Investigators probe reports of crop circles near Hopewell mound [Serpent Mound]
7:14 AM, Oct 1, 2012 Written by The Gazette Staff
CHILLICOTHE — A group of crop circle enthusiasts gathered Sunday at a farm near Hopewell Mound Group to get a ground-level look at a newly discovered formation there.
Jeffrey Wilson, director and co-founder of the Independent Crop Circle Researchers’ Association, was joined by about a dozen cerealogists — people who study crop circles — at 8 a.m. for an investigation of the site. A Gazette reporter tried to accompany the group to the site, but was turned away by Wilson. He said anyone outside of the group would need the property owner’s permission, but he declined to provide the owner’s name or contact information.
In a Sept. 24 post on the website cropcircleconnector.com, Wilson said the landowner is only granting access to the group that conducted the investigation Sunday. He urged others to respect the landowner’s property rights and not to trespass.
A page dedicated to the crop circle indicates it first was reported Sept. 20 by Kevin Williams, the brother of a woman who saw it while flying over the farm in an airplane.
“My sister saw a crop circle from an airplane last week,” Williams wrote on the website. “She asked (the other person in the airplane) to take some pictures for me as she knew I was a believer in extraterrestrial life.”
Wilson wrote on the website that the crop circle is located “in the old channel of the riverbed of the North Fork of Paint Creek (about 160 yards to the south of the crop circle).”
“The crop circle is about 100 yards south of the southern earthwork wall of the enclosure, and about 330 yards east of some high tension power lines,” Wilson wrote. “The crop circle is at least two weeks old based on the timing of the Connector post and the content.”
According to the ICCRA website, there have been reports of 42 crop circles in Ohio, more than any other state. Three other crop circles have been reported in Ross County, two in the Bainbridge and one in the Bourneville area.
A field report form available on the ICCRA website indicates that cerealogists take a number of electro-magnetic readings at each site while also noting details about the crop and soil.
While crop circles are widely believed to be man-made, there are cerealogists who maintain the formations have paranormal qualities. According to Wilson’s ICCRA researcher profile, he wanted to write his master’s degree thesis at Eastern Michigan University on crop circles but couldn’t get any academics to sponsor it.
See more photos of the crop circle near Hopewell Mound Group at www.cropcircleconnector. com/inter2012 /USA/hopewell2012a.html.
My sister saw a Crop Circle from a airplane last week. Her name is Caryn and her friend is Bob. She asked Bob to take some pictures for me as she knew I was a believer in extraterrestrial life. I know the serpent mound is the ancient energy place so I believe that the crop circle appeared just when they arrived just for them. My sister just told me Bob got a little bit sick in the airplane so I think also that the crop circle leaves lots of energy and have been known to make people fell ill when they are near them. Maybe that being close to the serpent mound was way to much energy for Bob. I never thought I could report a crop circle, but since I have lots of energy into my beliefs, it has come true. Shout out to my friend Patrick he is real good in photoshop and I-movie maker He said he will help photoshop more pictures when he gets his days off and he has put the I-movie on youtube. this is the link:- WATCH
She said the Crop Circle is at an ancient place called Hopewell Mound Group. But when Bob took her for a ride and saw the Crop Circle on the way out to Serpent Mound.