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Crop Circles In My Backyard.... Sort Of

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posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 08:25 AM
Well, regionally speaking at least. I live in Knoxville TN and this one was found in Madisonville - about 40 miles south of me. Anyway, enuff about me:

Fortunately, for those with an interest in knowing, there are specialists in this kind of thing, and they have delivered their findings over the past couple of weeks through various organizations and on international Web sites devoted to studying crop circles that pop up worldwide.

"We now have enough scientific evidence to conclude that this formation was not man-made," said Jeff Wilson, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based director of the Independent Crop Circle Research Association.

On Memorial Day weekend, Wilson, 38, led a team of volunteer researchers from around the country to the spot near Madisonville where the circles are, off Rocky Springs Road on land owned by the family of former Tennessee Sen. Estes Kefauver. Wilson's team took more than 1,500 samples from the site.

The nodes of the wheat were microscopically analyzed and found to show unnatural elongation, Wilson said. Furthermore, the stems of the wheat showed evidence of "expulsion cavities" usually not created by natural means but reproducible through the application of heat such as might be produced by microwaves.

The area within the circle also showed higher-than-average levels of radiation and electromagnetic activity. These characteristics have been noted in other plants where crop circles have been found, he added.


Image in linked article....I think this is the closest I have ever been to a crop circle. Think I'll go see it this weekend. Take some pictures - if I can get onto the property.

[edit on 19-6-2007 by Lost_Mind]

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 09:12 AM
Hmmm. Tried to edit the above post to add a local news station STORY about this circle but it wouldnt take.

I have always wondered why there are so many varieties of circles found. IMO, if these are supposed to be a means of communication of some type, as some think, I, as an alien visitor, would stick to one message until it was apparent that it was understood, then move on to more complex messages and progress along those lines instead of spreading what amounts to potentially interdimensional/intergalactic graffitti that only the artist understands. Weird way to communicate, if that is what its intentions are.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 09:43 AM
Maybe all the crop circles are individual pieces to a puzzle? If you filter
out the human fakes and take the photos of the genuine ones over the
past xx years and put them together, a supercomputer analysis might
find a special message.

Genuine ET produced crop circles might be universally understood
symbols. The species that sends the probes here to create them may
be just taking a shot in the dark, hoping that we are advanced enough
to interpret them. Mankind may still be to primitive though.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 09:49 AM
I've yet to be persuaded that the crop circle crowd is practicing real science. It's easy to talk about "expulsion cavities," and that sounds real purty, but is it science? Have alternative explanations been ruled out? I'm not holding my breath.

The test would be that they could identify hoaxes from "real" crop circles. Reliably. So far, the hoaxers have proven themselves smarter then the wannabe scientists. The hoaxers even go soar as sprinkling iron fliings over the formations to introduce spurious magnetometer readings. Real scientists would work really hard to rule out the hoax hypothesis with careful tests.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 11:33 AM
I tend to toss a good chunk of crop circles into the "humans messing with other humans heads" category. Having said that there are those incidents, just like as in the UFO enigma, that simply can not be readily dismissed and they tend to be the ones that are simpler and less extravagant. Same goes for UFOs, in my mind there are 5-15% of these sightings that are flat out unexplainable.

Some of these are ridiculously complicated, delving into the dark depths of fractal mathematics. Does that make them more or less "human" in nature. There are a number of programs that will endlessly churn out graphic representations of fractal computations and these can be graphed to plots to be rendered into innocent wheat fields.

The way I see it, if we can imagine a way to do it, it aint alien in nature or it at least it helps diminish to a great degree the probability of it being alien in origin. Alien would tend to be something unimaginable unless they would be using our line of perception to nuture a way to associate themselves with us - if alien in nature these should be very simple, maybe just outside of our ability to percieve, nothing grandious. It would be like spewing algorithims at ants - wouldnt take long for us to figure out that it probably isnt very effective and it needs to be simplified a bit and keep simplifying it until the bells go off.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 12:04 PM
This particular circle set is not all that complex. Some of them are, however, and I don't understand how they could easily be made, regardless that a computer can draw the patterns. It seems to me that very complex survey instruments would have to be used on the more complex figures to make them as accurate as they are. I'm not suggesting this 'proves' thay aren't man made, but I certainly cannot believe the complex formations were made by two old geezers and a couple of planks of wood.

Although some people have made cases for translating some of the circles, on the whole, if 'they' are trying to communicate with 'us' via circles, they aren't doing a very good job.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 12:34 PM

Originally posted by carewemust
Maybe all the crop circles are individual pieces to a puzzle? If you filter
out the human fakes and take the photos of the genuine ones over the
past xx years and put them together, a supercomputer analysis might
find a special message.

Here you go my friend....
After watching the next couple videos, I have a strong feeling that crop circles are actually E.T's way of showing us how to understand thier technology. Enjoy......

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 01:37 PM
Everyone is faking crop circles nowadays let us know when theres a probe in your butt.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 05:36 PM
Crop Circles in your back yard.
I hoax crop circles for a living, that and
run a Motor Cycle store. My mates call me
'Choppa The Croppa'
The other night me and Roy Shnieder, also
known as 'The Blue Raj' were forming a basic
circle in a wheat field near Glastonbury UK.

The sky was cloudless and a light breeze made
the cereal whisper it's quiet song. Roy was padding
the inner part while I traced the radius with orange
farmer twine and a stout staff. The tools of our trade
were laid close by when I accidently stepped backwards
onto the rake.
I saw stars and through the tears and the pain, I heard
the handle break off and I suddenly realised where the rake
had inserted itself.
Well! We perceivered with the circle, knowing I would have to
take a visit to the doctor soon.
Roy finished his toil and after packing our tools onto our
respective bicycles, we set off for Dr. Fell's house.

Anyone who's ever rode a bicycle over cobble stones with
haemeroids will relate to you the pain that wracked my body,
We made it to the doc's and after his expertise in removing lodged
wood, we set off to watch the hippies and tourists oggle at our
We stopped at a small copse that looks over our field, the leafy
hideout would keep some of the night's chill away.
That's when we found Vance.
A man lay near the lane that led down to the wheat field, he was
covered in a strange goo and was also wearing a dress!
Like a Bo-Peep from hell, the man laid 'Da Vinci-like' on the gravelled
track and as I carefully dismounted, I noticed a broken shepherd's crook
in his bruised and scraped hand.
I 'gently' hunkered down to see if he was okay when I heard him
whisper "... the circles will tell you everything"

The rest is history, we gathered him up and took him back to
Dr. Fell's house.
Back to the topic, I believe that all crop circles are hoaxes.

posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 06:42 PM
Actually, I agree with some people who say that they aren't doing a very good job of communicating if only the artist understands the "piece". If the "aliens" are smart like we think they are, then they would have found a way to communicate with signs and symbols we are familiar with.

What makes this different from the old boards bending the grass trick is this is one of the few ones done using radiation.

I've looked into the symbols part and the only thing I could find was "conjuction" which is the symbol used to locate planets on a chart. They are measured by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the Earth to the planets concerned, along the ecliptic and measuring the difference in the angles.

Conjuction is two planets close together within 8 degrees to 10 degrees of each other.

The triangle is a second degree triangle which means fire.

If this was done by humans, I believe any body could figure out who did it and how it was done. This is my theory: I believe that the symbol was make years and years ago and it comes from a galaxy right above us (not directly), but maybe 8 degrees or 10 degrees above us. You know how when you look up at the sky and you're seeing what it looks like 10 years ago b/c it takes the light so long to get here. I'm thinking that they sent that message a long time ago and we're just now getting it.

Could that be possible?

[edit on 20-6-2007 by mandimay16625]

posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 12:33 AM
O- I guess it wouldn't hurt that I've looked at this on wikipedia. This is what Wikipedia said:

Crop circle is a term used to describe geometrical formations of flattened crops — primarily wheat, barley, canola, rye, corn, linseed and soy — that sometimes appear on different locations around the world.

The phenomenon itself was observed in its current form after notable appearances in England in the late 1970s. Cereologists, or crop circle enthusiasts, soon offered various paranormal and naturalistic explanations for the phenomenon. In 1991, two men named Doug Bower and Dave Chorley revealed that they had been making crop circles in England since 1976 using planks, rope, hats, and wire as their only tools.[1][2],[3] a UK-based arts collective founded by John Lundberg have been creating complex crop circles since the early 1990s.[4]

Read On

Investigators endorsing a non-human origin for some crop circles

Colin Andrews has published a book entitled Crop Circles, Signs of Contact, claiming that "based on our research, I concluded that approximately 80 percent of all the crop circles we investigated in England from 1999 through the year 2000 were manmade. This was one of the most important research findings to date because it cut to the core of what is truly important: the remaining 20 percent of the crop circles showed no sign of human hands."[3] This claim has been contested by the CSICOP, which notes that some of the alleged 20% 'genuine' crop circles have been documented as man-made and there is no reliable criterion for distinguishing between 'genuine' crop circles and those that are man-made. [19]

Another investigator, Freddy Silva, published Secrets in the Fields.(2002)[20] He paraphrases Gerald Hawkins' summary "If crop circles are made by hoaxers, then they should stop doing it, because they are breaking the law and damaging the food supply. If they are made by UFO aliens, they shouldn't give us back the dates of our trips to Mars and the names of the men from the Titanic era - famous, clever, but now forgotten. If some are transcendental, the power behind it should realize that our culture is not now willing to accept transcendental happenings. But if they are indeed transcendental, then society will have to make a big adjustment in the years ahead."(p299)

[edit on 21-6-2007 by mandimay16625]

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