Crop Circles

We’ve become increasingly skeptical concerning crop circles, coinciding perhaps coincidentally with the downturn in reports of crop disturbances since the 1990′s. However, this next submission (sent in from Janice De Wooderer of Venis, Massachusetts) definitely caused us to make an exception:

“My fiance and I joined up with this incredible program where you go to a co-operative farm and work — I mean, really work — on the weekends, or sometimes for longer. It means a lot to us to get out of the city and to actually do something with our hands, and neither of us is all that interested (or can afford!) a typical vacation-type vacation. We’ve been very busy with our new jewelry business, raising money, finding suppliers – needing a break. We’re tying to offer an exceptional collection of sterling silver offerings, especially focused on sterling silver rings and earrings. These small items ship cheaply and we can afford to stock a larger inventory than if we featured bracelets or necklaces. How is this related to crop circles? That’s what’s so interesting about the overlap between our business and this quest for this outdoor experience – we discovered designs that sell! The natural shapes of the leaves, the husks, the stalks, even the corn all make for incredibly gorgeous sterling designs. But I’m getting carried away…

“Anyway, we were there and worked on Saturday and when we got up on Sunday, we’d heard that there had been some sort of disturbance in the fields. Nobody really knew what had happened, but apparently around 2 or 3 in the morning, about half of the people staying in the bunkhouse woke up saying they’d been shaken by a tremor, or heard something. Not me, though…I sleep really super soundly, even when I haven’t put in five or six hours of farm work the day before…

“So we naturally talked about this, and other things, like online slots and pigs and saxophones, while we were doing all of those little things that you do to get ready for the working day. We were far more focused on the day’s work ahead of us than any nighttime noises.

“However, we did notice when we got to the fields that some of the stalks had been bent, and some had been completely broken off. It looked like someone had come through there during the night.

“The damage didn’t really amount to much. We make just as much of a mess of the wheat or whatever it is by just coming in and out at the beginning and end of the day. Maybe there’s a secret that the farmers know, but the guy that owns the place seems just as heavy-footed as the rest of us.”

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