I just got this email from Nancy Talbott, who is the bottom line for the scientific studies that have been done of the crop circles, and the one she is dealing with here is a stunner. You know, no matter how many circles are hoaxed — and opinions vary widely for this randomly tended to phenomenon, where there is no central organization to coordinate information — there are conclusive pieces of data that point to off-planet origins for what is, as the tag line of my movie says, “the crop circle mystery.”
One postscript to what’s below is that thistle is not something you want to be messing around in. Getting scratched by it causes nasty welts. Little trivia department: there is a cabbagy kind of plant which grows around thistles, and rubbing the leaves on scratches prevents them from welting up!
See more of what is posted on http://BLTResearch.com for what I refer to when people ask for definitive proof that there is a real phenomenon.
In 2004, the BLT Research Team posted the most comprehensive scientific study carried out to-date on a single crop circle: a 191-foot long, 7-circle formation in thistle-invested barley in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Although the field was planted in barley, it was infested with Canadian thistle, a tough and very prickly plant which is extremely difficult to flatten.
In spite of this, the seven circles were found to be intricately flattened, with a narrow counter-clockwise band around the perimeter of each circle which was underneath a radially-laid second layer, topped off with a totally chaotic third layer on top.
With financial support from Laurance Rockefeller, we were able to carry out a thorough examination of the plants, as well as testing of the surface soils for the presence of magnetic spheres and an x-ray diffraction analysis of specific heat-sensitive clay minerals in these surface soils. The results were as strong as any we have seen.
The plants showed massive node elongation and presence of multiple expulsion cavities and the magnetic spheres were also present. Most stunning was the discovery of an increase in the crystalline structure of the clay minerals in the surface soils, a change previously known by geologists to occur only in sedimentary rock–never in surface soils before.
During the study, neither I nor any of the four BLT scientific consultants involved in this study were aware that another highly anomalous situation was related to this crop formation–that there were at least four eyewitnesses to UFOs over the study field shortly before the crop circle was discovered. The TV show “Unsolved Mysteries” did, in fact, document these sightings and we’ve now posted an edited version of that show at the beginning of our “XRD Clay Mineral Study Report” (video clip posted right beneath the diagram of the XRD Study crop circle): http://www.bltresearch.com/xrd.php.
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