Tonight's guest, Dr. Simeon Hein, has some interesting theories about crop circles and their properties. He believes while the circles may be man-made they seem to attract unusual energy patterns and balls of light. Though 2002 got off to a slow start, Andy Thomas of Swirled News.com(1)wrote in an article for Nexus(2), that it turned out to be a banner year for crop circles, with a set of stunning designs. In one case, a convex triangle design at Sompting, UK was found to contain "a thick but fine white dust," that was later determined to be a particularly pure form of silica.
With the publicity for the movie Signs, which opened in August 2002, in high gear, many thought the attention to the phenomenon might increase the possibility for hoaxers. Certainly one of the most controversial and spectacular circles was what was dubbed the "Scary Alien Formation"(3) in a report on the Crop Circle Connector. The formation which appeared in August near Winchester, Hampshire featured a typical "grey" alien head that was accompanied by a code of rectangular dots and dashes. A decoding of the message included: "Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES. Much PAIN but still time."