copyright 8/2004 Jonah Ohayv
If other researchers make similar compilations, giving their evidence and own analyses, we can build a "positive" list. With such a base, maybe we can combine broader meanings, interpretations, or at least tentative significances for those crop circles. What can we learn from their symbols, types of lay, size, placement, timing, etc.?
The problem, of course, is that each person's criteria for genuineness and threshholds of stringency will differ - yet some consensus will be possible.
Among the many formations probably falling into the category "genuine", I've gathered here 14 British examples. Although you may well disagree about the origins of some of these despite the evidence very briefly presented, I estimate that many well-informed researchers will agree that many of these cases must indeed be genuine.
My arguments for their genuineness become clearer when you have some additional basic knowledge about these crop-circles. Systematic field-reports about these examples are found in the archives of the Crop Circle Connector website (membership required). For other articles about them, I suggest trying Internet search-engines under the locations and the dates of their discovery.
"Julia set" made within a 45-minute time-window in the daytime (construction in the field would take hours), adjacent to Stonehenge with its guards and many visitors, to a fairly busy highway, and to a farmhand working the next field - but no one saw it made.
"Sri Yantra" hindu meditation symbol, in all 13 miles of precisely and deeply etched lines in a dry seabed's hard earth, in a wilderness area with no roads nearby, and discovered from an airplane. For details, see Ilyes' article at http://cropcircleconnector.com/ilyes/ilyes9.html.
The "Sunflower's" spiral curvatures. Plus the stone in its center, broken from precisely aimed extreme heat or pressure, leaving the surrounding stalks however unharmed.
The "Ribbon's" exact placement in relation to 3 neolithic mounds and their surrounding tractor lines, despite its huge size, could hardly be measured on-the-ground in advance or be coincidental.
409 circles covering a huge span in one stormy night. Blown nodes and other classical anomalies were corroborated by BLT. Links to nine small articles from the website Swirled News about this crop circle are found at the bottom of the article: http://www.korncirkler.dk/dronning.html.
"Basket" with stunning details as seen from the air, of overall weaving and of spiralling rays within the outer circles.
The "Code's" evidence is based on its de-coded content. It's a precisely analagous reply to the 1974 radio code we from Earth sent to tentaqtive recipients in outer space. The crop circle contains internally consistent, previously unknown info about an alternative, non-earthly DNA structure and content, which turns out to be entirely feasible. The complex details of this finding by organic chemistry professor Corrado Malanga, are published in Italian only, but parts of its preliminary chain-of-reasoning can be gathered in the articles by others at http://www.korncirkler.dk/cccorner/chilbolton2.html.
The "Snowflake's" lay. The systematic 3 and 4-layered weaving at the juncture points of bars, small rings, and large rings' rims, along with backwards weaving in the most outer rim's central braid, make construction in the field at ground-level infeasible. See http://www.korncirkler.dk/cccorner/geomdetails3.html for details.
The "Pentagram's" wheel. The 10 junctures where rays met rings were orginally not broken through/ laid down, making construction and preliminary measuring in the field from ground-level infeasible. See http://www.korncirkler.dk/cccorner/geomdetails1.html for details. Deviations in hormone levels of several test persons in the crop circle were significant. For details, see Lucy's article at http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/articles/change/.
"Spider's" web filaments, where the outward-facing arcs in the web must be started from centers farther and farther out in the untouched field.
BoLs; many balls of light flying out of the formation were witnessed, photographed, and videotaped by various visitors, including Stuart Dike and Mark Fussell from the website Crop Circle Connector.
Japanese origami figure very similar to a form meditatively visualized to appear the next morning in that area, by a Japanese group led by Masao Maki the night before. BoLs were witnessed by the group during that night. Events recounted in Bert Janssen's video "Contact".
"3-D pyramid" fractal with an impressive lay. The previous night a Finnish "sensitive", Mira, foresaw both a UFO sighting, the crop circle's appearance, and co-witnessed nearby BoLs, as recounted in Martin Keitel's CD "Cereal Worm Holes II".
Slanted pyramid with the geometrical lay details' finesse of rounded areas and non-linear cross-lines, both forming series of steps.