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Crop Circle: Prank, Alien Contact, or X-Files Alternate Reality Game?
A complex crop circle, which appeared in an English barley field last month, is a cryptic representation of the first ten digits of Pi. In other words, the circle is divided up into ten invisible segments, like a pizza. To represent the 4 in 3.141592654, the third notch is four segments further along in the spiral than the preceding mark.
The "Arecibo answer" is a crop circle that is a near replica and purported to be a response to the "Arecibo message", a piece of coded information about Earth and humanity which was first beamed into space in 1974. It appeared in 2001 near the Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, UK. presence on Earth. **The likelihood of the Arecibo message ever being picked up is very, very low. It was aimed at globular star cluster M13, which is 25,000 light years away.
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July 10, 2013: A spectacular crop circle is seen in a field of wheat at Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, England, on July 8. The 250-foot image has crop circle experts baffled & some believe it holds a complex message representing the boat to heaven from ancient Egyptian mythology. Crop circles appear on the hill near a mound that dates about the same time as the pyramids. Hundreds of mysterious circles appear in the area each year