Dr. WC Levengood has been a plant biophysicist for over fifty years. He has devoted thousands of hours to analysing plant samples collected from CropCircles in the US, UK, and around the world. Anyone who's interested in Dr Levengood's work is invited to contact Nancy Talbott (the 'T' in BLT - Burke, Levengood, Talbott) for their information packet. It includes all of the material below.
In this article ("Anatomical anomalies in crop formation plants" published in the peer-reviewed journal, Physiologia Plantarum 92:356-363 1994), Dr Levengood discusses his materials and methods, his findings regarding cell wall pit diameters, embryo changes, the expansion of stem nodes, and his seed germination studies.
A second article ("Semi-Molten Meteoric Iron Associated with a Crop Formation" published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol 9, No 2, pp 191-199, (c) 1995 Society for Scientific Exploration) documents his findings with regard to the magnetic glaze-covered chalk and wheat stalks found in a UK Formation which were analysed under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The article includes a close-up photograph of a lengthwise-cut stalk showing three imbedded (magnetic) fragments which had impacted the wheat stem. Graphs are also included of the soil substrate analysis by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), which showed the presence of iron and oxygen only.
The packet includes an 11x17 poster with comparative colour photos of Formation and control seed heads, cell wall pit enlargement, expulsion cavities ('blown nodes'), massively enlarged nodes, deformed and stunted seeds, and a seedling germination study.
Various miscellaneous pages on Dr Levengood's work and the BLT group are also included. Additionally, Nancy will do her best to accommodate your request for specific information on a particular facet of the work.
For the information packet, send $20 (cash, money order, or check drawn on a US bank) to: Nancy Talbott BLT Research PO Box 127 Cambridge, MA 02140
For additional CropCircle information, contact:
Centre for CropCircle Studies / US Network