Fwd = [Para-Discuss] Crop circles continue to raise questions, hair
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Original Date: 2 Aug 2002 03:53:18 -0000
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Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 20:15:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shana <moon_seeker_ndiangrl@...>
Subject: Crop circles continue to raise questions, hair
The ( Colorado Springs Gazette )
Is it a sign of extraterrestrial visitation?
Or is it a bunch of corn?
The new M. Night Shyamalan thriller, "Signs," which opens Friday, has revived
questions about the worldwide crop-circle phenomenon.
Mel Gibson stars in the film as a former priest turned farmer who faces the
threat of an alien invasion after mysterious circle patterns appear in his
Ron Russell, an artist in Aurora, Colo., wouldn't put his money on aliens. But
he would bank on the endurance of the crop-circle mystery.
That's why Russell gives annual tours of crop circles and other sacred spots
in Europe and elsewhere.
"We have discovered many ways to interact with these special energies (inside
crop circles) and you will not be disappointed, no matter what level you are
seeking," Russell promises on his nonprofit organization's Web site, www.
Russell hasn't yet seen "Signs." He's heard that it's more about scaring
viewers than presenting a well-rounded view of crop circles.
But he's glad the movie will bring more attention to the phenomenon.
"Any publicity for the mystery of crop circles is good publicity," he says.
For most of us, the greatest mystery about the crop circles is their origin..
For decades (some say centuries), circles and various large geometric designs
have been discovered in the middle of fields throughout the world, most of
them in England.
Many have been proven to be hoaxes. Others remain unexplained. UFO buffs see
evidence of flying saucers. Some scientists have suggested natural weather-
Russell isn't as interested in the origins of the crop circles, most of which
he believes are man-made, as he is in the unusual properties within them..
"I and thousands of other people have felt some kind of energy, something
that's not just your mind making it up," he says. "There's an external field
of energy. The hair on your arms stands up."
He says that during previous trips inside crop circles, his batteries have
drained, his equipment has lost its power and his compasses have spun around.
"It causes some people to get sick, other people get healed and some people
feel this contact with spirit," he says.
Russell's weeklong crop-circle tours to England range from $2,000 to $3,000
(he says it's tax-deductible), and include meetings with alleged crop-circle
experts. Those prices include accommodations, but not airfare.
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