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Crop Circles: Only Hoax Or Space Alien Contact?

crop circleDo crop circles offer evidence of extraterrestrial contact, or are they simply elaborate hoaxes? A look at one of the world’s enduring mysteries.

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They mysteriously appear overnight, intricate and enigmatic. Crop circles have puzzled people for decades. Who creates them, where are they found, and what is their purpose?

What are Crop Circles?

Crop circles are geometric patterns that range from simple shapes to highly complex designs, typically appearing overnight in fields of crops. Although they have gained widespread attention in recent years, accounts of crop circles date back to the 1600s.

Some cryptologists even suggest that similar patterns appear in prehistoric wall carvings.

Crop Circle Locations

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Crop circles have been discovered globally, including in the United States, Japan, Russia, and Australia. However, they are most frequently found in the British Isles, especially near ancient sites like the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge.

Some researchers hypothesize that these ancient structures were built in honor of the crop circles.

Crop Circle Hoaxers: Doug Bower and Dave Chorley

Many crop circles have been proven to be hoaxes, created by people using wooden planks. Doug Bower and Dave Chorley are among the most famous hoaxers. Starting in 1978, the pair claimed to have created over 200 circles in the Hampshire area of Great Britain over thirteen years.

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However, their credibility has been questioned. When crop circle researcher Colin Andrews interrogated them, they struggled to answer critical questions. Additionally, when asked to demonstrate their circle-making skills for the media, the result did not match the sophistication of many previous crop circles attributed to them.

Researcher George Wingfield noted, “Photographs clearly show that this was nothing like a genuine crop formation.” Under pressure from angry farmers threatening legal action, Bower and Chorley admitted to creating only a dozen or so circles.

Doug Bower and Dave Chorley
Doug Bower and Dave Chorley

Crop Circle Theories and Explanations

Numerous theories attempt to explain how crop circles are formed. Dr. Terence Meaden proposed the Plasma Vortex Theory, suggesting that wind currents separate and then rejoin, causing a whirlwind effect.

Another theory posits that low-frequency radio waves combine with charged particles that bounce off the Van Allen belt in the upper atmosphere and return to Earth in set trajectories.

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The Gaia hypothesis suggests that the Earth itself might create these patterns as warnings to humans to take better care of the planet.

Other theories involve military experimentation, subterranean gas, electromagnetism, and underground archaeological digs. Among the most popular theories is that crop circles are created by extraterrestrial beings.

UFOs and Crop Circles

The intricate and precise geometric patterns have led many to believe that crop circles are the work of an advanced extraterrestrial race.

Some eyewitnesses report seeing crop circles form in about 20 seconds, a phenomenon corroborated by researcher Pat Delgado. There have also been reports of flashing lights, luminous balls, and humming sounds at the time a circle was formed.

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Could extraterrestrials be attempting to communicate with humanity? If so, what do the configurations mean? This question remains unanswered.

While some crop circles have been debunked as hoaxes, others defy explanation. Theories abound, but for UFO enthusiasts, crop circles are compelling evidence of UFOs and alien life.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.