I love crop circles. I have had this addiction since I was a wee lad back in the Fashioned Challenged Seventies. Try as I might, I keep searching out new images and reading about crop circles from time to time. I have no idea why something like this fascinates me so. Then again, maybe I do. It is a duality thing.
As a kid, it was a fascination with an unknown. The above picture is taken near Stonehenge and anything from the Salisbury Plain is cool by me. It is ancient peoples, some residual power seeping from the earth. Maybe it is aliens from some far off planet. Maybe it is a natural occurrence in the land of Arthur. As a kid with a vivid imagination, all things were possible, even as the circles got more and more complex.
Maybe it was a couple of guys pulling a prank.
Well.. carp! That is not fun or far out or super cool mysterious. Maybe it is the monkey syndrome, the copy cat syndrome and a bunch of people are doing it. Man, even people doing it as promotional stuff.. Geesh..
Okay I dig album cover art work. I dig Zeppelin. You had to know that was coming...
So maybe ancient peoples and space aliens jam out to Black Dog or Whole Lotta Love.. maybe the Immigrant Song.. so what? Music binds creation together.
One time I cut a circular patch out in the back yard (I get these strange ideas some times and just act on em) and came in and sat down. When asked if I had finished cutting the grass, I said sure, knowing full well there would have to be visual verification. My dad was not amused.
One of those burning questions I still have is, why go out in the middle of the night and stamp down your neighbors field in a geometric pattern? Did the flaming dog poop on the porch trick not work? Did the poor neighbor not have Prince Albert in a can? I just wonder what possessed them.. to do such things.
Either way, I still dig crop circles and I still remember as a kid the wonder they produced. Real or fake, probably a bit of both in my opinion (there is that duality thing again), it does spark something, doesn't it?
Happy Crop Circle Wanderings!