"I hope this discovery will stimulate renewed interest in crop circles by serious scientific researchers who have been fooled by the hoax claims."
According to Jefferys it is high-frequency electromagnetic radiation that is responsible for the formation of these strange shapes.
"What is not clear is what generates that energy and organises it into circular patterns," Jefferys told the paper. "This is one of the questions I hope to
answer, at least partially."
Bizarre spaceship-like crop circle appeared in Wiltshire. Image credit and copyright: Jim Peyton
Freddy Silva, an expert on crop circles and author of
Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of
Crop Circles says that "crop circles are organized harmonic forms of energy comprised of light, sound and magnetism which physically manifest as geometric patterns when they interact with our physical world. To date, 10,000 crop circles have been reported in 29 countries, and have appeared in mediums such as wheat, barley, canola, trees, ice, rice paddies, even linseed.
Image credit and copyright: Jim Peyton
The first crop circle appeared in United Kingdom as early as 1647, In 1970's there was a reoccurrence in numbers and there was a massive increase in 1990's.
There are several theories who or what creates the crop circles. According to some formation theories crop circles are a result of whirlwind or plasma vortex,
microwave transient heating, ufos, spirit of the Earth and hoaxers.
Nevertheless, there is no single theory that can fully explain the appearance of some of the most complex crop circles.
More data and research methods should be provided and all possibilities should be exhausted before making conclusions.