Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Signs in 3D

Apparently the aliens who produce crop circles have developed more elaborate landing gear.

The Daily Mail is reporting the first 3-D crop circles. (I found it via the daily headlines on Fortean Times.)

M. Night Shyamalan made good use of crop circles and grey aliens for horror purposes in Signs, of course. These don't seem quite as menacing as they are perplexing in our real world.

Mr. Pragmatic spoils the fun
Skeptics have long considered crop circles to be hoaxes, and they're probably right. Intellectually I have to agree with skeptics most of the time.

But in my heart, I like a bit of wonder. I think this is one of those areas that's fun. Unless it was your wheat field, anyway.

Sense of wonder anyone?
Sure they're probably all made by guys with time on their hands, but they stimulate the imagination a bit and give us a little mystery.

Even after documentaries that show guys with wheat cutting tools, when something new like this, pardon me, crops up, you find yourself asking anew - "How the heck did that get there?"

And is there something more than the pseudo solid world that surrounds me?

An opening epigram in the Robert Aikman collection Cold Hand in Mine, went something like this: "In the end, it is the mystery that remains and not it's explanation."

Words to live by.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the 'Daily Mail' article; that said, it's a terrible tabloid. It's one of those that loves to rage against perceived injustices against the wealthy and middle-class, meaning there's always an 'other' being criticised. I'll be interested to see how it handles anything with a whiff of the paranormal! x

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