Scientific Methods

Monday, May 29, 2006


Crop circles are the most interesting attracting patterns found in some parts of the world, as far as we know they are only found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are not only in the forms of circles but they are also in the form of geometric patterns. It seems as it is not easy to explain the crop circles [1].

Most of the crop circles have been found in England, the Netherlands, the United States, and Australia. These mysteries of phenomenon can be found in fields, in the top of the tree, in snow and ice, and they are also found in corn fields, wheat, oat, rape and barley. The formation of the crop circles does not occur at anytime. The crop circles are created late at night between 23h00 and 04h00 [1].

The size of the crop circles found in Australia in 2004 is about “four degrees east of magnetic north, an 8 metre circle to the south of a 3.8-4 metre circle” [2].

The crop circles appeared flattened, burnt with some form of heat and light source, there were also changes in nodes of the stems and the colour of seeds were also different from the original colour [1]. The shapes of the crop circles are likening to creation, sacred geometry, etc, [1]. There are different believes concerning the crop circles, some believes that they are naturals; some believes that they are the results of the devils while other believe that they are hoax, some of the people believed that crop circles were formed by the wind and some believe that they are created by the UFOs, others say they are created by a “brief, intense bursts of microwave radiation from the outer space” [3].

The sampling methods were used to identify the type of crop in a particular location. The barley type of crop was discovered in 1996 August 15 after occurring in 01 – 02 August 1996 in Logan, Utah by Todd Ryan and Lisa Layton. They sampled plants and soil from the field of the circle [4].

In conclusion, the crop circles are not man made, they occurred naturally. If really they were hoax, why are they not found in China and South Africa? I believe they were naturally created. Hoax believers should ask themselves why this crop circles are not found everywhere. Who can spend six hours creating the crop circle? They might spend more than six hours. I totally agree that the crop circles are not man made.


[1]. Anon. Crop circles in Australia. UD [Internet]. Updated April 2006. Available from:

[2]. Anon. [Earth]: Crop circles. UD [Internet]. Available from:

[3]. Anon. crop circles theories. UD [Internet]. Available from:

[4]. Nancy Talbott. 1996. Crop formation. [Internet]. Available from:

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