Okay, here’s the story. Grab onto your hat, cause this may be a wild ride. But also keep an open mind.
On November 16, 1974, the SETI program sent a message in binary code via the Arecibo Radio Telescope. The message was pointed at a globular star cluster called M13, which is about 25,000 light years away. It has around 300,000 stars in the Hercules constellation.
The transmission was 1,679 pulses of binary code, which took about three minutes to send, on a frequency of 2380MHZ. The product of two prime numbers, 23 and 73, is 1,679. So there was a reason for 1,679. So anyone with intelligence can see that prime numbers are involved and can easily break down the grid of the message in 23 squares across and 73 squares of rows down.
So that’s the background information you need to know.
Now, on August 20, 2001, two new crop circles were discovered near the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire, UK. The call it the “Face” and the other the “Arecibo Message”. The first one resembles a face and the other is a long square that is almost exactly the same as the graphic representation of the “grid” of our message sent in 1974! How cool is that?
To best see this, look at the pictures.
The first picture at left is the crop circle from above. (from paranormalnews.com) And the middle picture is a close up of the face. If you look closely, each pixel or hole is a swirl in itself. Very impressive to me. (from bibliotecapheyades.net) And the third picture to right is the square that depicts almost the same message in graphic form as the message sent in 1974. You can see that it is not quite perfect, the top of the square isn’t even at right angles.
Anyway, to see the full effect of why this is so astonishing, is to see the graphic depiction of the message we sent in 1974 side by side with the “response”. See below. (image from wisdomoftherays.com)
The left side is the binary code message from 1974 in graphic form. It looks like a type of picture when you make the 1’s black and the 0’s white for each square. Now the image on the right is the crop circle response. You can clearly see some differences, in fact, there are nine differences. A couple more differences that are being kept secret so they can weed out the hoaxers, if any. The middle one gives the sections and what each section means in our message.
What was in our message? In order from top to bottom – Decimal numbers, the atomic numbers for the primary elements of life on Earth (hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon), formulas for sugars and bases of DNA, the number of nucleotides of DNA, a DNA Double Helix, a “stick figure” of a human (showing arms, legs, and head), the average height of humans in wavelength (5’9”), the population of Earth in 1974 (1.5 billion –which is low), a depiction of our solar system with the 3rd planet emphasized, and a picture of the telescope and its diameter.
In analyzing the crop circle, there seems to be nine differences. And here they are:
- 1st, Silicon was added to the atomic numbers section, and was encoded correctly in sequence. Are they silicon based rather than carbon based like us?
- 2nd, an additional strand of DNA was added on the helix. A triple helix maybe?
- 3rd, the number of nucleotides was different.
- 4th, the “stick figure” has a much larger head, shaped more like an alien with big eyes.
- 5th, the height calculates to 3’4”, which falls in line with witnesses of “grey” aliens
- 6th, the population value changed to 8.5 billion. Is that the population on Earth in 2001, or their population? Or a combined population? Who knows.
- 7th, the Arecibo dish depiction is very different. Is it a “picture” of their telescope they used to send the message back?
- 8th, the diameter of the telescope is different.
- 9th, the 4th and 5th planet are also highlighted along with the 3rd planet. And the sun appears smaller.
So there you have it. The differences. So, is this a hoax? Or is it a real response to our radio message from 1974? Creating a 3D looking crop circle on a 2D field is quite extraordinary and not easily done in broad daylight, much less in moonlight in the middle of the night. I applaud whoever did make it. And the corners aren’t exactly right angles, so it’s a bit sloppy. But very impressive nonetheless.
Are crop circles now evolving into another realm, with encoded messages? Will more come?
Now, to go on, in August 2002, almost an exact year later, another “face” crop circle and a “disc” was discovered, only 8 1/2 miles from the 2001 circles. A binary message seems to be encoded in the “disc”. See picture below (copyright lucypringle.co.uk)
Obviously, the face is of an alien we’ve come to know so well. The frame of the face isn’t quite right though. There is hardly any space on the left of the face. And the bottom corners aren’t right angles. But the disc looks intriguing.
The disc looks like an old music box with notches in it. But it actually is a spiral of pixels expanding out from the center. Another binary code?
Well, yes, and it has been decoded.
The message says: “Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts and their BROKEN promises. Much PAIN but still time. (Damaged word). There is GOOD out there. We OPPOSE DECEPTION. Conduit CLOSING. (Bell sound).”
That’s what it says. Why some words are all capital, I’m not sure, but every source I found does this, but really no explanation of why.
Anyway, the damaged word comes out to be decoded as “EELIJVE” which many think the word is “BELIEVE”. And it makes sense in the message. More pictures of the “alien face” crop circle below. (left image from simonhenderson.com and right image from disclose.tv)
So how was this code deciphered? Well, that’s where the laughing begins, in my opinion. They used what is called the ASCII character set, which is used by computers to write binary code. And of course the message is in English! Aliens from another galaxy or another dimension isn’t going to speak English. Come on!
And ASCII code is NOT a standard universal code or language. There would be no alien race using ASCII code for a message to us. Please. So this one seems to be a hoax.
As far as the 2001 crop circles at Chilbolton, I’m not sure. They could be genuine. But it wasn’t that perfect either, so both could be hoaxes. In the back of my mind, the fact that they are almost exactly one year apart from each other, makes me wonder.
I have included a couple of videos also. I hope you can watch them. I’m having problems getting videos to even download lately. So if you can’t see them, I apologize in advance.
So what do you think? Are crop circles getting really interesting now? Are they becoming too complex for them to be taken seriously? Do you think that crop circles formed as 3D pictures creates a whole new evolution to them? Can 3D crop circles be made by man (I know they can) but on a regular basis over and over?
I personally think that there are many genuine crop circles and a lot of hoaxes as well. I will leave it to the experts to weed them out from one another. I’ll keep watching for the latest news on crop circles.
Maybe one day they will actually land! Fingers crossed.