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Mysterious crop circles materialize near northwestern Minnesota town
Grand Forks Herald ^ | 29 July 2008 | Chuck Haga

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 Sorgaard’s 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.

“I’m 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, there’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Local News; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; circles; crop; cropcircles; ufo; ufos
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And you think nothing ever happens in Minnesota.
1 posted on 07/29/2008 4:39:22 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

Not this again.....................


2 posted on 07/29/2008 4:41:03 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: shrinkermd
early Sunday from barking dogs and bawling cows, but no livestock is missing

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.

3 posted on 07/29/2008 4:41:04 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: shrinkermd; SJackson

Midwest Ping! :)


4 posted on 07/29/2008 4:41:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: shrinkermd

Lol! I first read that as “mysterious crap circles...”
Been a long day. :)


5 posted on 07/29/2008 4:42:42 PM PDT by derllak
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To: shrinkermd

How to Make a Crop Circle

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Crop-Circle


6 posted on 07/29/2008 4:42:42 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: shrinkermd

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:

http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery-detail.asp?name=circles

Crop circles, my Aunt Fanny!


7 posted on 07/29/2008 4:47:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: shrinkermd

The Grand Forks Herald requires registration for its web site>!?!?!?


8 posted on 07/29/2008 4:48:34 PM PDT by norton
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To: norton

Check bugmenot.


9 posted on 07/29/2008 4:49:08 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Catch the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon film at a time!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

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.


10 posted on 07/29/2008 4:53:25 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: shrinkermd

Swing away Merrill. Merrill... swing away.


11 posted on 07/29/2008 4:57:24 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("One who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.")
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To: Dead Corpse

Bored lately?


12 posted on 07/29/2008 5:04:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Kudzu: A successful government program!)
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To: shrinkermd

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.


13 posted on 07/29/2008 5:04:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It won’t look like that after T. Boone Pickens sucks all your water out and sends it to Dallas-Ft Worth.


14 posted on 07/29/2008 5:06:39 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: shrinkermd

Well, you got crop circles...down here, we got fairy rings:
http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2008/07/29/news/local/doc488ea35a97d8a443292574.txt


15 posted on 07/29/2008 5:08:23 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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. ;)


16 posted on 07/29/2008 5:17:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Lucky9teen

LOL! I love that movie. :)


17 posted on 07/29/2008 5:18:23 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: derllak

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).


18 posted on 07/29/2008 5:20:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: shrinkermd
“but either somebody was out having some fun or we were visited by someone from another galaxy.”

Sounds like a job for Occams razor.

19 posted on 07/29/2008 5:26:49 PM PDT by adversarial (the pros and cons of voting for)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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! :-)


20 posted on 07/29/2008 5:28:31 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I'm putting full water glasses all over the house...(LOL)..

sw

21 posted on 07/29/2008 5:29:35 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: shrinkermd

It was a misprint. It was supposed to be a “crop circle jerk”.


22 posted on 07/29/2008 5:31:02 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: spectre

I will start pouring the water too...but only if Mel promises to show up :)


23 posted on 07/29/2008 5:35:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I am still bitter.)
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To: shrinkermd

Caused by liberal spin.


24 posted on 07/29/2008 5:37:00 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Where did the ferry money go? Enquiring minds want to know.")
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To: ElkGroveDan
How to Make a Crop Circle

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.

25 posted on 07/29/2008 5:40:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: shrinkermd
And you think nothing ever happens in Minnesota.

I don't think that. ;)

Alot happens here now, but it's usually not good stuff - Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, bridge collapse, Larry Craig........

26 posted on 07/29/2008 5:45:38 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
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.

It can't be space aliens either. In the dead of night they're all too busy giving humans rectal exams.  

 

27 posted on 07/29/2008 5:49:20 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (The McCainiac's creed: Death to America by a thousand cuts)
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To: shrinkermd; ButThreeLeftsDo; MplsSteve; mplsconservative
Look what the aliens made in the corn field!


28 posted on 07/29/2008 5:51:29 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: shrinkermd
“...or we were visited by someone from another galaxy.”

Anybody know where Dennis Kucinich was stumping this past week?

29 posted on 07/29/2008 6:10:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (He's Obama not Denzel. This is reality not a movie! Think before you vote!)
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To: shrinkermd

Just another Obama campaign trick.


30 posted on 07/29/2008 6:18:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: shrinkermd

I happen to know that in the very center of the circle was a rune stone.


31 posted on 07/29/2008 6:20:55 PM PDT by DManA
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To: shrinkermd

32 posted on 07/29/2008 6:23:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: Tamar1973; norton
Bugmenot reminder thanks! A couple pics from the story -


;-)
34 posted on 07/29/2008 8:06:59 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here. ;-)
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35 posted on 07/29/2008 8:10:28 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ElkGroveDan

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


36 posted on 07/29/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
It won’t look like that after T. Boone Pickens sucks all your water out and sends it to Dallas-Ft Worth.

"I don't think they like water very much, Father."

37 posted on 07/29/2008 8:17:58 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: derllak
You find those alot in Wisconsin.

“mysterious crap circles...”

38 posted on 07/29/2008 8:30:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Quix; Las Vegas Dave
Ping!
39 posted on 07/29/2008 11:33:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

a few of the pictograms observed in England...

BLT RESEARCH.

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.

40 posted on 07/30/2008 12:29:26 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Looks like there is a Fibonacci progression on the sizes of those spheres.


41 posted on 07/30/2008 12:34:35 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: DManA

Huh? :)


42 posted on 07/30/2008 1:00:16 AM PDT by derllak
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To: steve86; Quix; SunkenCiv
The Arecibo Message

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

ARECIBO RESEARCH

...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...

43 posted on 07/30/2008 4:51:36 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Tax-chick
Nope. I'd need to dust off my Clone-o-matic 6000 to pull off something like this... Not nearly enough hours in a day right now.
44 posted on 07/30/2008 5:56:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: SunkenCiv

THANKS.

Either ET’s or exotic tech or both, imho.


45 posted on 07/30/2008 6:12:20 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks.

That’s a photo I hadn’t seen before.


46 posted on 07/30/2008 6:13:40 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Fred Nerks

Might be the kinder thing to do to ask the mod to delete that post and repost without the hotlinks.


47 posted on 07/30/2008 6:15:43 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: shrinkermd

“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...


48 posted on 07/30/2008 6:16:31 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: Fred Nerks

GOOD POST, BTW.

. . . think Voyager, folks . . . or the Star Trek movie about V-Ger etc.


49 posted on 07/30/2008 6:36:26 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Fred Nerks

It looks like the aliens were playing with Spirograph in the 1960s and 70s like the rest of us.


50 posted on 07/30/2008 8:12:10 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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