Skip to comments.Mysterious crop circles materialize near northwestern Minnesota town
Posted on 07/29/2008 4:39:22 PM PDT by shrinkermd
FOSSTON, Minn. The first reports of something amiss in the wheat fields east of here came early Sunday from barking dogs and bawling cows, but no livestock is missing no people, either so locals seem inclined to doubt that alien spaceships made a stop at Dean Sorgaards place.
Still, after a UPS driver passing through the area relayed sightings of mysterious crop circles to Fosston Mayor Jim Offerdahl, the mayor drove out to check for himself.
Im no expert, Offerdahl said, trying to sound both skeptical and open-minded, but either somebody was out having some fun or we were visited by someone from another galaxy.
Landowners in three locations within about 10 miles of Fosston reported finding circular depressions in wheat fields over the weekend, large, intricate and symmetrical patterns suggesting or designed to suggest the landing of alien spacecraft.
At the Sorgaard farm, about six miles east and a little north of Fosston, the largest circle in a steeply sloping field of wheat had a diameter of 150 to 200 feet. Dead in the center, theres a little circle, a hole, like they could have had a rod or something in the ground as their center point, Offerdahl said.
(Excerpt) Read more at grandforksherald.com ...
Not this again.....................
No, but there's a whole lot of whiskey gone from the local tavern. Probably several pairs of muddy shoes on porches around the county.
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Lol! I first read that as “mysterious crap circles...”
Been a long day. :)
How to Make a Crop Circle
Does this have ANYTHING to do with the opening this past weekend of the new “X-Files” movie? :)
THIS is what Kansas looks like on a typical summer day:
Crop circles, my Aunt Fanny!
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I used to love reading about “black helicopters”; because I crewed one for a while. See, olive-drab looks black at a distance. If one lands near your farm a cup of coffee would be greatly appreciated and no aliens involved! As a memmber of the .mil there’s no way that kind of thing could be kept secret I don’t fathom.
We used to add the ERFS tanks for extended fuel range, they look just almost exactly like big bombs. They can be jettisoned just like a bomb if necessary too. I always got a little worried with those things strapped on, because any wack-job with a rifle can make the wrong decision. But ya can fly a long ways that way.
Swing away Merrill. Merrill... swing away.
I used to make those things in the alfalfa fields in Farmington NM as a child in 1956.
We just pushed the alfalfa down with a broomstick but didn’t run around in circles. Made the farmers very upset and my dad gave us quite a lecture on it.
It won’t look like that after T. Boone Pickens sucks all your water out and sends it to Dallas-Ft Worth.
Well, you got crop circles...down here, we got fairy rings:
I’m in Wisconsin. Believe me, when he wants our Great Lakes water, he’s going to be hanging from a short rope on a tall tree. ;)
LOL! I love that movie. :)
Re “mysterious crap circles”.
Yes. Al Gore must have been there and taken a dump, along with Howard Dean and Al Franken (remember this is Minnesota).
Sounds like a job for Occams razor.
Is the neighborhood sewage filtration system under that? Just asking. Our little coal-mining patch town of 11 houses is supposed to get a “European-style” (whatever that is) sewage and gray-water filtration system. .
I figured it would look something like that - all nice and green right over top of it! :-)
It was a misprint. It was supposed to be a “crop circle jerk”.
I will start pouring the water too...but only if Mel promises to show up :)
Caused by liberal spin.
BS. Most crop circles are so elaborate and detail-oriented that it's virtually impossible for humans to do them, especially at night when these occur.
I don't think that. ;)
Alot happens here now, but it's usually not good stuff - Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, bridge collapse, Larry Craig........
It can't be space aliens either. In the dead of night they're all too busy giving humans rectal exams.
Anybody know where Dennis Kucinich was stumping this past week?
Just another Obama campaign trick.
I happen to know that in the very center of the circle was a rune stone.
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Dan, you don’t understand!
Aliens planted that article in wikihow.com to lull us into complacency! Only a few of us know about this!
Wait a minute, I hear something outside. I’ll be right b
"I don't think they like water very much, Father."
mysterious crap circles...
a few of the pictograms observed in England...
Photomicrograph (100 X) of 10-40 micron diameter, spherical, magnetic particles of the type regularly found in crop circle soils. EDS reveals these spheres to be pure iron; the fact that they are magnetized reveals they were formed in a magnetic field.
Looks like there is a Fibonacci progression on the sizes of those spheres.
Before it was transmitted toward M13, the author of the message, Frank Drake, first beamed it on paper to Carl Sagan over lunch at the faculty club at Cornell University. Prof. Sagan quickly figured out almost all of the message--can you? (This is not an idle puzzle--consider that when Frank Drake handed the message to Carl Sagan the two had known each other and collaborated on various projects for more than a decade, and thus shared a context which would help in decoding the message. If you're seeing this for the first time, you may genuinely learn something about the difficulty in establishing communications with a truly alien being by trying to figure out what Frank Drake so earnestly encoded into the bits of this message.) ...
'CROPCIRCLE' ARECIBO MESSAGE
...This is where a slight puzzle becomes visible. By performing the steps described above, the literal translation of the original pulses is on the left of figure 3. However, the image printed in a couple of my books is that shown on the right of figure 3. This is an exact left-right mirror image of my decoding. I suspect that this is possibly an error which went un-noticed when the book went to print - although I have checked two books which both depict the same pattern as shown on the right of figure 3.
Try doing THAT with piece of string and a stick...
Either ET’s or exotic tech or both, imho.
That’s a photo I hadn’t seen before.
Might be the kinder thing to do to ask the mod to delete that post and repost without the hotlinks.
“Mysterious crop circles materialize near northwestern Minnesota town”
It’s amazing how you can mess with peoples minds just by using a length of rope and 2 people.
People in Minnesota will fall for anything.
Good to be home though...
GOOD POST, BTW.
. . . think Voyager, folks . . . or the Star Trek movie about V-Ger etc.
It looks like the aliens were playing with Spirograph in the 1960s and 70s like the rest of us.