Throughout the years, people involved in researching crop circles have found that these complex designs may sometimes offer hints of different universal aspects. In other words, crop circles are seen as a message interpreting bits of our human existence, where our journey had begun and where it will come to an end.

Other than a hidden meaning, some crop circles are known to possess potent electromagnetic energies that pose a clear threat to any mechanical equipment approaching them. Reports tell how cameras suddenly malfunction, and when they do work, the images provided frequently appear overexposed, blurry, or even mat black.

Video equipment is no exception to the rule, as cameras experience interferences whenever recording; batteries seem to hold a lot less, and sometimes phones fail to work whenever inside a crop formation. The odd thing is that, whenever pulled outside of the crop, the affected equipment turns back to normal.

One of the most notable crop formation was discovered back in 1991 at the Barbury Castle, England. Researchers consider the formation to be “the ‘Rosetta Stone’ to the understanding of the geometric nature of the dimensions in the universe.


On top of the complex design, locals of the neighboring village of Broughton recall that the night before the crop formation appeared, a sudden blackout engulfed the village. With no available electricity, residents went outside to find the cause of the problem, but they only had their dilemma deepened, as the sky revealed sparkling spheres of various colors that emanated a low rumbling noise as they hovered over the field.

The next day when locals dared approach the area, they found the mesmerizing crop formation that seemed to defy any rational explanation.


It’s a well-established fact that most crop circles, if not all, are man-made and appear either during a night or in plain daylight. The consideration is based on present experiences which involve people either trying to express themselves in an exclusive manner or trying to play a prank on the gullible villagers. But the history of crop circles offer a different kind of perspective that’s far more mysterious and hard to explain.

On July 29, 1880, a paper was published in Journal Nature which depicted a crop circle formed under mysterious circumstances after a powerful storm. In 2000, the account was reprinted in Journal of Meteorology and included a full report of amateur scientist and photographer John Rand Capron who depicted the event in detail:

The storms about this part of Surrey have been lately local and violent, and the effects produced in some instances curious. Visiting a neighbour’s farm on Wednesday evening (21st), we found a field of standing wheat considerably knocked about, not as an entirety, but in patches forming, as viewed from a distance, circular spots. 

Examined more closely, these all presented much the same character, viz., a few standing stalks as a center, some prostrate stalks with their heads arranged pretty evenly in a direction forming a circle round the centre, and outside these a circular wall of stalks which had not suffered.

I sent a sketch made on the spot, giving an idea of the most perfect of these patches. The soil is a sandy loam upon the greensand, and the crop is vigorous, with strong stems, and I could not trace locally any circumstances accounting for the peculiar forms of the patches in the field, nor indicating whether it was wind or rain, or both combined, which had caused them, beyond the general evidence everywhere of heavy rainfall. They were suggestive to me of some cyclonic wind action, and may perhaps have been noticed elsewhere by some of your readers.”

Guildown, Guildford, July 23
J. Rand Capron

He suggested the crop circles were made as a result of the powerful storm, due to “some cyclonic wind action” without any other possible reasons crossing his mind other than a paranormal scenario. At that time however, the notion of flying saucer or UFO were yet to be invented. Since there was no UFO phenomenon to accuse at that time, we can only blame the weather, but what meteorological phenomenon can lead to perfectly designed crop circles?

As of 1990, the situation changed drastically. Crop circles begun to spring worldwide as they were treated like tourist attraction. A wave of crop formations sprang over Europe, with 1990 alone recording over 500 such appearances. The following years brought thousands of them, thus ending the paranormal label that had governed this intriguing phenomenon in the past.

Today, it is hard to interpret the exact origins of these enigmatic patterns. The authentic ones are known to possess electromagnetic energies and are believed to hold important cryptic knowledge sent to us by some higher dimensional beings or from within the presumed simulated reality we live in.

Whatever the case, only time will tell if the otherworldly patterns are made by us, or by them.