I can totally see the 2012 influence in the crop circle design. I believe the crop circle to be authentic upon first glance. The lines seem just too perfect, the grasses, being as tall as they are, should have had SOME trampling if there were people with tools and machines around. Plus, no one saw anything and it's not an entirely deserted part of Pheonix, I don't think, where this was done! Do you know if any of the "signs" SCIENTIFICALLY were there that this was a genuine crop circle and not any kind of a hoax?!? Were there dead insects around with no clear cause of reason for their deaths?!? Were the branches BENT or broken?!? Was the soil hydro-phobic?!? Was there any kind of crystallization going on?? And what about the isotopes that they find on TRUE crop circles, I forget the name now, but I have it in my Crop Circles book upstairs... I'll go find the name later and get back to you on it.
Secondly, the design itself! Beautiful and magnanimous in shape and context, the Eagle or bird most likely having some sort of a mythic or magickal quality or context to it. Then there's the shapes themselves... Did you notice that towards the middle is a circle and that it's inside a bigger circle, and then you've got the third circle at the top with three other circles sort of circling IT?? Seems to me like Planetary rotations around a Sun or star! But, moreso, I get the impression that it's referring to a Planetary ALIGNMENT! Such as the astronomical event which is taking place in 2012 which we haven't seen for hundreds of thousands of years! ...The day when the Earth and the Sun are going to align with the EXACT CENTER of the Milky Way galaxy, which you can, again, sort of SEE depicted in the crop circle design. If this IS a crop circle designed to forewarn people of 2012... to me, it seems like a POSITIVE sign, rather than a Negative one. The Eagle mythologically has always been a sign of Positiveness. Not negative. Perhaps the optimists on 2012 are right?!? Personally, the Mayan calendar fact makes me worry the most tho. The Mayans, who supposedly received word from the gods that they would return one day, and who were OBSESSIVELY PERFECT Time keepers and astronomers... not even THEY could see a date past Dec. 21/22, 2012. Could that be the day the "the gods" who came down from the heavens to teach man, could that be the day they plan on returning??! And are all these signs and increased UFO sightings a sign of what is to come??!
Perhaps these answers and more are waiting for us to decode inside of this crop circle, and others like it.