Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 19 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts    H4'ed 6/20/10

Great Missing the Point Moments in History - Two - Crop Circles

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   22 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Michael Greenwell
Become a Fan
  (2 fans)
This is the second in the series (first one here) and the people who missed the point this time were a large part of the public.

In 1991 Doug Bower and Dave Chorley admitted that they had been responsible for the crop circles appearing in part of England and believed that they inspired others around the world. Doug Bower also had to tell his wife.. .from wikipedia

Bower's wife had become suspicious of him, noticing high levels of mileage in their car. Eventually, fearing that his wife suspected him of adultery, Bower confessed to her, and subsequently, he and Chorley informed a British national newspaper. Chorley died in 1996, and Doug Bower has made crop circles as recently as 2004. Bower has said that, had it not been for his wife's suspicions, he would have taken the secret to his deathbed, never revealing that it was a hoax.

They made it quite obvious that it was human work too, even going as far as to write their initials next to some of them. Another act was to make one in anti-clockwise direction instead of clockwise to show up a someone who had been discussing how they were always clockwise in the media.

Other groups like have also shown that they can create just about any kind of pattern.

A large industry started up around crop circles and it is because of this industry that a lot of the ideas about it being aliens etc are still taken seriously by a few people who obviously missed the point because Bower and Chorley also said that they did it to demonstrate that a lot of pseudoscientists and UFO spotters were gullible.

All of that said, some of them do actually look quite nice and it could be considered an art form. Can't we just enjoy them on that level now?

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? - Douglas Adams

Rate It | View Ratings

Michael Greenwell Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Scotland's Michael Greenwell has worked, at various times, as a university tutor, a barman, a DJ ("not a very good one," he clarifies), an office lackey, supermarket worker, president of a small charity, a researcher, a librarian, a volunteer worker in Nepal during the civil war there, and "some other things that were too tedious to mention." Nowadays, he explains, "I am always in (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

What have we got to gain?

The Misanthropic Principle

Interview with Edward Current

What Should the Title of Bush's Memoirs Be?

Great Missing the Point Moments in History - Two - Crop Circles

I love a planet with a happy atmosphere

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend