Crop circle, a subject often discussed in the arguments
on crop circles phenomena , I could say so much talked
as little investigated or perhaps, better to say,
absolutely not investigated by people who think that
this might be an extraordinary event .
many years, flying over the traditional English places
that have crop circles inside (Wiltshire, Hampshire,
Sussex etc…) we have been aware that sometimes, where
last year a crop existed, after one year, when a new
plant have grown, we have been able to catch the sight,
from above, of "signs" that mark off those plant areas
that had been impressed in the soil for the pattern
can be seen mainly from above, at a ground level the
phenomenon is almost difficult to distinguish.
BLT, Research Team Inc, for several years, have been
including the phenomenology of ghost crop circle in the
page dedicated to the "OTHER FACTS"
physical appearances of a crop but for these they have
assumed that is not possible to give, at present, a
rational explanation; why not?
deduce that the questions on the crop circles are so
many that a research group, for their surveys, should
certainly make a choice of “priority” and the ghost crop
circles, obviously, can wait a little more; We trust in
the coming “news”.
meantime, as researchers "good for nothing" we can try
to tell something about these "ghost".
this year the phenomenology has appeared again and makes
the best of itself in one of the best websites in the
world fully dedicated to the crop circles i.e.
on the page
not think, by quoting it, to fall on the objection of
those who may say it is a website notoriously
crop-sceptical because, of sure, it is not! Yet, on that
page, the phenomenon is mentioned by now as a usual and
recurring curiosity and it does not contain anything
mysterious, although an extraordinary event, it is seen
as absolutely natural.
(but not always) the ghost crop circles appear in
spring, why? The reasons are two:
appear on early seeding plants (like the rapeseed oil)
present on fallowness soils.
noted among the farmers and agronomists as the rapeseed,
having a very thin seed, does not require what we call a
“deep ploughing” of the soil. If the lands are not bad
structured some simplified systems of ploughing can be
applied, replacing the ploughing by a surface process;
The sowing time is at the end of August or early in
September and, as well said by Stuart Dike on his
page in Crop Circle Connector, the
remaining straw of the flat crop spikes, interfere both
in the quantity of seed fallen inside of those areas
and in the ordinary capacity of growth. That’s, if seen
from the sky, the plants disposition and their growing
(thicker/less thick, scrubby/less scrubby) re-creates,
partly, the crop circles previously in that soil.
example extremely important of all this may be obtained
looking at this picture by Peter Sorensen
© by Peter Sorensen
the rapeseed oil has been taken in its full flourishing
, when the plants achieved the maximum growth in width
and the "ghost" appears less definite than the ghost
crop of the page above mentioned but this depends
exclusively on the period when the picture was taken.
phenomenon is absolutely known to the farmers and to the
agronomists as well and I am sure that the explanation
given by Stuart Dike, in his report, has been
taken by a specific survey "on the field".
But the year 2004 gave us a second ghost crop that can
show us the right explanatory way of the phenomenon and
it is exactly the ghost of a crop circle appeared at
not a rapeseed field but a “fallowness” field, where
they let grow the fodder grass that, as noted by the
agronomists, can provide the soil with the nourishing
substances it lost during the intensive exploitation of
the fields in the past years.
green areas correspond to the spikes flattening, at the
time of the crop existence.
a different sowing has not taken place at all : the
“compressed” area, had the weeds grown, all at the same
time but in different periods rather than in the
look carefully to the picture we will see the same
phenomenon on the up left side as well, where, some
mechanical means should have passed, over and over
again, causing this variety of growth.… yet the farm
tractor has no inexplicable power….
telling, above, that the ghost-crop are present even in
the “fallowness” fields as per a particular phenomenon
showing the proliferation of green weeds in the flat
example is this ghost
© by Peter Sorensen
effect, so well "captured" by Sorensen’s camera (as
well as by his skilfulness, as he declared, to highlight
the details of a photo as he likes) is caused by another
the field, after the reaping, was not farmed at all but
it was lied fallow. However the plants on the ground
are, both in short and long times, (and as well further
particular wet conditions, rains etc…) an ideal
environment for the growth of herbaceous plants. It is
noted, moreover, that the decomposition of the “straw”
(I mean the remaining of the flat plants) becomes a
strong fertiliser penetrating in the soil at a
considerable depth (this is a data that we will have to
example of this phenomenon is from America, Ohio,
(Serpent Mound – Peebles)
Mark Tolle for the Defender
© Mark Tolle for the Defender – Seen from the lower side
phenomenon has taken place this springtime and you can
read about it at link
article the reporter of "The People’s Defender" tell the
ufologist version (who speaks of anomalous event of crop
circles) and the one by Richard McCarty, Preserve
Manager of "Nature Conservancy at The Edge of
Appalachia", (the crop circles place) and who states
that this event is known by those who observe the
natural phenomena ; he points out as some plants get
benefit of certain conditions and as , in that period of
the year, is easy to note that, where in the past a
transit of mechanical means occurred , therefore a
"flattening" happened, greener and more luxuriant grass
grew than in the surrounding parts.
from Gramineae to Gramineae, from crop to crop etc..?
Although rarely, the notable changes in the soil
structure due to “surfaces” causes can produce more
blooming plants even on the ploughed soil. Such soil,
however, for long time, have been able to interact with
the “straw” getting from it some alterations (it is
correct to remind that, if mushrooms or parasites grew
on it they would have a totally opposite effect , that
is of decrease not of increase)
© by Peter Sorensen
someone it could seem absurd but the least changes have
amazing bio-chemical reactions.
same structure of the soil inside can change few
centimetres of land conditioning the plants although not
concerning at all with the crop circles. Asking to the
farmers they will be able to tell of areas where the
plants grow, however, in different way rather than the
near plants in spite of the same parasitic and
fertiliser treatments. If we took the trouble to look at
them from above may be we would discover an odd
Italian case that remarks what already discussed is the
"crop" known as "the sail" of Vische that is an area of
a particular sail shape where the plants, for geological
order, grow less wide than in the remaining field and
this , in the Italian year of the crop ( 2003) raised
from the top the doubt it was a crop circle.
Something like this happens in England in the historical
places "of tumuli and stones". Here, perhaps, for
hydrogeological and archaeological reasons, a similar
phenomenon takes place and from above it is expressed as
© by Peter Sorensen
true, all this is not so much odd but ,we could, after
all, get involved in the nature and think that the ghost
exists, a silent ghost hidden in the soil, a ghost that
comes to life and rises again with the seeming of the
living creature that “ dares" to be born on it.