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drwu23
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PostPosted: 02-08-2002 14:04    Post subject: Crop Circles Reply with quote

These circles are getting very complex lately. Does anyone have a link or talked to anyone in England who knows how they are being done. I am assuming here they are human creations.
Also why do we never here about people being caught at the scene of the 'crime'? As many as they make you'd think someone would get busted now and then.
Is there any evidence for a group of people doing these?
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PostPosted: 02-08-2002 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there any evidence for a group of people doing these?

Reckon so.

http://www.circlemakers.org is good.
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PostPosted: 02-08-2002 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're not being caught as there isn't a great police presence in that neck of the woods. I imagine that they've got better things to do than patrol all of those fields, on the remote chance that they may catch someone Wink
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 06:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something I've always wondered: don't the farmers get really mad and complain? Or is it such a rare occurrence they just forget about it?
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 07:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

They charge for you to go and see the best ones LOL . The best ones are always on slopes facing main roads and railway lines so they are easy to see .

They probably get compensation from DEFRA .
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 13:59    Post subject: Circle Info Reply with quote

I was looking for more info than that. I have been to the circlemakers site and even they seem impressed with some of the circles and claim they didn't do many of the elaborate ones.
So, do we have several main groups of talented artists running around England in the middle of the night? I find it hard to believe that there aren't reports in the local papers of people being busted or at least seen in conjunction with some of these huge circles. Why have none of the hoaxers ever come forward other than those two sorry old men(Doug and Dave) yrs ago?
And still no specific data on how they are making them. Obviously they are not using planks of wood and rope only like the old men. How does one create a geometrically perfect design of that size in the dark with no mistakes...? I am looking for the actual method here and no I don;t intend to make some in the States if I learn the technique. Wink

'Information..we want information.'
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 14:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually in real life they do often have mistakes and there are quite a few crap ones about as well as the ones that are good enough to get into calenders. There are also often pieces of writing marked into the crops ( though these seem not be published ) like graffiti . Apparently if you plan well enough in advance it is easy enough to carry out one of the amazing designs that make it into print . Crop circles are a form of conceptual art , part of the concept being they are anonymous and therefore mysterious . You aren't supposed to know who made them or how or there would be no point in them making them in the first place .
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have very few down here in Cornwall, and the only one I know about near Land's End was made by an inn owner at Sennen!
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

the reason people aren't being caught is that the county side is a big dark thing.

Have you ever tried to find anyone in the middle of a field at night? Not easy.
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PostPosted: 03-08-2002 23:45    Post subject: Problems... Reply with quote

liveinabin wrote:

the reason people aren't being caught is that the county side is a big dark thing.

Have you ever tried to find anyone in the middle of a field at night? Not easy.


My point exactly..! How in hell do you make an elaborate circle in the dark with no technology to guide you? How are they doing them? I have yet to hear one explanation of actual technique!
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PostPosted: 04-08-2002 10:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

dunno if you've seen this
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PostPosted: 04-08-2002 11:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an online friend who lives in Kennewick, Washington, and some of her friends made their own crop circles in a field to tie in with the release of the film "Signs". They look pretty good apparently.
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PostPosted: 04-08-2002 13:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

jima wrote:

dunno if you've seen this


Yes..I've seen it..but thanks.
Come on people...some of you Brits must know someone involved in circle making. What is their specific technique? How are they doing it? Ropes and boards aren't going to create those elaborate ones we have seen the last few yrs. What's their secret method?
Get out in the fields you pikers!
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PostPosted: 04-08-2002 13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody remember when the authorities that be were trying to explain it away as rabid hedgehogs? Or did I dream that?
Maybe it was an urban legend but I swear I read that somewhere. Rabid hedgehogs just running around in circles until they get dizzy, throw up and pass out. hehehehhe.
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PostPosted: 04-08-2002 15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe that was an April Fool's Day joke? roll eyes (sarcastic)
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