Crop circles- How the patterns are created 2

Crop circles have attracted tourists from around the world. Rumors of alien visitors and theories of hard mathematical formulas hidden in their shape, have confused experts. Some scientists now agree that crop circles are made by humans.

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According to Telegraph, crop circles have fallen this year and just 15 being created in July compared to 50 last year.

In our days the creation of modern crop circles (started in the 16th century) still remains a closely guarded secret.

have relied upon careful planning and execution.

Cereologists who study the origins of circles, find out that the creators use tools such as ropes, ladders and planks of wood to flatten out their design.

“Here we attempt to demystify how crop circles are created:

1. Find a field

This is a key first step – many crop artists now seek permission of the farmer to enter the field.

2. Plan the pattern

Some designs that have appeared are fiendishly complicated.

3. Getting some help

Making crop circles is labor intensive.

4. Waiting for the cover of darkness

Venturing out in broad daylight can ruin the mystery.

5. Carefully does it

6. Measuring out the design

Using tape or string.

7. Flattening the crop

This is when the damage is done.

8. Making super natural additions

Many famous human-made crop circles feature “grapeshots” or “signatures.”

9. Be away by dawn

Getting caught as the sun comes up is an embarrassing situation.”

A crop circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations because they are not always circular in shape. The documented cases have substantially increased from the 1970s to current times. In 1991, two hoaxers claimed authorship of many circles throughout England.

Twenty-six countries reported approximately 10,000 crop circles in the last third of the 20th century; 90% of those were located in southern England. Many of the formations appearing in that area are positioned near ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge. According to one study, nearly half of all circles found in the UK in 2003 were located within a 15 km (9.3 miles) radius of Avebury. Archeological remains can cause cropmarks in the fields in the shapes of circles and squares, but they do not appear overnight, and they are always in the same places every year.

The scientific consensus is that most or all crop circles are man-made, with a few possible exceptions due to meteorological or other natural phenomena.

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