From the mystery of reality to the reality of fantasy: what lies under the crop circles?

From books to television series and movies, the idea of these spaces in the fertile soil has been placed in the mystery culture, and nothing is further from reality

A phenomenon that causes perplexity, delight and intrigue among many people, a way of life for some. Of life as of truth, the truth that they try to find under the crop circles goes far beyond the very fantasy that they have displayed. Located mainly, and initially, in the United Kingdom, especially in areas of the south-west of the country. For some decades these forms on earth have appeared in other parts of the world. They are not alien signals or from beyond, it is not the earth speaking to us, or yes, but how the dialogue arises. From books to television series and movies, the idea of these spaces in the fertile soil has been placed in the mystery culture, and nothing is further from reality.

Although some “cereologists”, as their fans are known according to ‘Pacific Standard’, do not believe it, crop circles exist in a different way than expected by that modern popular culture, and there is a record of it, as well as its relationship with humans, but it may not be enough.

The devil in the center
A woodcut from 1678 is the oldest surviving evidence. In it, the image appears to show a field of oat stalks arranged in a circle, as ‘The Independent’ shows. Although it is true that ‘The Mowing Devil’, as the work is titled, illustrates a folkloric legend between an English farmer invoking the devil in front of a worker. In the middle of that ancient circle is satan himself, with his tail and horns holding a scythe.

Beyond that, the first real crop circles didn’t appear until the 1970s in the English countryside. The number and complexity of the circles then increased steadily until the 1980s and 1990s, when more and more elaborate circles were produced, as the Nature article explains. From that alleged medieval relationship with the devil, the matter became an alien thing. It happened in the late 1990s, when what is now known as Stonehenge loomed in the Wiltshire countryside. By then it was known that some simple circles on earth could be explained as the result of a strange weather phenomenon, or because of fungi, but this one showed a pattern of intelligence. Doubt led him to become one of the most famous and important crop circles in history.

theories of all kinds
Everything was said about this place, exposed as a scene of contact with the universe, the circle was spoken of as a signal, which only appeared at certain times and for a certain time, but nobody clarified why. His form, that was the key, therein lay the real and imagined answers. ‘According to National Geographic,’ crop circle enthusiasts have come up with many theories about what creates those characteristic patterns, ranging from the amazing to the absurd. One explanation in vogue in the early 1980s was that the mysterious circular patterns were accidentally produced by hedgehogs’ particularly vigorous sexual activity, according to the Washington Post. Some people have suggested that the circles are somehow created by precise, localized wind patterns, or by scientifically undetectable terrestrial energy fields and meridians called ley lines, according to Kent Heberling.