Winchester, Hampshire Circular Code Analysis - UPDATED

2002 by Linda Moulton Howe




Winchester was original capital of England, an ancient city going back two millennia.
Cheesefoot Head is a couple of miles east of Winchester where crop formations started back in
the 1970s. The 2002 face and code formation is a couple miles to the west of Winchester.
Another 5 or 6 miles further west is the Chilbolton Radio Observatory.


Face and code wheat formation 250 feet wide by 360 feet long at Vale Farm next to Crabwood forest in the village
of Pitt near Winchester, Hampshire, U.K., first reported at 9 a.m. on August 16, 2002, one year after the
August 14, 2001 face and code appeared at the Chilbolton Radio Observatory.
Aerial photograph 2002 by Lucy Pringle, http://home.clara.net/lucypringle.

 
August 18-19, 2002  - Letter From Earthfiles Viewer who describes himself as, "A large part of my full time job is decoding ciphers and reverse enginereering communication protocols:

Hello I have noticed your news article on the Crabwood corn circle.

Please find below the results of my initial work in decoding the Crabwood
Farm crop circle, and the message which it seems to contain!

SUGGESTIONS.
Suggestion 1. The circle partially overlaying the Alien visage, Appears to
contains digital information comprising of ones and zeros. (Either Flattened
or erect corn).

Suggestion 2. The information is represented in 8 bit data segments of
identical length, all bit positions being equally marked. There is a narrow
separator or synchronisation bit (ridge) between the 8bit data fields.

Suggestion 3. It is highly probable that ASCII 8 bit encoding is used as the
most common character used was SPACE that is represented by hex x20, this
was used to separate the blocks of data segments. (Hex is a convenient
digital way of representing the binary information contained in the
message). The circle seems to be of simple 8 bits binary encoding, with
characters represented by the ASCII character set. The language used is
international English. The Circle is read from the inside out or counter
clockwise.

Suggestion 4. Between each curved line of data, there is an empty separator
line.

MESSAGE DECODING.
The pictures used to decode the text were taken from crop circle connector,
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2002/Crabwood/crabwood2002a.html. The
pictures required orthogonal correction to ensure that as a near as perfect
circle was presented. This is so that a view directly above of the circle
was used when decoding the contents.
Simple contrast enhancement was performed.

The message was decoded by using a marked bit of paper in the following
manner |blank|1|2|4|8|1|2|4|8|. The LSB (Least Significant Bit) is on the
left; the MSB (Most Significant bit) is on the right. The paper was curled
along the empty separator line, when reading the text. The blank part was
placed ion the synchronisation bits.

MESSAGE CONTENTS (some missing)
This is the deciphering of the message: -

"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.Much PAIN but
still time. (Damaged Word). There is GOOD out there.We OPpose DECEPTION.
Conduit CLOSING (BELL SOUND)

 

Later Information: The ASCII character set is the simplest of text formats dating back to 1963,
at that time the common input/output device was the teletype.
At the end of receiving any message a bell sound would ring to alert the
operator that a message had been received. From memory the teletype in the
film "The Andromeda Strain" had a jammed bell, therefore nobody was aware
they had received messages.

The bell sound was ASCII character 0x07. (hexidecimal)

The message consists of 26 Words, interestingly the English alphabet has 26
letters.

DETAILED DECODING
The Below table has two columns, the hexadecimal number and its English
alphabet equivalent.

42 B
65 e
77 w
61 a
72 r
65 e
20 SPACE
74 t
68 h
65 e
20 SPACE
62 b
65 e
61 a
72 r
65 e
72 r
73 s
20 SPACE
6F o
66 f
20 SPACE
46 F
41 A
4C L
53 S
45 E
20 SPACE
67 g
69 i
66 f
74 t
73 s
20 SPACE
26 &
20 SPACE
74 t
68 h
65 e
69 i
72 r
20 SPACE
42 B
52 R
4F O
4B K
45 E
4E N
20 SPACE
50 P
52 R
4F O
4D M
49 I
53 S
45 E
53 S
2E .
4D M
75 u
63 c
68 h
20 SPACE
50 P
41 A
49 I
4E N
20 SPACE
62 b
75 u
74 t
20 SPACE
53 s
74 t
69 i
6C l
6C l
20 SPACE
74 t
69 i
6D m
65 e
2E .
(no Idea what the following is)
45 E
45 E
4C L
52 R
49 I
4A J
56 U
45 E
2E .
54 T
68 h
65 e
72 r
65 e
20 SPACE
69 i
73 s
20 SPACE
47 G
4F O
4F O
44 D
20 SPACE
6F o
75 u
74 t
20 SPACE
74 t
68 h
65 e
72 r
65 e
2e .
57 W
65 e
20 SPACE
4F O
50 P
70 p
6F o
73 s
65 e
20 space
44 D
45 E
43 C
45 E
50 P
54 T
49 I
4f O
4E N
2E .
43 C (Following word damaged by tramlines)
4F O
6E n
64 d
75 u
69 i
74 t
20 SPACE
43 C
4C L
4F O
53 S
49 I
4E N
47 G
07 BELL SOUND

Regards

Richard

 

Another Translator Writes:

An e-mail came on August 19 from another Earthfiles viewer who writes about the "word damage by tramlines" above:

"Maybe that 'EELRIJUE' is the name of the place where it is 'GOOD there.' So, no damaged word, but the name of that place. Maybe a star name? Maybe the name of their planet?"



More Information:
Prior Similar Text in August 1991 Crop Formation
In August 1991 in the Milk Hill field near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England, an inscription was placed in the wheat field which British author John Michell reported about in The Cereologist No. 9, Page 3, Summer 1993, based on two years of work by a committee of nine people, including a cryptoanalyst. The only solution that could be found were two ancient Latin words, Oppono Astos. One translation is, "I oppose acts of craft and cunning." The Latin description of what the Greeks did with the Trojan Horse used the word astos to describe the gift of the Trojan Horse which was used to get an attacking army into the city of Troy.


Aerial photograph from Worldwide Crop Formations and ET Contacts
1996 by Michael Hesemann.

Websites:
http://www.yowusa.com/Archive/August2002/crabwood1/crabwood1.htm
http://home.clara.net/lucypringle
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com
http://www.cropcircleresearch.com
http://www.temporarytemples.co.uk


2002 by Linda Moulton Howe

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