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In 2002 an unsuccessful (and as it turns out, an insincere) crop circle experiment was carried out by three M.I.T. undergraduates, who accepted a TV challenge to reproduce three specific plant and soil abnormalities consistently observed in crop circle plants and soils worldwide -- abnormalities also presented in three peer-reviewed scientific papers. Although the undergraduates and their two graduate-student "advisors" were unable to reproduce any of the criteria specifically required (elongated apical plant stem nodes, expulsion cavities in the plant stems, and 10-50 micron-diameter magnetized iron spherules deposited linearly in the crop circle soils) they and the TV production crew did--quite accidentally--produce evidence that exposure to microwave radiation does cause electronic equipment failure.
The Chilbolton 'Arecibo message', made in August 2001, is one of the most controversial and interesting of all crop circles. It introduces a new element of binary code with a discrete message into a 30-year pattern of geometric designs with non-specific messages. Paul Vigay's article written after he personally visited the formation site and posted on his Crop Circle Research web site is reproduced below.
Although the investigator talked about the possibility of the marks being left by a wheel, it is clear in the report that the marks were more likely left by a 135-ton aircraft or spacecraft.
Originally posted by only onus
I have thought for some time that their was a language being taught by the circles.
Maby someone with a good de-syphering ability can list them and come up with some sort of evidence that this is whats going on with them.
I dont think that they are random images just to show that they can be done.
Originally posted by Acidtastic
I have my own little theory about crop circles. In certain spiritual practices, symbols are used for different things. Like protection and stuff. Maybe, who ever's doing the genuine ones, is placing symbols on the earth, to usher us into this "next phase" of existance. These "balls of light" or "orbs" that have supposedly been seen laying the circles down, maybe they're some form of higher life force, and they're protecting the earth from all the aches and pains that a cosmic shift could entail.
But, this is just a small theory I cooked up the other night, whilst watching some videos, and seeing a simularity between some of the symbols used in crop circles and in spiritual practices. t's probably way off. But y'never know.
Originally posted by sc4venger
Crop circles are fascinating and intriguing, but something I am not buying is the fact that ALL crop circles images, have "tracks" of vehicles near or inside them. I understand that this is normal since the fields are owned and exploited by farmers, BUT these tracks are also a way for hoaxers to get to their spot and do their thing without leaving traces.
When will we see a crop circle made in a virgin field ?
[edit on 19-2-2009 by sc4venger]