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Re: Circles In Brazil Become Police Matter

From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:07:54 -0300
Archived: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:10:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Circles In Brazil Become Police Matter

>From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:17:40 -0300
>Subject: Circles In Brazil Become Police Matter

>Crop Circles In West Santa Catarina State [Brazil] Turn
>Into Police Matter

>Owner of wheat field in Ipuacu, where some "agroglyphs"
>appeared, wants compensation
>By Darci Debona - Diario Catarinense


Dear Listers:

It is very unfortunate that a great opportunity is being lost
here in so many ways.

First, there are only very few real UFO investigators devoting
their free time to go to Ipuacu and check out the agroglyph by
themselves. Yes, it is indeed a long way to Ipuacu from
anywhere, but I've did that several times and it was worth all
of them. Also, despite the fact that the phenomena is so
intellectually provoking, it is strange that most of the
investigators just decided not to pay attention to it.

However, it is even worst that the press is giving to the last
formation found in Brazil a very negative image, due because
both of the inaccuracy in the information collected by their
newsmen and for making the mistake of not consulting people who
have been engaged in the actual investigation of the phenomena.
Instead of that, the press prints rumors.

Well, I spent 45 minutes this morning talking to the people at
Diario Catarinense, the newspaper from Santa Catarina which
article was posted here, located in the same state where the
agroglyphs have been found. And to my complete amazement, I
found out that none of the reporters I spoke with had a single
clue about the phenomena. None! They simply know nothing about
it, have never looked into it, and yet they publish a very
mistaken piece about the phenomena. I had to go into details
with them, giving them info about the crop circles that they
never even dreamed about. They were all fully surprised.

As for the owner of the field where the formation was found, I
discovered that the reason for her being totally upset with what
happened is because she is strongly religious and simply denies
even the smallest possibility that the formation in her land
could be anything but "work of men, not something from God".
Besides, as her father passed away tragically in an accident
just last year, she became seriously superstitious and a closed
person. Did Diario Catarinense checked that out? No.

Another example of the problems with this piece is that the
policemen that gave their opinion about the formation just found
last Saturday haven't even investigated it to speak about.
They've done nothing. And, of course, none of them knows
anything about the crop circle phenomena at all. Did Diario
Catarinense checked that out? No again.

Also, the mentioned president of the Astronomy Study Group from
the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Adolfo Stotz
Neto, who said the agroglyphs found in his own state "are just
pranks", can't be taken seriously. His claim is nothing but
hilarious and for several reasons.

Adolfo Stotz Neto is an astronomer who has absolutely no
knowledge whatsoever about the crop circle phenomena. Actually,
he expressed the most uniformed and unscientific opinion
possible, because he didn't even care to leave his room at the
university to go to the location where the agroglyph was found
to check it out with his own eyes - and mind. This is the fifth
year in a row that he denies going to the field to investigate
the formations, and the fifth year in a row that he condemns the
phenomena. Did Diario Catarinense checked that out? No again.

Besides, what kind of scientist gives an opinion about a strange
phenomena, of any kind, without examining it? Further, his
mention that "the agroglyphs are just pranks, such as what
happened on the 70s in Europe" is itself a reason to make him
look like a fool. So is anybody who doesn't have the necessary
knowledge of the phenomena to condemn it fraud. I have defied
Adolfo Stotz Neto to a debate and he never accepted. Why?

About it all, it is very sad that a great moment is being ruined
here. A phenomena that is genuinely appearing all over the
world, and as such is being investigated by serious people, has
finally started appearing in Brazil and those in place to make
it be properly investigated and then, if confirmed, make their
investigations known to the public, are the ones trying to ruin
the image of a very serious thing.

A. J. Gevaerd

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