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Original Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 12:37:47 -0500
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Posted Aug 1.02
China Says Crop Circles Appeared There 3,000-Years-Ago
[Original headline: Crop formations circle planet]
One of the first documented reports of a crop circle formation - the
unexplained geometric designs that occur in fields of wheat and corn -
appeared in 1678 Stirlingshire, Scotland. But this phenomenon was
largely ignored until the 1970s and 80s when formations began to
appear with increasing frequency around the globe. Today most
countries - with the exception of China - are said to have experienced
crop circle phenomena.
Yet is China really devoid of these unusual creations? Certainly, if
someone or something is trying to communicate with mankind through
patterns carved into crops, China's sizable population could not be
Western experts have obviously failed to carefully consider the data
from this country. One only has to refer to the work of Zhang Hui, a
research fellow at the Xinjiang Museum in Urumqi, to find evidence
that suggests China - with its long history - experienced crop circle
phenomena long before any other civilization on the planet.
Zhang claims to have harvested more than 20 stone patterns appearing
to match crop circle formations from other countries, but pre-dating
them by up to 3,000 years.
After discovering several of these stone circle patterns, which range
from simple circles to more elaborate shapes, in the grasslands of
Qinghe County beside the Sino-Mongolian border, Zhang was intrigued.
He quickly headed to Beijing to consult Chinese translations of
reference works by British crop circle experts.
He was amazed by the similarities.
Zhang believes the primitive people of the region, after witnessing
the formation of actual crop circles, concluded that the designs were
a form of communication from the gods and responded in kind to the
divine messages by placing rocks in the shape of the circles.
For Zhang, these stone arrangements prove China has experienced crop
circle phenomena - possibly more recently than imagined.
According to Zhang, one rare eyewitness described seeing a crop circle
appear in a Northeast China field in only a short time while he was in
the company of Red Guards. However, as the event occurred during the
"cultural revolution" (1966-76), when such superstition was illegal,
the account went undocumented.
If crop circles are an attempt at communication from an unknown
source, then what is this source and who is supposed to receive the
Humans, being ego-centric creatures, naturally assume the messages
hidden in the crop circles are meant for mankind. But what about the
other species inhabiting our planet. As in Douglas Adam's novel, "So
long and thanks for all the fish" - where dolphins were actually alien
observers studying the human race as a psychologist studies rats in a
maze - humans may not be the most advanced species on the earth.
Possibly, the messages are meant for the legions of cockroach species
which inhabit the darker corners of our daily life. After all,
following mankind's inevitable self-destruction in a nuclear
holocaust, cockroaches will be the only creatures left alive.
Story originally published by:
Shanghai Star / China | Rosanne Lin - Aug 1.02
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