Will friendly extra-terrestrials arrive openly soon on Earth? Two related crop pictures from the summer of 2018 suggest a possible near-future date of “3 years”, based on a puzzle made from the plot of a science-fiction movie called “The Arrival” in 2016.  

Two related crop pictures from the summer of 2018 presented us with a very clever puzzle, to suggest when friendly extra-terrestrials might land openly on Earth. These two crop pictures appeared at Ackling Dyke on June 4, 2018 (see ackling dyke 2018a  ) then at Monarch’s Way on August 13, 2018 (see monarchs Way 2018a  ). Let us see how their clever, two-crop-picture puzzle actually works? 

In a movie called “The Arrival” from 2016, a large number of “alien heptapods” arrive unexpectedly on Earth in amazing spaceships 

In a science-fiction movie called “The Arrival” from 2016, a highly-intelligent race of “alien heptapods” (who resemble octopuses but with seven legs) arrive suddenly on Earth. They come down using a series of large and amazing spaceships, which hover magically above the ground (see www.youtube.com). Their unexpected visit to Earth also features an element of time travel (see arrival-ted-chiang-story-of-your-life-film-twist-ending). 

Certain skilled humans are brought in to help communicate with them 

A team of academics, who are skilled at language translation, are quickly brought in to try and communicate with those aliens. In the gif movie shown below, we can see one of those human translators keeping pace with an “alien heptapod”, as the heptapod walks on seven legs from right to left:  

The image of a long-legged creature, resembling an “alien heptapod”, may be seen in the broad landscape near Ackling Down 

Likewise in the broad landscape near Ackling Dyke, we can see the schematic image of a large, long-legged creature, who is seemingly walking from right to left with seven-fold symmetry. We have placed the outline of a seven-pointed star (in green) over three of his long, pointed “legs”, to help illustrate seven-fold geometry in the landscape there:  

The long-legged shape and gait of this “creature” clearly resemble several screen-shots of an “alien heptapod” from a movie “The Arrival” in 2016 (shown on the left). The star-shaped “hand” of an alien heptapod from “Arrival” even matches the shape of a small, star-like crop picture, which was drawn close to the centre of that large (green) landscape “star”.  

A precise location for the Ackling Dyke crop picture has been indicated, in the slide above, by a small “square” sketched in black and white. A larger version of the same image may be seen inset at lower right, enlarged there for clarity.   

This star-like crop picture may represent some kind of “pedometer”, which counts (humorously) how many “steps” the “alien heptapod” is taking on his way toward Earth  

Given its field location near the top of two long “legs” from that “walking creature”, this star-like crop picture may perhaps represent some kind of “pedometer”, which counts how many steps that the long-legged creature (or “alien heptapod”) is taking on his way toward Earth. The pedometer might count steps say as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (see how-pedometers-work). Quite an amusing artistic metaphor! Each “step” in the landscape there would span an angle of (360o / 7) = 51.4o.  

Around the outside of that seven-pointed “star” as drawn in crops (shown inset at lower right), we can also see a series of 2 x 7 small, square-spiral symbols. Each of these may represent one 360-day year or “tun”, as a standard unit of time in a Mayan-Aztec calendar. A more detailed explanation will be given below. If this is the case, then each single step of that long-legged “creature” toward Earth would take “2 years”, while all seven steps would take 2 x 7 or “14 years”. The creature looks a bit like a “serpent” in his face, does it not?  

Those “movie aliens” communicated with us by drawing highly-patterned circular shapes in ink  

Now in that science-fiction movie “The Arrival” from 2016, how did the “alien heptapods” communicate with human translators from Earth? As shown in two gif movies below, first they raised one of their seven, long “legs”, then they pressed one of their seven-pointed “hands” against a sheet of glass:                                                                                                                    

Next they squirted out a natural body “ink”, and drew highly-patterned circles in order to express different meanings. You can study some of their circular communications here (see “Talking in Circles” on www.youtube.com or “Code Behind the Arrival” on www.youtube.com). 

Highly-patterned circular shapes, drawn in field crops, are also how the E.T. crop artists communicate with people on Earth! Coincidence?   

The E.T. crop artists communicate with us in a very similar fashion, by drawing highly-patterned circular shapes in grass or agricultural field crops. Do you understand their implied meaning here, my friends?  

A seven-pointed star, pressed onto the surface of the Earth, is like an alien-heptapod hand pressed onto glass. A highly-patterned circle, drawn in field crops, is like the language symbol of an alien-heptapod drawn in ink. Just a coincidence? How could anyone not understand such a clear and obvious metaphor? Do you understand Picasso’s “Guernica”?  

In the next part of this article, we will dive more deeply into the convoluted and highly-complex symbolisms used by those E.T. crop artists, who choose to communicate with us, at present, by drawing highly-patterned circles in field crops. What do their many “circular communications” mean? Please prepare to follow some moderately-complex mathematics, and also to be amazed, when you read the next few sections. We will try to explain it all clearly step-by-step.  

A small knoll or mound, close to where the Ackling Dyke crop picture was drawn, is surrounded by three small clumps of trees, which also show seven-fold symmetries 

Now a small knoll or mound was located close to where the Ackling Dyke crop picture was drawn. It was surrounded there by three small clumps of trees, which also show seven-fold symmetries:  

One clump of small trees lies approximately 1/7 of a turn or 51.4o clockwise from a first clump at the top. Another clump of small trees lies approximately 1/2 of a turn or 180o clockwise from a first clump at the top. Both angles have been delineated using white dashed lines.  

We can match both of these angular geometries by using overlapping seven-fold symmetries, as shown on the right. Such angular geometries will be discussed more below.  

Why did the E.T. crop artists choose to draw their carefully-designed field image next to a small knoll or mound, which was surrounded by three small clumps of trees with 7-fold symmetries? What were they trying to tell us?  

Three small clumps of trees, which surround a small mound next to the Ackling Dyke crop picture, match in shape the three hands of a “clock” which was drawn in crops two months later at Monarch’s Way  

Another crop picture, which appeared at Monarch’s Way two months later in August of 2018, helped to solve this cryptic E.T. puzzle! An image of their second crop picture has been inset at lower right in the slide below, next to those three small clumps of trees which surround a small mound at Ackling Dyke: 

We can see now that those three small, clumps of trees at Ackling Dyke were meant to represent the hour, minute and second hands of a “clock” (of short, medium or long length respectively). What time is it? A very-similar three-handed “clock” was drawn again two months later, directly in crops at Monarch’s Way.  

When studied in its local landscape setting, the crop-drawn “clock” at Monarch’s Way was meant to represent the fast-turning “wheel” of a “space shuttle”, which will be coming in to land soon (see monarchs Way articlesl  ). For this reason, it was drawn turning anti-clockwise, just like the landing-wheel of a space shuttle might turn as it lands from right to left (instead of clockwise as we have shown here for clarity). It should be emphasized that both crop pictures and their respective “clocks” signify a near-future time of UFO “landing” or “arrival”.  

We can use a “time in hours”, read from the “landing clock” at Monarch’s Way, to find a “time in years” for the “arrival clock” at Ackling Dyke  

Having established a conceptual link between the “Arrival” crop picture drawn at Ackling Dyke on June 4, 2018, and the “Landing” crop picture drawn at Monarch’s Way on August 13, 2018, our next task will be to superimpose the image of one crop picture onto the other. What kind of useful information might be obtained in that way?  

First as shown along the right-hand side of a slide below, the 12-hour “clock” at Monarch’s Way seems to show a time of either “2 hours and 30 seconds”, or more probably “2 hours and 30 minutes”, based on the angular locations of its three “hands”. Its short “hour” hand has been marked with a purple dashed line:  

Two sets of 12 large rectangles around the outside were meant to represent the “12 hours” of a “turning clock”. These curved rectangles suggest a subtle “clockwise motion” of its three “hands”, since every other (thin) line which divides them (around the outside) has been broken-and-staggered slightly in a clockwise fashion. 

A small purple “dot” has been added at the end of the short “hour” hand of this 12-hour clock. It represents a large and distinctive standing-tuft of crop, which was seen in the “hour” hand, but not in either “minute” or “second” hands, of the real crop picture (see monarchs Way groundshotsl  ).  

Reading a precise time from those two “clocks” using “hour” and “minute” hands  

Now in the landscape at Ackling Dyke, the small clump of trees which corresponded to its “hour” hand was located 1/7 of the way around a small mound, or (360o / 7) = 51.4o clockwise from the top (indicated by a white dashed line in a slide above). The hourly time there could thus be read approximately as (51o / 360o) x 12 = 1.7 hours or “2 o’clock”. Another small clump of trees was located 1/2 of the way around that small mound, or (360o / 2) = 180o clockwise from the top (indicated by another white dashed line). This third clump might suggest an extra time to be added as “30 minutes”, which would give a total time of “2 hours and 30 minutes”, although it is hard to be sure.  

Then in a similar crop picture at Monarch’s Way, which appeared 70 days later, an “hour” hand was located 70o clockwise from the top, giving a time of approximately (70o / 360o) x 12 = 2.33 hours, or “2 hours and 30 minutes”. One of the other two “hands” in that “clock” at Monarch’s Way (see a slide directly above) lies close to a “30-minute” mark on its dial, while the remaining hand lies close to “midnight”. The overall time which we might read from this “clock” would probably be “2:30:00”, based on a careful study of all its features.  

14 square-spiral symbols were drawn around a 7-pointed star at Ackling Dyke: what might they mean in terms of “time”?  

In the upper-left part of a slide shown above, we can see that the 7-fold symmetric “star” from Ackling Dyke shows around its outer perimeter 2 x 7 = 14 square-spiral symbols of some kind (see also ackling Dyke 2018al  ). Let us suppose that “star” represents some kind of “clock”, along with its small mound and 3 clumps of trees nearby. What might each of those square-spiral symbols mean in terms of “time”?  

We would suggest that each square-spiral symbol may represent one 360-day Mayan year or “tun”. Indeed we can see two square-spiral symbols of the same kind in a “Quetzalcoatl Headdress” crop picture from 2009 (shown in the lower-left part of a slide above). Both of those square-spiral symbols match, in their detailed shape, position 3 out of 5 in a Mayan Long Count calendar, when we count down from the outside of the “Quetzalcoatl Headdress”, and in toward its centre as 1-2-3-4-5. In other words, both symbols seem to occupy position “3” in a Mayan Long Count calendar, which would represent one 360-day year or “tun”. The Mayan-Aztec nature of these symbols says something about who might be drawing such images!  

Superimposing one crop-drawn “clock” on top of the other to tell a precise “time”  

Finally if we superimpose time “2:30” from the “clock” at Monarch’s Way onto the seven-pointed “star” at Ackling Dyke (in the same orientation as for three clumps of trees nearby), we find that the short “hour” hand from Monarch’s Way matches 1.5 points of the seven-pointed “star” at Ackling Dyke, when counting clockwise from the top (indicated by a red dashed line). This “hour” hand also matches 3 outer square-spiral symbols at Ackling Dyke, again when counting clockwise from the top, or equivalently “3 Mayan-Aztec years”.  

The mathematical near-equivalence of these two crop-drawn “clocks” comes about because an hourly time of 2:30 at Monarch’s Way gives a fraction of (2.5 / 12) = 75o, and thus lies close to an analogous time of 3 years at Ackling Dyke, which shows a fraction of (3 / 14) = 77o. Not many people could design a two-crop-circle puzzle based on overlapping 7-fold and 12-fold symmetries, but there you have it! The E.T. crop artists seem to be very intelligent indeed.  

Summary and conclusions: we solved this puzzle through the method of simultaneous linear equations 

By superimposing an “Arrival clock” drawn at Ackling Down in June of 2018, onto a “Landing clock” drawn at Monarch’s Way in August of 2018, we have been able to use a method used for two simultaneous linear equations, to read a specific time from each “clock”. It would have been impossible to do this by studying either crop picture alone, because there are too many unknown variables. For example, we might know that “x + y = 10”, but we cannot solve uniquely for “x” or “y” until we know also that “x – y = 2”.  

Just after the Ackling Dyke crop picture appeared in June of 2018, we knew that it showed images related to a movie “The Arrival” from 2016. We also knew that three small clumps of trees (surrounding a mound nearby) might give some indication on how to read its 7-fold symmetric “star” as a “clock”. Yet there was no way (at that time) to reliably interpret those three clumps of trees, in order to read a specific time from the “clock”.  

All of that changed in August of 2018, after a second related crop picture appeared at Monarch’s Way. It showed a fast-turning 12-hour “clock” which had definite “hour”, “minute” and “second” hands (these were short, medium or long, respectively). The short “hour” hand of this new clock showed a large standing tuft of unflattened crop at its centre, to confirm that its “hour” hand was most important of the three. This new “clock” was also drawn in the landscape as the metaphorical “fast-turning wheel” of a “space shuttle”, which may be “coming in to land” soon. 

The time on that 12-hour clock at Monarch’s Way seemed to read “2 hours and 30 minutes” or 2:30, but still we had no way of relating such a time in hours and minutes, to some much longer time in years or months, before an E.T. “space shuttle” will actually land. It occurred to us, therefore, that we might be able to solve this complex, two-crop-circle puzzle by superimposing one “clock” crop picture on top of the other, while using the same rotational orientation as seen for three clumps of trees nearby in the landscape at Ackling Down.  

When we superimposed those two field images, we found that the important “hour” hand from Monarch’s Way matched 1.5 points of the 7-pointed “star” at Ackling Down, when reading clockwise from the top. It also matched 3 square-spiral symbols out of 14 along the outer perimeter at Ackling Down, when reading clockwise from the top. By comparison with the same symbols drawn in other crop pictures over the years, we found that 3 square-spiral symbols probably represent 3 Mayan years.  

This result must still be tested further, although careful studies have already been made of other predictive images from the crop-circle archives 

In summary, as a take-home result from our current analysis, we find that the “arrival/landing” of friendly extra-terrestrials on Earth may take place (possibly) as soon as “3 years” into the future past the summer of 2018, when these two amazing crop pictures appeared. Naturally we would like to either confirm or disprove this preliminary result in the near future: whether through studies of other relevant crop pictures from the past, or by a study of new crop pictures which may appear in the summer of 2019.  

For example, two crop pictures which appeared way back on June 19 or 20, 1995, at Ovington Down or Gander Down, each showed 26-year orbital diagrams for Earth and Mars. These pictures might seem to suggest some kind of major event in the year (1995 + 26) = 2021.  

Another crop picture (and its associated landscape feature “VI”), which appeared near King’s Somborne on June 18, 2011, suggested 6 or “VI” more complete cycles of Venus until an “arrival”. This would apparently be from a superior conjunction of Venus with our Sun on August 16, 2011, until another superior conjunction on March 26, 2021.  

A now-famous crop picture which appeared near Torino Airport in Italy on June 23, 2015 showed a six-place-staggered “cipher wheel”, which likewise suggested (as a kind of clock) “6 more years to go” from 2015 to 2021.  

A crop picture (and its associated landscape features) which appeared near Hoo Mill on July 19, 2015 suggested some kind of E.T. arrival within the 6th year of a new 8-year cycle of Venus. That particular 8-year Venus cycle began on August 15, 2015, and will end on August 13, 2023. Its 6th year would be around August of 2021.  

Yet another crop picture (and its associated landscape features), which appeared near Winterbourne Stoke on June 17, 2018 (mirrored at Hackpen Hill on June 23, 2018), suggested an “arrival” after 2 more complete synodic cycles of Venus, each lasting for 1.6 years. This might suggest a total of 2 x 1.6 = 3.2 more years, or the year (2018 + 3) = 2021. 

With two more summers of new crop pictures still to go (at a minimum), we may perhaps be able to provide a firm estimate for the time of “E.T. arrival” before it actually happens! This is a very-important analytical problem in a historical sense, just as important say as deciphering the Rosetta Stone. We will not shirk from the task, just because billions of humans today remain deceived or metaphorically asleep. Our future may depend on it.  

Many thanks and best wishes to all sincere and helpful crop-circle researchers worldwide. We can expect many irrational attacks against “crop circles” and their supporters to continue. Some people will continue to deny the reality of “crop circles”, even after a big UFO “mothership” is photographed by everyone, flying closely over their heads.  

Dr. Horace R. Drew (Red Collie) (Caltech 1976-81, MRC LMB Cambridge 1982-86, CSIRO Australia 1987-2010) 

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Mark Fussell & Stuart Dike

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