M. H. on Earthfiles.Com has revealed that the Nvidia PR Dept. has
stated it took 2 weeks for the ‘makers’ to construct this CC. The
majority of CCs appear overnight (large and small)...we know this as
the skies are flown daily. To be cautious I would personally say
that this is probably not an unreasonable estimation of the sort of
time frame needed to construct this CC accurately in daylight; one
hell of a lot of work here! Nvidia stated the pattern to be 310ft in
diameter…that’s around 2 acres!
But just suppose it was proven to be a single night-time event,
then we are talking a whole different ballgame. In my view and that
of other professionals I’ve spoken to (not crop circle related), it
would be verging on the impossible for humans to make this pattern
accurately within that given time frame, (two of them laughed!) The
technical challenges are just simply too great. [Refer to link
below…relates to 3 trained men taking 9 daylight hours to make
just a 70ft diameter simple pattern on even ground ]
Please ask an impartial qualified surveyor, one with novested interest either way in crop circles. Just creating a
perfect circle on the ground with this sort of radius would be
immensely challenging. Managing perfectly straight lines of these
lengths and keeping everything square and true over all the design
in this material at night with no lighting gear …? Think about this.
I understand from one observer on site that the topography of the
land dips in the middle; this would pose additional problems and
would require a military precision to correct. However, if it is
true that it took 2 weeks as Nvidia clearly stated, and…”Working
quickly”, then it becomes evident that such an extended time
period, by degree, is indeed required for human beings to lay down
any comparable CC of this size in daylight hours. So, in consequence
it would be reasonable to suggest it would not in fact have been
possible (or, at best, highly improbable) for any human beings to
have made the vast majority of CCs worldwide in the past. Most CCs
are smaller than this it has to be said but on this basis would
still require more than a few hours to complete them! Just simply…
not enough time. Not forget this. This is common sense and logic.
Two weeks is a long time not to be noticed by an awful lot of
people...no such sustained activity was reported locally let alone a
crowd of 20-30 people milling around in a field for days, some of
which were up telegraph poles as (just) one guy would have us
believe! An event such as this would normally stand out wildly in
any small town and cause a commotion. No such commotion reported
until after the event. Odd.
All we actually have here are claims, stories and confusion
throughout. No actual proof or video of constructional process. It
just does not seem credible that this massive formation was created
first go without mistakes and without being noticed by
either passing terrestrial or air born traffic in the days leading
up to it being reported. A CC like this could not be rushed as the
accuracy in geometry and coding are vital components. ( Why a ‘chip’
company would want to use Braille coding without stated reason or
explanation I really don’t know). On the ground the pattern’s sheer
size would be daunting. According to the Nvidia spokesman..."They
worked quickly". This point puzzles me. I repeat…just creating a
perfect circle with such a radius would be immensely challenging.
One would also need continuous live aerial verification to ensure
complete confidence and accuracy of the pattern as seen from above.
If mistake made…what then? Again I say…just couldn’t be rushed. Ask
a qualified surveyor.
If indeed any number of people were actually to be involved in a
practical task like this over a two week period (all over the
Christmas holiday too) there would need to be a resultant well worn
access path in and out of the CC area (unless they lived in a tent,
had abundant supplies and a good ‘Porta Loo’ inside the CC for two
weeks.) There was no such path and no ‘Porta Loo’ evident on the
first aerial shots. So, must have stayed in a local hotel I
guess...or was it a motor home and be parachuted in daily? Then…how
did they get out!? No news of any strangers staying in the area so
My conclusions based on all the facts available and not just
lamely believing a story:
The dialogue surrounding Nvidia is most probably part of an ongoing
disinformation process (John Le Carre type?…just an amusing thought)
and also that of a commercial company jumping onto an opportunity
to promote a new product. It would seem that the people concerned
are just making things up as they go along. The videos prove nothing
at all in truth, just a few people milling around in a field at
double speed (odd that) and some green flashing lights in the
other...all is based on inference and suggestion. Should be obvious
to even the most gullible in our midst!
I'm sensing most people now realise the above and the ones that
hang on to the 'storyline' are beginning to stand out and one would
naturally question their motives for doing so or… perhaps they are
just simply not paying attention.
Crop circles in
California: Giant circles appear in
Salinas Valley, California, USA
California Crop Circle Sparks UFO Talk
Aerial Photography & Video
An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the
curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the
nation. The patterns were noticed by aerial photographer Julie Belanger,
who told ABC News she was shocked to discover them during a flyover on
Monday. Adding to the mystery is a video posted on Youtube that shows
two friends coming across the patterns after seeing green lights emanate
from a field. A representative from local Echelon Security Co. told the
San Jose Mercury News he was hired to protect the land from rowdiness,
but could not provide the identity of the landowner. A spokesperson for
Echelon declined to provide further comment to ABC News.
Aerial Photography & Video
Chualar crop circle
contains message, braille expert says
CHUALAR, Calif. —The tiny farm town of Chualar attracted
a curious crowd after a giant, mysterious crop circle appear in a remote
farm field of barley Monday. The field's landowner hired armed security
guards to keep gawkers wondering if aliens landed in the Salinas Valley
from climbing over a barbed wire fence. Word of the crop circle on
Chualar Canyon Road spread all the way to Fairfield, New Jersey, where
braille transcriber Debra Falanga lives. Falanga said her jaw dropped
when she saw a photo of the crop circle because in its center there is a
braille inscription. "It's fascinating. I don't know what it means, but
it's readable," she said. "Those dots are in very specific order. It's
so perfect it's almost like a machine did it. They are not off in any
way, shape, or form."
Braille is a system of dots that enable blind people to read and write
through touch. Falanga said the dots form three lines and translate in
B 192 1
Orchestra conductor Carl Christensen of
Monterey said he works with blind music students and agrees that it
reads 192. "Now we just need to follow the 192 clue!" Christensen said.
The only way to definitively know "192" was meant to convey would be to
ask the crop circle's creator. No one, terrestrial or extra-terrestrial,
had come forward to claim responsibility as of Tuesday. A YouTube video
uploaded by an anonymous videographer Monday claims to document two
friends who drove down Chualar Canyon Road just before sunrise. The
video shows green bursts of light flashing over the field just before
dawn, and the friends run with their camera through the field until they
stumble into the circle. Locals are highly skeptical of alien stories
swirling around their town. Jim Gillott, of Chualar, said he saw
extension ladders and a crew of 30 people in the field last week.
"Every time I drove by I saw them walking around," Chualar resident Jake
Gavin said. "It looked like they had little GPS's or something." No one
realized how intricate the crop circles were until professional
photographer Julie Belanger flew in a helicopter over the field by
coincidence while on her way to Carmel Monday morning and shot aerial
photos. "It was beautiful. Quite beautiful," Belanger said. "I believe
it's possible that aliens exist, but I don't know if they would bother
making a crop circle to give us a message." The field's property owner,
farmer Scott Anthony, 58, of King City, was out of town on vacation when
the incident happened. Anthony had planted barley between cash crop
harvests to add nutrients to the soil, and the circle creator did not
damage anything, he told CNN. Anthony ordered a crew to plow the entire
field back into the earth Tuesday. By 1:30 p.m., the circle was
destroyed -- but not its mystery.
Alien or YouTubian? Intricate crop circle appears in California
Theories are cropping up to explain an intricate circular pattern
discovered in a field of grass in California early Monday. An aerial
photographer spotted the giant crop circle in Salinas, Calif., from
above on Monday. “We were on a photo flight this morning and came across
it," aerial photographer Julie Belanger told NBC News. "It was so unique
in the middle of a field.”
Onlookers on the ground had to make do with climbing on their trucks on
an adjacent street to try and get a better view, NBC affiliate KSBW
reported. It looks like aliens to me," Manuel Madrid said from his
vantage point. But there were indications that the pranksters or artists
were of earthly origin.
The MontereyHerald.com reported that guards from a South Bay security
company were at the field Monday morning on behalf of a client whose
identity they could not reveal. Meantime, a YouTube video titled
“Salinas Crop Circle Discovery” posted by user “Cannot Say” showed two
men driving down the road at sunrise on Monday and then spotting a
blinking green light in the field.
“Dude, this is a crop circle,” said one of the men after they ran toward
the light and allegedly discovered the flattened grass. For her part,
Belanger said she doesn't know who's behind the circle, or what their
intent was. “I don't know what it is supposed to be ... but it is
beautiful,” she said.
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Salinas, Calif. were baffled and
amazed by a mysterious crop
circle discovered in a field
Monday morning.As seen in the
photos above, the design is
highly detailed, but the locals still
have no idea who created the
masterpiece, according to a
Sky News report. The crop
circle was carved into a barley
field just east of Salinas, and
the Monterey Herald
reports the creation
spanned nearly an acre of the
field. The report also
mentioned the owners of the farm
hired security guards to monitor
the property, but reporters were
escorted to see the masterpiece
"I don't know
what it is supposed to be ...
but it is beautiful," said Julie
Belanger, who spoke to NBC News
flying over the design to take
pictures. Whether created by
human or extraterrestrial,
weather conditions for the
circle-carving were nearly
ideal, with clear skies and cool
temperatures, according to
weather.com senior meteorologist
Perhaps aliens got lost on the way to Area
51. There is an elaborate crop circle in a field about six miles
southeast of Salinas - yet where it came from is still a
mystery. Security guards from San Jose-based Echelon Security
were outside the property Monday morning. They said they could
not reveal their client, only that they had been hired to stop
the area from "becoming a circus."
A representative from the company at its San Jose headquarters
said he could not reveal when they were hired, who the client
was or if they were at that exact location. In a 2½-minute
YouTube video posted Monday morning, two men appear to drive
along Chualar Canyon Road before sunrise and see flashing lights
in a field.
The get out of a compact car, hop a fence and enter a pushed
down area of weeds on a cultivated field. "Dude," says one man,
"are you seeing this?" The Monterey County Sheriff's Office said
they have not heard any reports of a crop circle. Despite some
rumors, the California Highway Patrol said there were no road
closures in the area. Employees at Salinas Municipal Airport
around 11:30 a.m. said they have yet to hear about the crop
circle, and Mondays are generally a slow day at the airport.
(CNN) -- The intricate design etched into a field of barley two
hours south of San Francisco was spotted Monday morning by Julie
Belanger, a photographer, as she and her husband were flying
"What is it?" was her first thought, she told CNN affiliate KSBW.
Whatever it was, "It was beautiful, quite beautiful," she said,
adding that they came upon it by chance but that she was
skeptical that the crop circle was evidence of something
"I believe it's possible that aliens exist, but I don't know if
they would bother making a crop circle to give us a message,"
Still, the news spread quickly. The field's owner, Scott
Anthony, had just returned from vacation to his home when he got
a call from one of the employees on his 2,000-acre farm outside
the tiny town of Chualar, 10 miles southeast of Salinas.
"He said, 'Hey, there's a buncha stuff out in the middle of the
field,' so when I went up there I go, 'Ohhhh, shoot!'," the
58-year-old farmer told CNN Tuesday in a telephone interview.
What he saw was an elaborate design sculpted into one to two
acres of his barley field: a crop circle -- more precisely, a
lot of squares and rectangles within a large circle.
"To me, it looks like a computer chip, or something like that,"
said Anthony, who added that he had no idea what may have caused
it. "To be that intricate in design, it kind of baffles me as to
how that was done," he said about the flattened grassland. "It
didn't look burned to me, it just looked like it was pushed
Soon, the news vans showed up, followed by the curious, some of
whom stood on fences to get a better view. Anthony called
security agents to keep people from crossing onto his farmland,
where he also grows broccoli, snap peas and lettuce.
"It's a food-safety issue," he said.
That hasn't stopped the roadsides from filling with the curious,
many of them self-appointed experts.
"It looks like aliens to me," Manuel Madrid of nearby Gonzales
"Definitely pranksters," said Brandon Brooks of Chualar, who
added, "This is kind of a strange place to have anything out of
the ordinary happen."
The latter theory got some support from Jim Gillott, who told
KSBW that he had seen 20 to 30 people with ladders in the field
in the days before the design was discovered.
And Jake Gain said he too had seen evidence that humans were
"Every time I drove by, I saw them either parked over there," he
said, pointing, "or people in the field just walking around, and
it looked like they had little GPSes or something," he said.
And someone identified solely as "Cannot Say" posted a 2½-minute
video on YouTube that shows green flashes of light emanating
from what appears to be the field before dawn on Monday. "Dude,
this is a crop circle," says one of two men in the video as they
clamber from their car into the field.
The founding publisher of Skeptic magazine was unimpressed.
"It looks like a couple of kids did this," Michael Shermer told
CNN. "Short of having a video of it, it's hard to prove that
kids did it. So, in that case, we have to make a choice: what's
more likely? That aliens landed in Chualar, California, or that
a couple of pranksters made it?
"We have zero evidence of aliens landing anywhere; we have lots
of evidence of pranksters hoaxing."
Such circles can be made by simply dragging a rope attached to a
board over the grass, he said.
Still, he noted, such stories are attractive to many. "People
seem less intrigued by pranksters than they do by aliens, so
it's a compelling story for people to think that we're not
Farmer Anthony said he was out of town during the week before
the discovery, so he saw nothing that might have tipped him off
that pranksters were at work. But whoever -- or whatever --
caused the circle has caused him no lasting upheaval --
financial or otherwise. The barley was planted between cash
crops to add nutrients to the fields; he is planning to plow it
-- and the crop circle -- back into the earth on Thursday.