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Crop circles in East Tennessee -

Old 05-08-08, 11:16 AM
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Crop circles in East Tennessee - real or hoax?

Here's a small article:
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/18699024.html

I;m one the fence about it. This is the second one to appear locally in less then 2 weeks. Who knows, I just never thought I'd have one so close to me. I live in Chattanooga. Madisonville is just a few hours away.

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If sea mammals start disappearing from the aquarium in Chatt, you know there's probing involved.

My money is on extra-terrestrials.
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Chattanooga huh?...

i've been there...

crop circles are mostly hoaxes... but some of them seem pretty weird and complex for guys with wood and rope to pull off... who knows...

a place called Lupi's makes a decent pizza there in Chattanooga...
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One of the best ribeyes I've ever eaten was in Chattanooga, at the Choo Choo, about 15 years ago.

Back OT, I think the ETs are smart enough to hide their comings and goings from us. Crop circles = hoax.
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Haven't these circles been shown to be pretty easy to do with a little pre-planning?
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I'm pretty sure crop circles are real. Humans may have made them but they are real.
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Dr Mabuse: I;m going to have to check Lupi's out. There is a new one nearby. Got to love the pizza!!

AGuyNmedMike: I have yet to go to the Choo-Choo - must check out the ribeye though.

The last one that happened there was a year ago. I messed up with my dates. Seems like there's a lot of people on the planet that have nothing better to do with their lives then destroying someone's crops for their own 1 millisecond of fame. Pathetic.

I guess maybe that's why I think it's true. I guess I have too much faith in humanity.

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Originally Posted by Mopower
I'm pretty sure crop circles are real. Humans may have made them but they are real.
I disagree.
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they were made by crops
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Originally Posted by rehmus
I disagree.

They aren't real? Are you saying all those pictures are photoshops? Or are you saying that aliens made them?

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Yes, Crop Circle is real, but not made by E.T. - it's made by bored human beings.
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I'm gonna go with big hoax.
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Yeah but what's up with cattle mutilations?
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I saw some documentary on tv once, where some college aged kids made crops circles using plywood with ropes attached to flatten the crops. So, they did it with plywood, ropes, and geometry. As much as I would like to attribute it to aliens or some unknown phenomenon, I can't.
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I'd say the vast majority are hoaxes, but the ones that look like this:

that pop up overnight in places, make me wonder.

Also, in some of the more intricate designs, the crops are actually burnt at the point where they were bent and/or the soil has had traces of light radiation, that doesn't appear in patches of soil away from the circle.

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I'm just waiting for an autistic child to look at the TV and start decoding them. That would be freaky!! But seriously, those pictures are pretty intricate.
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I made the one on the upper-right.
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
I'd say the vast majority are hoaxes, but the ones that look like this:

that pop up overnight in places, make me wonder.

Also, in some of the more intricate designs, the crops are actually burnt at the point where they were bent and/or the soil has had traces of light radiation, that doesn't appear in patches of soil away from the circle.
That's the thing that baffles me about crop circles.

Okay, I can dig that people are out in fields with a board and some rope stomping circles in wheat fields.

But I've seen a lot of crop circles that are really intricate. The kind of stuff that would take a lot of work to draw out on a piece of paper with a compass and ruler (and other drafting tools), that seem like they would be impossible to stamp out in a field in the middle of the night while someone holds a flashlight.

But I also don't think aliens are leaving Hello Kitty impressions in wheat fields, either.
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I say hoax.
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My fear is these circles are a way for different alien civilizations to "brand" the area they intend to take over. Kind of like European countries coming to the New World!

The top left one I could see being done in one night.

Do these tend to happens on nights with a near full or full moon? I would think flashlights would be quite visible in a dark field nowhere near city lights.

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