What on Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery


A confession.
I am fascinated by Crop Circles. Fortunately I don't live in the UK or America or I would become one of the crazy "Croppies" who travel all over the place to experience being inside the Circle itself. Still, maybe one day I can go on a trip...
Knowing of my secret passion, Adyar Bookshop asked me to review this wonderful DVD, What on Earth? on Barry Eaton's Radio Out There, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
To be honest, I don't care how the Crop Circles got there. Whether it's aliens, another dimension or a half-dozen teenagers with cricket bats, the end results are still extraordinary and seeing them makes my heart sing with wonder.
It's so much a visual thing - something about seeing a design writ so large across a landscape is just plain exhilarating. And I don't think I'm alone in my response to the design element - I noticed on the DVD a number of "Croppies" bearing T-Shirts and jewellery featuring images derived from the Crop Circles. One fellow even had them tattooed on himself. I remember that when I worked at Adyar the first calendar to sell out every year was the one bearing Crop Circle images.
This is a charming DVD, and well worth a look no matter where you stand in the Crop Circle debate (is there even one, I wonder?). The images, the wonderfully semi-crazy enthusiasts, and the sheer energy and enthusiasm of the fim maker render the whole thing a great entertainment, and once you've seen it I dare you not to be drawn into the msyterious world of the Crop Circle phenomenon!

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