The Milk Hill Fan - and its illuminating properties

Within minutes of seeing an image of the dominant Milk Hill structure, I noted that when a number of the main circles that form the six closed loops are shaded, so that three alternate loops are highlighted, the latter resemble the outline of a 3-bladed fan, as shown below, where in the second Fig., to aid clarity, the small, satellite circles have been omitted and each 'blade' has been shaded grey [I have left the central circle un-shaded - which is as it was in my first rough sketch]:-

 

        The Fan outline                                                    The 3-bladed Fan

 

I also couldn't fail to notice that the blade quota in this inferred fan, 3, equals the tally of letters in the English word FAN [England being, of course, the crop circle's home] and it occurred to me that the structure's builders may have been inviting us [amongst other things] to recognise this obvious fact.

 

Having reached this conclusion I soon beheld a clutch of other relationships that exist between the word and the crop circle, and although these are both deadly accurate and astonishing, it was clear that they could again have been found by my class of 10-year-olds. I shall therefore call on the assistance of the Dalek to guide us through the successive revelations. ...

 

If he plucks, from the full alphabet, the 3 letters used in the word fan i.e. A, F & N, thus:-

 

 

- he has effectively created 6 discrete sets of letters i.e. the three groups of single letters he holds and the three groups of multiple letters that remain, as shown below, where A, F & N have been placed back in the alphabet and highlighted:-

 

A

BCDE

F

GHIJKLM

N

OPQRSTUVWXYZ

[1]

[2]

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But we know that the depicted tally of letter groups ... 6 ... is a factor which was also tied closely to the Milk Hill structure: it was its endowment of spokes [6 was engrained in the crop circle in various other ways as well, but we do not need to consider them at this juncture].

 

Furthermore, by using the following simple cipher [often employed in Primary School word games]:-

 

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- our bright 10-year-olds would be able to recognise easily that the three letters of the word FAN have an 'alphabetical value' [an important concept which, henceforth, I shall sometimes abbreviate to 'av'] of ... 21 [= 6+1+14] ... and this is identical to the sum of the above cited position labels, 1-2-3-4-5-6, associated with the 6 alphabetical groups [or the 6 crop-circle spokes], as shown below:-

 

 

1+6+14  =  21  =  1+2+3+4+5+6

 

We shall return to this curious double link between the cited alphabetical characteristics of the word FAN and the number 21 in a moment, when I shall explain why I would want to invite the 10-year-olds to undertake two relevant summations, but I would first ask them to determine the value [as per the above cipher] of the 23 letters that remained in the alphabet after the Dalek had removed the A, F & N. And to help them avoid unnecessary number crunching I would point out that the value of the alphabet's full complement of 26 letters [i.e. including the A, F & N] is ... 351 [= 1+2+...+25+26].

 

I'm confident that the faster pupils [having recognised that they just need to take 21 from the 351] would soon come up with the answer: '330 Sir'. And if an image was posted on the wall, showing that the 409-circled Milk Hill formation comprised 79 main circles and 330 satellites, the class couldn't fail to see that we'd just produced the latter factor. This explicit relationship is depicted in the Fig. below:-

 

 

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Av of the 23 letters not used by the Dalek  =  330  =  the tally of satellites in the massive Milk Hill structure

 

 

The letters acquired by the Dalek

 

With barely any effort, then, we've shown that when the 3 letters F-A-N are removed from the alphabet, the 23 letters that remain have an av [= alphabetical value] of - 330 - the tally of satellites in the Milk Hill structure that embodied the outline of a 3-bladed fan.

 

What is even more remarkable about this discovery, however, is that the cited relationship embodies other unambiguous numerical links to the cited Milk Hill crop circle, one of which is as follows. ...

 

The quoted tally of 'not-used' alphabetical letters - 23 - is a prime number, and our 10-year-olds would be well capable of reading, from a list of primes, that the 23rd prime is - 79 - the main circle tally of the Milk Hill structure, as shown below:-

 

 

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The 23 letters not used by the Dalek

and the 23rd prime  =  79  =  the tally of main circles in the massive Milk Hill formation

 

 

The letters acquired by the Dalek

 

It is now clear, then, that the 23 alphabetical letters not used in the word FAN are closely linked to both 330 and 79, the respective tallies of satellites & main circles in the famed Milk Hill crop circle of 2001.

 

Any thoughts that these extraordinary relationships may have occurred merely as a result of random chance can be set aside, I believe, when consideration is given to other identifiable facts, including the 'curiosity' I referred to earlier. ...

 

We know that the number 21 can be expressed as, on the one hand, the alphabetical value [or av] of the word FAN [i.e. 6+1+14 = 21] and, on the other, the sum of the position labels, 1-2-3-4-5-6, attached to the 6 groups A-BCDE-F-GHIJKLM-N-OPQRSTUVWXYZ formed when A, F & N subdivide the letters of the alphabet.

 

But on finding that 21 exhibits this double role, in the context of the letters F-A-N and the alphabet, I wondered whether the relationship is reflected in the Milk Hill Circle that embodies a fan's outline. And to illustrate the clear outcome of my investigation, I shall describe a simple task I would ask our class of 10-year-olds to undertake [assisted by calculators]: find the difference between the sums of the first 21 positive whole numbers [or integers] and the first 21 primes - the two sets of numbers being displayed for the children, as shown below, where the Dalek emphasises the origin of the factor 21:-

 

the first 21 integers

 

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the first 21 primes

 

 

1+6+14  =  21  =  1+2+3+4+5+6

 

The youngsters would not take long to establish that the sum of the primes is 640 and that of the integers is 231, from which they could deduce that the required difference is the familiar ... 409 ... the Milk Hill structure's total tally of circles! In other words, they would be able to demonstrate that the two described manifestations of the factor 21 could hardly be more closely linked to the 409-circled Milk Hill crop formation of 2001.

 

At this juncture it would be useful to juxtapose the links we've thus far uncovered between the huge Milk Hill structure and the word FAN. ...

 

The main Milk Hill formation

The word FAN

It embodied the outline of a 3-bladed fan

It possesses 3 letters

It comprised 6 spokes

Its letters split the alphabet into 6 discrete parts

The expression 1+2+3+4+5+6 yields ... 21

Its value [as per the cipher A=1 ... Z=26] is... 21

It had 409 circles

Sum of 1st 21 primes - sum of 1st 21 integers = 409

It was endowed with 79 main circles

It is devoid of 23 letters, and the 23rd prime = 79

It was endowed with 330 satellites

The value of its 23 missing letters is ... 330

 

We should now note that the last, explicit relationship, between 330, the crop circle's satellite tally, and the av of FAN's missing 23 letters, is even more interesting than first appearances indicate. ...

 

The quota of missing alphabetical letters - 23 - is the 10th prime, and as these letters' av is 330, the latter can be expressed as the product of the inferred 10 and the primes 3 & 11 i.e. 330 = 10x3x11.

 

But when 10, 3 & 11 are expressed as the 10th prime [= 23], the 3rd prime [= 3] and the 11th [= 29] their product is - 2001 [= 23x3x29] - which is the year [as per our calendar] that the crop circle appeared. This relationship is shown below [where 'Milk Hill' represents 'the main Milk Hill formation', and '10p' represents 'the 10th prime']:-

 

No. of letters not in FAN

And their av

But ... 10px3px11p ... equals

23

 330  [= 10x3x11]

 2001

is the 10th prime

 was Milk Hill's satellite tally

Milk Hill's year of creation

 

The foregoing relationships should leave no-one in any doubt that the builders of the 409-circled Milk Hill structure, with its fan-like interior, had been inviting us to recognise that it exhibits a number of simple, obvious and irrefutable links to the alphabetical characteristics of the word FAN, including the way the latter can generate [as I have just shown] the factor that represents the year of the event: 2001. But as we now appear to have accomplished what was being asked of us, some basic questions have to be raised. ...

 

Why should anyone have seen fit to design and construct what could be the biggest ever crop formation merely to draw our attention to the fact that a set of overt and trivial associations exist between the structure and the word FAN? Was the exercise just a warped intellectual prank, or something more profound that is not immediately obvious?

 

The key to this riddle is provided, I believe, by a finding of our earlier analysis of both Milk Hill structures. ... To recall, we concluded that the overall arrangement of circles can infer, on the one hand, 224 - which represents the day, in 2001, when the main formation was first seen - and, on the other, 6371, which is the geometric mean radius [in km] of the earth ellipsoid associated with the WGS 84 map datum. The latter link raised the possibility that other crop circle information has to be interpreted in terms of that map datum, and I didn't have to look very hard to discover that when one piece of familiar data is considered in that context, we are presented with a stunning revelation. ...

 

We know that the three letters of FAN split the alphabet into 6 discrete sets, as shown below, where, for reasons that will soon be apparent, I have placed the A, F & N [and their respective position labels] above the other three letter groups [and their respective position labels]:-

 

[1]   [3]   [5]  

A

 

F

 

N

 

 

BCDE

 

GHIJKLM

 

OPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

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The Fig.'s 26 letters are shown in the order they occur in the alphabet but, clearly, if the positions of the A & F are reversed the three raised letters then spell out the word FAN, as shown below, where the Dalek now holds the F, A & N, each of which is endowed with its original position value:-

 

 

This simple transformation interested me immediately because it yielded a configuration of numbers I'd encountered during my ground survey of the crop structure that had embodied the fan profile. ...

 

If some of our 10-year-olds were to read the three position values from the 5 - which is linked to N, the one letter that wasn't moved - backwards they would obtain the sequence 5-1-3 and the value of the latitude of the centre of Milk Hill's central circle [as per WGS 84, and truncated after 3 digits] was:-

 

51.3 N

 

Furthermore, it was apparent that N, the first letter of the sequence NAF, is used to represent the very word - North - that is tied to the described geographical coordinate. And as I knew that, within the alphabet, the letters F-A-N are accompanied by a tally of not-used letters, 23, which has close affinities with the number 10 i.e. 23 is the 10th prime, I realised that the cited 51.3 can be obtained by dividing 513 [inferred from the sequence 5-1-3] by this inferred 10.

 

I was presented with the possibility, then, that the crop circle's builders had been inviting us, amongst other things, to recognise that they'd placed it where it was found because its central point lies on a line of latitude whose numerical value [when expressed as per WGS 84 and truncated to 3 digits] is linked in the described way to the elementary structure of the word FAN.

 

I now wondered whether our alphabetical source also defines an angle that's more accurate than 51.3.

 

I soon found that the 23 letters which, within the alphabet, accompany the F, A & N hold the key. ... Having observed that they occur in clusters of 4, 7 & 12 as shown below:-

 

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BCDE

 

GHIJKLM

 

OPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

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- I noted that the expression 4p+7p+12p yields ... 49 [= 5+13+31] ... which, by itself, meant little to me.

 

But I then discovered that when this is added to the total av of the 23 letters - which we know is 330 - we obtain ... 379 [= 49+330] ... which was far more interesting, because it can be expressed as ... 76p.

 

It was evident, then, that whereas the three letters F-A-N are tied directly to the sequence 3-1-5, the remaining alphabetical letters are closely associated with a number that can be expressed as ... 76p ... as depicted below, where the Dalek now holds the F-A-N [with their three position values] as he stands on the remaining letters, which are linked to 76p:-

 

BCDE-GHIJKLM-OPQRSTUVWXYZ

are linked to

76p

 

And by reading the depicted digits anticlockwise, from the 5, our bright 10-year-olds would be able to add the inferred '76' to the end of the expression 51.3 which they'd read earlier from the numbers held by the Dalek, thus producing ... 51.376 ... which was the WGS 84 latitude [to the nearest .001 N] of the crop structure's centre, as shown:-

 

I suspect that some pupils would now draw my attention to the fact that the two letters that provide the first two digits of 51.376 ... N & A ... are also linked in another simple but noticeable way. ...

 

The quoted position value of the N ... 5 ... equals the digit sum of 14, the letter's av i.e. 5 = 1+4. Likewise, the quoted position value of the A ... 1 ... equals [obviously] the digit sum of its av ... 1.

 

This contribution would excite me and I'd assure the class that it provides the means of removing one more veil from the Milk Hill mystery. ... We can now say that the letter F, of position value 3, precedes two linked letters, A & N, whose respective position values can be expressed as ... 1 & 1+4.

 

But if the digits in the two stressed expressions are juxtaposed ... 3 & 1, 1, 4 ... the mind of a 10-year-old would infer, inevitably, the numbers 3 & 114. And it happens to be the case that the sum of these, 117, was the number of satellites [or baby circles] encapsulated within Milk Hill's huge terrestrial fan.

 

Furthermore, the expression 3p x 114p yields ... 1851 [= 3x617] ... which was the WGS 84 longitude [expressed in degrees/1000 W, to the nearest .001] of the crop structure's centre, as shown below:-

 

Moving away from our childish game, I should point out, here, that 1851 [the longitude's expression in degrees/1000] was also engrained on the crop structure in other subtle ways e.g. I found that the diameter of its central circle was close to 863 inches [this unit being linked with the UK] - but if we were to place one of our feet [of length 1 foot] inside a circle of diameter 863", the remaining portion would be of length 851".

 

I'll end this instalment of the Milk Hill Revelation with an urgent question ... as the crop circles are so easy to understand, what is our government doing about their underlying message [a message I'll shortly spell out for them]?

 

 

 

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