Mysterious crop circles appear in Canada.
Crop circles have become a well known phenomena all across the globe. Of the 10,000 documented cases, 80% have been proven to be hoaxes. But what about the other 20 percent?
Two farmers from outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Rusty Manuel and Thelley
The Canadian Crop Circle Research Network, a volunteer organization that documents such cases, wasted no time getting to the site. Judy Arndt is one of the group’s field researchers:
Skeptics dismissed the Edmonton crop circle as a hoax. As shown in a documentary, pranksters can make a crop circle using a piece of wood and some rope. They call their creations, “human land art.” Paul Anderson, Director of the CCCRN, has studied many of the circles in western Canada:
At the Edmonton site, Judy Arndt documented each of the circles within the formation and gathered up crop and soil samples for scientific analysis. The samples were sent to Nancy Talbott, director of B.L.T Research Team, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nancy worked with a network of scientists who have studied more than 350 crop circle cases from eight different countries:
Each of these conditions was present in the Edmonton samples. That means that the characteristics of the crops were profoundly altered in ways that could not be induced by humans using ropes and boards. Colin Anderews is a researcher and author:
The soil samples from Edmonton were sent to Dr. Sampath Iyengar in California. Dr. Iyengar specializes in materials analysis:
The results showed a dramatic difference between soil samples taken from inside the crop circle compared to those taken from outside the circle:
Theories on what’s creating the circles ranges from geothermal and magnetic forces, to some kind of cosmic energy. Colin Andrews has explored many of the theories:
Judy Arndt has one final theory that connects crop circles to UFOs:
Around the same time, Edmonton farmers Rusty Manuel and Thelley Whitman had a similar experience:
Was there a connection between the strange lights and the sudden appearance of the Edmonton crop circles? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, had this to say:
However, there are crop circles that simply defy logic, formations that show no sign of human intervention. One, a giant ‘Star of David’, literally appeared overnight in Red Deer, Alberta, not far from Edmonton. It measured 422 feet across. But Seth Shostak is not convinced:
Colin Andrews says:
Over the past decades, more than 10,000 crop circles have been reported from around the world. Assuming that 8,000 were made by pranksters, that still leaves 2,000 that are unexplained, and remain unsolved mysteries.