- Hi, Jeff....
- More cropcircles are being reported in western North
Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, all of them in hay. The
first USA circle of 2005 was reported on June 12th at Green Mountain (in
Yancey County) and within 2 days we had heard of another about 1 mile away
"over the mountain" in an extremely remote "holler."
This second formation consisted of two 20 ft.-diameter circles connected
by a short path (a classic "dumbbell" pattern) which appeared
to have occurred at about the same time as the one at Green Mountain, but
it was destroyed before it could be photographed.
- The following week BLT received an email notifying us
of another formation reported, of all places, on Ebay....in an ad indicating
the owner's willingness to sell plant samples.
- The photos (above) show the center circle which was reported
to have three smaller adjacent circles placed around the larger circle
so as to form a triangle. These smaller circles were reported to have
a "burned" area in the center of each (see photo on right).
- Additionally, the Ebay report stated that extremely dramatic
light phenomena had been witnessed over this field by the property owners
the night the formation occurred, and that their dogs had become extremely
agitated. From the photos provided the center circle looks good, but we
are concerned because of the strange manner in which this formation was
reported--and the fact that the property owners seem to be interested in
making money from the event. We had never heard of a circle being reported
on Ebay, nor of anyone trying to sell plant samples....but when we checked
other listings on Ebay we found two other cases where plant samples were
also being offered for money. BLT was unable to get the owner's name,
or the exact location of this circle--something we also thought was odd.
- At the same time a 4th circle was reported, this one
near Weaverville, N.C. (north of Asheville). This one (photo below) is
a simple circle, approximately 53 ft. in diameter, down at the bottom of
a small ridge-line near a river. Around the tightly swirled circle there
is an elliptical area of partially-flattened hay, apparently caused by
a 4-wheeler whose tracks can be seen approaching the circle and going around
it. A fieldworker is investigating this circle for BLT.
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- It is unusual here in the US to get so many reports in
one small area, and also rare to hear of crop formations near the mountains.
We have been told by local witnesses, though, of quite a few aerial light
displays in the area over the previous years.
- Nancy Talbott
- BLT Research Team, Inc.