A Skeptic No More
by Matt Bidlack
28 February 2003
I challenge anyone with a skeptical
opinion about crop circle phenomena to watch this film
and, afterward, continue to hold onto their pre-film opinions.
This film has the capacity to change even the most hardened
skeptic's mind about crop circles. I, myself, without ever
really researching the topic, had always suspected human
involvement in these events.
This film very convincingly
discounted this theory and presented several other very sensible
theories put forth by competent scientists across the full
spectrum of scientific discipline from physics to biochemistry.
It inspired me to do further research into the matter to develop
a more educated opinion on whether the world's population is
handling this phenomena with the necessary amount of respect and
I never realized before watching
this film that there are so many hundreds of these circles and
designs appearing year after year all over the world, and my
pre-film assumption (probably a common assumption) that there
are only two prevailing theories - humans or aliens - was dead
The director appeared for a post-film question/answer session at
the screening I attended in Ann Arbor on the campus of the
University of Michigan. He was very knowledgeable and exhibited
professionalism while he explained why he was convinced that
only some of the thousands of crop circles are man-made. The
audience was largely U 0f M faculty, students, and alumni whose
questions were extremely thoughtful and articulate and he
responded very intelligently on their level.
In fact, one of the biochemists
cited (but not interviewed) in the movie as a proponent of one
of the alternative theories (the most sensible one, in my
opinion) was a top researcher at the U of Michigan.
I think a lot of people left that
theater with their minds changed about crop circles.