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Re: Crop Circles Discussion

From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:05:20 -0300
Archived: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 09:40:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Crop Circles Discussion

>From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 05:56:32 -0700
>Subject: Re: Crop Circles Discussion

>>From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:00:51 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Crop Circles Discussion

>>Erasmus Darwin mentioned crop circles in 1789 and suggested they
>>were produced by bizarre lighting, but today it's clear he was
>>referring to fairy rings.

>How do you know this? References please?

- Chorvinsky, Mark. Erasmus Darwin On Cropfield Circles In
1789?: The Fairy-Ring Connection. Strange Magazine #6: 32,

seems to deal with it, but I read it in a paper that was
available on the Web, some years ago. Unfortunately no longer.

>>Doug Bower and Dave Chorley mentioned the 1966 Tully UFO nest as
>>inspiration for their first crop circles. As far as anyone know,
>>no matter how they may be vilified by believers, they were the
>>first (or at least among the first) to produce crop circles as
>>we know them.

>Again, read more of the historical accounts I linked to before,
>including multiple pre-1980 reports in Canada (and other
>countries). There _is_ evidence for earlier crops circles 'as we
>know them'.

Crop circles "as we know them" are an art form not necessarily
associated with explanations as to how they were made, as I
understand. They were also, for the most part, increasingly
complex year after year, making natural explanations more and
more implausible.

The Tully nest itself was a pre-Bower "crop circle", but not as
we know them, I think. Maybe that's arbitrary, if there's a real
and new phenomenon behind it, it does make sense that it would
be happening since long ago. But at the same time, it's clear
the crop circles as we came to know them in recent years is
something different.



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