Ah, Vanderhoof, a location of mystery. Six new crop
circles have set the community abuzz with theories, speculation and
There are three major schools of thought surrounding the formation of crop
The first set of scenarios centres around finding a natural cause for this
phenomenon. Magnetic black holes, geological pressures, wild wind
formations are all listed as possible causes for, these geometric
formations. These possibilities take into account the myriad of natural
forces that humans are nowhere close to figuring out. Some, such as wind
patterns, can be quickly ruled out (wind tends to have difficulty blowing
in clockwise and counter clockwise directions at the same time), but it is
a popular set of theories for the scientific minded.
The second set of theories revolves around the possibility of
extra-terrestrial activity. Whatever your thoughts on the possibility of
alien intelligence, one might think they bad better things to do than
plunk patterns of plastered-down produce all over our fields.
The third, and possibly most plausible, set of ponderings revolves around
the existence of extremely bored homo sapiens out for a laugh. People
certainly have a tendency to do even weirder things when a rural existence
doesn't offer up enough thrills, vandalism, graffiti, and cow tipping make
even less sense then drawing! international attention to our little
But perhaps what all these theories encompass is the ever elusive mystery
of the human mint No matter what you believe to be the cause of this small
set of circles, the fact that we are all so! drawn to speculate and
analyze over their formation speaks volumes about ourselves.
The human mind loves the unanswerable. We are compelled to solve and
explain, even if only to shout our disbelief from the rooftops.