Monday, June 15, 2009

A pile of crop

The Telegraph "reports" that the latest crop circle is predicting the end of the world.

Investigators claim more formations are referencing the possibility of a cataclysmic event occurring on December 21, 2012, which coincides with the end of the ancient Mayan calendar.

Investigators? You mean somebody actually takes this stuff seriously? There is no doubt that crop circles are ingenious and can be breathtakingly beautiful, but I can't believe that a supposedly serious newspaper gives credence to this supernatural mumbo jumbo.

After all, if the Mayans were so good at prophesy why didn't they spot their own demise 400 years ago?


Mark Wadsworth said...

Hang on a minute. Perhaps the 'investigators' are trying to work out whether the nutters* who make crop circles are themselves hinting at End Of The World. I suppose it is quite possible that said nutters do believe in Mayan Calender. The whole point of making crop circles is to generate conspiracy theories (as well as seeing your handiwork** all over the MSM), isn't it?

* In the nicest possible sense, I love crop circles.

** Or should that be 'footiwork'?

Letters From A Tory said...

Perhaps the 'investigators' will have their world ended when their families find out what morons they are.

bernard said...

I wouldn't dismiss crop circles quite so easily. One farmer remarked that a circle he found in a wheat field was so complicated it would have taken several people to construct, or one person several days, and the field was sprayed the day before. (He'd be unlikely to flatten his own crop prior to harvest and his farmhouse was pretty isolated with no proper field access).
I also heard that Stonehenge itself (in Wiltshire again) may have been originally chosen because a crop circles repeatedly appeared there.
The debate on them has never been settled one way or another.