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reply to post by Pauligirl
Ahhh thank you for the link to the prior thread from 2009 & for your email and
reply that was sent to the lab that did the supposed testing of the plates !
It was a fascinating read I must say !
I wonder though just as someone else brought up on the earlier thread, how long
their records are easily accessible. After 17 years has passed, how easy it is for
them to reach their archives ? What were their archive processes back in 91 ?
Was it a manual process and then changed over through the years... Just more
edit on 19-1-2014 by leolady because: cuz
On July 22, 1991, a bizarre set of circles creating a unique pictogram appeared overnight in a wheat field located near Hildesheim, Germany. The formation was huge, measuring 300 by 150 feet in size, encompassing over 45,000 sq. feet of land. The design is said to resemble an ancient Scandinavian rock painting of a "Chariot of the Sun." The area where the formation emerged was considered sacred ground for nearly 4,000 years. At 1:30 a.m., on the night the formation appeared, eyewitness Christian Fiedler spotted an orange-colored, pulsating and flashing light dashing around the area. Around 2:00 a.m., others heard a strange "whooping" noise. The listeners say it was unlike a helicopter sound. In the days to follow, the amazing scene drew many observers to the site. The owner of the field, farmer Werner Harenberg even began charging money to those who wanted to enter his field, which didn’t deter anyone from coming. The research group EFODON visited the circle and announced they measured unusually high radioactive readings there. On August 2, a peculiar guest made a fantastic discover. While using a metal detector over the formation, he registered three positive readings. Each was located within the three circles of the formation that had half rings. Digging to a depth of two feet at the three different locations, the man discovered a single metal plate at each one. The plates were very heavy, measured about 12 inches in diameter, and were heavily encrusted with dirt indicating that they had been buried for quite a while. The man carried them off, telling an overseeing farm worker that he was taking them to Mr. Harenberg. However. the man stole the plates and never returned. The story becomes more intriguing. The man took the plates and later called Mr. Harenberg on August 7, and sent him a picture of one of them. Amazingly, embossed on the plate was a replica of the crop circle formation! The same was said to be true of the other two plates. When the plates were originally discovered, they were too covered with dirt for any markings to be distinguished. Recently, the International UFO Library published a photo of one. This was the first time I had seen the photograph. It wasn’t long before all three plates were shown. A Mr. Hass (unclear if he was the one who stole the plates — by German law they should belong to Mr. Harenberg), showed the plates to the local press. The man and the local editor took them to a jeweler for examination. The jeweler announced the three were made of different metals — one of gold, one of silver, and the other of bronze. All three were of very pure metals. The silver plate was of higher purity than sterling. The gold one was what is known as "altgold," which is also of highest purity. A Mr. Pfeiffer was later able to track down the finder of the plates, and purchased the silver and bronze ones for 50,000 Deutschmarks (about $30,000). Unfortunately, the gold plate had been melted down and was sold for a few hundred thousand Deutschmarks to a jeweler. Yet, the high purity of the two remaining plates was verified by the German Federal Material Inspection Authority, which for all practical purposes, ruled out the possibility of a hoax. What an expensive hoax that would be.