|Raelian with crop circle panel|
Despite the above, the International Raelian Movement regularly uses crop circles as evidence for their Elohim.
They have 2 websites promoting Raelism exploiting the crop circle phenomena:
An Embassy for Our Creators the Elohim http://www.elohimembassy.org
The Elohim's Crop Circles http://cropcircles.chez.com/Embassy_crop.htm
Their embassy website includes the following:
Rael, being asked about “Crop circles” answered: “Most of them are made by the Elohim, to raise our awareness that we are not alone and prepare us for their arrival."Has there been an official communique from Yahweh about this new method of "grounded help"? LOL
The website goes on to explain:
When he met the Eloha, Rael was given the embassy plans. The plans and a scale model were presented officially to the press in August 1991. Interestingly, on August 3 1990, at Hazeley Down, Hampshire, England, a crop circle with the exact shape of the proposed embassy was observed. Some will say coincidence.Um... hang on, that's after the fact!
However, in his postscript of his e-book Intelligent Design, Rael writes:
"Not long after we built a small scale model of the embassy based on these drawings, a crop circle appeared in England which bore an astonishing resemblance to it." (p. 368)There is no evidence of their scale model being designed before the crop circle appeared. The "blueprint" of the Embassy was first published in their monthly publication called Apocalypse in May 1991. It also seems that Rael had changed his original Embassy plans in a subsequent August 1991edition: The "original" Embassy plan had 5 circular compartments compared to the 4 we see now. Also notice the hedges:
Watch Rael changed the Plans of his Embassy for ETs
Turns out, Rael asked a French Raelian, Jacques Ayzac, one of his deputies and architect, to prepare a model for the Embassy after media correspondants asked Rael about it in 1990. Ayzac is on record saying that he took inspiration from the Hazeley Down crop circle in his design for the Embassy!
Another curious point is, Rael's Embassy plans show 12 rooms instead of the 7 requested:
Have a residence built in a pleasant country with a mild climate, with seven rooms always ready to receive guests, each with a separate bathroom, a conference room able to accommodate twenty-one people, a swimming pool and a dining room capable of seating twenty-one people. (p. 101)Where's the thick metal door that will separate the 7 rooms from the others in the official design?:
You may live with your wife and children in the residence, which will be under your direction, and you will be able to have servants there and invite guests of your choosing. However, the area containing the seven rooms should be directly under the terrace, and it should be separated from the section used by human beings by a thick metal door, lockable from the inside, which is kept permanently closed. An aseptic chamber should be built at the entrance to the conference room. (p. 102)
What we see from the Empassy plans are 6 rooms on each side separated by a passage way. Rael's new design mimics the zodiac with 12 rooms with the terrace (UFO landing pad) curiously in the constellation of Aquarius. Rael hasn't made any statements acknowledging this. Raelians believe that the Age of Aquarius is the age when the Elohim would openly return to Earth and that it started in 1945. Astronomers, however, put the Age of Aquarius to start in 2600 . The number 7 also has astrotheological roots... they are the 5 inner planets plus the Sun and the Moon .
Is the crop circle in the "exact shape" of the official model of the embassy? Looks like there are 3 detached structures instead of one solid structure as proposed by Rael. Moreover, evidence of a hoax is apparent in the way the crop circle appears along curved tractor lines.
Picture taken by the British Ministry of Defense - recording their work? LOL
More on Op Blackbird here: http://www.colinandrews.net/Biography-03.html
"The Mayan and Aztec designs, as far as I'm concerned, are all man-made. They're all tapping into the 2012 event."Hulses is referring to self-proclaiming hoaxers at circlemakers.org.
"... the Fiddly bits... the favorite thing in the last few years is to put little nests in, crowns, almost like a wedding cake effect... twist the stuff around, hand work, it's done by hand mostly... and people are blown away by that, they think, "Woah! This is something special; look at all these intricate designs within the design!"
Over 95% of all crop circles have been confirmed to be man-made, especially the complex ones which most believers would say are impossible to make. It turns out that there's also evidence of MI5 involvement in man-made crop circles besides artistic pranksters. A very small percentage of crop circles remains unexplained with no documented connections to the UFO phenomena as in flying discs. Watch Crop Circles: The Hidden Truth.
Examples of confirmed man-made crop circles from the video "Crop Circles: The Hidden Truth"
 In issue of "Le Raelien" in 1991 http://laise.org/?page_id=46