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Mysterious Crop Circle Spotted in Salinas
NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013

Posted on 12/31/2013 9:35:46 AM PST by nickcarraway

Is it the work of aliens or practical jokers? An unusual creation has popped up on a farm just south of the Bay Area.

A giant crop circle has appeared on Chualar farm in Salinas, Calif.

Aerial photographer Julie Belanger spotted the crop circle as she was flying over the valley Monday morning.

Belanger took the photo you see here as well as this raw video.

"It was beautiful. Quite beautiful," Belanger told NBC affiliate KSBW. "I believe it's possible that aliens exist, but I don't know if they would bother making a crop circle to give us a message."

It’s more likely that it’s all part of publicity stunt. According to MontereyHerald.com, guards from a South Bay security company were on hand Monday morning on behalf of their client, whose identity they could not reveal.

Adding to the mystery is this YouTube video posted today by user “Cannot Say” of a couple of friends stumbling upon the crop circle before sunrise.


TOPICS: Local News; UFO's; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 12/31/2013 9:35:46 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Vendome; martin_fierro

Ping


2 posted on 12/31/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like an old Intel Pentium chip.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 9:37:56 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Aerial photographer Julie Belanger spotted the crop circle as she was flying over the valley Monday morning.”

Just by absolute coincidence, of course.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 9:39:05 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: nickcarraway

Cute. A circuit board of some kind. This one will be outed.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 9:39:26 AM PST by bkepley
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To: nickcarraway

Translation: “ Model the female internment camps after this pattern....”


6 posted on 12/31/2013 9:40:13 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Secret Societies are like Sasquatch, you never catch one but they do leave footprints!)
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It’s comical that the path of entry (at the bottom of the circle) is so clear from this aerial shot, and yet there are still going to be nutjobs who buy into this utter BS.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: mdmathis6

Translation: “ Model the female internment camps after this pattern....”

***

Just because it looks like a microwave oven?

That’s sexist.

;-)


8 posted on 12/31/2013 9:42:30 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: nickcarraway

9 posted on 12/31/2013 9:42:50 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SunkenCiv

Crop circles do fascinate me. Plenty of them are hoaxes. Most are really not explainable. The real key is in how the plants lay down. Secondary is the complexity, though when the two are put together, some of these things are just baffling.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: nickcarraway

Gay or Google.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 9:48:18 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: nickcarraway
I like this one better; the creators flew over it and scanned it, and it worked!


12 posted on 12/31/2013 9:48:23 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: nickcarraway

I told those guys to never come back to this solar system. Looks like I’d better pull the old star cruiser out of the garage and warm her up.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 9:48:37 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway; Daffynition; Revolting cat!

14 posted on 12/31/2013 9:49:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

EPROM


15 posted on 12/31/2013 9:55:04 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway
Is it the work of aliens or practical jokers?

Why not Alien Practical Jokers?

16 posted on 12/31/2013 9:55:10 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 12/31/2013 9:57:32 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cuban leaf

Within the realm of possibilities here I see some very intelligent and creative person designing a small tractor like machine with an implement that would lay down the crop to create this effect. The controls for this tractor would be computer and/or precision GPS.

This is not science fiction here. There are many agricultural implements out there now for doing real work such as GPS guided full size tractors and combines. There are so may technological advances in farming it is truly unbelievable. When we bought a CaseIH tractor in 2005 this technology was there, where the salesman said a farmer could cultivate a field from his home using a computer and GPS guided tractor. The salesman could have been BS’ing me in part, but that company did sell GPS guided devices for controlling Case tractors for precision work.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 9:57:52 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: nickcarraway

pretty amateurish compared to the ones in England


19 posted on 12/31/2013 9:57:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: redfreedom
Hi tech is not a neccessity, though it helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eh9q8gadas

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtkMrNrEMLM

20 posted on 12/31/2013 10:04:08 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: cuban leaf
Ditto all those cattle mutilations from back in the 70s.
No one ever came forward with an explanation.
21 posted on 12/31/2013 10:06:21 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BitWielder1

22 posted on 12/31/2013 10:14:19 AM PST by EEGator
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To: thackney

Elvis Was Abducted!

It’s True!

It’s True !!


23 posted on 12/31/2013 10:17:52 AM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: nickcarraway

a super-secret field team from Intel and Apple did it..

or sumthin’.

Apple TV preview?


24 posted on 12/31/2013 10:24:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Adding to the mystery is this YouTube video posted today by user “Cannot Say” of a couple of friends stumbling upon the crop circle before sunrise.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 10:24:24 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Going in circles.)
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To: nickcarraway

For the most part, all elements of the circle are connected, making it easy to see the path taken by the crop circlists. However, a few parts—the three circles around the edge, the equals signs—seem to not be connected to the rest of the circle. Maybe it is just the angle of the photo. I’m curious how the the non-connected parts were made (if they are truly non-connected).


26 posted on 12/31/2013 10:24:25 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: nickcarraway

This could not have been done without the help of ancient astronauts. And probably bigfoot.


27 posted on 12/31/2013 10:24:35 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; martin_fierro

28 posted on 12/31/2013 10:26:09 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Going in circles.)
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To: redfreedom

The circles I’m interested in are not where the crops were laid down. I’m talking about the ones where, if the stalks were steel rebar, it looks like someone melted them just above ground level and they bent. It is the condition of the individual plants in the crop circle that tell the story about the whole circles origin and the relevance of any message it may contain.

This is the attribute of the individual plants in the crop circles I find relevant. Anything else, regardless of accuracy and complexity, is man made.


29 posted on 12/31/2013 10:27:04 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: redfreedom

Also, the circles pre-date 2005 by decades.


30 posted on 12/31/2013 10:27:38 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Ditto all those cattle mutilations from back in the 70s.


Yep. That’s second on my list. Thoggh the evidence regarding the crop circles as legion. Which is why it’s number one on my “WTF” list.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 10:28:50 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: redfreedom
You're not being BS’d. My son in law works with the prototypes at John Deere. Very cool stuff.
32 posted on 12/31/2013 10:32:15 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Spaniards?


33 posted on 12/31/2013 10:34:09 AM PST by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
I put this in same category as the show, "Searching For Bigfoot". Nothing ever found to prove anything. They love to use night vision and heat vision and go bonkers about some sound in the forest. As if the forest doesn't have nocturnal animals.

Crop circles are just a bunch of useless students from where ever. Although the angle of the pressed stocks are curious as to why none are broken. But then they are students.

As if an hyper-intelligent alien entity that can travel the expanses of space and possibly time would bother to make designs in cornfields and nothing else? Please. The movie, "Signs" was fun, but again the invading aliens would give such notice? What a crock.

34 posted on 12/31/2013 10:40:16 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: EEGator
Spaniards?

I cannot say.

35 posted on 12/31/2013 10:40:18 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Going in circles.)
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To: artichokegrower

OK, where were you last night?


36 posted on 12/31/2013 10:54:58 AM PST by Baynative (Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Crop circles do fascinate me. Plenty of them are hoaxes....”

Do you have much money? If you do, please contact me so we can discuss some financial matters.


37 posted on 12/31/2013 10:56:30 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Charles Henrickson

I gave my 11YO son a “best of” DVD of Ancient Aliens for Christmas. I’ve been driving him crazy since then by proclaiming “Can’t explain it? Must be Aliens!”


38 posted on 12/31/2013 11:01:36 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Plenty of them are hoaxes. Most are really not explainable”

Do you believe that professional wrestling is real too?


39 posted on 12/31/2013 11:04:32 AM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

Pro wrestling IS real. I saw it on TV.


40 posted on 12/31/2013 11:05:19 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: cuban leaf

*** The real key is in how the plants lay down.***

No problem. We did the same in 1956 with alfalfa fields in Farmington NM.

And in Arkansas, a common storm can blow down a whole field of corn without breaking a stalk. It just leans them over.

Things like this are so common many people simply cannot believe it and have to come up with really weird ideas.


41 posted on 12/31/2013 11:24:40 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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42 posted on 12/31/2013 11:53:13 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Figment

Do you believe that professional wrestling is real too?


It isn’t? ;-)

I confess that I never studied it much. This site has some interesting info refuting the “paranormally bent” stems:

http://cropcirclewisdom.com/crop-circle-research.html


43 posted on 12/31/2013 12:10:14 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: nickcarraway

I blame Bobby McGee.


44 posted on 12/31/2013 12:23:24 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

He was looking for his home, and I guess he found it.


45 posted on 12/31/2013 4:36:49 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: cuban leaf

If they are hoaxes how could there be pictures, huh?


46 posted on 12/31/2013 5:15:35 PM PST by Baynative (Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: nickcarraway

Has anyone actually been caught making these things? I’m just asking.


47 posted on 01/01/2014 10:37:04 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: Charles Henrickson
I cannot say.

Nice tag line. Coincidence? I think not!

48 posted on 01/01/2014 10:45:11 AM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: All

Message on hill tells Bay Area drivers to ‘Occupy My A—

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/Blog/2013/12/04/Message-on-hill-tells-Bay-Area-drivers-to-Occupy-My-A/6401386176138/

(Interstate 80 near Vacaville)


49 posted on 01/02/2014 5:26:32 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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