Category Archives: Crop Circle ‘Wisdom’

Armageddon It On [MC]

I’m long in the tooth enough to have lived through several ends-of-the-world that weren’t, so eyelids were scarce batted when Report A Crop Circle Formation’s predicted ‘2015 Armageddon?’ did not come to pass.

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RACCF’s banner image* is both hilarious and confounding, a collection of straw-men the likes of which have not been seen since the legendary Wiltshire Farmers’ Scarecrow Convention of 1989.

Let’s start with their “every truth” hyperbole, and note that ‘truth’ is one of RACCF’s favourite words. By any logical analysis this is flat-out incorrect. ‘Truth’ is entirely relative, and throughout human history there have been many commonly accepted ‘truths’ that were never “violently opposed”. This statement is an intellectual nonsense.

Next, we get to their analysis of 2014 – regular readers of my blog, and other “counter to RACCF” news pages, will know that every line of this is baloney.

What ‘truth’ – that word again! – has been hidden? Since the 1980s there has been a tremendous amount of investigation into and public exposure of circle making – not only via rent-a-rant Matthew Williams and the circlemakers.org gentlemen, but by crop circle researchers. To name but some – Jenny Randles, Paul Fuller, Ian Mrzyglod, Ken Brown, George Wingfield, Rob Irving, Jim Schnabel, John Macnish, Terence Meaden, Jurgen Kronig, Peter Rendall, Peter Sorensen, Terry Brown, Freddy Silva, Simeon Hein… I have little doubt that most of these names – let alone their work – are unheard of to RACCF.

Have circle makers been ignored? If RACCF’s feed is anything to go by, the buggers couldn’t shut up even if they tried, and silence should of course be the creed of any circle maker worth their salt in the first place. I’m reminded of ‘goatboy’ from The Crop Circle Connector Forum’s summation of the role of the circle maker (which I have also seen attributed to Rob Irving) as “Enter field. Make circle. Leave field. Shut the fuck up”. If anything circle makers should be ignored if they want their circles to be taken seriously, to stand and be considered on their own merits. If they don’t like this, and want artistic acclaim, they shouldn’t make circles. Simples.

As for “start selling tickets”, “farmers cut out circles”, and “act like not your fault [sic.]”, I shan’t go over these points again here as they have all been dealt with previously on this blog and I don’t wish to needlessly repeat myself. Instead I refer you to the articles Farmers, Lies and Videotape, The Boycott That Still Never Was, and “Sadly It Has Come To This”, amongst others.

Andrew Pyrka likes to imagine himself a shepherd of men, a table-turning messiah come to spread the ‘truth’ amongst the ignorant. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to him – or any of his RACCF brethren – that anybody could possibly have ever considered crop circles to be man-made in the past, despite more than 20 years of extensive investigation into and documentation of this aspect of the subject before he bumbled onto the scene. His ignorance of the subject and its history is sometimes breathtaking. Oh how we laughed when for example he discussed the ‘malting stage’ of barley. Oh how we laughed when he accused for example Rob Irving (yes, the same Rob Irving who has publicly espoused a human origin since 1992, producing countless articles, two books, and numerous TV appearances) of distorting evidence in order to deceive others into believing a non-human origin of crop circles. Oh how we laughed again and again.

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Like most messianic wannabes, Mr Pyrka’s world-view is depressingly black and white. In his mind, either one knows the ‘truth’ that all crop circles are made by human artists, or one believes that all crop circles are made by aliens. In reality, of course, different people believe a great many diverse things, and even those who entertain the view that some crop circles may have a non-human origin hold a wide and arrayed range of opinions as to the essence of that source. Only for a few is it aliens.

Let the people consider Exhibit # 1, the massively magnified to the point of blurring photographs of bits of field and hedge and tree-line, in which Mr Pyrka’s pareidoliac eyes see ‘aliens’. If we couldn’t see them too we were simply wrong. Here are some examples. Mr Pyrka claims to have never digitally manipulated his images. I don’t believe him.

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Let the people consider Exhibit #2, the blog Andrew Pyrka Watch, which documents more examples of Mr Pyrka’s chicanery than I have the time, space, or enthusiasm for here.

Let the people consider Exhibit #3, #4, #5, and #6, Mr Pyrka’s own website and Facebook pages, Crop  Circle Wisdom (a great deal of which has been doctored or deleted over the years though thanks to The Way Back Machine we can still read it as originally written), Report A Crop Circle Formation, the Crop Circle Wisdom Facebook page, and Crop Circles The People The Mystery The Truth (note that Mr Pyrka denies any association with this latter page. Note also that that its unique, ungainly, pidgin grammatical style is identical to those of himself and his RACCF colleague and close associate Sue Davies).

Let the people consider Exhibit # 7, Report A Crop Circle Formation Exposed, which, like Pyrka Watch, has done a great deal of work in uncovering Mr Pyrka’s and RACCF’s sleight-of-fact.

Let the people assess all the above evidence, and make up their own minds as to the ‘truth’, and as to whether Mr Pyrka is indeed the chosen one or merely a deluded Cheltenham taxi driver.

I’ve touched in other posts on the subject of control, which in my opinion is the real underlying message here. RACCF’s relentless silencing of any dissenting view via post-deletion and banning on their pages. The persecution of Monique Klinkenbergh, Steve Alexander, and Silent Circle, all of whom provide information and commentary on the circles which runs counter to RACCF. The inane ‘Wiltshire Boycott’ and the seamy ‘Wellygate’. The vile personal attacks on the above individuals, and against Suzanne Taylor, Michael Glickman, Francine Blake, Gary King, Terry Hall, and numerous others, simply because they happen to hold differing opinions on the subject of crop circles, all the while championing themselves as the only source of ‘truth’. They want total control of the subject. They want theirs to be the only views you hear. They want to be the one and only source of information for new circles, for commentary on those circles, and to know (and to have the right to sometimes hint at) the authorship of all circles. If they can’t have that, if they can’t shape the crop circle phenomenon into a product of their own management and guidance, they want to destroy it.

If there is to be an Armageddon, it is one of these chumps’ own making.

demise of crop circles(Posted on CCPMT, October 2014)

*Note that in between the first draft of this article and my finalising and posting it, RACCF changed their banner image – here is the current version.

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Miles Challett

Boycott Shmoycott

A further post from Crop Circles Anonymous, regarding the alleged boycott (or not, as the case may be) by circle makers this year, which we present without comment.

Please note that CCA are not us but we always appreciate their posts, especially when they are at the expense of RACCF’s buffoonish posturing and grandstanding.

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Andrew Pyrka’s promised article setting out his proof that this formation was commissioned:-

http://cropcirclewisdom.com/1/post/2012/08/an-endless-twist-of-tales-continue-to-put-a-spell-on-you.html

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Aside from the ludicrous rhetoric – e.g. “Just as we all thought that the 2012 crop circle season was nearing an end, along came this well made crop formation.  When you first see an image such as the one above, the initial reaction is to express an outpouring of admiration by words such as ‘WOW ‘ !.  This kind of reaction is not surprising as  30 years of mind conditioning and manipulating  has taken its toll on all who have taken an interest in this controversial topic.” – why not just admit people respond to it in the same way as they respond to beauty in any artistic medium? Was years of mind control and conditioning neccessary before people could view the Cistine Chapel and say ‘wow’?

Andrew’s evidence that this formation was commissioned seems to be phone calls to the organisers, at first telling him it wasn’t commissioned, another person giving him a throwaway ‘so what if it is?’, followed by another telling him it wasn’t. So out of who knows how many calls he claims to have made – at least three – he chooses to believe the one that fits his already-established opinion and ignores all the others. What if the person who implied it was was winding him up and the others were telling the truth?

Andrew finishes with the claim that the circle was made by Rob Irving, his sole evidence seeming to be that Mr Irving made a post on a Facebook page discussing it. What about the posts made by Mr Irving on Report A Crop Circle Formation – Andrew’s very Facebook page – that are completely to the contrary? No, no need to mention those.

So, nothing new at all here, and more to the point none of the proof that was promised.

Outstanding research, Mr Pyrka!

Miles Challett

Winchester, Hampshire, 9 August 2012 [mc]

This is a masterful creation, which is perhaps why Report A Crop Circle Formation have made it their mission to utterly kick the stuffing out of it.

First we hear speak of the ‘Jugglers Lane Fiasco’. Now maybe I’ve got a different dictionary to Mr Pyrka’s, but the use of the word ‘fiasco’ here (capitalised or not) is way off the mark. To recap: a formation was discovered at Jugglers Lane earlier this season, it was photographed and much-liked for its precision and beauty, quite early in the day of its discovery rumours began to circulate that it was made with the farmer’s permission, and these rumours were soon confirmed. Some people chose not to believe these rumours, favouring a more esoteric origin – though that has been the case with pretty much every commissioned circle in history, so there’s nothing to stop the press about there. And that’s it. No ‘fiasco’ whatsoever, except on Planet Pyrka where there’s no shortage of moles ready to turn their hills into mountains.

Next we have the bald assertion that this formation is ‘commissioned art work’. Is it? No proof is given, and anybody asking for it has had their posts blocked or banned from the thread. Not for doubting the claim, mind, just for asking.

Which leads into an opportunity to put the boot in to the Crop Circle Connector.

“Promoted… in a style which creates a frenzy amongst their believers”?  Mr Pyrka sounds frothing and incandescent in his anger.

And what have the Crop Circle Connector done to provoke this ire? Put pictures of this circle on their website and Facebook page (as they have with every other circle this year, including – I should add – the garbage that Mr Pyrka and his friends have fouled fields with). That’s all. That’s what the Connector do.

Andrew, I think you need a lie down. I think the summer heat is getting to you.

Miles Challett