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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:21 PM


A giant and intricate crop circle that appeared, seemingly overnight, on a farm in Salinas Valley, California has been drawing large crowds.
The circle was reported by two friends who claimed on YouTube to have witnessed two bursts of light before dawn on Sunday morning.
Such is the demand to see the mysterious phenomenon that security guards have been employed to keep onlookers at bay.
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:54 AM

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...Some interesting views/'food for thought' on this Specimen 'CROP CIRCLE'. Information from the 'Phantoms and Monsters' SITE. Enjoy, and just maybe this will add something toward explaining what's going on here. Best to ALL in the NEW YEAR/'S'

Crop circle still unexplained

Perhaps aliens got lost on the way to Area 51.

Or a CSU Monterey Bay student came up with a creative capstone project.

An elaborate crop circle in a barley field about six miles southeast of Salinas appeared to have landed from out of nowhere Monday, when a YouTube video depicting its alleged discovery made its way onto the Internet.

By late afternoon, news of the circle outside Chualar had drawn curious onlookers from throughout the Salinas Valley.

Stamped in the middle of the field, the design covered about an acre and looked like a strange computer chip with dots in the middle that some Internet observers interpreted as either Braille or Morse code.

Most crop circle enthusiasts were quick to call it a hoax.

But with the landowner apparently unaware of how it happened, theories were multiplying all over the Internet by press time.
Security guards from San Jose-based Echelon Security were outside the property Monday morning. They said they could not reveal their client, only that they had been hired to stop the area from "becoming a circus."

Ben Johnson, one of the guards, said the circle appeared either Sunday or Monday morning.

The guards were happy to lead reporters to the circle. From ground level it looked like nothing but trampled-on grass cut at different angles.

A representative from the company at its San Jose headquarters said he could not reveal when the firm was hired or who the client was.

The property belongs to Scott and Debbie Anthony. Reached at home where she was ill in bed, Debbie Anthony said she'd heard about the spectacle but knew nothing other than what she was seeing in news reports. Scott Anthony could not be reached for comment.

A man who identified himself as Hector at the ranch office said he had not been able to get out to the field to inspect the design.

In the 2½-minute YouTube video posted Monday morning, two men appear to drive along Chualar Canyon Road before sunrise and see flashing lights in a field.

They get out of a compact car, hop a fence and enter a pushed-down area of weeds on a cultivated field.

"Dude," says one man, "are you seeing this?"

Among the first people to spot the crop circle from above were Julie and Pat Belanger, co-owners of the 111th Aerial Photography Squadron company.

Julie Belanger said they were flying in a Robinson R44 helicopter from South County Airport in San Martin toward Carmel when they spotted the circle.

"Flying through that area is not always very exciting," Belanger said, "and then, all of a sudden, that thing's there."

She said she had never seen anything like it in 20 years of aerial photography.

"I don't know about aliens," she said, "but someone very creative put it there."

Joe Pezzini, chief operating officer of Ocean Mist Farms, one of the largest growers in Monterey County, said he'd "never heard about (crop circles) around here."

The circles are typically discounted as hoaxes, and at times their creators come forward. But there are dedicated researchers throughout the country who try to verify their authenticity.

Jeffrey Wilson of the Independent Crop Circle Researchers Association said there was a "dead giveaway" this circle was a hoax.

He said it was too aligned with the man-made road, looked like human-invented Braille in the center, and the YouTube clip seemed similar to guerrilla-marketing techniques Wilson has seen.

"My guess is that ... it is commissioned work for an advertisement," he said. "Or a commissioned work for a production company making a documentary on crop circles or for some kind of film."

Wilson said it seemed to fit the mold of one professional crop circle-making group, Circlemakers.org, which has done work for the BBC, Nike, History Channel and others.

An email sent late Monday to the company was not answered by press time.

Crop circle researcher Nancy Talbott of the BLT Research Team in Cambridge, Mass., said that at first glance the Chualar circle appeared man-made.

"I looks very mechanical," she said. "... It doesn't look the way most of the genuine circles I've worked on look. That doesn't mean I'm right. -


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:40 PM

*Hi Group and All,
...UPDATE on this Crop Circle, comes from a friend on another web from the 'States'. See what you can make of this. Thanks/'S'

Chualar, California is located 11 miles southeast of Salinas.
The Chualar crop circle contains information in Braille,
Morse code and graphic form. (Photos and analysis at the links
given below.)
There are smooth bends of the barley crop at ground
level, like the "magic bends" in English crop formations.
This indicates the crop circle may not be man-made. Another
anomaly: magnetic gauss readings are higher inside the formation
than outside

The number 192 is represented by the position of three
circles in the outer ring of the formation. Also, the number
192 repeatedly appears in Braille within the center box of
the crop circle
. There are many possible meanings of 192.
For example, it could represent the date July 8, 2014,
which is 192 days from the creation of the crop circle.

For detailed reports on this formation, see these webpages:

Part 1: Chualar, California, 250-Foot-Diameter Barley
Pattern “Real,” Say Field Researchers.

Part 2: Chualar Barley Pattern's Mysterious
Braille 192 and Morse Code

Part 3: Chualar Barley Pattern's Mysterious Ring Circles,
Braille 192 and Morse Code

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:41 PM

Spectacular crop-circle mystery solved!

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...How disheartening folks....all a 'PUBLICITY STUNT'...by a Computer Chip COMPANY. And, all the people that 'flocked' to it to hopefully find something Alien or a truer meaning to their lives. NOT NICE huh. This was/is a plainly SAD 'taking advantage' of peoples interest in unexplainable/anomolous/and 'enchanting' things...and using it to 'their' own WARPED/SALES advantage. Boycott them/'S'

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Crop circles remain one of the mysteries of the ages.
What causes them and what do they mean?

The latest spectacular example of a crop circle was found etched in a farmer’s barley field near the community of Salinas, Calif. on Sunday, Dec. 29.

Aerial photography and video showed an approximately one-acre site with a breathtakingly detailed design.
And now the mystery has been solved.

It turns out the crop circle wasn’t the work of aliens, but instead – surprise! – it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia Corp., a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones.

The crop circle contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number “192″ in Braille. On Sunday, the company announced the Tegra K1, its new chip contains 192 computing “cores,” or mini-computers, for graphics applications.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said at a press conference in Las Vegas, ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show, that he had given his marketing department the mission to promote the chip on a shoe-string budget. The crop circle received wide attention.

As WND reported, two friends driving alongside the pasture noticed flashes of bright light coming from the site in the early morning hours – before it was ever revealed in daylight.

The video shows the two men first capturing the strange light flashes from their car. Then they leave their vehicle to investigate what is causing them. They follow the lights to discover that the grass in the area has been flattened. The cameraman is heard to say: ‘Holy! It’s all laid down. Dude, this is a crop circle’.

It was only hours later after the sun rose that television news crew descended on the field to film the huge crop circle that is only visible in its spectacular detail from the air.

‘It is true. The NVIDIA marketing team is behind this phenomenon,” Huang said as he stood in front of a picture of the manicured field. “What you’re looking at here is 310 feet in diameter. It is what people call a crop circle’.

The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery. And just as well/'S'

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:16 AM

Boo to NVIDIA, for deceiving us all.


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