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The “Alien Jigsaw Puzzle”: a new crop picture appeared near Hackpen Hill on July 8, 2017, next to the “ghost” of where another crop picture had appeared last year on July 16, 2016. This new crop picture represents a “jigsaw puzzle” of the previous one, and we are being asked to “reassemble the pieces”. 

A new crop picture which appeared on July 8, 2017 near Hackpen Hill represents an "alien jigsaw puzzle". It seems to be based conceptually on the outlines of another crop picture which appeared nearby on July 16, 2016, just one tramline away and in the same field orientation. The "ghost" of that 2016 crop picture can be seen about ten meters away from the new one in an aerial drone video (see times 0:45 to 0:55, or 1:25 to 1:30 of www.youtube.com):  

Mr. Gyro, one of the drone photographers, has commented: “There is something interesting we hadn't noticed straight away about the new crop circle at Hackpen Hill. If you look in the back of the photographic shot, you can actually see the 'ghost' of a nearby crop circle from 2016!”  

Also in the same field, we can see an assortment of irregular brown marks, which look very much like "unassembled jigsaw puzzle pieces" (please see times 0:15 to 1:20 of the same video). You can see both that “ghost” from 2016, and also some of those brown “jigsaw puzzle pieces”, in a composite photo which was sent to me by Mat Gyro, while I was writing this: 

Several different triangular or circular shapes from the new 2017 crop picture have been outlined in yellow below, against a dark blue background for clarity (produced by “inverting” the image on Photoshop). There we can see 12 isosceles triangles of medium size surrounding the centre, 12 isosceles triangles of small size slightly further away from the centre, 12 right-angle triangles of large size further from the centre, and 6 semi-circles (or 12 quarter-circles) along its outer perimeter:  

When we transferred these various shapes to an accurately-drawn black-and-white diagram of the old crop picture, while colouring the new outlines either “red” or “blue”, we were able match all of the major lines from 2016, except for one intermediate set of lines (still coloured “black” in the slide below), by including just 12 small isosceles triangles, 12 medium-sized isosceles triangles, 6 large right-angle triangles and 6 semi-circles: 

In order to match the last few remaining “black” lines, we can add the remaining, unused, 6 large right-angle triangles as shown below:  

All major lines from the original 2016 crop picture have now been matched perfectly by including 12 small triangles, 12 medium-sized triangles, 12 large triangles and 6 semi-circles (or 12 quarter-circles), to give either 42 or 48 “jigsaw pieces” in total.  

The question which remains is whether we should also include 12 irregularly-shaped shapes, outlined below in “red”, so as to achieve a final solution for this clever puzzle?  

Perhaps the crop artists are trying to tell us something more in 2017, than they did in 2016? The original version of this crop picture on July 16, 2016 was called "sharks biting", because it was a companion to another crop picture nearby at Hackpen Hill on June 23, 2016 which was called "sharks circling".  

Each of those irregularly-shaped pieces, outlined in “red” in the slide above, resembles an equilateral triangle below a large circle, which is offset slightly to one side (either left or right). We can easily add 6 of those 12 irregularly-shaped pieces in their correct positions, relative to the outlines of a previous crop picture in 2016, because all of those 6 pieces fit nicely in “pairs” below three “double semi-circles” which are located along the outer perimeter at 120o angles to one another (please see below at top right):  

Yet we still have 6 irregularly-shaped pieces left unused! The most logical place to add those 6 remaining pieces would be at three other locations along the outer perimeter, which were drawn in the 2017 crop picture but not in 2016.  

When we add those 6 remaining pieces to three other locations along the outer perimeter, we get a result as shown above on the right. In order to match other lines nearby, we have to include a slight angle of 10o between each of two irregularly-shaped pieces (as “red” or “blue”) in any “pair”.  

Those new circular shapes around the outside, not present in the 2016 crop picture, look somewhat like a “Sun-Moon eclipse”. They also look like a “man laughing”.  

There will be total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, just 44 days after July 8. This new crop picture at Hackpen Hill seemingly draws our attention once again to that solar eclipse, in a very subtle and clever way. Time for a good laugh!

P.S. The old 2016 crop picture at Hackpen Hill showed three “half-Moon” shapes. One full lunar phase cycle is 29.53 days, while half of that is 14.76 days. Three “half-Moons” would equal 3 x 14.76 = 44 days. This is the same amount of time left from July 8, 2017, when the new crop picture appeared, until a total solar eclipse on August 21. Their 2016 “ghost” crop picture is therefore being “re-assembled” in 2017, like for the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, to remind us once again how long it will be until the next solar eclipse.  

Red Collie (Dr. Horace R. Drew)



Another “Moon Clock” was drawn in crops at Hackpen Hill on July 16, 2016, and it still persists as a “ghost”, next to a new “Moon Clock” which was drawn in crops on July 8, 2017 

An “old” crop picture from Hackpen Hill on July 16, 2016 was originally interpreted as “sharks biting”, because it was a companion to another crop picture nearby on June 23, 2016, which showed “two sharks circling a Celtic triquetra”. That was a reasonable interpretation, because several artistic motifs within that “old” crop picture look like “shark’s teeth” which are “biting down” on something!  

Now one year later, the “old” crop picture still persists as a “ghost”, next to a new “Moon Clock” picture which was drawn in crops on July 8, 2017. We will show here how the “old” crop picture may be understood, not only as “sharks biting”, but also as another kind of “Moon Clock”, so as to match the “new” crop picture of July 8, 2017 conceptually.  

Draw another large circle of the same size on the left, then extend two lines out tangent to it  

The key to understanding that “old” crop picture (as a “Moon Clock”) is to realize that we have to draw another large circle outside of the crop picture itself, with exactly the same diameter, as the major outer diameter of the 2016 crop picture. This will then allow us to extend the length of two “edges” from any “step pyramid” triangle which was drawn inside.  

In the slide below, we have outlined the major outer perimeter of that 2016 crop picture in “blue” on the right. Then we have drawn another large circle, which has been outlined in “orange”, outside and on the left. This “orange” circle has exactly the same diameter as the “blue” circle, and is tangent to it. We have filled that large “orange” circle with the image of a “half-shaded Moon”:  

Next we can extend the two outer “edges” of any “step pyramid” triangle, which was drawn inside, by adding two thin, dashed “orange” lines which lie precisely tangent to that large “orange” circle on the left.  

Re-creating the triangular geometry of “shadows from our Moon” during a solar eclipse 

These two “orange” lines re-create, in an approximate sense, the triangular geometry of a tiny, dot-like “umbral” shadow, which is cast by our Moon along the surface of the Earth during a total (or annular) solar eclipse. Please see the upper of two small, red arrows in a slide below:  

Another “black” circle of medium size, which was drawn in crops inside of a large “blue” circle (which represents the total size of “planet Earth” during a solar eclipse), may represent our Moon’s somewhat larger “penumbral” shadow (see eclipses). Please see the lower of two small, red arrows in a slide above. The penumbral shadow is much larger than a tiny dot-like umbral shadow, yet it remains smaller than the total size of Earth itself.  

Three half-lunar cycles until an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016  

There was an annular solar eclipse across much of Africa on September 1, 2016, just three half-lunar cycles (or 47 days) after this “old” crop picture appeared on July 16, 2017. Those three half-lunar cycles seem to match three “half-Moon” shapes, which were drawn in crops along the outer perimeter of the 2016 crop picture. Please see three “half Moon” images which have been drawn at 120o angles from one another in the slide above.  

Three half-lunar cycles until a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017  

Regarding the new “Moon Clock” which was drawn in crops at Hackpen Hill on July 8, 2017, three out of six “half Moon” shapes along its outer perimeter likewise match three half-lunar cycles (or 44 days), until the next total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. They also match three “half-Moon” shapes which persist in the same field, as a three-armed “ghost” of the 2016 crop picture.  

After going around this new “Moon Clock” for just three of six half-lunar cycles, it reaches a precise field alignment with the Hackpen Hill “White Horse” on a hill nearby.  

“Sharks biting” or a “Moon clock”? 

A dual interpretation of this 2016 “ghost” crop picture, as “sharks biting” or as a “Moon clock”, seems somewhat surprising. Yet “foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” (see A-foolish-consistency-is-the-hobgoblin-of-little-minds-adored).  

Indeed, it can be said without any doubt, that the excellent and inquiring minds of those unseen crop artists are considerably more flexible, than the minds of most people living on Earth today. So if they wish to re-interpret one of their own crop pictures, once it becomes a “ghost”, who would wish to object?

A clever motional and geometrical relationship between field locations for the 2017 “Moon Clock” and 2016 “Moon Clock” at Hackpen Hill 

When we study carefully where both “Moon Clocks” from 2017 or 2016 were drawn, nearby in the same field at Hackpen Hill, we can see that their 2017 “Moon Clock” may be placed into close juxtaposition with a “ghost” of the 2016 “Moon Clock”, simply by “rolling” it clockwise through 180o, which would be equivalent in time to three half-lunar cycles or 44 days:  

Their 2017 “Moon Clock”, after it has been “rolled forward” by one-half turn in the field, or by 44 days through time, then lies in the precise geometrical location which is needed to produce the schematic image of an “eclipse”, in combination with their 2016 “Moon Clock”. Put in another way, their 2017 “Moon Clock” then occupies the same geometrical location as a “large “orange” circle, which was just shown in two other slides above.  

These two crop pictures are of identical size, and were drawn slightly offset from one another in the field, so that one-half turn of clockwise rotation will bring them together properly (as nearly as can be judged from aerial photographs). There will be a real solar eclipse, of course, 44 days after July 8 when the new “Moon Clock” appeared.  

This crop-drawn puzzle, spread out over two years of time, was exceedingly clever! But then they drew the image of a “6 x 6 x 6 Rubik’s Cube” in almost the same field location on August 26, 2012 (see hackpen-hill-cropcircle 2012), so we might have expected some surprises.

Red Collie (Dr. Horace R. Drew)

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