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Study Finds Crop Circles Were Not a Hoax

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren@pacbell.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 05:21:45 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 19:28:59 -0500
Subject: Study Finds Crop Circles Were Not a Hoax

Source: KRON Channel 4


Posted: December 3, 2003 at 8:58 a.m.

Study Finds Crop Circles Were Not a Hoax

FAIRFIELD (BCN) -- A five-month study has concluded that the
mysterious crop circles that appeared in a Solano County wheat
field in June were not the work of four teenage boys who claimed
they made them as a hoax.

Steve Moreno of Psi Applications, a group that describes itself
as researchers of paranormal, UFO and metaphysical phenomena,
will discuss the results of the group's investigation at a news
conference Wednesday afternoon in Fairfield.

The investigation concludes the "hoax was a hoax."

"We've concluded that it's highly unlikely that four teenage
boys could have made the large, complex crop circle that
appeared on June 28 in Larry Balestra's field. The scientific
data, and our ongoing investigation, tend to point towards some
other, perhaps anomalous, unknown source," founder and director
Moreno said on Psi Applications' Web site.

"The physical changes in the wheat stalks can't be duplicated.
It's a phenomenon," Moreno said Tuesday evening. He suggested a
form of energy, possibly plasma energy, caused the crop circle

The four teenagers allegedly claimed they made the circles but
could not take responsibility for them because three of them are
on probation and didn't want to get in trouble with police.

They also reportedly said they made the circles using boards and
rope on a moonlit night, but there was a new moon on June 29,
meaning there would have been virtually no moonlight on June 27.

Psi Applications investigators also claim local law enforcement
officers did not give much credence to the boys' story.

The investigation found statistically significant differences in
the elongation of growth nodes of wheat samples taken within and
without the crop circle formations.

"Only microwave energies have duplicated the effects shown in the
growth nodes of formation samples," Moreno said.

A ball of light also was reported above the main formation on
June 27. Balls of light have previously been reported,
photographed and videotaped hovering over crop circles elsewhere,
investigators say.