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Images decoded from the 2010 Wilton Windmill crop formation

William C. Treurniet, June, 2010

Summary. A crop formation that appeared near Wilton Windmill, Wiltshire, on May 22, 2010, contains ASCII symbols that appear to represent simultaneously several kinds of information. One decoded text string was found to represent an approximation to Euler's identity, and another represented an algorithm for decoding an ASCII symbol sequence to an image format. The instructions were applied to the 2002 Crabwood formation and resulted in an image that can be interpreted as a representation of a bipedal figure extending a three-fingered hand in greeting. In this article, the same algorithm was applied to a new but non-independent data set from the Wilton Windmill formation, and two meaningful images were generated. One appears to show a face with large ears as in a drawing of a bunny in a child's book. The other shows a humanoid body with the head leaning to one side and one arm waving. The common feeling from these images is that they are non-threatening. Perhaps the message they are intended to convey is that we should not fear future encounters with the makers of these formations.

A crop formation appeared near Wilton Windmill, Wiltshire, on May 22, 2010. The design suggested to a number of people that the formation contained sequences of ASCII characters.

Figure 1. The Wilton Windmill formation.
The formation quickly became famous when someone decoded Euler's formula from the ASCII symbols impressed on the flattened vegetation. Since then, another sequence of text was found in the formation by someone else (with identifier JPC). This sequence was recognized by Treurniet as a high-level algorithm for transforming ASCII symbols into a visual format. A previous article shows how the algorithm was applied to the ASCII symbols in the 2002 Crabwood formation. The image in Figure 2 was decoded from that formation. It might be interpreted as a representation of a bipedal figure extending a three-fingered hand in greeting.
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Figure 2. Image decoded from the Crabwood formation.

The search has continued for other ways to to interpret the Wilton Windmill formation. Could it also contain sufficient information to encode an image? An interesting approach was proposed in an article by Zef Damon. His reconstruction of the formation suggests a way to decode 36 bytes of data which would be enough to represent a 9x4 image array. The approach takes advantage of the observation that the arcs projecting from the 12 radii are not all the same length, so that between each pair of dotted lines left in from the reconstruction process there may be a different number of bits of the arcs. Each bit encountered represents a 1 for that bit position, else that position is a 0. This basis for bit assignment is shown in the diagram of Figure 3.

Figure 3. Zef Damon's reconstruction of the Wilton Windmill formation.

For the first of the two images found in the formation, each byte was built up of bits assigned going from the center to the outer rim for every pair of adjacent dotted lines. The data file may be seen here. The algorithm then inverted the bits and assigned the resulting byte value to a pixel of the 9x4 grayscale image. The result was the image shown on the left of Figure 4. The image smoothed with a Gaussian blur filter is shown on the right. Perhaps it can be interpreted as a face with large ears as in a drawing of a bunny in a child's book.

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Figure 4. First image decoded from the Wilton Windmill formation.

For the second image, the order of the bits was altered according to a hint from Euler's formula. The formula can be expressed in terms of trigonometric sins and cosines. Accordingly, the bits in the first byte were read from the center to the outside, the second was read from outside to center, the third was read from center to outside, etc. This sinusoidal pattern continued until all 36 bytes were constructed. The data file may be seen here. Again, the algorithm inverted the bits and assigned the byte values to the 9x4 array of image pixels. The result was a picture with more active content shown in Figure 5. The smoothed image is easily interpreted as the body of a humanoid figure with the head leaning to the side and one arm waving.

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Figure 5. Second image decoded from the Wilton Windmill formation.

The decoded images all appear to contain rather trivial content. What we can say, however, is that an image of a proffered handshake, the face of a fuzzy animal, and a friendly wave, have one thing in common. Such images are particularly non-threatening. Perhaps this is the message. If the crop formations are a prelude to an actual meeting with the makers of these formations, these images are telling us to have no fear when this event occurs.

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How to Digitally Record/Video a UFO sighting:

Como registar digitalmente ou gravar um vídeo de um avistamento de um UFO:

Stabilize the camera on a tripod. If there is no tripod, then set it on top of a stable, flat surface. If that is not possible lean against a wall to stabilize your body and prevent the camera from filming in a shaky, unsteady manner.

Estabilize a camera com um tripé. Se não tiver um tripé, então coloque-a em cima de uma superfície estável. Se não for possível, então encoste-se a uma parede para estabilizar o corpo e evitar que a camera registe de maneira tremida e instável.

Provide visual reference points for comparison. This includes the horizon, treetops, lampposts, houses, and geographical landmarks (i.e., Horsetooth Reservoir, Mt. Adams, etc.) Provide this in the video whenever is appropriate and doesn’t detract from what your focus is, the UFO.

Forneça pontos visuais de referência para comparação. Isso inclui o horizonte, cimo das árvores, postes de iluminação, pontos de referência geográficos (como o Reservatório de Horsetooth, Mone Adams, etc) Forneça esses pontos no vídeo sempre que for apropriado e não se distraia do que é o seu foco, o UFO/a Nave.

Narrate your videotape. Provide details of the date, time, location, and direction (N,S,E,W) you are looking in. Provide your observations on the weather, including approximate temperature, windspeed, any visible cloud cover or noticeable weather anomalies or events. Narrate on the shape, size, color, movements, approximate altitude of the UFO, etc and what it appears to be doing. Also include any unusual physical, psychological or emotional sensations you might have. Narrate any visual reference points on camera so they correlate with what the viewer will see, and thereby will be better able to understand.

Faça a narração do vídeo. Forneça pormenores sobre a data, hora, local e direcção (Norte, Sul, Este, Oeste) que está a observar. Faça observações sobre as condições atmosféricas, incluindo a temperatura aproximada, velocidade do vento, quantidade de nuvens, anomalias ou acontecimentos meteorológicos evidentes. Descreva a forma, o tamanho, a cor, os movimentos, a altitude aproximada onde se encontra o UFO/nave, etc e o que aparenta estar a fazer. Inclua também quaisquer aspectos pouco habituais de sensações físicas, psicológicas ou emocionais que possa ter. Faça a narração de todos os pontos de referência visual que o espectador irá ver e que, deste modo, será capaz de compreender melhor.

Be persistent and consistent. Return to the scene to videotape and record at this same location. If you have been successful once, the UFO sightings may be occurring in this region regularly, perhaps for specific reasons unknown, and you may be successful again. You may also wish to return to the same location at a different time of day (daylight hours) for better orientation and reference. Film just a minute or two under “normal” circumstances for comparison. Write down what you remember immediately after. As soon as you are done recording the experience/event, immediately write down your impressions, memories, thoughts, emotions, etc. so it is on the record in writing. If there were other witnesses, have them independently record their own impressions, thoughts, etc. Include in this exercise any drawings, sketches, or diagrams. Make sure you date and sign your documentation.

Seja persistente e não contraditório. Volte ao local da cena e registe o mesmo local. Se foi bem sucedido uma vez, pode ser que nessa região ocorram avistamentos de UFOs/naves com regularidade, talvez por razões específicas desconhecidas, e talvez possa ser novamente bem sucedido. Pode também desejar voltar ao mesmo lugar a horas diferentes do dia (durante as horas de luz)para ter uma orientação e referência melhor. Filme apenas um ,inuto ou dois em circunstâncias “normais” para ter um termo de comparação. Escreva tudo o que viu imediatamente após o acontecimento. Logo após ter feito o registo da experiência/acontecimento, escreva imediatamente as impressões, memórias, pensamentos, emoções, etc para que fiquem registadas por escrito. Se houver outras testemunhas, peça-lhes para registar independentemente as suas próprias impressões, pensamentos, etc. Inclua quaisquer desenhos, esbolos, diagramas. Certifique-se que data e assina o seu documento/testemunho.

Always be prepared. Have a digital camera or better yet a video camera with you, charged and ready to go, at all times. Make sure you know how to use your camera (and your cell phone video/photo camera) quickly and properly. These events can occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and often quite randomly, so you will need to be prepared.

Esteja sempre preparado, Tenha sempre uma camera digital, melhor ainda, uma camera vídeo consigo, carregada e pronta a usar sempre que necessário. Certifique-se que sabe como lidar com a sua camera (ou com o seu celular/camera fotográfica) rápida e adequadamente. Esses acontecimentos podem acontecer súbita e inesperadamente e, por vezes, acidentalmente, por isso, necessita estar preparado.

Look up. Be prepared. Report. Share.

Olhe para cima, Esteja preparado, Relate, Partilhe.



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