Crop Circle Appears in Wheat Field in Rural Washington…Again

Via CBS News:

Residents in rural Wilbur, WA were mostly amused to discover that a crop circle had appeared in a local wheat field. The circle is described as resembling Mickey Mouse or a four leaf clover and covers approximately one acre. This isn’t the first time that it’s happened, either:

Crop circles have been a worldwide phenomenon for decades, and this is not the first one in Lincoln County. Similar circular patterns were left in crops in the Wilbur area in 2010 and in 2008 or 2009, Geib said.

Lynne Brougher, public affairs officer for the Grand Coulee dam, hadn’t heard about the latest crop circles but said the previous one was no cause for alarm.

“It seemed to be highly unusual,” Brougher said. “As I recall from a couple of years ago, there was no good explanation of how they got there.”

Most people believe that crop circles are man-made, perhaps with planks and rope. However, Richard Taylor of the University of Oregon recently suggested that they may be created with modern technology, namely magnetrons and GPS gear.

Read more at CBS News.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/alizardx A.Lizard

    Magnetrons? An interesting use for a junk microwave with intact magnetron. That and a small generator on a lawn mower (big wheels) base… DIY crop circles just as good as an “ALIEN!!!” can make. Great project for hackaday.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      one research team claims to be able to reproduce the intricate damage
      using a handheld magnetron,
      readily available from microwave ovens, and a 12 V battery

      interesting, an electron gun as weed-whacker
      this anecdote seems dubious
      the microwave back-scatter issues alone
      seems to preclude this technique

      but it would be easy to test this hypothesis
      by examining the downed stalks
      for microwave radiation damage

      Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2011-08-physics-secrets-crop-circle-artists.html#jCp
      Indeed, one research team
      claims to be able to reproduce the intricate damage inflicted on crops
      using a handheld magnetron, readily available from microwave ovens, and a
      12 V battery. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2011-08-physics-secrets-crop-circle-artists.html#jCp

      • Matt Staggs

        I always hear a bongo drum and a smooth jazz beat when I read your comments. Dig it, Daddy-o. 

        • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

          it am different ain’t it
          but in a post-communication
          post-information whirled
          a short burst of words
          approximate our attention span nicely
          I think the sentence is almost melodramatic
          in this context

          • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

            Your writing style reminds me of someone who is illiterate.

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            Literacy is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

  • http://twitter.com/gnice3d Greg Nice

    I’m sorry but crop circles do NOT belong in “Unexplained mysteries”… Although the world’s inability to realize they are man made does.

    • Warner Brown

      Then, prove it?

    • Liquidself

      ” …the world’s” inability? Mate, you ve got to check that ego at the door.

      • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

         there’s like a million videos of people making them.  They have been public since the late 80′s.  You can hire companies to put your logo in a crop circle. 

        The above article is a testament to human stupidity and the inability to type “How do you make crop circles” into Google

    • Leg Lice

      If they are man made, then lets see you make one just like it.

  • Frank Person

    wonder how much money that cost the farmer?   Quite destructive for amusement purposes.

    • Liquidself

       …and yet bank CEO s are never called on the crop circles they make in our economies.  You go after those evil crop circle makers you

    • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

       I don’t see how this wouldn’t be covered under crop insurance.  Despite what the article says

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Beautiful

  • Jeffery Tate

    ALIENS

  • Kulon

    Why do crop circles appear in different parts of the world? 
    Why is pattern of
    crop
    circles similar in different parts of the world? 
    Why is pattern of
    crop
    circles is not trivial? 
    Why do  crop circles continue to appear even after some guys in UK officially confessed how they make them?

  • Liquidself

    That magnetron statement is interesting.  Frankly it s pretty hard to believe anybody would be doing that – Jaques Vallee’s  ideas seem more plausible that people going around with magnetrons.   http://www.ufoinfo.com/news/cropcircles.shtml

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