Before we go any further, let me just acknowledge that this is an amazing piece of art. Truly amazing. However, it similarity to the Mothership logo (see below) should have been an indication as to the origin of this formation.
However, there is a minority within the crop circle world who are claiming this is the real deal, genuine paranormal phenomena. Now, for the uninitiated, Mothership make bongs. Lot’s of people are saying they make glass. No, they make bongs out of glass. Let’s not dress this up. Secondly, I am pretty confident that if Nike plonked their logo in a field, no matter how freaking big, the crop circle community would harrumph and move on. But hey, this logo looks a little alien and the company is called “Mothership”, so it must be genuine! Again, this is a great piece of art, do not for a moment think I am belittling the effort and skill involved, I am not, this is an awesome piece of art.
Colin Andrews made a statement that he believed this was a man-made design. He pointed out that the farmers cover story was eerily similar to that of the farmer who had the nVidia crop circle appear on his land a few years back (Even when Rob Irving and Co announced they made it, and with photo’s to boot, some within the crop circle community still couldn’t accept it). Yet despite Colin’s reasoned logic, some people are still struggling to accept that this is man-made. Oh, yeah, the evidence it was made by aliens? Well, it looks too good to have been made by humans, apparently. That’s it, end of argument. Oh, some people said the vibes in the circle were awesome. Yeah, that should clinch it.
Crop Circle Connector posted the following statement on their site:
Which I find a really curious statement to make. Normally CCC will say very little about a crop circle. Maybe a nerve was touched, maybe a friend of a friend’s nose was out of joint, maybe someone couldn’t handle a finger being pointed in their direction, but basically it’s a statement that says ‘please just enjoy the pretty pictures and but don’t look too closely at the story behind it.’
Anyway, Mothership bong manufacturers are enjoying the limelight and are trending on social media. The Daily Mail printed a story about it (my editorial policy usually stops me posting their links) as did the HuffPo. The circles’s arrival was perfect as we’ve entered into what is traditionally known as ‘silly season’ where newspapers have pages and pages to fill, and this will do nicely. It’s almost as if someone, somewhere understands marketing.
The positive attributes that the CCC talk about is that irrespective of what the background story is, you can go along to this formation, pay £5 to get in, and your £5 goes to a worthwhile cause, and you’ll get a free beverage. Happy days!
In the end, as Colin Andrews can testify, people will believe what they feel irrespective of what information you present them. So, while you’re sat in this circle getting excited about ‘the vibes’, maybe have a think who is pushing your buttons and start looking for the story behind the story. It’s a worthwhile journey, wherever you end up.
More photo’s can be found here