posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 05:41 AM
Nancy Talbott and her BLT Research Team investigated in 1999 a crop circle in Edmonton, Alberta. They discovered abnormally high levels of
crystallisation in the clay minerals in the soil inside the formations that could have been caused only by very high temperatures (600-800 degrees
Centigrade) or high pressures - both of which were obviously absent when the crop circle was created because they would have left considerable, easily
noticed damage to the crops:
Dr. Robert C.Reynolds, Jr., who is Frederick Hall Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Emeritus, at Dartmouth College and the best known expert in the
world of X-ray diffraction analysis of clay minerals, concluded that there is no known scientific cause for the crystallisation of the clays inside
the crop circle that could not have damaged the plants very severely.
Perhaps this crystallisation of the clays in the interior of the Canadian crop circle is typical of all
genuine crop circles but affects the
soil only below downed plants, not the crop that was left standing. If so, it could plausibly stop crops in the areas where plants had been downed
previously from growing again as well as crops in previously undisturbed areas. This might happen perhaps by the altered soil below downed stalks
becoming relatively less efficient at retaining moisture, thereby inhibiting growth and marking out weakened plants that grow only in the soil with
crystallised clay minerals.
To test this hypothesis would need money, time and access to X-ray diffraction apparatus, as well as consent from farmers to take soil samples from
their fields when crop circles appear in them.