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August 6, 2002
For all those people who saw "Signs" over the weekend and are wondering what's really happening in those fields, the Learning Channel offers "Crop Circles: In Search of a Sign" at 9 tonight. It does not, we're told, come down on the side of aliens.
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July 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Throngs of UFO enthusiasts, New Agers and assorted believers in the paranormal have been flocking to the Sacramento Valley to take in the dozen or so crop circles that mysteriously appeared in a wheat field two weeks ago. Some brought hope that the circles would help cure their ailments and others looked for spiritual insight.
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September 14, 2002
In a Sept. 7 letter that responded to my Counterpunch article about crop circles ("Circling Wagons in Defense of Alien 'Crop' Theory," Sept. 2), writer Dave Suess ridiculed me for not having more faith in the ingenuity of humankind, while presenting nothing to counter the information I gave to show that there is a crop circle phenomenon that can't be attributed to people. I was struck by how the letter illustrated the very point I was making--that the so-called "other side" never makes a case for how crop circles can be human-made, but is shameless in declaring that they are. In fact, the crop circle conversation has become skewed.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2002
In a Sept. 7 letter that responded to my Counterpunch article about crop circles ("Circling Wagons in Defense of Alien 'Crop' Theory," Sept. 2), writer Dave Suess ridiculed me for not having more faith in the ingenuity of humankind, while presenting nothing to counter the information I gave to show that there is a crop circle phenomenon that can't be attributed to people. I was struck by how the letter illustrated the very point I was making--that the so-called "other side" never makes a case for how crop circles can be human-made, but is shameless in declaring that they are. In fact, the crop circle conversation has become skewed.
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August 23, 2002 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You saw them in "Signs," you read about them in Scientific American, now those mysterious geometric patterns that irritate the heck out of farmers have a film all their own. It's called "Crop Circles: Quest For Truth," and you can tell by the title that it means business.
NEWS
September 8, 1996 | MITCH WEISS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Things haven't been the same for this farming village since a local pilot looked down from his plane and saw a circle of mashed plants in a wheat field. The circle measured 93 feet in diameter. The July 4 discovery--one of many reported around the world since the late 1970s--has attracted thousands of people from all over the country. Some of the newcomers believe such crop circles are messages from outer space. Others say they're the work of mischievous Earthlings.
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September 10, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the most puzzling contemporary scientific mysteries in Britain may have been solved Monday when two men asserted that they were responsible for the phenomena popularly known as "crop circles." The strange patterns, found in southern England's grain fields, have been attributed to alien visitors, electromagnetic impulses and erratic weather conditions.
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July 31, 2002 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In M. Night Shyamalan's new sci-fi thriller, "Signs," a Pennsylvania farmer played by Mel Gibson awakens one morning to discover a 500-foot geometric pattern that has mysteriously appeared in his cornfield overnight.
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September 2, 2002 | SUZANNE TAYLOR
I can well understand the fair critique Kenneth Turan made of "Crop Circles: Quest for Truth" ("Humorless 'Crop Circles: Quest for Truth' Finds Only Believers," Aug. 23).
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | RICHARD O'MARA, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Maybe it's just Britain's summer silly season. Maybe it's something else. Whatever it is, the preoccupation of the moment here is circles. Crop circles. So what are crop circles? Why is everybody making such a fuss over them--balanced people, not just hippies, tabloid journalists and UFO tourists. Maybe it is because they are there. There is no doubt about that. Early in July they began showing up west of here, in Wiltshire.
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September 2, 2002 | SUZANNE TAYLOR
I can well understand the fair critique Kenneth Turan made of "Crop Circles: Quest for Truth" ("Humorless 'Crop Circles: Quest for Truth' Finds Only Believers," Aug. 23).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2002 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You saw them in "Signs," you read about them in Scientific American, now those mysterious geometric patterns that irritate the heck out of farmers have a film all their own. It's called "Crop Circles: Quest For Truth," and you can tell by the title that it means business.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2002
For all those people who saw "Signs" over the weekend and are wondering what's really happening in those fields, the Learning Channel offers "Crop Circles: In Search of a Sign" at 9 tonight. It does not, we're told, come down on the side of aliens.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2002 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In M. Night Shyamalan's new sci-fi thriller, "Signs," a Pennsylvania farmer played by Mel Gibson awakens one morning to discover a 500-foot geometric pattern that has mysteriously appeared in his cornfield overnight.
NEWS
March 14, 1999 | NOA JONES
Cutting through a predawn mist hovering over a field in the English countryside, two balls of light appear out of seemingly nowhere. The air crackles with the sound of a thousand electronic crickets. Seconds later, a sophisticated geometric formation has been laid in a field, with each stalk of wheat gently bent flat against the earth.
NEWS
September 8, 1996 | MITCH WEISS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Things haven't been the same for this farming village since a local pilot looked down from his plane and saw a circle of mashed plants in a wheat field. The circle measured 93 feet in diameter. The July 4 discovery--one of many reported around the world since the late 1970s--has attracted thousands of people from all over the country. Some of the newcomers believe such crop circles are messages from outer space. Others say they're the work of mischievous Earthlings.
NEWS
July 24, 1990 | From United Press International
Investigators are determined to discover whether aliens, whirlwinds or practical jokers are the cause of mysterious circles that have been appearing in crops across southern England. "Operation Blackbird," launched Monday, involves the continuous operation of more than $1.8 million worth of heat, light and sound detectors during the next three weeks to try to record the creation of the circles.
NEWS
November 15, 1992 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suzanne Taylor, all perky and flame-haired, was perched on a blazing white mantel of her cavernous living room. Forces of the converted were splayed at her feet. So Taylor did the only reasonable thing one could in such circumstances. She preached. The sermon of the day was crop circles, those seductive patterns that have been making bizarre overnight appearances in grain fields around the world. "Nobody knows who's making them," Taylor said pertly but mysteriously.
NEWS
November 30, 1992
Re the mysterious crop circles: many theories abound, from pranksters to space aliens. My own theory is that a satellite has been experimenting with sophisticated lasers and is being programmed by playful NASA scientists or Russians in their manned space station. Any other explanation is too fantastic to contemplate. LILLIAN McCARGAR, Cypress
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