A Disturbing Report.
We have news of a disturbing trend increasing the crop circle world. The Crop Circle Connector relies on members of the public for information about possible crop circles around the UK. The Connector receives hundreds of reports each year relating to possible sightings and we attempt to investigate these reports in order to bring our audience the latest news, images and videos of the crop circles.
Our research team work tirelessly to ensure you receive only genuine information, however, we have had an increasing number of reports that are aimed at deceiving the tens of thousands of people who make up the Crop Circle Connector audience.
We would like to draw your attention to one of these deceptions in this article:
We received an email from someone that claimed to have found a crop circle and had taken a photo of it. See picture 1
At first glance the crop circle looks interesting, a very clean design and something that our audience would certainly enjoy seeing. We were about to contact our drone pilots when one of our researchers became suspicious of the image that had been emailed to us. Our researcher was convinced that the image was a photoshopped fake of a crop circle and not a genuine image at all.
Why would the person emailing in do this? What were they aiming for? If indeed the image was fake it would appear that the person emailing in was hoping we would share the picture with our large audience in order to deceive them with a fake circle photograph.
Before we would commit to dispatching a drone pilot we wanted to be sure one way or another that the circle was real. Our research team spent several minutes scrolling through the Crop Circle Connector archive and soon found another circle that was in this very location on the 11th of July 2007! - Hat Gate Cottage, Wooton Rivers, near Savernake Forrest, Wiltshire, UK. Reported on the 11th of July, 2007.
PICTURE 1 has been removed on the
insistence of Mr Steve Alexander
We managed to find images on another website of the crop circle from 2007 and it was immediately obvious that these images were the base images used to create the fake photoshop images. The original photographs were taken by a well known crop circle photographer back in 2007. Also it is felt, by photoshop users we asked, that these fakes could have only been created by using full resolution copies of the original full resolution photos.
The video below, produced by MrGyro, shows the images overlaid with the photoshopped fakes that were emailed to us. You will see that great care has been taken to change the colour of the field from brown to green using a simple filter available in any home user photo editing software package. The circle was then manipulated in order to finalise the deception.
The Video has been removed on the insistence of Mr Steve Alexander
To be 100% sure that we were indeed correct a local researcher went to the field in question. As expected, there was no circle and the field was in fact growing oil seed rape. The Crop Circle Connector works tirelessly to protect the integrity of itís content that is why we do not post photos of crop circles unless we have adequate proof of the location. Some other sites are prepared to take the risk.
Thank you all for your continued support.
The Crop Circle Connector Team.