Researcher Claims Historical Google Maps Reveal Crop Circles Are No Hoax

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.”

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  • Ittabena

    Good, I would really hope they are not. Evenso, if they were fake it would require teams of devoted people and all without any financial remuneration involved. Not very likely in our world.

    • Barnes

      No one does anything for free, unless you count all the people who do.

    • Alan

      Have you ever heard of cow-tippers? People who spray-paint intricate graffiti all over everything? People who spend incredible amounts of time trying to break into computer systems just to be “known” for doing so (the ones who aren’t trying to steal, just trying to do it so they can say they did it)? People who climb Mount Everest? People who…. Wait. That sort of thing happens all the bloody time. I guess you’re wrong. Never underestimate the lengths that young men with tons of time on their hands will do.

    • BrianApocalypse

      There are indeed dedicated teams devoted to it. They consider themselves artists, culture jammers and myth-creators. The money required to create them is little more than the fuel cost required to travel to the field, and many of them have openly admitted to their activities and motivations. They’re very skilled and efficient at what they do and there exists footage of circle creation, for example:
      http://youtu.be/rtkMrNrEMLM

      Here’s an interview with some circlemakers discussing their motivations, there are plenty more. http://youtu.be/GhgEsan2e5I

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanner.aurus Tanner Aurus

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  • http://twitter.com/veebex .

    Isn’t it a more likely explanation that hoaxers have been around for an awfully long time? It can get very boring living on a farm with no neighbors for miles around. I have seen video of two men with a walking board making a crop circle in a few hours under the cover of darkness. And the reward isn’t always financial, but can come in the form of attention, people show up at your farm alleviating your loneliness, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

    Watch this and tell me if you still think humans make them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAdrSvOgwI

    • BuzzCoastin

      thanks
      I was thinking of the same info
      but couldn’t find it

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        With a name like ‘New Swirled Order’ I could never forget that documentary. haha!

  • Mark Russell

    Crop circles aren’t a hoax. In several documentaries they have offered direct evidence showing that the plants and soils are exposed to something similar to the effect of the microwave, with highly unusual electrical impulses. Another study (which examined specific clay minerals in crop
    circle soils using x-ray diffraction) revealed changes in the
    crystalline structure of these clay minerals.

    These things practically appear overnight, some so big and intricate and mathematically sound that it’s clear that these are apart of some sort of magnetic phenomenon that we wish we understood fully.

    http://nerd-alert.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/crop_circle.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/RayButlers Ray Butlers

      no citations?

      • Mark Russell

        Look up ‘New Swirled Order’, or click the link below this, or just Google for the studies done on the crops. Too lazy to go looking for it.

        • http://twitter.com/RayButlers Ray Butlers

          why on earth would I do that?

          • beer nutz

            Maybe because you asked for citations?

  • Guest

    These things aren’t a hoax. They pop up practically over night, some so big and intricate, as well as mathematically sound that the hoax claim dwindles and melts with no evidence. Sure some are clearly man made, but they are so easy to pick out amongst the best. There is evidence shown in several documentaries that the plant and soil itself of these circles is “microwaved”. There was also a study (which examined specific clay minerals in crop circle soils using x-ray
    diffraction) revealed changes in the crystalline structure of these clay
    minerals

  • Ittabena

    In this case? C’mon, really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

    Like most women? The most harrassed and unremunerated majority on the planet.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Paper trails. The mystery is in the geometry.

  • Ittabena

    Oh please! I think you’ve watched too many episodes of myth busters.

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  • howiebledsoe

    Snowflakes are symmetrical and delicate. So are crystals. Why not crop circles? Why are we so arrogant to brush off anything beyong our knowledge as “a hoax.”

  • howiebledsoe

    Snowflakes are symmetrical and delicate. So are crystals. Why not crop circles? Why are we so arrogant to brush off anything beyong our knowledge as “a hoax.”

    • wcarver

      We do need to have a open mind – but not so open that one’s brains fall out.

      Things which posit incredible events or objects require a body of verifiable evidence equal to the claim. I don’t claim they are a hoax because I don’t know much about them but if I were betting my money would be on a hoax.

    • wcarver

      We do need to have a open mind – but not so open that one’s brains fall out.

      Things which posit incredible events or objects require a body of verifiable evidence equal to the claim. I don’t claim they are a hoax because I don’t know much about them but if I were betting my money would be on a hoax.

  • http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk Guy Chapman

    Your error is obvious: they never claimed to be the sole creators. They are almost all hoaxes, the few which aren’t, are not precise mathematical formations but likely the outcome of weather events. There is nothing to investigate. None of the purported causes is ever supported by even moderately sound evidence, no such forces have been observed in any unrelated context (e.g. by the exceptionally sensitive instruments in physics laboratories). I know people desperately want to believe, but there’s no credible reason to go along with that.

  • Noah_Nine

    crop circles are natures tattoos…