Crabwood Crop Circle
Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES..
Much PAIN but still time..
There is GOOD out there..
We oPpose DECEPTION..
COnduit CLOSING,(bell sound)
The binary-ASCII code from Crabwood 2002
On August 15, 2002, a now-famous crop picture appeared at Crabwood in England. It showed the schematic image of a "military grey alien" using an old-fashioned 60-line TV signal from the 1950's, and also the image of a "spiral compact disc".
Lucy Pringle, Martin Keitel and Paul Vigay have already given excellent analyses of that particular crop picture, which was perhaps the most significant to date.
Yet its "compact disc" provided only a fairly obscure message for the inhabitants of Earth, when translated from 8-bit binary ASCII code into English. Thus, its 1368-digit string of zeros and ones read as follows:
"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.Much PAIN but still time.BELIEVE.There is GOOD out there.We oPpose DECEPTION.COnduit CLOSING\"
Taken on face value, that ASCII message would seem to: (i) warn us against any possible alliance with the military grey aliens, who may have promised (some governments in secrecy) advanced weaponry systems for nation-state warfare, that turned out later not to work; (ii) warn us that there will be much trouble on Earth in our short-term future; (iii) inform us that there are also good, spiritual extra-terrestrials hanging around Earth today, in addition to the nasty ones; (iv) inform us that they know about media lies and deception concerning the reality of modern crop circles; and (v) inform us that such messages are being sent to Earth by means of "space time conduit" technology, that we later saw depicted in the "wormhole" crop pictures from 2006.
But could there be another level of information encoded within that long binary string of numbers, on some deeper level that they did not expect us to immediately understand? Indeed, could a second message be found now in 2008 upon closer scrutiny? Two anomalous features of their original binary code (see below) do seem to suggest a second level of information, not yet decoded.
52 examples of false capitalization in their ASCII text
First, their ASCII text of 151 characters showed 52 examples of false capitalization, where the first three digits of any ASCII 8-bit letter were changed for no apparent reason from "011" to "010". At least two of those appear as the second letter in otherwise lower-case words ("oPpose" or "COnduit").
Details of their false-capitalization scheme seem to vary slightly from one analyst to the next, so I re-inspected the original crop photograph to produce a consensus as listed below. Any informed suggestions to further improve the accuracy of this binary consensus would be welcome.
6 extra binary digits were added within the main text
Secondly, their binary code contained 9 extra digits beyond what was necessary to supply 151 x 8 = 1208 digits of ASCII text, plus 151 half-width separators "S" for a total of 1359. Three of those extra digits lie on each end of the binary code to help start or end it correctly.
But six others lie within the main text! Two of them create 9-digit "letters" as shown below, while one creates a 12-digit "letter" within the hard-to-read word "BELIE-0101-VE".
Various "space", "period" or "ampersand" symbols have been labelled below in italics, to help the reader find "words" within different parts of the ASCII text by visual inspection.
Six other crop pictures from the summer of 2002 showed CD-like spirals or double spirals
In order to help us better understand their Crabwood message, our crop artist friends also drew six other CD-like spirals in English crops during the summer of 2002. Some of these were: (i) a two-start spiral at North Farm on June 23; (ii) a nautilus-seashell spiral at Pewsey on July 17, (iii) another two-start spiral at Stanton on July 26; (iv) two overlapping arrowed-circles at East Field on August 14; (v) two connected-spirals at Ridgeway on August 18, or (vi) a DNA double helix at Crooked Soley on August 28 .
All of those highly symbolic "double spiral" crop pictures would seem to suggest a second level of message within the Crabwood spiral CD, not yet elucidated.
Okay, guys, let's end all of this xenophobic, fearful denial and get serious. Does anyone really believe that two old guys with rope and boards made the 1368-digit Crabwood CD message by hand, late at night while no one was looking, and contrary to all other eyewitness accounts of its creation? You might as well believe in Santa Claus or the Easter bunny!
The Pioneer plaques are a pair of gold-anodized aluminium plaques which were placed on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, featuring a pictorial message, in case either Pioneer 10 or 11 are intercepted by extraterrestrial life. The plaques show the nude figures of a human male and female along with several symbols that are designed to provide information about the origin of the spacecraft. The Pioneer spacecraft were the first human-built objects to leave the Solar System. The plaques were attached to the spacecraft's antenna support struts in a position that would shield them from erosion by stellar dust.
Hyperfine transition of neutral hydrogen
At the top left of the plate is a schematic representation of the hyperfine transition of hydrogen, which is the most abundant element in the universe. Below this symbol is a small vertical line to represent the binary digit 1. This spin-flip transition of a hydrogen atom from electron state spin up to electron state spin down can specify a unit of length (wavelength, 21 cm) as well as a unit of time (frequency, 1420 MHz). Both units are used as measurements in the other symbols
Relative position of the Sun to the center of the Galaxy and 14 pulsars
The radial pattern on the left of the plaque shows 15 lines emanating from the same origin. Fourteen of the lines have corresponding long binary numbers, which stand for the periods of pulsars, using the hydrogen spin-flip transition frequency as the unit. Since these periods will change over time, the epoch of the launch can be calculated from these values.
If the plaque is found, only some of the pulsars may be visible from the location of its discovery. Showing the location with as many as 14 pulsars provides redundancy so that the location of the origin can be triangulated even if only some of the pulsars are recognized.
The fifteenth line on the plaque extends to the far right, behind the human figures. This line indicates the sun's relative distance to the center of the galaxy.
Figures of a man and a woman
On the right side of the plaque, a man and a woman are shown in front of the spacecraft. Between the brackets that indicate the height of the woman, the binary representation of the number 8 can be seen (1000, with a small defect in the first zero). In units of the wavelength of the hyperfine transition of hydrogen this means 8 × 21 cm = 168 cm.
Silhouette of the spacecraft
Dr. Frank Drake, then at Cornell University and creator of the famous Drake equation, wrote the message, with help fromCarl Sagan, among others. The message consists of seven parts that encode the following:
- The numbers one (1) through ten (10)
- The atomic numbers of the elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus, which make updeoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
- The formulas for the sugars and bases in the nucleotides of DNA
- The number of nucleotides in DNA, and a graphic of the double helix structure of DNA
- A graphic figure of a human, the dimension (physical height) of an average man, and the human population of Earth
- A graphic of the Solar System
- A graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope and the dimension (the physical diameter) of the transmitting antenna dish