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Above the Law: Crop circles remain unexplained

By Josh Law
On April 21, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about paranormal investigators and how their research is something that should be appreciated, even though they do not always get the credit they deserve. Here is an example of exactly what I am talking about.

Crop circles have been around for approximately 340 years. Probably the most well-known case was the "Mowing Devil" (1678) in Hertfordshire, England, in which a farmer's field was said to have been visited by an entity that trampled his crops down in a circle.

This occurred well before any claims surfaced of humans actually making the circles themselves for a publicity stunt. So, if it was probably not people that did it, what made the circle?

This is exactly what researchers like those at set out to answer. These researchers have dedicated their time and talents to learning everything they can about the scientific abnormalities that exist within "real" crop circles.

When you begin to analyze the data they have collected, you can clearly see there is something very strange going on.

Some kind of an outside force is interacting with these plants, which causes them to have strange properties afterward. Node expulsion cavities, from what is believed to be short bursts of microwave radiation, have been detected. Elongation of these nodes within the plants has also been seen in a large number of these circles.

The complete absence of seeds after re-growth is noticed in some plants, and in others, there is a "statistically significant massive increase in growth rate and vigor, with growth-rate up to five times the rate of the control seeds. Further, these seedlings can tolerate extreme stress (lack of water and/or light) for considerable periods of time without apparent harm," according to

In addition to these strange findings, tiny magnetic iron particles of meteoritic origin have been found strewn about the outer edges of "real" crop circles. The researchers believe this is due to some form of centrifugal force pulling this material out of the upper atmosphere and distributing it over the circle.

Also, there are changes in the crystalline structure of the soil within "real" crop circles, which would require the soil to be heated to 600-800 degrees Celsius for several hours in order to achieve.

Interestingly, a very rare phenomenon called a "snow circle" was recently found. The snow was flattened in circular shapes, no human footprints were anywhere in the snow, and the crops underneath were flattened after the snow melted too. Curious.

In crop circles created by humans, these abnormalities do not exist. This leads back to the original question: What made the circles then?

The answer is that we simply do not know. We do, however, have the scientific tools and researchers available to record this data and report it back, so that we may better understand this phenomenon. That is my point.

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