From : [email protected] (Sheldon
Subject: 1991 Crop Circles
Date : 21 Oct 91 03:08:00 GMT
Michael Chorost, Director of North American Circle, P.O. Box 61144
Durham, NC 27715-1144 has just sent me a copy of his latest report
entitled _The Summer 1991 Crop Circles: The Data Emerges_,
published by the Fund for UFO Research, P.O. Box 277, Mt. Ranier,
MD 20712. What follows is extracted from his report.
Marshall Dudley believes he has identified yttrium-88 and bismuth-
205 in soil samples taken from the oval formation at Beckhampton,
U.K. formed on August 2/3, 1991.
These are non-naturally occurring short-lived isotopes, so their
presence, once confirmed, will be of great interest. (Y-88’s half-
life is 107 days; Bi-205’s is 15.3 days.)
The samples also registered sky-high alpha/beta particle readings of
198% / 45% respectively when compared to control samples. Dudley is
a systems engineer for Tennelec/Nucleus of Oak Ridge, TN, and
manufactures gas flow counters, which are instruments designed to
detect extremely minute quantities of alpha and beta radiation.
Dr. W.C. Levengood, a biophysicist living in Michigan, specializing
in plant and seed development, has also made some remarkable
discoveries. One was that the growth nodes on plants taken from
within authentic circles had become significantly enlarged when
compared to control plants.
He hypothesizes that some energy input, possibly heat, caused the
cells in those nodes to swell, causing lasting but not fatal damage.
Mechanically hoaxed circles did not exhibit the same effect.
Secondly, Levengood discovered a high incidence (40%) of seed
malformation in plants taken from the Newton St. Loe formation,
whereas virtually all control seeds were normal.
Thirdly, microscopic examination of the node cells revealed that the
pits in their cell walls had become larger and more visible. This is
what Levengood hypothesizes would occur if something heated the
water inside the cells so rapidly that the cell walls swelled and
forced the pits to expand.
Michael also mentions the plasma vortex quintuplet sets that I have
observed, photographed/video-taped, and previously posted applicable
documentation about on this echo.
There is much more information and substantiation in Michaels
report, which I would be happy to share with those interested.
Michael’s conclusions are summarized as follows:
1) The phenomenon induces radiation anomalies.
2) It appears the plants are heated both rapidly and briefly.
3) Plants are sometimes scorched, particularly grasses.
4) Plant cell walls swell, elongating cell wall pits, leaving
5) Induced developmental anomalies in seeds.
6) The circles may correlate with aquifers (water saturated
rocks such as chalk and limestone)
7) The circles do correlate, at least grossly, with ancient
8) The quintuplet may be artificially duplicable.
9) Hoaxes may be able to be distinguished from genuine circles
with laboratory tests.
10) Some formations may represent or symbolize known objects.
11) The circles do correlate geographically with some well
documented sightings of unidentified luminous aerial
Thanks Michael, for your admirable achievement…Sheldon
Sheldon Wernikoff – via FidoNet node 1:104/422
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We suggest you read CIRCLES1.ASC on KeelyNet and you will see
many tie-ins with our hypothesis that the circles are caused by
precisely directed UV lasers in micro-bursts to cause DNA
denaturation, heating, stretch marks from heat induced
expansion, anomalies in the form of low level mutation, etc..