- Location: Spanish Fork, UTAH
- Date Found: Sunday, June 27, 2004 (by landowner's
- Date Formed: Most likely night of June 26-27 (according
to landowner's son)
- Crop: Barley
- Description: A pictogram-style formation comprised
of four variously-sized ringed circles, connected by pathways. The NE
ringed circle has 5 short pathways or "prongs" extending from
it. Overall length approx. 200 ft. Flattened circles range in size between
11 - 31 ft. and two of them are decidedly elliptical, with center swirls
markedly off-center. There are no tramlines in this field and the plants
are seeded closely together, making it impossible for the fieldworkers
to walk through the crop without leaving a trail. Owner's son reports
no visible sign of entry (no damaged crop and no footprints in the damp
soil) on Sunday morning when he discovered it.
- BLT field-team reports the following: No compass anomalies
noted. Apical node-length changes are subtle and plant samples were obtained
to evaluate this parameter. No expulsion cavities seen. Magnet drag around
one of the circles retrieved some magnetic material, but the soil was quite
damp and so surface soil samples were taken from the other 3 circles for
evaluation in the lab. The full protocol for the new BLT mycorrhizal fungi
study, including surface and core soil samples, was carried out.
- Landowner's son reported that his cell phone failed to
work in, and near, the formation on Sunday. BLT fieldworkers report that,
while trying to photograph lay details on Tuesday, they had to replace
3 sets of batteries (4 batteries each time) in their camera. A local witness
has also reported unusual aerial light phenomena, but this report has not
yet been confirmed.
- Farm owner Paul Prior has now posted his property with
"NO TRESPASSING" signs and has requested that the public not
enter his field. [BLT has suggested, as we always do, that he consider
mowing a pathway into and around the formation so that the public can participate
after paying a fee, but he has apparently decided not to follow this option.]
- More details will be offered as soon as the fieldteam
has had time to organize their notes and conduct further interviews. A
brief report on this formation did appear in the Daily Herald newspaper
(<http://www.harktheherald.com>www.harktheherald.com) on June 29th
and the photo attached to this email is from the paper's Photo Gallery
- photo #305.
- Nancy Talbott
- BLT Research Team Inc.