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Baffling Crop Formations In Cache, Utah

From: Stig Agermose <Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 21:06:56 +0200
Fwd Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 17:26:22 -0400
Subject: Baffling Crop Formations In Cache, Utah

From: The Deseret News

URL: http://www.desnews.com/cit/wr0me6y5.htm

Cache Valley is located in North Eastern Utah's Bridgerland,
which is bordering Idaho and Wyoming. The valley is fertile with
lakes and streams and surrounded by the Wellsville Mountains on
the west and the Bear River Range on the east.



Baffling crop formations appear in Cache for 3rd year in a row

Pattern found near area's first crop circle

Last updated 07/24/1998, 10:26 a.m. MT

By Zack Van Eyck Deseret News staff writer

Unusual crop formations have appeared in the Cache Valley for
the third consecutive summer.

A pattern of flattened plants, stretching 316 feet from end to
end, was discovered Tuesday in a field in College Ward, a few
miles from Providence where the area's first so-called crop
circle was found in August 1996.

A second design was observed from the air Wednesday near Cove,
close to the Idaho border, by Davis County researcher Ryan
Layton. Layton had rented a small plane, along with Cache County
residents Con Olsen and Tres Nixon, to get a better look at the
College Ward formation.

Layton, who has taken samples from previous Utah crop circles
for study by former University of Michigan professor W.C.
Levengood, said the Cove formation is particularly intriguing
because there were no visible tracks leading into it. He said
Thursday he hopes to gain permission from the landowner to enter
that field and study the Cove design.

"There is no appearance of human intervention on location
there," said Layton, who believes most crop circles likely are
the work of "advanced beings of some type of intelligence not
known to our realm or dimension."

The College Ward design features a flattened ring 102 feet in
diameter and a second ring measuring 46 feet that is encompassed
by two half circles, Layton said. The Cove formation has a large
central ring surrounded by two more flattened rings and two
circles, he said.

Similar formations have been observed in fields of wheat, barley
and other crops worldwide, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.
Two prominent formations were discovered in the Cache Valley
during the second week of July last year, one in Smithfield and
one four miles to the north near Crow Hill.

Layton informed a national radio audience about the new Cache
formations Wednesday night on "Coast to Coast with Art Bell,"
aired locally on KNRS, 570-AM. He was joined on the broadcast by
Boise native Linda Moulton Howe, who has investigated crop
circles, UFOs and other unexplained phenomena for two decades.

Layton is convinced the formations are some kind of encoded
message intended for humans. The hope of discovering just what
that message might be is what drives him, and others, to
investigate the mystery firsthand.

The Cache County Sheriff's Department took a look at the crop
circle formed two years ago in Providence, suspecting pranksters
were to blame, but made no arrests. It also speculated the
design could be the work of hungry gophers.