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Star Trek Viewer 06-19-2009 12:29 AM

Crop Circles: Are They For Real or What?
 
Are crop circles created by some kind of mysterious, maybe even supernatural agency or phenomenon, or are they hoaxes?

They are incredibly intricate and apparently can appear within a very short of time -- perhaps much too short to have been created by mankind.

See, for example, this possible "end of the world" prediction:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...the-world.html

jerhanner 06-19-2009 06:28 AM

They are fake. Some guys confessed to making them and demonstrated how they were created. I admit that I was disappointed when the story came out.

horatio 06-19-2009 08:25 AM

I always thought they were specifically made for this horrible Shyamalan movie (who otherwise does much better movies) with Mel Gibson. :001_tongue:

MrQ1701 06-19-2009 09:06 AM

I think MANY are fake. Just because some guy or group claim to have made them before, doesn't mean they made them all. Many crop circles are found to be hoaxes when investigators do their research. The circles that are still considered mysteries (nobody can really say where they come from) have numerous qualities yet to be faked. Stalks are bent and NOT broken is probably the one that everyone needs to remember. When hoaxers use strings and boards they BREAK the crop and push it down. The bonafide mystery circles seem to have actually steamed the stalked and softened it somehow in order to bend it without breaking. Their are also traces of of an iron (or some other metal) alloy in very small particles all over the crop circles, which are NOT in the rest of the crop. I saw a show where they had a bunch of MIT students try to duplicate all these qualities, but the particles they were able to put down were NOT as uniform and were easily distinguishable from the real thing (they built a gun that looked like a flame thrower). They also couldn't get around the part that when they smashed the crop they tended to break the stalks. Interesting stuff. I still believe the majority of crop circles are hoaxes.

Botany Bay 06-19-2009 09:09 AM

They are no hoaxes, of course. They are scientific proof that aliens developed marvelous technologies to travel unbelievable distances in an amazingly short time just to abduct cows and make funny stuff with our wheat.

Wait, that means crop circles are some form of extraterrestrial pranks.;)

MrQ1701 06-19-2009 09:19 AM

Th cow mutilation thing is also VERY strange. It is NOT a joke around here. There are things about those cases that are impossible to fake. I don't understand how people can just blow these things off as natural death or predator killings. No tracks, no mess, no blood at the scene, incisions that are precise, evidence of heat on the wounds, on and on.

Again, most of these cases ARE found to be explainable. It's the few that can NOT be explained that people should be interested in.

horatio 06-19-2009 10:26 AM

If aliens visit us, I can only imagine three scenarios: invasion, first contact, duck blind observation. The crop circles would fit into the latter category
As our current knowledge about astrophysics suggests that M class planets are rare and interstellar travel virtually impossible, these aliens would have a far superior technology. One that should allow them to conduct a duck blind mission without leaving behind traces that we could detect.

chator 06-19-2009 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Botany Bay (Post 223163)
They are no hoaxes, of course. They are scientific proof that aliens developed marvelous technologies to travel unbelievable distances in an amazingly short time just to abduct cows and make funny stuff with our wheat.

Wait, that means crop circles are some form of extraterrestrial pranks.;)

No, it means we have some alien vandals roaming around our solar system. At least that's better than having politically jihad aliens that blow up the White House, like the ones in ID4.

Botany Bay 06-19-2009 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by chator (Post 223245)
No, it means we have some alien vandals roaming around our solar system. At least that's better than having politically jihad aliens that blow up the White House, like the ones in ID4.

Yep, some drunk alien punks playing peek a boo with us. Understandable, because we humans are indeed a rather idiotic species. Must be fun to abduct some cows for no reason and watch human journalists speculate about the intentions whilst the aliens enjoy a budweiser and a barbeque, laughing their little grey heads off.:lol:

jerhanner 06-19-2009 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Botany Bay (Post 223284)
Yep, some drunk alien punks playing peek a boo with us. Understandable, because we humans are indeed a rather idiotic species. Must be fun to abduct some cows for no reason and watch human journalists speculate about the intentions whilst the aliens enjoy a budweiser and a barbeque, laughing their little grey heads off.:lol:

At least they're not holding a magnifying glass over our anthill...


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