Crop Circles: Hoax Or Truth? Essay

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Crop circles have been a mystery ever since they first appeared. In today’s world, people merely glance at an article about them. They simply brush it off to the side saying that “it has to be fake” or “it can’t be real”. Pat Delgado, a former NASA engineer, said, “It is perfectly natural to ask if crop circles are hoaxes, but very difficult to explain why they cannot be hoaxed satisfactorily” (Silva “Crop Circles”). Crop circles are very mysterious and interesting in many ways. A way this can be shown is through the first person accounts of the people who saw one being made.
One of the best known first person accounts would be the Robbert and Nancy case. Nancy Talbott, a well-known cerealogist (someone who studies crop formations), and Robbert van den Broeke have one of the most interesting stories of their experience with witnessing a crop circle being made. Nancy was sent to collect some data on the geomagnetic and electromagnetic field in the crop circles that had appeared a couple of months earlier. They got back the house and were disappointed due to lack of explanation to their questions. Nancy went upstairs to her bedroom to read. While she was in the bed, she was interrupted by the noise of cows who were in misery. This disruption stopped, but three minutes later, the disruption started again. However, when the noise started to die down, a tube of light came down from the sky in the field of string beans across from the house (Eyewitness Report of a Cropcircle Forming).
The tube of light came back a couple of seconds after the first one was gone. When the third tube of light came down, Nancy was back downstairs to watch the strange phenomenon with Robbert. They went outside with flashlights to look at the field across the fence. They spotted a strange shape on the ground not too far from the fence. The next morning Nancy could see the new crop circle through the window from her bed. She and Robbert went outside to see the phenomena that had occurred in front of their eyes. They reported that the shape of the crop circle was a capital t attached to an ellipse (Eyewitness Report of a Cropcircle Forming). There is also an old story that dates back to 1966 of a farmer in Australia who saw a flying saucer fly out of a swampy area. He went to examine the area and found a “nest” that took the shape of a crop circle (Radford). Moreover, it is very interesting to see the many theories people have about who or what created the crop circles.
Many people call crop circles natural events, but some people blame supernatural and unproven phenomenon. Most people blame an extraterrestrial being of great intelligence that draw these designs in their spacecraft and send invisible beams or rays to imprint the fields with their art. Others who do not stretch their imaginations go for the more logical reasons, such as elaborate pranksters or drunken men with a two by four piece of wood. It is even common to come across a person who thinks crop circles are...

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