Hayley is a Ghost

God + crop circles = :S

Posted on: July 16, 2010

I would like to think that the people who read my blog already know that I don’t read the Daily Mail, but just in case you didn’t I will let you know now. I do not read the Daily Mail. So when JDMoffatt contacted me on twitter to say that there was a readers letter about paranormal experts that might interest me in the Daily Mail for the 16th July I scrambled around the web desperately searching for some sort of mention or copy of the letter.

Luckily, my plea on twitter for a Daily Mail owner to come forwards didn’t fall on deaf ears as ben_shepherd came to my aid and emailed me a typed up version of the letter in question. He did tell me though that the copy of the Daily Mail in question belonged to his parents, so we shouldn’t be quick to judge him!

The letter from Cheryl Hopkins who lives in St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan writes:

It was fabulous to see the aerial view of the new crop circle (Mail). Try making that shape on the ground: it’s impossible!

Last week, a lady came to my meditation group to give a talk on Wiltshire crop circles and turned up with the expert himself, Fred Rusher, who had just arrived in the UK from Arizona to study this year’s phenomenal geometric circles.

Fred has been studying these shapes since they first appeared in modern times (though his research has found that the first crop circle chronicled was in the 1500s).

He showed a video of himself and colleagues demonstrating a possible natural theory as to how these circles form.

Fred sprinkled sand on a flat square board and then played high frequency sounds at it, making the sand whirl around and form various geometrical shapes. The shape changed with the sound frequency.

I challenge any human to imitate the intricacy of crop circles. To do all the detailing that one sees, especially the intricate weaving at ground level, would need an architect and an army of people working in the dark to make one overnight – and not leave a single footprint.

Particularly interesting was that Fred linked everything to God or whatever you call him. He said the messages in the crop circles are from the Divine creator and in this latest crop circle there are three distinct crosses.

There is more to the universe that scientists want us to believe but, fortunately, the truth is coming out.

As Ben pointed out it was likely she was talking about this article in the paper which features crop circles that are very close to where I live. In fact, I’ll be in Warminster tomorrow, and Westbury is only a ten minute or so journey on a train for me. I truly live in crop circle country (but I’m yet to actually see one with my own eyes…)

The crop circle Cheryl writes about

The thing that made me cringe about Cheryl’s letter was the notion she had that it is impossible to make the shapes on the ground in person. I would dispute that it probably is very easy with a lot of planning. We know that people in Wiltshire create crop circles using string and planks of wood, people have admitted it, people have even been arrested for it in Wiltshire.

I also think though that even if it were impossible for people to make that shape (the 3D cude design) this doesn’t necessarily mean that aliens did it. This is a leap of logic that people make time and time again and it frustrates me to no end.

I can recall being present at Trystan’s talk on ‘Disinformation within UFOlogy’ in Swindon earlier this year where the audience could not get it into their heads that simply because something is a bit weird in the sky doesn’t mean it’s an alien craft.

The Q&A became quite heated with people telling Trystan that “sometimes you have to make a leap of logic to get the truth” which is pure nonsense and doesn’t make sense. It’s desperation to be right in a belief in aliens rather than a desperation to find out the facts and the truth.

The theory that Cheryl speaks of regarding the soundwaves and the sand seems interesting, but I think it’s more plausable that the shapes have just been created by humans.I feel that the theory from Fred Rusher just overcomplicates something that clearly has a logical explanation.

The fact that Fred links everything to the god he chooses to worship sort of makes his theory void in my mind as is suggests he has biases that would have influenced the decisions he made.

It’s an interesting theory if you take out the god bit, but I think that if soundwaves large enough to bend crops into a pretty cube or circle foration did so, there would be other signs too. Not just an eye catching shape in one field, surely? While it might work on a tray of sand, if you think of the scale at which crop circles are made it suddenly seems much more unlikely.

As for messages in crop circles… this has been something that I’ve grown up hearing about because these circles and shaped often make the local news. It’s quite fun to pick out messages from them too – for example, a while ago the Great Jellyfish cropcircle appeared and on Righteous Indignation we were able to take from it that fact that the Jellyfish was warning us of the end of the world (as the Dolphins do in Hitchhikers guide by the late Douglas Adams) and more recently a mathematical looking crop circle was concluded to be an intergalatic takeaway menu by myself, Marsh and Trystan.

It’s interesting how people interpret these crop circles according to their own ideas about the world. I always wonder what people would think, or how they would react if they awoke one morning to discover a field in Devizes had a giant swaztika crop circle in it… would it be the divine creator then? Aliens? or thuggish hooligans out to terrorise people by playing a prank? What would seem more plausible to these people then?

Oh, and as for Cheryl’s last comment in her letter:

There is more to the universe that scientists want us to believe but, fortunately, the truth is coming out.

I don’t think there is anything I can say about this really. I think it speaks for itself.


5 Responses to "God + crop circles = :S"

Not that anyone would dare to incite anyone else to go out and make a crop swastika of course. Perish the thought!

“I challenge any human to imitate the intricacy of crop circles. To do all the detailing that one sees, especially the intricate weaving at ground level, would need an architect and an army of people working in the dark to make one overnight – and not leave a single footprint.”

Fantastic argument from personal incredulity. Get him out in the fields one night with Lundberg, Dickinson and Irving. Maybe he would change his mind. The other thing to note is that within this formation everything is based around a single circle that can be seen faintly. It lines up with the centre of the cube. The reason some of these formations are so big is because they DO have the manpower of six or seven individuals. Get them working for four to six hours and they can get fantastic results.

One other thing: as far as I am aware, nobody has been caught in the process of circle making, nevermind jailed. I think it was Wil Russell who was fined after he blabbed to someone and things got traced back to him.

Incidentally, have you seen the penis crop circle?

I thought Matthew Williams had been jailed? That’s what I was told…

Ooh er. He was arrested, not jailed. Doh!

Your blog is interesting. I keep reading “just one more.”

You might be interested in a youtube acccount that I have a subscription to. Matthew Williams (I believe) is a “circle maker” and his theories are more interesting than your average crop circle researcher. Of course, it’s always more interesting to hear from the person who has firsthand experience with something.


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Hayley is a ghost

Hayley Stevens is an advocate for science-based research into seemingly paranormal experiences and occurrences. With a background in the pseudo-scientific research into ghosts, Hayley offers a unique insight into the strange world of ghost hunting through her experience.

She describes herself as 'a ghost hunter who doesn't hunt for ghosts' and this is her personal blog where she writes about ghosts, people, and other interesting things. Read more here.

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