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    Study: Energy, Not Teens, Made Crop Circles http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/120303_nw_crop_circles.html Dec. 3 (BCN) — A five-month study has concluded that
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      Study: Energy, Not Teens, Made Crop Circles

      http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/120303_nw_crop_circles.html

      Dec. 3 (BCN) — A five-month study has concluded that the mysterious crop
      circles that appeared in a Solano County wheat field in June were not the
      work of four teenage boys who claimed they made them as a hoax.

      Steve Moreno of Psi Applications, a group that describes itself as
      researchers of paranormal, UFO and metaphysical phenomena, will discuss
      the results of the group's investigation at a news conference Wednesday
      afternoon in Fairfield.

      The investigation concludes the "hoax was a hoax."

      "We've concluded that it's highly unlikely that four teenage boys could
      have made the large, complex crop circle that appeared on June 28 in Larry
      Balestra's field. The scientific data, and our ongoing investigation, tend
      to point towards some other, perhaps anomalous, unknown source," founder
      and director Moreno said on Psi Applications' Web site.

      "The physical changes in the wheat stalks can't be duplicated. It's a
      phenomenon," Moreno said Tuesday evening. He suggested a form of energy,
      possibly plasma energy, caused the crop circle formations.

      The four teenagers allegedly claimed they made the circles but could not
      take responsibility for them because three of them are on probation and
      didn't want to get in trouble with police.

      They also reportedly said they made the circles using boards and rope on a
      moonlit night, but there was a new moon on June 29, meaning there would
      have been virtually no moonlight on June 27.

      Psi Applications investigators also claim local law enforcement officers
      did not give much credence to the boys' story.

      The investigation found statistically significant differences in the
      elongation of growth nodes of wheat samples taken within and without the
      crop circle formations.

      "Only microwave energies have duplicated the effects shown in the growth
      nodes of formation samples," Moreno said.

      A ball of light also was reported above the main formation on June 27.
      Balls of light have previously been reported, photographed and videotaped
      hovering over crop circles elsewhere, investigators say.

      Copyright 2003 by Bay City News, Inc.
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