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Science vs. Mystery

Updated on August 2, 2011

Crop Circles

Crop Circles

Now scientists claim they have found a way that crop circles were made.

For many years now, what have become known as “crop circles” have been reported from all over the World. A crop circle is when, overnight, designs and patterns have appeared in crop fields.

These patterns could be made by men with sticks and string but is very unlikely as some are very intricate designs and would be difficult, if not impossible, to make in a short time and in the dark.

This has of course concluded to some people, that these circles were made by aliens in some sort of spacecraft. How exactly though, was unknown.

Although debates have continuously raged, no satisfactory answer has yet been proffered. That is perhaps, until now.

Modified Magnatron


An article reported in the “Daily Mail” claims Richard Taylor, a professor of physics, declares that at The University of Oregon, a device has been made using a magnetron from a standard microwave and a 12v battery that could create crop circles.

This modified magnetron is said to be able to heat up the moisture at the base of the stalk of the wheat or grass, causing the plant to collapse under its own weight.

Many people now believe this to be the answer to the mystery as it is light and maneuverable and seemingly capable of the task, although it has not yet been demonstrated.

Pranks or Aliens?


The Problem

This is all well and good, as far as it goes.

My problems with this are: Firstly, if you are claiming to have just invented this device, who was using it for the past 30 years?

As with the string and stick, how come nobody has ever been caught?

All these circles seem to be devoid of human error, can this device be computer driven?, in the middle of a field?, thirty years ago?

Lastly, some of these designs have proven to be mathematical discoveries, on the edge of our knowledge, leading to different directions for our scientists to take, so who designed them?

I will concede that you may have found a device that made these circles but who was it wielded by, Aliens?

I will also concede that some of these circles were, obvious pranks but I believe a great many weren’t.

I think you may have contributed a piece to the puzzle but you have not yet solved the mystery completely.


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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Ebjoyed the article rafken, as usual an assult on our reasoning. Thanks for the exersize,


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      Anna 6 years ago

      I really like this Hub. I am and have been intrigued by crop circles for years. Personally I do not think they are a hoax and man made. As a young child( I do not recall the year) my mother and I saw an unidentified flying object. That has been many, many years ago and I still remember it as if it were yesterday. I Believe!!! You make some really valid points and observations. Thanks for writing this Hub