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Thunderstorms may have caused crop circles!
CANADA dot COM ^ | Story filed: 15:45 Sunday 7th July 2002 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 08/01/2002 7:04:27 PM PDT by vannrox

Thunderstorms may have caused crop circles



Meteorologists are investigating whether fierce thunderstorms caused crop circles in parts of Canada.



Environment Canada officials say swirling vortices of air or downbursts may be behind circles in fields in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The severe weather on Thursday and Friday also uprooted hundreds of trees and damaged a number of buildings.



Canada.com reports that Environment Canada's Mike Campbell said: "What we believe is a lot of air had rushed out of the thunderstorm and when it hit the ground it swirled around. It just whipped up the crops and flattened them into circles."

Derrick Blacquiere, a resident of Prince Edward Island, says he saw several funnel clouds create deep depressions in a neighbour's wheat field, flattening grain into circular patterns up to six metres in diameter.

Mr Campbell says crop circles caused by sudden bursts of wind have been reported in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and in the Western provinces.

The most recent was reported last year in Port Hillford on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.

Story filed: 15:45 Sunday 7th July 2002


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: air; aliens; circles; crop; discovery; paranormal; storm; swirling; thunder; ufo; unexplained
WOW. Pretty precise circles and designs. Mother Nature can be really impressive.
1 posted on 08/01/2002 7:04:27 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
You too can own a Magic Merlin crop circle game!

Just imagine $29.99 of your money in harmonic conversion with my wallet! As soon as we experience touchdown with your money, the game will magically appear in your lap.


this crap commercial circle brought to you by Mother Merlin's Magic Milk.
One drink gets you anywhere you need to be.

2 posted on 08/01/2002 7:10:49 PM PDT by jumpstartme
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To: vannrox
Well, hard to believe wind would ever be this precisely symmetric, but, if it picked up some horse manure...
3 posted on 08/01/2002 7:11:04 PM PDT by donh
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To: vannrox
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
4 posted on 08/01/2002 7:12:06 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: vannrox

http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2002/windmillhill/windmillhill2002a.html

 

5 posted on 08/01/2002 7:15:26 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: vannrox
Environment Canada must be the retard breeding center up north.
6 posted on 08/01/2002 7:16:05 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: vannrox
Might be funnier if the photographs actually went with the story from Ananova.

As for the photos, Disney is really working hard on its publicity for that movie. Those were taken in November, evidently, though of what year I don't know.

7 posted on 08/01/2002 7:18:00 PM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa
Those photos are not from November. Nice try though.
8 posted on 08/01/2002 7:27:48 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: vannrox
Mother nature needs to lose her tire tracks.

We ride back and forth 'til we run out of light
Take it to the barn put it up for the night
Climb up in the loft sit and talk with the radio on
She said she's got a dream and I asked what it is
She wants a little farm and a yard full of kids
One more teeny weeny ride before take her home

She thinks my tractor's sexy
It really turns her on
She's always starin' at me
While I'm chuggin' along
She likes the way it's pullin' while we're tillin' up the land
She's even kind of crazy 'bout my farmer's tan
She's the only one who really understands what gets me
She thinks my tractor's sexy

Well she ain't into cars or pickup trucks
But if it runs like a Deere man the crop circles light up
She thinks my tractor's
She thinks my tractor's sexy
It really turns her on
She's always starin' at me
While I'm chuggin' along
She likes the way it's pullin' while we're tillin' up the land
She's even kind of crazy 'bout my farmer's tan
She's the only one who really understands what gets me
She thinks my tractor's sexy
She thinks my tractor's sexy
She thinks my tractor's sexy

9 posted on 08/01/2002 7:37:40 PM PDT by jumpstartme
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To: vannrox
They are caused by a convergence of weed whackers and wacky tobaccy!
10 posted on 08/01/2002 7:45:49 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: jumpstartme

These are nice.

Magnetic 'solution' to crop circle puzzle"

11 posted on 08/01/2002 7:50:52 PM PDT by lizma
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To: lizma
One fact stands tall and true amid this mysterious swirling of the corn: the two sides of the crop circle argument are subject to a bitter war of words.

Both sides are extremely hostile to the other's views and vigorously protective of their own.

Suffice to say there is no love lost between crop circle-makers like Captain Circleroo and the Circlemakers, and crop circle jerkers such as Professor Someofabitch.

This reporter has seen enough to know that they're all circling the wagons.

Circlejerk!
12 posted on 08/01/2002 8:05:37 PM PDT by jumpstartme
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To: vannrox
If crop circles were caused by weather, then every culture throughout history would have encountered them, recorded them, made myths about them, and accepted them as normal. We wouldn't be discussing them now. It's easier to believe in time travel or FTL starships than in weather-caused crop circles.
13 posted on 08/01/2002 8:21:56 PM PDT by sourcery
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To: vannrox
I'd like to hear Mr. Campbell's thoughts on what causes children.
14 posted on 08/01/2002 8:21:58 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: vannrox; goodieD; swarthyguy; Huck; VaBthang4; Vets_Husband_and_Wife
Meteorologists are investigating whether fierce thunderstorms caused crop circles in parts of Canada. >

This is according to Canadian Environment Officials!

Hahahahaha ...this is just cracking me up. It is more ludicrous than the whole 'swamp gas' thing.

Personally i believe the whole Crop Circle 'phenomenon' is due to a couple of guys with a flat board and a rope, plus a keen mind when it comes to patterns. That is what i believe is behind the whole crop circle stuff.

However reading assertions that it is due to 'weather and thunderstorms' is just too funny! Come on ...some of those circles are just too darn complex for 'mini-twisters and ball lightning' to form. Trust me Canada .....i would still say guys with rope and a board!

Not aliens (did they fly thousands of light years just to scribble down patterns on maize fields?), and not thunderstorms! Just guys with boards and rope!

Look at the following: How can weather do this?


15 posted on 08/01/2002 8:48:07 PM PDT by spetznaz
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To: vannrox
The feared stenciled winds of the north.
16 posted on 08/01/2002 8:49:24 PM PDT by zarf
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To: jumpstartme
crop circle argument are subject to a bitter war of words.

LOL. I noticed this today.

I was checking out websites for the movie Signs (Mel Gibson fan here) and was intrigued to discover this bitter rivalry.

These people need to get a life and considering I spent a few hours examining this phenomenon on the net, it appears I'm due for some introspection.

17 posted on 08/01/2002 9:45:24 PM PDT by lizma
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To: lizma
If I only had another John Deere
I'd quickly hop it into gear
oh, fools of the media I'd soon make
as my claim to fame I'd surely stake
as the guy who showed them how the circles steer

You know the real sad part? You can't grow too much around Roswell.

18 posted on 08/01/2002 9:51:28 PM PDT by jumpstartme
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To: spetznaz
I saw a TV show about a couple of guys who were doing these kinds of things..they showed exactly how they did it...don't remember all the details.. but my goodness... aliens...really! Of course if people can believe that government's job is to take care of us, then I guess people will believe anything.
19 posted on 08/01/2002 10:01:32 PM PDT by goodieD
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To: jumpstartme
I'll say one thing for these guys, they appear to be prefectionists.

Could you ever grow anything around Roswell???

20 posted on 08/01/2002 10:11:04 PM PDT by lizma
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To: FormerLurker
Ping!
21 posted on 08/02/2002 6:30:55 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon
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To: goodieD
I saw a TV show about a couple of guys who were doing these kinds of things..they showed exactly how they did it...don't remember all the details.. but my goodness... aliens...really!

A rope. Mark certain distances on it. One person anchors, the other walks a certain # of steps at given distances tramping down the grain.

22 posted on 08/02/2002 6:39:32 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: hopespringseternal
As an art form, I think it's great, as long as the farmers aren't peeved about it.
23 posted on 08/02/2002 8:08:30 AM PDT by goodieD
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To: hopespringseternal
A rope. Mark certain distances on it. One person anchors, the other walks a certain # of steps at given distances tramping down the grain.

and you can do an awful lot more if you have two ropes and three people...

24 posted on 08/02/2002 11:02:36 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: john in missouri
Wait'll the geometry teachers get into this as a class project ....
25 posted on 08/02/2002 11:07:59 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: spetznaz
Looks like either lightning or field voles did that.
26 posted on 08/02/2002 11:11:30 AM PDT by RightWhale
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