The radio signal included our planet’s location within our star system, core principles of math and science and the antenna that was used to transmit the signal, all characteristics that an intelligent alien civilization should understand. The message prepared by Carl Sagan and his colleagues also included information about our species - even our physical appearance was included as well as our DNA code.
Twenty seven years later in 2001, a crop circle appeared that shook the scientific community. A pattern appeared on a crop field, next to the UK’s largest telescope and observatory, the Chilbolton –where the world’s largest fully steerable meteorological radar is located– which seemed very much to be a response to the 1974 broadcast.
It was considered by many as one of the most impressive and important crop circles ever to appear on our planet, since this crop circle, unlike others, carried a message from either an extra-terrestrial or inter-dimensional source. Describing a different solar system in the universe, the image of the sender, non-human DNA, and some microwave antenna, the Chilbolton crop-circle was the ultimate response we could have hoped for. Just a year before this message was found, in the year 2000 a crop circle of an unknown shape appeared next to the Chilbolton. A year later the puzzle was put together, and we could see that the crop circle that appeared in 2000 was, in fact, a depiction of the microwave telescope used to transmit the signal to us. In 2001, three days after the mysterious response appeared next to the Chilbolton; another crop circle was found depicting what seemed to be a face.
The decimal equivalents of the binary code were unchanged from the Arecibo original. But the atomic numbers of the elements composing the basis of Life had been altered: silicon, an element with an atomic number of 14, was added precisely in the correct sequence – between oxygen (atomic number 8) and phosphorus (atomic number 15). In 1969, the late Ben Volcani – a renowned microbiologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography – discovered the crucial role of silicon in Carbon based Life. His work and that of his colleagues (like Charles Mehard, also at Scripps, and Edith Carlisle in the early 1970’s at UCLA) showed that the presence of silicon is critical in a variety of terrestrial life forms, as well as human cell structure: for instance, in the binding of the cartilage and mineral aspects of bones.
Many of us are convinced that not only is the Chilbolton crop circle of 2001 a real message from another intelligent civilization (ET and/or Inter-dimensional), but we receive similar messages nearly every day and usually fail to recognize them!
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