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originally posted by: ypperst
lol I forgot that crop circles even existed, long time I have seen one.
But its really pretty
I always wonder why (if) aliens would make signs in our crops?
Maybe because they know that its a source of food and therefor we will always see their signs?
I always love to ponder about this, but yeah I do just tend to the conclusion that its man-made.
But would be nice to know if the crops is bend or just flattened.
Planned in under two weeks and completed in under 24 hours, the crop circle had a final diameter of 220 feet. We constructed the circle in an oat field near Amity, Oregon, where it was completely invisible from the road but unmistakable from the sky. Our team consisted of 12 people, mainly OSU students, and we carefully stomped down oats from 3:30pm Friday afternoon until 2:30am, putting on the finishing touches between 7:30am and 11:00am Saturday, August 12.” Firefox crop circle creators.
Source : www.collective-evolution.com...
Are you talking about "blown nodes"?
originally posted by: AboveBoard
It is very interesting but I'd also have to see ground reports regarding whether the crop was actually bent/broken by weight (i.e. Man made) or if it has the signature "swollen heat burst" that appear on the ones less likely to be "art projects" as opposed to an unexplained phenomenon.
How many times have you heard the term ' Blown Nodes' and understood or have been told by so called scientists that its the work of a paranormal force ?. Well, I'm going to be rather blunt with anyone who has tricked you to believe such nonsense. The ones who have promoted and still continue to do so have not one ounce of knowledge about simple plant behaviour, anatomy and general botany.
Blown nodes occur in young wheat and barley plant stems and matured wheat ( not so much in mature barley ).
Young and still growing stems intake water at high volume during rain ( OK nothing new and easy to understand). During a prolonged rain fall ( wet summers ) and damp conditions the young stem will be at 'high fluid level' ( if you break a stem you should see fluid ). Consider it as a plastic straw filled with water which is blocked at both ends. If you kink the straw, the fluid within be forced and will find a weakest point and burst open. The same effect happens with a fluid filled plant stem. So when stems are being flattened by a plank they are kinked. The flattening pressure forces fluid upwards and if there is no capacity within the stems to disperse the fluid through the stem then it will burst at the node to release pressure. I'm afraid its as simple as that !
It seems like you're saying "I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do this, therefore nobody else is either", is that right? Nobody is saying these complicated designs are easy, but if we can put a man on the moon a complicated crop circle design should be within our capability, as it's much easier.
originally posted by: Drawsoho
so the aliens depicted do not exist and someone made the crop circle. Not a
logical deduction as it clearly is beyond a person's ability to create this way.
That depends on the life cycle of the plant, the type of plant, etc. Part of the secret to getting them to bend without breaking is timing, making the circle neither too early nor too late in the plant's life cycle. Too early and it will bend and will actually spring back up and thus the circle will lose its dramatic shape. Do it too late after the plants are too dry and they will break, but time it in between and they will bend without breaking. This is explained in the link posted by mirageman.
originally posted by: micpsi
When one walks through crops, one does not "bend" them. One crushes and flattens them beneath one's boots.
Your comment completely misses the point about crop circles, i.e., genuine ones show no sign of broken or crushed stalks. Instead, they are downed by being bent at their nodes. Mechanical pressure would cause snapping, not mere bending, of stalks.
I find peoples' ignorance and lack of common sense disheartening when they appraise crop circles.
originally posted by: ColaTesla
a reply to: WeRpeons
I worked as a pattern maker for 10 years and built many complicated designs,