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Originally posted by moosevernel
but i have yet to see a proven man made crop circle be made without breaking stalks, increasing the electromagnetic output of the crops beyond normal levels, emit radiation above normal levels and the pattern to still be there years after harvesting the crops
also all of these unexplained crop circles continue to grow if not harvested by people, i havent heard of one 'man made' crop circle that does that as the act of crushing the crops with planks and boards kills the crops.
once again i am in no way saying that these crop circles are made by aliens just that they are unexplained, and until i see some hard evidence of what does make these strange ones then i will not say 'all crop circles are man made' neither will i say 'aliens make crop circles'
BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS
The most ludicrous assertion was that "experts" could distinguish "genuine" circles from "hoaxed" ones. Even after one such expert, G. Terence Meaden, asserted on camera that a circle was genuine when in fact its construction had been filmed by Britain's Channel Four, the program let him off the hook by saying he might just have made a mistake this time. I soon met other crop-circle makers, such as Robin W. Allen of the University of Southampton and Jim Schnabel, author of Round in Circles, who also found it all too easy to fool the self-appointed experts but all too hard to dent the gullibility of reporters. When Bower and Chorley confessed, they were denounced on television as frauds. My own newspaper articles were dismissed as "government disinformation," and it was hinted that I was in the U.K. intelligence agency, MI5, which was flattering (and false).
The whole episode taught me two important lessons. First, treat all experts with skepticism and look out for their vested interests - many cerealogists made a pot of money from writing books and leading weeklong tours of crop circles, some costing more than $2,000 a person. Second, never underestimate the gullibility of the media. Even the Wall Street Journal published articles that failed to take the man-made explanation seriously.
As for the identity of those who created the complicated mathematical and fractal patterns that appeared in the mid-1990s, I have no idea. But Occam's razor suggests they were more likely to be undergraduates than aliens.
Originally posted by dragnet53
reply to post by bad man incorporated
LOL it is easy to "fake" something if you don't know nothing about it. I believe most of them are real.