Today's paranormal topic - crop circles.
Now, of course there is the school of thought that says crop circles are man-made. Mind you, we're also supposed to believe that most of the circles for a 15-year period were made by two old retired guys using plywood, a rope, and a ballcap (the cap was to make straight lines.......?). Okay, so let's just assume the two old guys are full of crap and looking for some free press time in order to score points down at the local VA dance hall, then what are we left with? Clever college students is a likely answer and the one most believed. But what about the other issues that can't be explained? Here are a few:
Placement - Some crop circles have been found in places that should have been impossible to access, like military bases.
Weaving - Crops in "genuine" circles are woven together in a pattern that hoaxers have been unable to duplicate.
Unbendable plants - some plants will snap at a 45 degree angle, however, crop circles require the plant to rest at a 90 degree angle and these plants have - unbroken.
Radioactive isotopes - After rigorous analysis, it was determined that samples from "genuine" circles contained no less than four, short-lived radioactive isotopes - vanadium, europium, tellurium and ytterbium.
So if a bunch of frat boys with high IQ's aren't the answer, then what is? some of the most common theories include whirlwind vortexes, plasma vortexes, Earth energies, extraterrestrials, underground archaeology, sound vibrations, heavenly or demonic forces, and military experiments including microwaves.
Honestly, this is one of those where I have no idea what I think, except that I don't think they are all man-made. What does that leave for me - well, anything from some atmospheric anamoly to aliens.
What do you think?
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Posted by Jana DeLeon at 8:53 PM