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Originally posted by dragonridr
Hoaxing is by far the best explanation for crop circles
Farmer embarrassed by crop circle hoax If you want to stay on Calvin Michel's good side, don't ask him about that circular patch of flattened wheat in one of his fields.
The fact a circle showed up in a barley crop on the same field back in 2005 made the latest discovery all the more tantalizing. The circles got national press coverage. A volunteer field researcher with the Canadian Crop Circle Research Network inspected the latest circle and declared it "authentic."
Michel said Sunday he's learned that crop circles were a prank, pulled on him by an unnamed friend who admitted to making the circles over the past three years.
"Nobody told us it was homemade," Michel said. "There's a lot of hard feelings. We were put through the wringer."
A hoax is what the crop circles turned out to be. In 1991, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley admitted that they had been creating crop circles for years. They showed their techniques and showed the ease with which the circles were made, without detection. Paranormalists scoffed, showing that the two couldn't have produced all the crop circles. They didn't -- other hoaxers, such as Pam Price and Rob Irving came out and admitted what they had been doing. Several people showed, in a competition, that it was not difficult to make complex circles. Investigators Joe Nickell, and James Randi, visited England and could readily duplicate crop circles. Paranormalists were unable to tell the difference between their hoaxed circles and "genuine" ones.
In his 1997 book The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan discussed alien-based theories of crop circle formation. Sagan concluded that no empirical evidence existed to link UFOs with crop circles. Specifically, that there were no credible cases of UFOs being observed creating a circle, yet there were many cases when it was known that human agents, such as Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, were responsible.  Circle creators Doug Bower and Dave Chorley concur.
Originally posted by Nightchild
Apart from it looking like an Atom, I unfortunately do not know what symbol you might have seen.
Originally posted by RiotComing
reply to post by dragonridr
Ah, but all it said was that a 'volunteer field researcher' went out there and declared it authentic - there was no mention of the testing criterion to base that conclusion - very disappointing. That volunteer for all you know, may have been a rookie or just had a cursory look with zero scientific instruments at all. We just don't know the actual circumstances. If there was a fully-detailed report online of their findings, coupled with an admission of hoaxing from the other party, then yes we have a cause for concern. Do you have access to a page that details these findings? You say you have researched the case, yes?
The number seven was the general symbol for all association with God, and was the favorite religious number of Judaism, typifying the covenant of holiness and sanctification, and also all that was holy and sanctifying in purpose. The candlestick had seven lamps, and the acts of atonement and purification were accompanied by a sevenfold sprinkling. The establishment of the Sabbath, the Sabbatical year, and the year of jubilee was based on the number seven, as were the periods of purification and of mourning. The number 7 is the Divine number of completion.
The number 21 is used 7 times in the Bible.
For Claude of Saint-Martin, "the number 21 is the number of destruction or rather of universal termination, because, as 2 is separated from 1, it is necessary that it has a means of to unite there if it wants it. This number shows at the same time the command of the production of things and their end, as well in the spiritual one as in the corporal one."
Originally posted by Nammu
reply to post by reugen
Nice one reugen.
So we have 3 circles of 7, the perfect number, with one in the centre making it look like an atom.
I still think this might be something to do with the kabbalistic septagram and the planets:
If only the site had more information on the direction it was facing and it's relation to other objects or crop circles found in the area.
Aldolas also pointed out earlier that it may relate to the chemical element Scandium, which is present in rare earth elements and uranium deposits.
Originally posted by Aldolas
It looks like an atom to me too.
If I counted right, then it's got 21 electrons, which would be scandium.
EDIT to ADD: have you also noticed, that there is only 1 'orbit line' ?
[edit on 25-5-2009 by Aldolas]