Evidence that crop circles were popping up a long time ago, before anyone talked about them? Via the Birmingham Mail:
An Aussie historian believes he has buried forever the lie that crop circles are the work of hoaxers – by unearthing Black Country images of them dating back to 1945 and beyond. Greg Jefferys has also uncovered evidence of the phenomenon in scientific documents dating back to 1880.
“This discovery proves that claims by various artists to be the sole creators of crop circles are themselves a hoax,” he says. “It just goes to show that the circles remain unexplained.”
Jefferys, who cut his teeth locating shipwrecks, used Google Earth’s new 1945 overlay – images of places taken 68 years ago – to make the breakthrough. He spent more than 300 hours scouring the English countryside using the technology – and found a large number of crop circles.
But there is one question Jefferys’s laborious research has failed to answer: if crop circles are not a hoax, what are they? “There is a significant body of evidence that indicates high frequency electromagnetic energy is involved in the creation of crop circles,” he says. “What is not clear is what generates that energy and organizes it into circular patterns.”