Crop Circle at Monkton Down

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identifiable Ubron file and hence cannot

show its heredity. However the file was

near June 25, 2005.

A picture of the crop circle at Monkton Down, nr Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire, Reported 20th June., and other photographs, may be examined at:

These are reproductions of actual pictures, not artists renderings. The detail is sufficient to show the grain. Jeff Dickson has suggested that the tractor lines are not consistent. He stated that in some areas where they intersect the border they are wholly obscured. I do not know where he got this from but I see no such feature. He also suggested that where the tractor lines intersect the whited-out pillows in the middle the perspective should not be dependant on the viewing angle. This is incorrect. Distortions exist because the viewing is at an angle, and not from a photograph directly above the crop circle. See below. (Presumably the circle formation was made after the farmer went through the field with his spray rig. Hence in the laying of the grain by the beings who made the formation causes the tram lines to disappear in those areas.)

In an article in Science News, 2/1/92, p. 76, Gerald Hawkins demonstrated that many of the crop circles obeyed diatonic and simple mathematical ratios in their designs. That article caused more response from the readership than any other in the history of magazine.

We have had far more complex circles portrayed to us. One notable illustration was the Mandelbrot event that appeared in 1991.

Whoever placed this figure in the grain field had to know the mathematical significance. Since a vast majority of human kind do not know about the Mandelbrot, only a select group would have been eligible to place it there, coming from among the higher mathematically educated. This should eliminate all circle hoaxers, since they are not sufficiently educated or trained to such lofty concepts. On the other hand, an educated mathematician would not resort to hoaxing crop circles. The conclusion is obvious that it had no human origin.

We have even had symbolic events, where a sequence of symbols, not circles, portray writing. I explained one of those that appeared in 1990. See

The number of people in the world who would know these early Semitic script symbols must number less than several hundred. I knew about them because I had studied early Semitic scripts. Everyone investigating the figures at Alton Barnes were stumped as to their meaning. That means all crop circle aficionados. As I studied them I realized that they were a lot more than random Semitic script symbols; they spelled the name of Eve in Hebrew, and would have been immediately recognizable to someone learned in 600 BC.

A year or two later a string of symbols appeared at Milk Hill. I thought they looked like Hebrew block symbols. Gerald Hawkins proposed that they were simple substitute semaphore symbols.

A truly startling figure was produced in a grain field several years ago.

It is an image of our common notion of ETs. The picture can only be seen from certain angles. Hoaxers do not even come close to creating this kind of figure.

I shall now continue discussion on the crop circle I discussed last time. Refer to:

The picture represents 25 coins placed on top of one another. 21 are gold; 4 are silver. One starts in the upper corner and successively places them one on top of another.

If you examine the picture carefully you can see that the tram (tractor) lines to the right have shadows, while the one to the extreme left has none. This means the picture was taken with the camera directly above the tram lines to the left.

The distance between the tram wheel lines is about six feet, perhaps a little less. I have estimated this distance from pictures of people standing in crop circles. (I have searched for a specification on British tractors but so far am unable to come up with an exact dimension.) The width of a single tram wheel is about a foot. Men standing in the tram line appear to about cover the tram wheel mark with the length of their shoes (one foot).  The total diagonal distance of the figure is about 285 feet, or about 87 meters from outside edge to outside edge. The distance between tram lines is about 69 feet, or about 21 meters. This would be the length of the outstretched sprayer rig used by the farmers. The width of a single "coin" is about 64 feet, or about 20 meters. (I am merely estimating, not measuring exactly because of the distortions in the picture. The picture was taken at an angle, which distorts the actual distances. We would have a better photograph if it had been taken directly overhead.)

From this information the "pencil" thin lines appear to be less than the width of a man's foot (not the length). That is not more than a few grain stalks. Clearly one could not create such thin lines by walking since that would be impossible. Hence we can deduce that the thin lines were not made by stomping with a board. This rules out the board-stomping technique proposed by Boris, and the circle deniers.

Ed Owen has proposed that the circles were made with tractor equipment but he has not demonstrated how that would be done. He has not specified the creation of the individual circles, what kind of rig would be able to make such narrow lines in perfect circle form, where the tractor was standing when the circles were made, (you see, there are no marks in the grain to place the tractor), how the farmer would know where to swing his rig around as he progressed through the design, nor provided any other suggestion for the creation of the figure. Ed's answer is strictly a wild unspecified speculation because he does not want to admit creation due to other than human. (You can imagine the tractor and the size of it standing in the field.)

If a compass device had been used to create the circles it would have had to be anchored in the middle of each circle. Since no marks are in the middle of any of the circles it could not have been done by compasses anchored in the ground. Furthermore, how would one swing ten meter compasses around by any human technique? What mechanical device would be on the stomping end of the compass to cause the grain to bend? Clearly the circles were not drawn by any conceivable human compass device.

If one proposed a protractor to lay out the lines it would have to be 20 meters wide, a rigid heavy contraption. But how would one hold such an unwieldy device above the grain stalks in order to not deform them? And then how would one stomp the grain in such thin width, since no human could walk around the circle?

I personally cannot conceive of any earthly method for the creation of the figure.

The appearance of the four silver coins and the stomping of grain to create them at this point becomes moot.

Other analytical understanding is available from the figure. I crudely laid lines tangent to the respective outside coins along all four sides. (Here the distortion because of viewing angle is plainly evident.) I then marked the point at which the circles were tangent to that line. I did not attempt a fine construction of the distances between the coins, but we can see how further evidence is available if one had better photographs. (I could engage in a sophisticated mathematical procedure to remove the distortions, but I have other projects.)

Knowing the width of the tram lines the "width" of the figure along the circles is about 60 meters. Note that the width is three coins, in agreement with the width calculated above.

Perhaps someone would be interested in engaging the mathematical properties of the figure.