Ackling Dyke, Nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. Reported 4th June.

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The new crop picture at Ackling Dyke on June 4, 2018 resembles a scene from a movie called “The Arrival” (2016). Will “alien heptapods” really come soon to Earth, or is this just a clever joke by the crop artists? And if a real “arrival” of friendly aliens on Earth is planned for the near-future, can we tell by studying the details of this crop picture, when exactly that might be?  

A new crop picture at Ackling Dyke on June 4, 2018 shows a “seven-pointed star”, with “small round jewels” and Aztec-Mayan symbols for “calendar time” around the outside: 

Each of those Aztec-Mayan symbols seems to represent one year of 360 days, or a “tun” in their Long Count calendar. We can tell the exact meaning of those symbols, by comparing with similar symbols drawn around the outside of the “Quetzalcoatl Headdress” on July 5, 2009 (inset at lower right in the slide shown above).  

This crop picture also seems to represent a comical parody of a science-fiction movie from 2016 called “The Arrival”. In that movie, “alien heptapods” (somewhat like highly-evolved octopuses) come to Earth in a fleet of large spaceships. Then they try to communicate with humans on Earth, by spraying highly-patterned “ink circles” out of the seven-pointed tendrils which they use for “hands” (see or -arrival-movie-alien-language-explained):  

Ha, ha, what a clever joke! Some relation to the real “crop circle” phenomenon perhaps?  

Now if actual extra-terrestrials plan to arrive soon on Earth, and thereby create a real “Arrival” of their own, can we tell by studying the complex details of this crop picture, and its surrounding landscape features, when exactly that might be? 

This crop picture seems to show a “calendar sundial”, in which certain shadows from the rising or setting Sun (each low in the sky near the horizon) help us to read a “calendar time” in years or Aztec-Mayan “tuns”.  

Two previous crop pictures at White Way on June 2, or Bishop Cannings Down on June 3, even included certain subtle patterns of standing crop, which marked an approximate 240o angle along the horizon, which is the angle between where our Sun rises and sets in southern England close to any summer solstice.

Reading the new “calendar wheel” which was drawn in crops at Ackling Dyke on June 4, 2018: how long will it be until a real “arrival” of friendly extra-terrestrials on Earth?  

This crop picture looks somewhat like the centre of the famous “Aztec calendar stone” (see Aztec_calendar_stone), and shows 2 x 7 Mayan-Aztec symbols for “tuns” or 360-day years around the outside. How can we read the intended calendar date or interval of time, which has been cleverly encoded there?  

First we might note that the outer parts of this crop picture point to a small landscape feature on the left, which resembles the crop picture in certain ways (outlined in yellow):  

Next if we rotate this “calendar wheel” clockwise by three places, then two of its outer “balls” (outlined in yellow) will align themselves nicely, with similar small “dots” in the landscape on the left:  

How do we know which two “balls” to choose for our analysis? Well, if we study the excellent drone photographs of Matthew Williams or Nick Bull, we can see that long shadows from the morning Sun (in the east) produce two small squares or “dots” in the lower left part of this crop picture:  

Those two small “dots” (outlined in white) tell us which two outer “balls” to study, as one on the left and another on the right (outlined in yellow):  

An alternative solution, where we might rotate clockwise by just one place (from the first yellow “ball” which points toward that landscape feature on the left), would not seem consistent with such “shadow” features. It would also seem unduly trivial to encode a one-place-rotation of just 51o, within a much-larger “calendar wheel” for which seven different rotational settings are available.  

The use of long shadows from our Sun, to produce specific images in the landscape, was quite common in Mayan times, for example to produce images of a “serpent descending” on the spring or autumn equinoxes, at the Pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.  

Three Aztec-Mayan years or “tuns” seems to be the suggested interval of time from 2018 to 2021 

In summary, the period of time suggested by this new crop picture, until a real “arrival” of friendly extra-terrestrials on Earth, would seem to be three Aztec-Mayan “tuns”, or approximately three solar years from 2018 to 2021.  

There is also an outside possibility that they mean six Aztec-Mayan “tuns” from 2018 to 2024, if we count six rotating symbols for “tun”, rather than three rotating outer “balls”, to give the same landscape alignment as shown.  

In the broad landscape nearby, we can see the image of an “alien heptapod” with a “serpent face”, who seems to be “counting his steps” using a “pedometer” (the new crop picture) until he reaches Earth!  

Just like out of a science-fiction movie “The Arrival” in 2016. What a joker our friend the crop-artist seems to be! The number of “steps” being taken by the landscape figure there would appear to be “two” on the ground, with another step “three” coming soon.  

For more information about the legendary Quetzalcoatl or Kukulkan, please see or he-walked-the-americas or

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