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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circle

History[edit]. The concept of "crop circles" began with the original late-1970s hoaxes by Doug Bower and Dave Chorley (see Bower and Chorley, below). They said that they were inspired by the Tully "saucer nest" case in Australia, where a farmer claimed to first have seen a UFO, then found a ...

www.livescience.com/26540-crop-circles.html

Jun 9, 2017 ... Their primary piece of evidence is a woodcut from 1678 that appears to show a field of oat stalks laid out in a circle. Some take this to be a first-hand eyewitness account of a crop circle, but a little historical investigation shows otherwise. A woodcut pamphlet that some claim represents an early crop circle.

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/crop-circles-the-art-of-the-hoax-2524283

Dec 15, 2009 ... To appreciate how these exotic responses arose, we need to delve a little into history. Before today's circle-makers entered the picture, there had been scattered reports of odd patterns appearing in crops, ranging from 17th century pamphlets to an 1880 account in Nature to a letter from astronomer Patrick ...

www.unmuseum.org/cropcir.htm

History. A 1678 pamphlet entitled The Mowing-Devil is sometimes referred to as the earliest evidence of a crop circle. The pamphlet tells the story of a farmer who made a deal with the devil to mow his field. While the woodcut illustration appears to show a demonic creature cutting the field in a circular pattern, the story ...

temporarytemples.co.uk/crop-circles/2017-crop-circles

On this page (below) you will find a single image of each formation we have recorded this year in date order (with the latest image at the top) and by clicking on any of the images below you will be taken to a detailed page where you will find multiple images of that circle, with location, date, crop, geometry gallery, written ...

www.theepochtimes.com/historical-crop-circles-before-people-knew-what-crop-circles-were_1752290.html

Sep 15, 2015 ... Crop circles aren't a modern fad. Reports throughout history, before the term " crop circle" buzzed through the world, seem to refer to this phenomenon.

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Terry Wilson's ground-breaking book about the hidden history of the crop circle phenomenon is now available again, updated and expanded to cover more than 300 historical cases of crop circles prior to the 1980s. This brand-new e-edition contains a wealth of fascinating information, images and discussion on the early  ...

www.amazon.com/Secret-History-Crop-Circles-Phenomenon-ebook/dp/B00WD0UH7Q

When was the first crop circle? How long have they been appearing? Are they just a practical joke? With the help of the world's major research bodies, Terry Wilson has documented and investigated more than 300 historical cases of crop circles, proving beyond doubt that the phenomenon has been around for decades, ...

www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-10/episode-8

Sep 18, 2015 ... Over 10,000 crop circles have been reported worldwide, appearing in 50 different countries, and nearly every continent on Earth. These strange designs pressed into crop fields range from simple circles to elaborate pictograms thousand of feet long. The phenomenon has been associated with scientific ...