Is the new
crop picture which appeared near Jesuino Marcondes on August 3, 2018
paranormally real? And if so, could it have any symbolic significance in
terms of a partial solar eclipse which will take place on August 11,
2018, just eight days later?
A new crop
picture which appeared along a hillside in young wheat (see
Jesuino groundshots ),
near the small village of Jesuino Marcondes (20 km south of
Prudentopolis) in Brazil on the night of August 2-3, 2018, was certainly
not a “beautiful or impressive piece of field art”! It was fairly large
as 80 meters in diameter, but rather simple in design, and also somewhat
messy in its apparent means of construction (see
Jesuino 2018 ).
Still A.J. Gevaerd and his colleagues carefully investigated this crop
picture, as well as the circumstances of its appearance, and were unable
to find any evidence that it had been made by local humans on the
ground. So we will proceed tentatively to study its possible symbolic
meanings, although the case for a paranormal origin remains somewhat
image of “our Sun” moving through the daylight sky from East to West?
When we look
at this crop picture from above, right away we can see some resemblance
to the motion of our Sun through Earth’s sky from East to West. The
various directions shown in a slide below actually match those of how
the crop picture was laid out in the field, relative to geographic
North, East, South or West:
By studying a close-up aerial view, we can see that several different
sets of long thin lines, especially those denoting “North-South” and
“Northwest-Southeast” (marked with small white arrows in the slide
below), have been drawn with (apparently) a deliberate offset away from
idealized eight-fold symmetry, in order to create the impression of
“motion” from East to West:
as a whole, this crop picture looks something like the superposition of
a “compass rose” or “navigational compass” shape, with a large round
shape that might represent the “disc of our Sun”, as it moves from
East-to-West (or right-to-left) across the daylight sky toward some kind
of solar eclipse (as we will see the next few slides shown below).
Interestingly its “compass rose” shape shows 8 thin radial lines, while
there were exactly 8 days from when this crop picture appeared, until a
partial solar eclipse on August 11, 2018 (not visible from Brazil). This
crop picture and the upcoming partial solar eclipse also both took place
(or will take place) in a month “8” or August.
artists used a similar “double ring” image to represent our “Sun” on the
downhill path to a total solar eclipse in 2017, as the smaller of two
crop pictures drawn at Boreham Wood on July 1(see
boreham 2017 ).
photographic images of this crop picture were not taken until August 5,
after several days of rain, which may explain its rough or uneven
image may be seen in the landscape nearby of an “open-mouthed serpent”,
who is getting ready to “bite off” a piece from our Sun during a solar
study this crop picture from a slightly-broader aerial perspective, we
can see that it was drawn close to an isolated dirt road and farmhouse.
Both of these nearby landscape features help to provide the subtle and
amusing image of an “open-mouthed serpent”, who is getting ready to
“bite off” a piece from our Sun (namely the round crop picture) as it
moves from East to West in the daylight sky.
an unseen “sky serpent” who “bites off” a piece from our Sun, once or
twice a year during solar eclipse seasons, were once widely believed
and Aztecs also believed in this same legend, and even drew the
cartoon-like image of an “open-mouthed sky serpent” in the eclipse
tables of the Dresden Codex:
Mayans and Aztecs imagined that there was some huge “serpent” or
“dragon” in the sky, who occasionally took a “bite” out of the daylight
Sun once or twice a year. That is what we seem to see here, in the local
landscape which surrounds this 2018 crop picture near Jesuino Marcondes.
Mayans even placed four short double-lines all around their drawing of a
“rounded square Sun” in the Dresden Codex, in order to mark the four
geographical directions of North (up), East (right), South (down) and
West (left), again like what we see here drawn in crops.
be a partial solar eclipse eight days later on August 11, 2018, not
visible from Brazil, but only from high northern latitudes on Earth
be in fact a partial solar eclipse on August 11, 2018, eight days after
this crop picture appeared on August 3. A small, North-facing “ball”
along the outside of this crop picture shows an “extra circle” which is
even smaller. Perhaps such a detail might be meant to “point” in the
general direction of that upcoming solar eclipse, which will be seen
only from high northern latitudes on Earth?
“ball” along the outside of this crop picture also resembles the “many
eyes” of a “Mayan astronomer” as he looks at eclipses. This cartoon-like
image comes from the Madrid Codex.
We can see
in the broad landscape nearby the clear image of a “bearded man” and his
we study this crop picture from a very-broad perspective in the
landscape, using Google Earth with North-Northwest or 340o
“up”, we can see the clear and lucid image of a “bearded man” and his
“Toltec warrior” (like at Tula), who seem to be “navigating by the
Sun”.as they walked around South America long ago:
this “bearded man” be?
interestingly, several thin curved lines from this Jesuino Marcondes
crop picture (as shown in another slide above) point not only into the
“open mouth” of a nearby landscape “sky serpent”, but also in the same
direction where that large “bearded man” from the broad landscape is
“walking”. Perhaps someone will also be ”walking” this way toward Earth,
on the partial solar eclipse of August 11, 2018?
numbers of “8” and “3” can be seen in the broad landscape just above
that “bearded man”
this crop picture in the broad landscape, as may be confirmed using
Google Earth (again with North-Northwest “up”), we can see a large
number “8” at latitude 25.296o S, longitude
51.019o W, and a large number “3” just below
the “8” at latitude 25.300o S, longitude 51.013o
W (not shown). Both of these large “numbers” in the landscape lie
slightly above the image of a “bearded man” and “Toltec warrior”, shown
in the slide above, as they are “walking” from East to West.
reconstruct the choice of field location and design steps by an unknown
impression which we get, by studying all of these observations as a
whole, is that some unknown crop artist may have picked out this
particular part of southern Brazil to draw a new crop picture, based on
that large image of a “bearded man” and “Toltec warrior” walking along
happily. Then he may have chosen a date for the crop formation as August
3 or “8-3”, based on two large numbers in the landscape which may be
seen easily in aerial maps, and are fortuitously located just above.
Next he may
have studied this particular region of Brazil, south of Prudentopolis,
for some other interesting detail in the landscape on which to base a
clever crop picture? He may have seen that humorous (but small) image of
an “open-mouthed serpent” near Jesuino Marcondes. It looks like the “sky
serpent” which ancient Mayans or Aztecs believed to be responsible for
solar eclipses. With a partial solar eclipse coming up in just 8 days on
August 11, 2018, he may plausibly have chosen to draw in crops a simple
schematic image of our “Sun” as it is moving from East to West (through
Earth’s sky or through star maps) to line up with a new Moon and the
Earth in just 8 days.
number “3” which may be seen in the landscape, just above and to the
right of this crop picture, might refer to the date of August 3 when it
appeared, or possibly “3 years” until we may see more of our bearded,
walking friend in the year 2021 (please see
mexico olmec.jpg or
not this crop picture is paranormally real, its many kinds of symbolic
suggestion are interesting to study and contemplate.
(Dr. Horace R. Drew)
thanks to A.J. Gevaerd and his many colleagues for carefully
investigating and documenting this 2018 crop picture, as well as several
others from 2017 or 2016 near Prudentopolis.