Crop Circles Formation Theories and Their Meaning

Crop Circles Formation Theories and Their Meaning

Currently there are a number of theories explaining the formation of crop circles, though some of them describe phenomena that are not very well understood. Here is a rundown on some of the latest theories.

Plasma Vortex Theory

This is one of the most popular theories proposed by cereologists who hold that crop circles are the result of a physical phenomenon that is currently not well understood. They believe that the depressions are part of a little understood, unusual weather effect. The name ‘plasma vortex,’ was created by George Terence Meaden, author and former physics professor from Britain. He defines it as “a spinning mass of air which has accumulated a significant fraction of electrically charged matter.” A plasma vortex is supposed to be something like ball lightening but larger and longer lasting. The plasma vortex, which produces a complex mixture of microwaves and magnetic fields is believe to explain the plant anomalies found in the crop circles. The microwave component is believed to heat up the internal moisture in the plant stems, turning it to steam. The steam seeps out at the nodes by stretching these fibers; in more mature crops, in which the fibrous tissue is tougher and more rigid, as the steam builds up it explodes from the nodes creating small holes.

Microwave-laser Technology

Proponents of this theory believe that governments are responsible for creating crop circles in tests and experiments with planes armed with microwave lasers. Microwave laser technology was first developed during the 1950’s and has been developing at a speed in tandem with the increasing complexity of crop circles. Another fact that is often linked to this theory is that more than half of the crop circles found in the UK appeared during rain or cloudy atmospheric conditions. Proponents of this theory claim that dense cloud cover may prevent the source of the microwave firing to be visible. Microwaves

Have the ability to pass through clouds and falling rain and may even be less damaging to plants in these types of conditions. Certain crop circle designs are suggestive of a rotating beam with a variable diameter, which may be relative to the dispersion of the laser beam or the altitude from which it is fired.

Extraterrestrial Visitors

Not all crop circles mysteriously appear under the cover of night, though those that have appeared right before the eyes of witnesses are no less mysterious. There have been more than 80 eyewitness accounts, in lands as distant as Australia and British Columbia. All of them describe similar events. Remarkably, witnesses, often farmers, have reported the crop circles being formed in less than twenty seconds. The same witnesses also describe seeing incandescent, colored balls of light either before or during the circle’s creation. Sometimes these lights are said to descend and actual swirl the crop into its geometric configuration in under fifteen seconds. These accounts have led to theories that crop circles are created by aliens who are trying to communicate with us.

The Meaning of Crop Circles

There are a growing number of people who believe that crop circles are made by extra-terrestrial visitors who are trying to communicate with us in some way. But if this is the case, what might they mean?  Dee Finney and Joseph Mason, researchers on crop circles, claim that the phenomena are related to dreams and the human consciousness. The two have spent ten years researching crop circles and interpreting their meaning in relation to ancient mythological symbols and modern dream imagery. They have written numerous books and articles indicating links between specific crop circle events and astrology, the chakras, ancient Egyptian symbolism and Dharma.

Colette M. Dowell is a naturopathic doctor and mathematical hobbyist, from Las Vegas, Nevada. She as been studying crop circles for more than eight years, and has traveled the world to survey different sights. She has noticed distinct changes in the formations over the years and described them as “chapters in a book.” Though she is uncertain as to whether the circle makers are from another dimension than ours or are from this planet, or, or if they are spirits. She does not however, think that they are caused by wind vortexes or plasma vortexes. Instead, she claims that a higher form of intelligence is responsible for creating the phenomena and they are being used as a form of communication. Dowell also claims that the circles integrate a technology based on a universal form of language, symbolism, and mathematics. In this sense the purpose of the crops circles is to form a bridge between humans and another dimension of reality.

Some of the World’s Most Impressive Crop Circles

The Cambridge Crop Circles

Within less than fourteen days, two crop circles appeared in adjacent fields located in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge, UK. The ‘Big One’ appeared on 11th July and ‘The Angel’ formation appeared on or around 25th July. ‘The Big One,’ was 666ft wide, with an outer band that was 18 feet wide and a center circle that was 45 feet wide. A week after the original circle was made, a labyrinth was added inside the circle. The wheat in the field was at the perfect height to prevent anyone form cheating their way to the center and there was only one way in and one way out. A few days later a complex pattern of squares was also added. “The Angel’ was even more impressive. The diameter was 237 feet which interestingly, was also the exact diameter of the labyrinth in the earlier formation. The pattern consisted of a smaller banded circle resting on the circumference of the larger circle, with lines radiating out from it like a sun image.

Tree Circle in Canada

Paul Vigay, Editor & Publisher of  Enigma; New Sciences Journal, once received an intrigued eye witness account of an incident that supposedly happened sometime between 1963 and 1969 at Grand Lake, New Brunswick, Canada. The event took place in an area surrounding the lake which was planted with pine saplings. The witness recalls driving up to the lake only to find his journey interrupted by an army road block. As he was passing through, the witness observed to circles being closely examined by police and military personnel. He explained “the trees were all bent to the ground. The circles were about 10 feet away from the edge of the road, one on either side. They were fairly large, about 12 feet in diameter. The really odd thing was all the trees laid down flat to the ground, all towards the outside of the circles. The tops of these trees all pointed to the circumferences of the circles. Later that afternoon, military trucks continued to direct traffic away from the site.” The only explanation that was ever given was that bears had pushed down the trees, but the witness found the explanation implausible because the circles were perfectly formed and exactly the same size. They were each the same distance from the edge of the road and all the trees were pointing from the centers, towards the outsides of the circles. Some months later the trees were cut down, though from the stumps it was clear to see that their trunks had been bent, not broken, close to the ground.

This article is written by Corinna Underwood for Mind Power World: http://www.MindPowerWorld.com