August 15, 2002
Translation of Face & Message
pointed at radio towers
The August 2002 "face and message" crop circle is located about 5 miles from last year's Chilbolton "face and message" creation. This years crop design is approximately 250 feet wide by 350 feet long.
Until proven otherwise, both crop circles appear to be valid and created by an off-Earth intelligence. No Earthbound individual or group has yet to claim responsibility for either design.
Several days after the August 2002 design was formed, an e-mail was was received from an Earthfiles visitor who said "A large part of my full time job is decoding ciphers and reverse engineering communication protocols.: Here is what he provided...
I have noticed your news article on the Crabwood corn circle.
find below the results of my initial work in decoding the Crabwood Farm
crop circle, and the message which it seems to contain!
2. The information is represented in 8 bit data segments of identical
length, all bit positions being equally marked. There is a narrow
separator or synchronisation bit (ridge) between the 8bit data fields.
3. It is highly probable that ASCII 8 bit encoding is used as the most
common character used was SPACE that is represented by hex x20, this was
used to separate the blocks of data segments. (Hex is a convenient digital
way of representing the binary information contained in the message). The
circle seems to be of simple 8 bits binary encoding, with characters
represented by the ASCII character set. The language used is
Suggestion 4. Between each curved line of data, there is an empty separator line.
pictures required orthogonal correction to ensure that as a near as
perfect circle was presented. This is so that a view directly above of the
circle was used when decoding the contents. Simple contrast enhancement
message was decoded by using a marked bit of paper in the following manner...
|blank|1|2|4|8|1|2|4|8|. The LSB (Least Significant Bit) is on the left;
the MSB (Most Significant bit) is on the right. The paper was curled along
the empty separator line, when reading the text. The blank part was placed
ion the synchronisation bits.
"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.
Much PAIN but still time.
(Damaged Word... translates as EELRIJUE or BELIEVE)
There is GOOD out there.
We OPpose DECEPTION.
Conduit CLOSING (BELL SOUND)."
message consists of 26 Words, interestingly the English alphabet has 26
e-mail came on August 19 from another Earthfiles viewer who writes about
the "word damage by tramlines" above:
that 'EELRIJUE' is the name of the place where it is 'GOOD there.' So, no
damaged word, but the name of that place. Maybe a star name? Maybe the
name of their planet?"
Information from Earthfiles:
Similar Text in August 1991 Crop Formation
August 1991 in the Milk Hill field near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England,
an inscription was placed in the wheat field which British author John
Michell reported about in The Cereologist No. 9, index.html, Summer 1993,
based on two years of work by a committee of nine people, including a
cryptoanalyst. The only solution that could be found were two ancient
Latin words, Oppono Astos. One translation is, "I oppose acts of
craft and cunning." The Latin description of what the Greeks did with
the Trojan Horse used the word astos to describe the gift of the Trojan
Horse which was used to get an attacking army into the city of Troy.