I do not believe they were built, sometimes in an hour or even less, by someone with a treadle and two ropes – or even a few people with treadles and ropes.  Pull the other one; it’s got bells on it!

Take a look at this one.  Can you picture a team of men with treadles doing this in a few hours?  I can’t!    How about  this one?   Or maybe this?   Have you ever seen anything more intricate or precise?   When you consider that each stalk of grain is bent, not broken, it boggles the mind a little.

Some believe the circles are messages from other worlds, designed by aliens.  It’s possible, but if these civilizations are advanced enough to get here (they would have had to master time travel, teleportation, or have really long lives, in my opinion), you would think they could learn a few words of some Earth language.  Or at least some symbols we recognize, like No U-turn or Do Not Enter or Aliens Have the Right-of-Way.

And some folks call the circles a hoax. I have to giggle just a little over that one.  They’re obviously real.  I assume, though, that what people are saying is that they think the circles were made by humans masquerading as aliens. (????)  I would ask for proof, just like I would ask for proof from anyone who claimed aliens did make them.  It’s all just opinions and theories. They’re fun, but not much use in concrete-land.

I have read accounts of alleged military involvement in the circles’ creation, one of the clues being the number of “cooked” birds and small animals found in the circles.  It is thought the military is experimenting with masers (not lasers).  That sounds more plausible to me, but many think that is just a military red herring.

Regardless of their origin, the circles are some of the most beautiful pieces of art I’ve ever seen.  And, though there may have been duplications by now, for some time, they were all unique.

If you would like to see more of them, you might enjoy this short film by Brett Parrott.   It not only showcases some really beautiful examples, but also reveals their scope.  I think you’ll enjoy the diversity of design and craftsmanship.  (No I didn’t say spaceship.)

If you prefer your paranormal dished up by a handsome man, you can always check out the dvd,  Signs, with Mel Gibson.  I watched it once, but I can’t remember what happened.  I guess I was too busy looking at Mel.

4 thoughts on “A Harvest of Art

  1. Absolutely fascinating, Loretta!

    There are some real artists involved in this. I’d bought into that “Two Guys and a Board” story, but there’s such precision and beauty there’s got to be more to it.

    I like living in a world where there are a few mysteries left unsolved.


  2. I’m glad you liked it, Luke. There’s something interesting in every direction, isn’t there? I would love to see one up close and personal, but the majority seem to be confined to Great Britain. It’s a popular vacation destination with humans, too. 🙂


  3. Wow, you have done it again!

    I’ve been intrigued with crop circles since the first one was reported in the news. Like millions of others, I still want to know the origin of this priceless art. Naturally, my current reading stash has been put on the back burner as I delve into this subject yet again. (Thanks. . . I think.)

    To pique an interest in subject after subject is what the best librarians do and that is the reason for the vast array of books and reading materials in any really great library. We need to keep the wheels smoothly humming in our brains for as long as possible, to prevent the rust from taking root. This is a most interesting blog. Thank you.


    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Alexandria! That vast array you speak of is one of the main reasons I love libraries so much. You never know what you will run across next. Thanks for your comment and good reading!


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