Historical Crop Circles, Before People Knew What ‘Crop Circles’ Were
With the spread of crop circle and UFO phenomena through modern mass media, many find it easy to dismiss crop circles as hoaxes. Everyone knows what they are, and so what if someone goes out in a field with a mower to get some attention or play a prank?
When Queen Elizabeth put a crop circle book on her summer reading list in 1989, there was a particular surge of interest and also talk of hoaxing.
But crop circles aren’t a modern fad.
Reports throughout history, before the term “crop circle” buzzed through the world, seem to refer to phenomena much like those observed today. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t ordinary explanations for those historical crop circles as well as today’s.
It simply means people have been surprised and perplexed by crop circles for centuries. Some of the explanations given in historical accounts suggest natural causes, though some allude to supernatural causes.
‘The Mowing Devil’
In 1678, a news pamphlet titled “The Mowing Devil: Or, Strange News Out of Hertfordshire,” described a crop circle in Hertfordshire, England. The report was republished by Hertfordshire folklorist W.B. Gerish in 1913, and it reads:
“Being a true relation of a farmer, who bargaining with a poor mower about the cutting down three half acres of oats: Upon the mower’s asking too much, the farmer swore that the devil should mow it rather than he.
“And so it fell out, that very night, the crop of oat shew’d as if it had been all of a flame; but the next morning appear’d so neatly mow’d by the devil or some infernal spirit, that no mortal man was able to do the like.”
The farmer seems to have seen a bright light, like fire, in his field the night the crop was mysteriously mowed.
Woodcut of the “Mowing Devil” that accompanied the 1678 news report.
The farmer seems to have seen a bright light, like fire, in his field the night the crop was mysteriously mowed. The report goes on to state that the farmer was too scared to go collect the mowed oats.
Crop Circles Caused by Storms?
In the July 29, 1880 edition of the journal Nature, John Rand Capron published an article titled “Storm Effects,” that described crop circles in detail.
Part of his description reads: “These all presented much the same character, viz., a few standing stalks as a centre, 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.”
He wondered if these were caused by “cyclonic wind action.” He noted, “The storms about this part of Surrey have been lately local and violent.”
Improved Fertility in Crop Circles
In 1686, Oxford University professor of chemistry Robert Plot wrote of geometric shapes in fields in “A Natural History of Stafforshire.”
He wrote, “the earth underneath having been highly improved with a fat sulpherous matter … ever since it was first stricken, though not exerting its fertilizing quality till some time after.”
Improved fertility is also said to be a characteristic of some crop circles today.
A plate from “Natural History of Staffordshire,” by Robert Plot, illustrates Plot’s hypothesis of how patterns were created in crops by forces emerging from clouds during a thunderstorm.
Plot hypothesized that the formations were created by lightning or other forces during thunderstorms. Gary Bobroff, in his book “Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine,” noted:
“Today, formations continue to be found the night after tremendous thunderstorms—the 2001 Milk Hill formation, consisting of 409 individual circles and spanning 1,000 feet across—being perhaps the finest example of this correlation.”
Some have suggested that Plot was describing what we know today as crop marks, not crop circles. Crop marks appear due to different conditions of the soil, often caused by buried structures.
For example, a buried wall or ditch will affect how much water will collect in the soil above, thus affecting the ability of plant life to flourish. This sometimes causes discernable patterns in crops.
Henry VIII’s Court Celebrates Crop Circles With a Dance?
John Leyland, a chronicler of King Henry VIII’s court wrote of traditional English maypole dance: “We go out in the early hours and we learn the patterns that appear on the grass overnight.”
Fairies at Work or Play
Walter Evans-Wentz gathered Celtic folklore in his 1911 book “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries.” Bobroff noted that many of the collected descriptions of rings in the grass clearly relate to mushrooms that grow in ring formations and have long been known as “fairy rings.”
But some seem to relate to crop circles, as they clearly describe a flattening of crops.
For example, Evans-Wentz wrote: “Sometimes the fairies helped human beings with their work, coming in at night to finish spinning or … thresh a farmer’s corn or fan his grain.”
By Tara MacIsaac, source: theepochtimes.com
Scientists Now Fear Bird Flu Is To Blame For Mysterious Dolphin & Whale Deaths
Scientists now fear that bird flu is responsible for the string of mysterious dolphin and whale deaths that is sweeping across America’s east coast and elsewhere.
According to data from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 22 dolphins and five humpback whales have washed ashore in New Jersey since January, but there are dozens more stretching down to North Carolina.
Scientists are now testing carcasses for the bird flu virus,that is now jumping to mammals adding to fears humans could be next.
Of course, the whale and dolphin deaths couldn’t possibly be caused by polution, military sonar, barotrauma, underwater earthquakes or some other reason?
A spokesperson told the Daily Mail that the dead marine animals are currently being tested at a lab for the cause of death.
The newspaper reports: One dolphin in Florida was killed by bird flu last year.
Fears about a potential bird flu pandemic in humans has intensified in recent weeks after the first tor through global populations.
The virus has already killed more than 330 seals in New England in 2022,and several other mammals including foxes, raccoons and bear.
The concern is that as the virus spreads to more animals, it will acquire mutations that allow it to infect humans.
Highly pathogenic H5N1 has spread around the globe over the past 18 months, causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of domestic birds and countless wild ones.
While experts in the US are still analyzing the recent deaths, a bottlenose dolphin found dead in Florida last year tested positive for the virus.
More recently, the UK confirmed bird flu had killed two dolphins and these incidents are causing concern about the mammal deaths along the US east cost.
While it is not clear how the dolphins were infected, the University of Florida suspects the marine mammals likely interacted with a wild bird killed by the virus.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center rushed to Sea Isle City in New Jersey Wednesday after a call came in about eight dolphins stranded on the beach.
Rescue crews who spent hours trying to hydrate the stranded dolphins called the lifesaving efforts ‘agonizing’ as they watched the animal’s health decline.
Despite lifesaving efforts two were pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining six dolphins were euthanized several hours later.
While the Marine Mammal Stranding Center reported five humpback whale deaths, a total of 16 have perished from North Carolina to New York from December 1 2022 to March 1, 2023, the highest number ever recorded during that particular three-month period.
Officials are testing the whales found in the northern east coast, along with several on the west coast, for bird flu.
Marine Mammal Stranding Center Director Sheila Dean told NBC News: ‘This could be a big thing for all marine mammals. If this is what’s happening.’
(Article by Niamh Harris republished from NewsPunch.com)
Huggies Says Pedophile Code Symbols on Disney Diapers Are Meant To Be ‘Fun and Playful’
Internet users have discovered that diapers made by Huggies in partnership with The Walt Disney Co. are covered in imagery identified by the FBI as secret pedophile code symbols.
In a viral tweet with millions of views, Vincent Kennedy (@vincentcrypt46) circled two clearly distinguishable pedophile code symbols which mean “Boy Lover” and “Little Boy Lover” respectively, according to the FBI.
Once you truly awake you ain’t going back to sleep. pic.twitter.com/wXLPvzFsg6
— Vincent Kennedy (@VincentCrypt46) March 20, 2023
What are the odds of having two separate pedophile code symbols being used on the same child’s product? The use of these symbols seems an odd choice for the company given what WikiLeaks emails reveal the FBI has to say regarding their true meaning.
After the tweet went viral, Huggies responded to the allegations, stating that the company takes the welfare of children very seriously and the suspicious symbols are meant to be “fun and playful designs.”
Kimberly-Clark and Huggies® take the safety and well-being of children seriously. Our products and its’ designs are in no way meant to represent anything other than fun and playful designs.
— Huggies® (@Huggies) March 20, 2023
Twitter users were not convinced by Huggies’ claims and warned the company to pay attention to the plight of Balenciaga after the fashion giant was exposed promoting child abuse material in advertising campaigns.
Seems like “fun” and “playful” in the world of Huggies is an exact match to the list of pedo codewords and symbols released by the FBI.
What a coinkydink.
— TheATrain (@TheATrain1776) March 20, 2023
What are the odds of having not 1 but multiple pedo symbols on this child product?? I am thinking slim to none, kinda like the chances of anyone buying this product ever again.
— c0ri (@c0ri) March 21, 2023
@Huggies just remove the designs from production and apologize. Simple as that. pic.twitter.com/iKeLJUijJm
— [email protected] (@abovewallstreet) March 21, 2023
The Walt Disney Co. has not responded to calls for an explanation regarding the use of pedophile imagery on its licensed product.
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