Could Sussex crop circle be the work of aliens?

The mysterious crop circle

The mysterious crop circle

First published in News by

HUNDREDS of alien enthusiasts have flocked to see a mysterious crop circle at an iconic landmark.

The circle, which shows a central star with outward chevrons, appeared on farmland near the Long Man of Wilmington, not far from the South Downs escarpment.

It was first spotted almost two weeks ago with scores of visitors heading to Wilmington to catch a glimpse of it.

Matthew Williams, who took an aerial photograph, said: “It’s a really good- quality circle.

“It appeared overnight so nobody’s sure who did it. Some people are saying it could have been done by aliens but I think it looks more human.”

A crop circle is a pattern created by flattening crops such as wheat and barley.

Often appearing at night, their origins are unknown, with some believing they are made by something out of this world such as flying saucers.

However, a farmer who ploughs land nearby ruled out extra-terrestrial activity. The man, who did not want to be named, said: “That’s a load of rubbish.

“It’s annoying. We get this every year and it’s always in a place that’s in public view but no one sees anything. Strange isn’t it?”

He slammed sight-seers who trespassed on farmland and affected business, adding: “I really wish people would not trample on our crops. There were a lot of people yesterday who trampled all over the crops going to see it. It sows the land up for next year as well so it doesn’t just affect this year’s crops.”

The Long Man of Wilmington is a 70ft chalk hill figure which is the tallest in the UK and one of the tallest in the world.

Sometimes known as the Wilmington Giant or the Green Man, the 69.2 metre figure was originally thought to have been created during the Iron Age but research has shown it was cut in the 16th or 17th century.

Another crop circle was spotted in Falmer, East Sussex, at the end of May this year. However, this circle was much less elaborate, only showing a single clockwise circle in barley.

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7:46am Tue 15 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

No Argus Reporters as it is slow News week.
No Argus Reporters as it is slow News week. chrismilo
  • Score: 5

7:49am Tue 15 Jul 14

maxiboy_ says...

Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop. maxiboy_
  • Score: -17

8:01am Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
So why are they so uniform?

They just happened to have been sown by pure chance like this?
[quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]So why are they so uniform? They just happened to have been sown by pure chance like this? stevo!!
  • Score: -14

8:04am Tue 15 Jul 14

Nosfaratu says...

If it wasn't for the Footy the Argus would be too thin to keep your chips in and those adverts at the margins, really annoying.
As for the crop circles, its good to see art and nature co-existing.
If it wasn't for the Footy the Argus would be too thin to keep your chips in and those adverts at the margins, really annoying. As for the crop circles, its good to see art and nature co-existing. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 7

8:07am Tue 15 Jul 14

fredaj says...

maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
You think some crop circles are not man made?

OK...........
[quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]You think some crop circles are not man made? OK........... fredaj
  • Score: 17

8:32am Tue 15 Jul 14

Boshay says...

Where did I leave my tin foil hat?
Where did I leave my tin foil hat? Boshay
  • Score: 14

8:42am Tue 15 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Is it not a spelling mistake Cr@p circles more like.
Is it not a spelling mistake Cr@p circles more like. chrismilo
  • Score: 5

8:56am Tue 15 Jul 14

leedsnowfan says...

Yeah its true....they fly billions of miles here then instead of making contact they think....I know....lets only travel to the parts in the world where the fields are growing and leave funny patterns......

ho hum........
Yeah its true....they fly billions of miles here then instead of making contact they think....I know....lets only travel to the parts in the world where the fields are growing and leave funny patterns...... ho hum........ leedsnowfan
  • Score: 16

8:56am Tue 15 Jul 14

TonyTony says...

maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
Exactly who's research was that then ? Please
[quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]Exactly who's research was that then ? Please TonyTony
  • Score: 6

9:03am Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

TonyTony wrote:
maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
Exactly who's research was that then ? Please
Probably people who smell funny and say 'maaan' a lot, especially at the end of sentences.
[quote][p][bold]TonyTony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]Exactly who's research was that then ? Please[/p][/quote]Probably people who smell funny and say 'maaan' a lot, especially at the end of sentences. stevo!!
  • Score: -4

9:23am Tue 15 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

Perhaps the one in Falmer wasn't finished because the people making it were abducted by aliens.
Perhaps the one in Falmer wasn't finished because the people making it were abducted by aliens. Morpheus
  • Score: 11

9:39am Tue 15 Jul 14

tykemison says...

leedsnowfan wrote:
Yeah its true....they fly billions of miles here then instead of making contact they think....I know....lets only travel to the parts in the world where the fields are growing and leave funny patterns......

ho hum........
Leedsnow, maybe the aliens decided to do this crop circle as they had a cigarette break on their travels and are not allowed to smoke on their spaceship?
[quote][p][bold]leedsnowfan[/bold] wrote: Yeah its true....they fly billions of miles here then instead of making contact they think....I know....lets only travel to the parts in the world where the fields are growing and leave funny patterns...... ho hum........[/p][/quote]Leedsnow, maybe the aliens decided to do this crop circle as they had a cigarette break on their travels and are not allowed to smoke on their spaceship? tykemison
  • Score: 11

9:44am Tue 15 Jul 14

rexrex says...

I saw the Hippies doing this when driving home through/via Litlington. I politely asked them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and they just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer.

Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the road.

They are a nuisance and should have the full force of the law thrown at 'em..
I saw the Hippies doing this when driving home through/via Litlington. I politely asked them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and they just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer. Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the road. They are a nuisance and should have the full force of the law thrown at 'em.. rexrex
  • Score: 10

9:49am Tue 15 Jul 14

rexrex says...

I saw the Hippies/people living an alternative lifestyle(ahem) doing this when driving home through/via wilmington.. I stopped my car to politely ask them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and the kagooled and slightly dippy hippy looking earth momma type just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue into the field destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer, and they should have the full force of the law for vandalism, criminal damage and trespass thrown at 'em!

Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the small B road .
I saw the Hippies/people living an alternative lifestyle(ahem) doing this when driving home through/via wilmington.. I stopped my car to politely ask them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and the kagooled and slightly dippy hippy looking earth momma type just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue into the field destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer, and they should have the full force of the law for vandalism, criminal damage and trespass thrown at 'em! Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the small B road . rexrex
  • Score: 2

9:51am Tue 15 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Crop circles have been on record for over 1000 years ,some how i cant see a couple of naives high on mead saying ,"Hey i`ve got this great idea !"
Litterally hundreds can appear over night all around the world ,either this bunch of jokers have figured out how to be in 50 places at once ,or maybe some of them are genuine !.
Crop circles have been on record for over 1000 years ,some how i cant see a couple of naives high on mead saying ,"Hey i`ve got this great idea !" Litterally hundreds can appear over night all around the world ,either this bunch of jokers have figured out how to be in 50 places at once ,or maybe some of them are genuine !. tug509
  • Score: -8

9:51am Tue 15 Jul 14

rexrex says...

my gawd two different versions, but which one was right? 2nd comment was with a bit more info to pad a comment out!! is all one can say... still a bunch of trespassing, criminally crop damaging hippies!
my gawd two different versions, but which one was right? 2nd comment was with a bit more info to pad a comment out!! is all one can say... still a bunch of trespassing, criminally crop damaging hippies! rexrex
  • Score: 2

10:00am Tue 15 Jul 14

rexrex says...

other info is, that it was created on the afternoon of 6th July, and the group had some wooden contraptions planks and boards with strands/or lengths of rope .. no mystery, just again people thinking its a good idea to destroy stuff, as bad a a graffiti tagger in my mind..
other info is, that it was created on the afternoon of 6th July, and the group had some wooden contraptions planks and boards with strands/or lengths of rope .. no mystery, just again people thinking its a good idea to destroy stuff, as bad a a graffiti tagger in my mind.. rexrex
  • Score: 4

10:10am Tue 15 Jul 14

J Hill says...

So we are now being fed 'news' that's two weeks old then.
So we are now being fed 'news' that's two weeks old then. J Hill
  • Score: 6

10:36am Tue 15 Jul 14

J Hill says...

In fact thinking about it ... if this ornate and beautiful looking circle was the work of Extraterrestrial life then the Argus would have been so slow in reporting it that the all important comsic message to us would have been delivered two weeks late anyway. That's local news for you.
In fact thinking about it ... if this ornate and beautiful looking circle was the work of Extraterrestrial life then the Argus would have been so slow in reporting it that the all important comsic message to us would have been delivered two weeks late anyway. That's local news for you. J Hill
  • Score: 4

10:41am Tue 15 Jul 14

andrewedmondson says...

These crop circles are not made by aliens. In fact, quite the opposite. They are made by the oldest inhabitants of Earth who live deep below the ground. Their advanced machinery sometimes creates these symmetrical patterns. This is why you never see anyone making them.

Obvious isn't it. Duh?

On a related supernatural matter, the C of E has just removed references to the Devil from baptism ceremonies. One spokesperson said that they want to remove the impression that the C of E supports superstitious beliefs! I fell about laughing. As if raising the dead, walking on water and answering our prayers are not superstitious. At least they haven't got rid of Hell yet. Otherwise, what is the point of it all?

I'll stick to my belief in the subterranean Ancients. At least there is modern evidence for their existence.
These crop circles are not made by aliens. In fact, quite the opposite. They are made by the oldest inhabitants of Earth who live deep below the ground. Their advanced machinery sometimes creates these symmetrical patterns. This is why you never see anyone making them. Obvious isn't it. Duh? On a related supernatural matter, the C of E has just removed references to the Devil from baptism ceremonies. One spokesperson said that they want to remove the impression that the C of E supports superstitious beliefs! I fell about laughing. As if raising the dead, walking on water and answering our prayers are not superstitious. At least they haven't got rid of Hell yet. Otherwise, what is the point of it all? I'll stick to my belief in the subterranean Ancients. At least there is modern evidence for their existence. andrewedmondson
  • Score: 10

10:42am Tue 15 Jul 14

Bluebeef says...

maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
research......." not by the academic world"..............
............... "In the laboratory"
Aha research by Argus reporters and extra terrestrial laboratories perhaps?
Definitive then
[quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]research......." not by the academic world".............. ............... "In the laboratory" Aha research by Argus reporters and extra terrestrial laboratories perhaps? Definitive then Bluebeef
  • Score: 3

10:44am Tue 15 Jul 14

Bluebeef says...

rexrex wrote:
I saw the Hippies doing this when driving home through/via Litlington. I politely asked them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and they just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer.

Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the road.

They are a nuisance and should have the full force of the law thrown at 'em..
Long-haired hippies should be castrated and their pieces thrown to the wolves. when I was a young man used to put people like that in the Navy after cutting their hair very short.
[quote][p][bold]rexrex[/bold] wrote: I saw the Hippies doing this when driving home through/via Litlington. I politely asked them if they had landowners permission to destroy his crops and they just shrugged and then ignored me, to continue destroying a farmers livelyhood. There is no mystery surrounding such crop circles, it was a group of people intent on causing 'criminal damage' to the property of the local farmer. Also, their cars were parked illegally and dangerously at all angles on the side of the road. They are a nuisance and should have the full force of the law thrown at 'em..[/p][/quote]Long-haired hippies should be castrated and their pieces thrown to the wolves. when I was a young man used to put people like that in the Navy after cutting their hair very short. Bluebeef
  • Score: -4

11:04am Tue 15 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Plenty of people in Brighton who are definitely from a different planet thats for sure.
Plenty of people in Brighton who are definitely from a different planet thats for sure. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 4

11:12am Tue 15 Jul 14

rexrex says...

Mr Edmonson, you are a twit of the highest order unless you are simply being silly with your stories of underground dwellers creeping about unseen to make a mess of a crop field!

I saw the people doing this act of mindless vandalism! admittedly my date was skewy as I also saw (on the 6th) further people incursions into the field...what I can say is that they were scruffy and dirty as if living underground (subterranean) and indeed were also quite old but not ancient!!

all this can be described as is a bit of public art, crop graffiti (destruction) which gives nothing except to inflame the nuttiest of nutters to think aliens or other wordly things are at work..nonsense and get a grip, as shall I (get a grip!) as this infuriates me so, that I now need a cup of tea to calm down.......
Mr Edmonson, you are a twit of the highest order unless you are simply being silly with your stories of underground dwellers creeping about unseen to make a mess of a crop field! I saw the people doing this act of mindless vandalism! admittedly my date was skewy as I also saw (on the 6th) further people incursions into the field...what I can say is that they were scruffy and dirty as if living underground (subterranean) and indeed were also quite old but not ancient!! all this can be described as is a bit of public art, crop graffiti (destruction) which gives nothing except to inflame the nuttiest of nutters to think aliens or other wordly things are at work..nonsense and get a grip, as shall I (get a grip!) as this infuriates me so, that I now need a cup of tea to calm down....... rexrex
  • Score: 3

11:41am Tue 15 Jul 14

maxiboy_ says...

TonyTony wrote:
maxiboy_ wrote:
Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases.

Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.
Exactly who's research was that then ? Please
There are number across the western world but here in Britain there are two who are involved in carrying out research into this phenomenon: David Cayton and Robert Hulse.

Before anyone disputes crop circles please investigate the work that has been undertaken by serious independent investigation and the solid evidence. Bare in mind that the military and intelligence networks have sought to undermine this phenomenon by the common method of debunking and have individuals who actually create the man-made versions to try and create the impression that they are false.

The method of debunking phenomenon by the intelligence networks is very real and people need to understand that there are certain things in this world that really do exist outside what we regard as the 'norm' but that the establishment does not want the masses to know about!
[quote][p][bold]TonyTony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Research into crop circles (not by the academic world) has shown that about 5% of these formations are in fact genuine in that they are NOT man-made. In the laboratory, the damaged wheat stem show molecular deformation in the genuine cases. Man-made crop patterns are today easily identifiable today because of key parameters associated with the damaged crop.[/p][/quote]Exactly who's research was that then ? Please[/p][/quote]There are number across the western world but here in Britain there are two who are involved in carrying out research into this phenomenon: David Cayton and Robert Hulse. Before anyone disputes crop circles please investigate the work that has been undertaken by serious independent investigation and the solid evidence. Bare in mind that the military and intelligence networks have sought to undermine this phenomenon by the common method of debunking and have individuals who actually create the man-made versions to try and create the impression that they are false. The method of debunking phenomenon by the intelligence networks is very real and people need to understand that there are certain things in this world that really do exist outside what we regard as the 'norm' but that the establishment does not want the masses to know about! maxiboy_
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Tue 15 Jul 14

FatherTed11 says...

NO
NO FatherTed11
  • Score: 3

1:41pm Tue 15 Jul 14

andrewedmondson says...

rexrex the hippies are just copying the true subterranean ancients and muddying the superstitious water. As maxiboy has said, 5% of the crop circles cannot be explained. It is these that are the handiwork of the underworld.
rexrex the hippies are just copying the true subterranean ancients and muddying the superstitious water. As maxiboy has said, 5% of the crop circles cannot be explained. It is these that are the handiwork of the underworld. andrewedmondson
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

plantwoman says...

Beautiful pattern!
Beautiful pattern! plantwoman
  • Score: 1

6:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

tug509 wrote:
Crop circles have been on record for over 1000 years ,some how i cant see a couple of naives high on mead saying ,"Hey i`ve got this great idea !"
Litterally hundreds can appear over night all around the world ,either this bunch of jokers have figured out how to be in 50 places at once ,or maybe some of them are genuine !.
OR there are 50 groups, each at a different destination.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Crop circles have been on record for over 1000 years ,some how i cant see a couple of naives high on mead saying ,"Hey i`ve got this great idea !" Litterally hundreds can appear over night all around the world ,either this bunch of jokers have figured out how to be in 50 places at once ,or maybe some of them are genuine !.[/p][/quote]OR there are 50 groups, each at a different destination. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

6:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

andrewedmondson says...

Oh you are such a killjoy tug509. Why bring common sense into this discussion?
Oh you are such a killjoy tug509. Why bring common sense into this discussion? andrewedmondson
  • Score: 3

11:46pm Tue 15 Jul 14

nemenator says...

Crop Circlists are not all hippies please. They often come in coaches from London to Wiltshire to see them. Brighton is so much easier and the local pubs and villages should be pleased to see them here. The farmers can make some money out of this by having honesty boxes suggesting £3 per visitor. It is interesting to compare Wiltshire's geology with Wiltshire's- there are a lot of similarities, so the Aliens are actually up to something- Zombies please note!
Crop Circlists are not all hippies please. They often come in coaches from London to Wiltshire to see them. Brighton is so much easier and the local pubs and villages should be pleased to see them here. The farmers can make some money out of this by having honesty boxes suggesting £3 per visitor. It is interesting to compare Wiltshire's geology with Wiltshire's- there are a lot of similarities, so the Aliens are actually up to something- Zombies please note! nemenator
  • Score: 1

4:22am Wed 16 Jul 14

Suzanne Taylor says...

For something new to inject into the comments that always come up about crop circle stories: CIRCLES REAL AND FAKE http://tinyurl.com/m
watxzt
For something new to inject into the comments that always come up about crop circle stories: CIRCLES REAL AND FAKE http://tinyurl.com/m watxzt Suzanne Taylor
  • Score: 0

7:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

worthingite says...

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/england/23101
27.stm
http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/england/23101 27.stm worthingite
  • Score: 0

8:58am Wed 16 Jul 14

76robmac says...

Why did rexrex not take their car numbers and report them tot he police for causing criminal damage then?
Why did rexrex not take their car numbers and report them tot he police for causing criminal damage then? 76robmac
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Wed 16 Jul 14

berkorich says...

Argus says...

"However, this circle was much less elaborate, only showing a single clockwise circle in barley"

How does the Argus know that this wasn't a single ANTI-clockwise circle? I think we should be told....
Argus says... "However, this circle was much less elaborate, only showing a single clockwise circle in barley" How does the Argus know that this wasn't a single ANTI-clockwise circle? I think we should be told.... berkorich
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Levent says...

So these technologically advanced aliens STILL can't use email-text-whatsup-s
kype- phone or write a letter? DUH... even Whitehawkers can use crude finger and thumb sign language to be understood. Back to Uranus please and leave the corn fields alone Bozos!
So these technologically advanced aliens STILL can't use email-text-whatsup-s kype- phone or write a letter? DUH... even Whitehawkers can use crude finger and thumb sign language to be understood. Back to Uranus please and leave the corn fields alone Bozos! Levent
  • Score: 0

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