Taking up your suggestions, i will be more suspicious of the circle reports before i post them and try to include as many detailed photos and facts (rather than opinions) to enable you to make a more informed decision on the circles authenticity.
My post did stir up of feedback from people and i do appreciate your honest opinions .
Surprising, Nancy Talbot who heads BLT Research (a team in the US who scientifically investigate crop circles from around the world) responded to my post as well and suggested that our readers take a close look at the new findings from BLT's study on Crop circles from the 2009 season.
Its a very interesting study indepth study indeed. Samples were taken from well known crop circles in 2009 and these were compared to controls looking for numerous differences .
Nancy reminds us that genuine crop circles are created by plasmas (which may be the balls of light people see in the fields) and that when these plasmas create crop circles there are numerous characteristics which can then be identified from the crops.
After going through the study you can see on page 3 of the conclusions of the report that it gives a list of which circles may be plasma created (genuine) and not (likely hoaxes) from the 2009 season.
I don't want to ruin it so i suggest you again browse the report here yourself.
Nancy reminds us that when it comes to crop circles we need to look at the facts - there are four scientifically documented plant changes which are hallmarks of genuine circles :
1.elongation or stretching of the apical nodes (the first node beneath the seed-head), as compared to the control nodes.
2. expulsion cavities (holes blown out at the nodes, usually found in the 2nd and/or 3rd nodes beneath the seed-head), as compared to control plants at various distances away from the formation, (but not along the tramlines).
3.distinct bending of the plant stems at the nodes, which can occur at any or all of the nodes -
4.inhibited seed-head development, which is usually only apparent in crop formations which have occurred fairly early in the season but are being examined at least 3-4 weeks later
Expolsion cavities: Like pop corn which bursts with extreme heat in a microwave - the nodes or joints in genuine crop circle also shown as blown. Some type of intense heat is causing this .. a prime characteristic of a genuine circle:
Nancy - genuine crop circle characteristics - National Geographic:
BLT's findings and research is often overlooked when it comes to many crop circle skeptics (Like Yahoo's rantings form last month). If they looked at the facts they would know better. There is much resistance in the media to talk about BLT's findings because it brings the whole crop circle topic back into the relms of scientific study (rather than pseudoscience) and it is this spotlight that undermines the objectives of disinformation.
I highly endorse BLT's research and we need to support and encourage their work. Rate this posting: