posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:29 AM
The write-up is sorely lacking in 'forensics' - no real studies in any which direction. Anecdote is what we're being fed along with a picture
indicative of who knows what. Soil cannot be crushed or "destroyed" by mechanical means it's already crushed and destroyed. Scratch that off the
So what's left? Well really there exist only a handfull of physio-chemical parameters (that) we can quantify / clarify; adequate moisture -
adequate sunshine - lack of soil-bourne toxins (think arsenic) - lack of ionizing radiation - lack of overwhelming EMF (RF energy).
The salt hypothesis doesn't seem reasonable (not over the long-term).. all salts are water soluble and as such would have leached outwards with
spring rains. Becoming ever-more dilute over the years.
Maybe heavy metals are present - thallium or cadmium or mercury. This is readily ascertained through NAA neutron activation analysis - one of many
How about an "in-house" and a "field test." Place a potted plant in a hole in the circle .. see what happens .. a cactus
Similarily, take a
soil sample from within the circle and another from without the circle .. plant some readily-germinating seeds and keep the reasonably identical
'test coupons" under the same light - this in the comfort of your own home. See what happens.
As for tramping - place an autonmous solid-state geophone
(eBay 20 bucks when it's listed) and see if you find a pattern or otherwise anomolous readings - it's "do-able"
And as for EMF level monitoring -
This should do nicely -
All this "in a positive light" - I encourage your thoughts and ideas - in this general direction.
[edit on 26-4-2010 by Kolchak]