by Brian L. Crissey, Ph.D.
Original image 2001
On Sunday, August 19, 2001, a very interesting crop formation
appeared (see illustration, left) within a wheat field near Wherwell,
Hampshire, England. It appeared on the grounds of the Chilbolton
radio telescope facility, a site of some previous interesting
If the new one is not a hoax - and there are ways to definitely find
out, which are underway - then its implications are profound - we
are engaged in public two-way communication with nearby off-planet
intelligence, and everything needs to be reassessed.
This article reviews what the public should know about this crop
formation and its implications.
Before we launch into details, facts, and analyses, let us first set
down the ground rules - what to expect from those who will
participate in this debate. I am reminded of economist John Kenneth
Galbraith, who once said,
"When faced with the choice between
changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
Many people have carefully
constructed houses of cards that will collapse when it is accepted
that we are in communication with off-planet intelligence. Overnight
they would be non-experts, spokespersons for outdated, self-serving,
incomplete understandings. These people, such as those at SETI, the
tax-supported Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, are
desperately working on their proofs that they don't have to deal
with this issue.
They have no real desire to actually find ET
intelligence that doesn't come in by radio waves from some remote
star cluster, for that is how their budget is constructed.
No Proof is Allowed
The established truth defenders will allow no proof that undermines
their truth, so as we expose their lies, do not put too much
emphasis on precision, footnotes, and logic. It will make no
difference. Everything that can be presented will be debunked. No
proof will be allowed. All film is doctored.
All witnesses are
crazy. Land a flying saucer on the White House lawn and it will be a
Steven Spielberg publicity stunt. There is not enough time left to
convince anyone who refuses to recognize the truth when they see it.
As Einstein said, "We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred
human responsibility." So we will do our best and go forward,
regardless of the debunkers.
There is a useful principle that scientists use when it serves their
interests to do so. It is called
Okkam's Razor, and it boils down to
accepting the simplest plausible explanation - bring in no excess
baggage. In practice, however, it often means accepting the
alternative that requires the fewest changes in your preset opinion,
which may be fundamentally flawed in many ways.
In this article we
will appeal to Okkam in the way he intended, viz., we will look at
alternative interpretations of the Chilbolton formation and choose
as our working definition of the truth the explanation that fits the
available data in the cleanest, simplest way.
The 1974 SETI Transmission
This story begins with Frank Drake and Carl Sagan and their jointly
designed message to the stars, which was broadcast with a power of a
trillion watts into the heavens November 16, 1974, from the Arecibo
Observatory in Puerto Rico, where Frank Drake was Director. He
authored the so-called Drake equation, exposed as a fraud in the
pages of Contact Forum in 1996. (See
Sagan's Cosmos Revisited.)
equation tried to prove that we are in effect alone in the universe,
because any life that might be out there is too far away to get
here, and civilizations don't live long enough to contact each
other. Careful examination of Drake's flawed assumptions showed that
the model merely mirrored his a priori opinions and was not an
unbiased tool for assessing the likelihood of contacting ET
It is fitting that Drake is now Chairman of the Board
of the SETI Institute.
It is important to know what part of the
field the players are in.
The Arecibo Message
The Arecibo message can be represented as a simple graphic array
consisting of 73 rows of 23 columns each. (See illustration below).
Each cell in this matrix is either on (1) or off (0). Prime numbers
were selected for the dimensions of the matrix, numbers which might
be easily guessed by any intelligent radio-reading recipients.
The ons and offs were simple shifts of the signal between two
frequencies in the 2,380 MHz band. It took three minutes to send the
message in a narrow beam 2 arc-minutes wide, which is roughly 1/15th
the diameter of the full moon.
The beam was aimed at globular star cluster M13, some 22,800 light
years away and consisting of some 300,000 stars in the constellation
of Hercules. Now, 27 years later, the beam is 158 trillion miles
away, in an ever-expanding beam that is now 95 million miles wide.
In another 22,773 years or so, it should get to its target, and if
the residents there, if any, respond immediately by radio signal, we
should expect the reply in the year 47574.
The message in the Chilbolton field did not come from M13 by radio waves.
Globular Cluster M13
The content of the message provided basic information about human
life on Earth - which planet we are on in our solar system, what we
generally look like, how tall we are, how many of us there are, the
kind of instrument we sent the message with, the basic chemical
building blocks of our genetics, and the helical spiral structure of
Mirror Image of the 1974 Arecibo Message (Left) and its
Components of the Original Message
As can be seen in the illustration, the Arecibo message (see
illustration, below) begins with a definition of the binary number
counting system, the most basic of all counting systems. To count in
binary, count as you normally would, but skip over any number that
is not entirely comprised of ones and zeros.
Thus it's not
1,2,3,4,5... It's 1,10,11,100,101...
The Chemical Codes
The Arecibo transmission in its original orientation included
accurate codings of the binary number system along the top, followed
by the atomic numbers of primary elements of life, Hydrogen, Carbon,
Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Phosphorus. Next is the chemical composition
of the nucleotides that make up our DNA. The number in each column
counts its presence in the nucleotide.
Rumors that there were errors
in this section of the transmission, intended to trip up hoaxers,
Following this area is a representation of DNA's double-helical
structure, and below it is a stick figure representing the human
On the right side of the human figure is the binary
number that counts the human population on Earth, and on the left
side is the binary number that represents an average human's height.
Below the human is a representation of our solar system, with the
sun at left, and the nine planets stretched out beside it. The third
rock from the sun is elevated, indicating which one we occupy. At
the bottom of the array is a representation of the Arecibo radio
telescope and its diameter.
For a good explanation of this code, see
The Arecibo Message Decoded.
The Recent Events
The recent formation at Chilbolton is only the most recent of a
series of interesting patterns that have occurred there. Either the
hoaxers find it a convenient pallet, or the previous patterns might
be relevant to an on-going stream of information.
A review of the
events there is in order.
1999 Chilbolton Crystal Formation
In 1999 a beautiful crystalline shape was found in the Chilbolton
field. An artist's rendition of it appears at the left. Some thought
is was just fractal geometry, one of a series of crop formations
that have exquisitely demonstrated some of the beauties of recursive
But in light of the following discussion on Silicon, it
is not outside the realm of possibility that the pattern has
something to do with crystalline structure of some form of Silicon.
2000 Chilbolton Circle Formation
In 2000 a symmetric pattern of multiply interlocked circles appeared
at Chilbolton (See photograph below). Some thought it was merely
crop grafitti, but in light of the possible interpretation of the
Chilbolton Code, it may be important to observe that in the same
place where the Arecibo signal had a representation of the
instrument we used to broadcast the signal, the Chilbolton pattern
has a simplified binary representation of something that has similar
characteristics to this 2000 formation.
It is possible that the
received pattern may reference back to this design, which in turn
may be a representation of a technology beyond our knowledge, an
advanced method of communication, perhaps, or even a device for
making crop formations.
2001 Chilbolton Face, August 13
A week before the
Chilbolton Code formation appeared, an eerie face
image appeared in the field, not far from where the Code was to
appear. (See illustration, left.) From ground level it looked like
an undecipherable mess. The image was created almost like a
newspaper photograph, with dots in various sizes giving an
impression of depth when viewed from a distance.
When a helicopter
passed overhead, the image became perceivable. It is an odd image,
vaguely reminiscent of the infamous
Face on Mars. (See illustration,
above right.) Both images seem basically rectangular. If the bottom of the Chilbolton Code refers to the 1999 formation for more detail, the
center of the Code, where one can see what appears to be a
large-headed humanoid, may refer to the near-by face image for more
If this is the case, then the senders of the message sent
along a snap shot.
Quality of the Formation
Crop formation researcher
Paul Vigay has visited the formation and
had this to say:
"The actual quality of the [Code] formation on the
ground was remarkably good. However, it did appear to have been
flattened in terms of a grid -- i.e., going across the formation and
down the formation.
The nearby 'face' formation was more elaborate
in terms of the ground lay, as each individual circle appeared to
have been swirled separately to the rest of the formation, indicated
by a smooth swirl of crop around each circle, instead of being
brushed across the formation, forming pathways between each circle.
However, both formations would represent an immense effort required
in order to portray what we see in the field and from the air. To
create either within the constraints of a few hours of darkness is
extremely impressive irrespective of their origin; terrestrial or
For more, see
The Chilbolton 'Arecibo Message'
2001 Chilbolton Code Formation, August 19
The Chilbolton Code formation looks very much like the one broadcast
by earthlings in 1974, but there are some differences.
As mentioned earlier, the image of the Arecibo Telescope has been
replaced by a totally different pattern, and the human has been
modified by a stick figure that, while humanoid, has a far larger
The building block elements now include Silicon, atomic weight
14, in addition to the original elements listed.
There is now an extra strand on the right side of the DNA
double-helix, and another, less obvious, change is in the binary
coding of the number of nucleotides in DNA itself (in the center).
Human genome has 4,293,917,614, or nearly 4.3 billion nucleotide
sequences, while the mystery genome sequence has 4,294,966,190, or
1,048,576 (one million) more nucleotide sequences than human DNA.
Finally, the diagram that depicts
our solar system has been replaced with another that still has
nine worlds, but planets 3 through 5 are lifted, and the last is
drawn larger than the others or perhaps represents multiple
The fact that Jupiter's moons are highlighted in a
special diamond shape (see illustration below) should actually give SETI a way out of
their self-created embarrassment.
They have been saying for a while
now that there is water and heat on Europa, and that some of the
other Jovian moons are good candidates for life.
Perhaps they are
right about this, although they may still be surprised to find
something there beyond algae.
If the Code is real, and if the lifting of a planet in this series
indicates inhabitation by intelligent life, and if the Code is
talking about our solar system, then it may be saying that life
exists on Earth, Mars, and the moons of Jupiter. Regarding the
possibility of life on Mars, Hungarian scientists in September,
2001, announced that they have found evidence of living organisms on
Mars, based upon analysis of 60,000 photographs taken by the Mars
Global Surveyor probe.
The three-man team said the pictures showed
evidence of thousands of dark dune spots, similar to organisms found
near Earth's South Pole, in craters in Mars' snowy southern polar
region. These spots indicate that on the surface below the ice there
are such organisms which, by absorbing solar energy, are able to
melt the ice and create conditions of life for themselves. (See
Hungarians Claim Evidence of Life on Mars.)
If any life exists on
mars, then the possibility of more advanced life there, perhaps
below the surface to avoid meteorites, is greatly enhanced.
The oceans beneath the crusty exteriors of several Jovian moons
could hold the raw materials required to sustain life, according to
a recent study.
Observations from NASA's Galileo probe indicate that
sister satellites Callisto, Ganymede and particularly Europa have
subsurface oceans with more saltwater than Earth. The research is
published in the June 15, 2001, issue of Science.
Possible Life on Jupiter's Moons.
As the Arecibo message was sent in linear sequence, one bit after
the other, there is no given rightness or wrongness to the mirror
image of the transmission. The mirror image was printed in Carl
Cosmos and in many other textbooks, and yet the original
orientation (right) is used in the field at Chilbolton.
Whether one interprets the code from right to left or left to right
is entirely up to the receiver, and anyone who claims to know the
orientation used by off-planet civilizations is clearly speculating.
To the right is the Arecibo original message, in its intended
orientation, with the population block to the right of the figure.
There seem to be four primary alternative explanations for all this,
to which we can apply Okkam's razor: pranksters, conspirators, Earth
energies, and non-human intelligence.
Let's look at the assumptions
required for each one in a little more detail, now that we have
reviewed the evidence.
Doug & Dave Hoax
To fit this hypothesis to the data, we have only to assume the
Local persistent pranksters, known locally as Doug and Dave, have
for years been repeatedly invading the perimeters around the
Chilbolton observatory, in the dark to conduct dangerous, outrageous
and pointless pranks, blindly crushing plants in precise designs
according to complex designs that reflect esoteric understandings of
the binary number system, chemistry, nucleotide sequences of DNA,
variable-dot image representation, and astrophysics.
(I won't argue with anyone who chooses this alternative, for as
Confucius said, "To argue with a fool shows that there are two.")
Covert Government Conspiracy
To fit this hypothesis to the data, we have only to assume the
The covert international world government, seeing that the UFO
cover-up is breaking down and is about to expose them as bald-faced
liars, is now using black-budget high technology to create these
crop formations so as to set up the ufology movement for a big fall,
thus ensuring that the covert government controls the eventual
contact with off-planet intelligence and is able to decide for the
rest of us what side we will ally with and what deals we will
Somewhere in the discussion here, it must be observed that recent
(July 31, 2001) scientific research published in a refereed journal
finds that the node-lengthening characteristics found in the crops
inside circular, non-hoaxed crop formations vary directly according
to the distance from the center of the formation.
characteristics, which indisputably differentiate between hoaxed and
authentic formations, would suggest that a technology of some sort
has been used. Whether it is black-budget humans or black-space
aliens using the technology is another question. For more
information, see Scientific Studies "Confirm Crop Circles Are Made
By Balls Of Light."
(I won't argue with anyone who chooses the interpretation that a
covert government conspiracy is behind all this, either, but it
must be remembered, as S. Gilbert once said, "From the bottom of any
large organization looking up through the ranks, human greed and
stupidity look a lot like a conspiracy.")
To fit this hypothesis to the data, we have only to assume the
Earth is a living being known by some as Gaia. She breathes
through lungs of Amazon rain forests, and her lifeblood flows in
veins and arteries we call rivers and oceans. When she gets hot she
puts up clouds to cool herself. When she gets sick, such as when
rabbits overpopulate, her immune system kicks in by creating a
population explosion of coyotes and hawks.
Gaia may dream, and with
the power of the mind being what it is, Gaian dreams may manifest in
reality, swirling into beautiful radiance in fields of wheat. This
hypothesis seems to me to fit the data better when the patterns are
circular, symmetrical and full of beauty. It is harder for me to
conceive of Gaian Earth energy dream patterns replicating
27-year-old binary signals sent out from radio telescopes.
Communication with Non-Human Intelligence
To fit this hypothesis to the data, we have only to assume the
Non-human intelligent life is contacting us.
Flesh-and-Blood Alien Beings
In this interpretation, beings not unlike ourselves are responding
to us. These beings may have gray skin, big heads, and small bodies,
but they are living three-dimensional animals, like us. Perhaps they
absorb nutrients through their skins. Perhaps they breathe in using
one side of their lungs while they exhale using the other side.
beings probably have finite life expectancies, as we do. But they
would be physical, and would be similar to us in many ways, giving
us some hope that we could find common ground on which to share
information. They would use technology to travel through space to
Being more advanced, such beings might be expected to know
how to be invisible, how to pass through solid walls, how to
collect, examine, tag and return specimens of Earth species such as
Homo sapiens, while erasing human memories of such events. It can be
inferred that such beings do not intend to destroy humanity, because
they have had the opportunity and they have not done so.
are waiting for us to do it.
Higher-Dimensional Beings from HU-2
Harmonic Universe #
biology physical matter-1
biology physical matter-2
biology Etheric matter
based biology Pre-matter
Standing wave pattern flame or
fire body Ante-Matter
From Ashayana Deane: Angelic
Realities, Granite Publishing 2001
In this interpretation, science has a lot to learn, being stuck in
three dimensions plus time, whereas reality is comprised of a
prolifically populated 15-dimensional time matrix, collected into
five sets of three dimensions each called harmonic universes. (See
Earth, being relatively Neanderthal on a cosmic
scale, resides in Harmonic Universe One (HU-1), where science rules
and life is based upon carbon-based organic chemistry as we know it.
The next higher harmonic universe is called HU-2, where life
processes are based upon Carbon-Silica-based biology. HU-3 is
inhabited by Silica-based biological beings living in etheric
matter. HU-4 is inhabited by crystalline liquid-light beings
existing in Pre-Matter, and HU-5 is occupied by pure-energy beings
living in Ante-matter.
All the entities we know of as
spirits, angels, archangels, and the like, live and proliferate in
these various harmonic universes. The higher universes can see down
into the lower universes. The originators of the Chilbolton Code
formation, identifying themselves as having a Carbon-Silica-based
biological system, are most likely our neighbors from HU-2.
fascinating cosmology has been popularized by
Voyagers series of books, which many people consider to be one of
the highest, clearest, most detailed sources of cosmological wisdom
and insight on the planet at this time.
The Official Word from SETI
The SETI Institute, led by Frank Drake, who has proven that we are
alone, has prepared their excuse for not dealing with the Chilbolton
In their words, they see "no evidence for an
other-than-earthly origin of the formation." They have five clear
reasons why this is so. We will let them express themselves and then
discuss their positions one at a time.
(For the full SETI position,
Is the Latest Crop Circle a Message from E.T?)
SETI Reason 1:
"The aliens, if they've received this signal, would obviously be
aware of our capability to send and receive high-frequency radio.
After all, they would only know of the 1974 transmission by
receiving it. And, of course, they've made a point about radio by
leaving their message next to a radio antenna. So why would they
resort to an extraordinarily crude method of "replying" - carving
simple messages in our wheat? Why don't they use radio? The wheat
graffiti only conveys a handful of information - roughly the
equivalent of a few sentences of any text.
They could convey far
more, in a matter of seconds, by radio. If radio isn't their thing,
why don't they simply leave a copy of the Encyclopedia Galactica on
the doorstep of either the farmer or the radio observatory? They
could arrange for a radio blast sufficiently powerful to reach every
FM or TV set in a hemisphere, which would quickly convey far more
information, and to everyone at once.
After all, if they're carving
wheat, they're clearly visiting. If they're not fond of radio, they
could leave information on paper, as a CD, or in whatever form is
convenient. Any such scheme would convey orders of magnitude more
information than a wheat carving.
Surely aliens who can come to
Hampshire are sophisticated enough to offer us more information bits
than one can find on a fortune in a Chinese cookie."
It may be preposterous to assume that advanced civilizations that
have survived for long periods of time have not yet learned that
when an advanced society suddenly barges into a primitive society,
the primitive society gets killed by disease, shock, cultural
collapse and chaos. Civilizations that survive long term will be
benevolent, compassionate societies.
civilizations live short, violent lives. Visiting ETs can be
expected to be sensitive enough to Earth's universally recognized
right to evolve on its own that they would shrink in horror from
SETI's unevolved and uncouth suggestion that they blast into
everyone's TV sets and leave CDs on doorsteps. The message in the
Chilbolton Code is of the exact same order of complexity as the
message sent - simple, direct, easy for common folks to understand,
if they wish to.
It is not forced down anyone's throat. It is
basically saying, "Copy, Roger! Do you read me?"
SETI Reason 2:
"How come they look like us? Hollywood aliens always look pretty
humanoid, but this is an anthropocentric conceit. Visit the local
zoo, and you'll find critters that share 3.5 billion years of
evolution and a lot of your DNA. But they don't look like you - they
look like fish, or alligators, or..."
It may be preposterous to assume that intelligent life everywhere in
the universe must derive only from slime and take an independent
path to a random end. More likely, the moment that any life-form
becomes advanced enough to travel in space, it does so, leaving its
seed wherever it chooses to do so, and genetically engineering what
it pleases, thus dominating the apparent choice of appearance.
are strong intelligence-enhancing reasons why we have two legs, two
eyes, two arms, etc., as do other relatively intelligent beings on
this planet like the mountain gorillas. If we can genetically
engineer corn to kill Monarch butterflies, then surely ETs can mold
local life-forms to reflect their own chosen characteristics, such
as a humanoid appearance. It would be much more surprising if
intelligent life everywhere were radically different from us in
general appearances. The Star Wars bar scene may be much less likely
than the films ET or Close Encounters.
It is also instructive, especially for fundamentalists who prefer
their Bible straight-up to review Genesis 1:26 in the original
There are many scholars today who
believe that a revisioning of the Bible is in order, going back to
the most ancient of roots and re-examining our true origins. We may
be the ETs.
Zecharia Sitchin, in particular, (see
The 12th Planet,
for example) has championed the idea that humankind derives from an
If so, then it should not be surprising that we are
indeed made in their image.
SETI Reason 3:
"A very important point if you think this is a returned message: The
1974 signal was aimed at the cluster M-13, which has hundreds of
thousands of stars. Of course, M-13 is 25,000 light-years distant,
which means that the message will not reach its target for another
250 centuries. Clearly, the crop circle can't be a response from any
of M-13's inhabitants; they haven't gotten the message yet. But what
about a random, Milky Way star that might be in the 'beam' of the Arecibo message? Couldn't they have overheard the transmission, and
offered this clever carving in reply? No.
The Arecibo beam at 2,380
MHz is about 2 arc-minutes, which is roughly 1/15th the diameter of
the full moon. That's an extremely narrow beam. Imagine shooting an
arrow through a giant space in which ping pong balls are hung by
threads. The ping pong balls are many miles apart. How long would
the arrow have to travel before it accidentally hit one of these
balls? This is analogous to the situation of the Arecibo message,
moving in its tightly focused beam through the spaces of the Milky
The chances that it has hit another solar system in the 27
years since its broadcast are one in 50,000, approximately. If you
make the reasonable assumption that the aliens cannot travel faster
than the speed of light, then they must lie within 13-1/2
light-years to have received this message and responded. The chances
of a star system within the volume of space filled by the beam out
to this distance is closer to one in a half-million!
In other words,
it's highly, highly unlikely that any star system has yet been
exposed to the Arecibo message.
This is an important point, as it is
quantitative and not dependent on any other assumptions about this
crop circle: no other star systems could have yet received this
And incidentally, the odds that a nearby probe could
have intercepted it are even smaller!"
The evidence that SETI ignores supports the contention that
been with us on Earth, probably since our conception as human
beings. There is a tremendous volume of reliable, consistent
experiential data that strongly suggests that there is an ET
presence on Earth, and that it has been studying us closely for
centuries, perhaps even culturing us. They may be our parents.
Thousands of people have encountered what seem to be
extraterrestrial and interdimensional beings.
Alien abduction is now
commonly accepted by the populace (outside the SETI walls) as
something that really goes on. If the ETs study us as intently as
they seem to, would it then be surprising that they know about SETI
and the message that was sent? It is in every copy of Cosmos, and it
is in every broadcast of the "Cosmos" series on TV. It is in almost
everyone's memory banks somewhere. It is not a secret to anyone
interested in humanity's emergence into cosmic consciousness.
It is plausible that the ETs, with their patience wearing thin with
the cover-up, and with continuing human degradation of this
beautiful planet, have chosen this simple, gentle method of speaking
to the open-minded people of the Earth, while still respecting our
right to ignore it all and go on with our illusions. Thus no
intrusion, just preaching to the choir.
And why did they wait so
long to respond? Perhaps, just like SETI, we weren't ready to listen
as a people.
Alternatively, they may have been trying to communicate
for years, but the self-serving official cover-up has kept a lid on
the pertinent information.
SETI Reason 4:
"The biochemistry information in the crop circle is the same as the
Arecibo message, although the DNA seems to have an extra strand and
a somewhat different number of nucleotides. It has also been noted
that silicon is now indicated as part of the biological construction
kit, although this element, while popular in science fiction, is
rather poor at making the complex molecules required for life.
Still, it's remarkable how similar the aliens' biology is to ours,
even to the point of sporting a helical DNA molecule.
They also use
the same number of sugars and bases that make up human DNA to
construct theirs. But it's remarkable (but undoubtedly a sign of a
boo-boo on the constructors' part) that the silicon mentioned above
doesn't figure into the formulae of any of these alien DNA
components (this point was made by Randy Wiggins.) In addition, keep
in mind that of the hundreds of possible amino acids, only 20 are
used for earthly life. In other words our biochemistry is somewhat
How curious (and unlikely!) that theirs would match ours
If human genetics has been altered by ancient space travelers, then
it would be very strange if human genetic makeup were not very
similar to that of our parent ETs. There is something about
that is being conveyed in this message. It is not clear at all that
Silicon must play a role in the DNA. But it is clear that it plays
some important role.
Dr. William Levengood, who has pioneered the
biochemical assessment techniques that differentiate real crop
formations from hoaxes, has found anomalous deposits of Silicon,
silicone, and silicates in real crop formations. In one such
formation, a layer of extremely pure, micro-crystalline white
silicon was found in an 8"-wide layer 4" under all the affected
plants, with no visible soil disturbance to show how the hoaxers put
it there. The Silicon was of a purity and crystalline structure that
was previously unknown.
Furthermore, plants that grew in soil
containing this white powdery silicon displayed a 300% to 400%
growth in biomass, compared to control plants. The seeds taken from
plants that grew in the real formations looked fine, but showed a
40% decrease in seed weight and were dry inside. But, when planted,
they germinated and grew tremendously fast, with a deep, lush green
color and robust health, compared to control plants. There is
something going on with Silicon, and true scientists would respect
these clues and examine the real data instead of concluding that it
cannot be, therefore it isn't.
That is just bad science.
SETI Reason 5:
"Finally, the whole matter of crop circles fails the baloney test,
as Sagan would put it. They can be easily made by people interested
in creating a stir (you can read a nice description of both crop
circles and their construction, as well as a claim by experts in the
field, as it were, that they could replicate the new grain graphics,
And of importance, there is a lack of convincing
physical evidence that anyone else has made them. You might also
wonder why, despite its ample supply of wheat fields, the U.S. is
almost never the target of this type of alien graphic: nearly
two-thirds of all crop circles are in England. We also note that Chilbolton was the location of other crop circles in 1999 and 2000.
Why would aliens resort to a signaling system that conveys so little
information and can only be used during the two-month growth season,
and then only at night?
We are also informed by Chilbolton that
these recent glyphs appeared (as so many do) after a weekend."
Andy Rooney, in his inimitable style, once said, "I've learned that
to ignore the facts does not change the facts." SETI, by ignoring
the data, sees what it wants to see. That does not change the facts.
Apparently, since SETI knows that all crop formations are easily
made hoaxes, then there is no reason to
actually look at any of
them, such as the illustration to the left. This image of the
beautifully precise 409-circle 6-Julia-set formation that appeared
overnight is not what any sane person would call "easy to make."
There is ample evidence to suggest that there are energy fields and
vibrations involved here that are ancient in nature and beyond the
current understanding of science. These energies in some way seem to
center around the ancient sacred sites of England such as Stone Henge and Silbury Hill.
There may be Earth energies that are used in
making the formations, and these energies might be easier to
manipulate where they are stronger. The selection of England for the
most spectacular formations is probably more a function of Earth
energy fields than it is political power or available cropland.
There have been crop formations and snow formations and mud
formations all over the world, all year around.
The ones in England
are only the most spectacular.
So how does
Occam's Razor fit into all of this?
We have the Doug &
Dave hypothesis, with a really big fish to swallow. And we have the
covert government hypothesis with an almost-as-large fish to
swallow, and we have the ET contact hypothesis, which is easy to
swallow, but has huge implications for SETI's budget, among other
So if we want to choose the hypothesis that most easily
explains the data, then we conclude that we are probably talking
with off-planet intelligence. If, however, we wish to choose the
hypothesis based upon which one minimizes the number of changes the
establishment needs to make, then clearly it's all Doug and Dave.
decide which camp you're in, and the outcome follows.
If it's real, what might it mean?
If the Chilbolton Code is real communication with off-planet
intelligence, then what do we learn from it?
For one thing, the
"Roger, Copy" nature of the message indicates that they speak the
same mathematics as we do. That's comforting. The presence of
Silicon in the list of important life-related elements is very
interesting, and more research should be done on the Silicon-related
phenomena around crop formations.
The use of the same basic
nucleotides suggests that we are related, or that there are a
limited number of combinations of things that actually work well, or
perhaps both. The humanoid figure suggests that the senders of the
code are not unlike what thousands of reliable persons have reported
seeing. The apparent size of this being is 3'4", if one uses the
same mathematics that we used in the original transmission.
should be of comfort and solace to
have long been abused by blind experts. The population item decodes
into 21.3 billion, a large population by our standards.
What does it
The population on their planet?
The intelligent beings in our
The future population of the Earth?
code-senders are from this solar system, then we can conclude that
Earth, Mars, and Jupiter's moons have intelligent life.
make the Dunes and Hoagland fans happy.
A Very Interesting Point
Red Setter, a research biologist has made a very interesting
contribution to the discussion, an observation that he made only
after intensive personal research stimulated by the odd DNA images
in the Chilbolton Code formation.
He notes that:
"The central part of the Chilbolton pictogram shows that a DNA
double helix as found on Earth, with 10 base pairs per turn, has
been replaced on one side by a novel single-stranded helix with just
6 bases per turn. I had to work hard for several days, to discover
that the single-stranded helix with 6 bases per turn refers to 2',
5'-linked RNA or DNA, as opposed to the normal 3', 5' variety.
is known to hardly any molecular biologist, and I found out only by
making an accurate model. ...There is no other plausible way of
constructing a 6-fold helix as indicated. [published research] shows
that 2', 5'-linked RNA will form double helices, but prefers to
remain single stranded.
[Other research] explores the use of 2', 5'
RNA as an antiviral drug; it seems we have been exposed to such
strange molecules in the past, and have evolved an interferon-RNAase
L system against them."
"Recall that origin-of-life experiments in the 1980s by
found that RNA would often polymerize into two different forms,
namely 2', 5' versus 3', 5'; and it was a mystery to chemical
evolutionists why 3', 5' was favored on Earth. Note that many
abductees remain ill with chronic fatigue, which generally includes
a high level of RNAase L; just as if their immune systems have been
activated by contact with 2', 5' RNA.
The clear implication is that
2', 5' RNA may represent an alternative system of genetic coding to
3', 5' RNA or DNA as found on Earth; and that the makers of the Chilbolton pictogram wished us to understand that fact. Whether a
secret band of elite scientists could hoax such a result seems
doubtful; since 2', 5' nucleic acids are mentioned rarely in the
literature, and nowhere does it say that they form a single-stranded
helix with 6 bases per turn.
That I found only recently, by
painstakingly constructing an accurate model."
So what do we make of this?
We conclude that there is significant
scientifically verifiable content in the Chilbolton Code formation
that is unlikely to have been placed there in the dark either by
pranksters or by covert government agents, because the information
is new and almost unknown. Perhaps Silicon is involved in the
process by which the genetic encoding choice is made. It plays a
Clearly there is room for much more serious thought
here, and it calls for much more than an off-hand dismissal by SETI
and the world of traditional science.
Rishia O'Neill once remarked, "We have forgotten more as a species
than we have learned." Such may really be the case, if our forgotten
history involves an on-going relationship with off-planet
personalities and cultures.
As we begin to sort out the meanings and
implications of the Chilbolton Code, we may be starting a collective
process of remembering, as a species, much that we have long
And as these memories begin to surface on their own, it
is likely that most people will say, "Well, I knew that all along!"
From the simple twisting of grass in an English field we are led to
conclude that we are not alone in the universe, and that off-planet
intelligence is communicating with us. This basic fact will totally
revise our worldviews, and our paradigms. We need now to rebuild our
knowledge base, integrating into it the missing information.
longer know who we are, how we came here, or what our relationship
is to those who are sending us codes in fields.
One thing is
certain: Whatever intelligence is capable of making these
communications is advanced beyond us, and we can be sure that they
do not live in a throw-away competitive society on a world of racial
hatred, wars, pollution and dying species.
Step one for this entire
world may be to get our own act together, so that we can speak as a
planet, with pride, and as Earthlings, emerging into cosmic