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Unexplained crop circle appears in California

A crop circle recently appeared in Salinas Valley, near Monterey, California.

According to the BBC, two friends discovered the crop circle just before sunrise on Monday, December 30. They claim they noticed strange bursts of green lights while driving on Chualar Canyon Road south of Salinas. So they pulled over, started recording video, and ventured into the field.

A local resident told NBC affiliate KSBW, “I’m a skeptic, but this could be aliens, I don’t know. I’m always willing to believe something, so I mean, and if there’s proof, you can’t deny proof, but right now it looks like aliens to me.”

Although most crop circles are eventually traced to human creators, so far, nobody has claimed responsibility for creating this crop circle.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. The square part of the crop circle looks like it might be a magnified computer chip or motherboard. Maybe they are trying to give us a message?

  2. The “powers that be” want us to believe that the creation of MOST crop circles can be traced back to humans but that is IN NO WAY the truth. If allowed to elaborate I could point out several COMMON SENSE aspects to prove my statement.

  3. With all due respect, your statement that “most crop circles are eventually traced to human creators.” is totally without merit. There are what is estimated to have been 12,000 crop circles discovered in 51 different countries since the 1970s. At the very most 5% of them have been claimed to have been made by men. As another poster has pointed out (on a different website),

    “Nobody has ever been caught, let alone prosecuted, for hoaxing a crop circle. Despite serious crop damage occurring, despite the fact a hoaxer would have to trespass (another crime), and despite the fact that light sources would be needed to make these (most of them appear overnight), nobody has ever been seen, or caught, or prosecuted, for making one. And we are talking thousands and thousands of crop circles here, worldwide, which have appeared in various fields, over decades and decades.”

  4. Anyone else notice that the smallest paths are exactly the width necessary to accommodate a human and his field pressing tool? And that the lines created are perpendicular and parallel to the existing lines in the field? Why would aliens limit their creation to such human-like dimensions, and such simple shapes, and use the existing lines in the field as a guide? The answer is, they wouldn’t, of course.

  5. Hoax.

    The guys who filmed the video are in on it.

    Someone did it, then used Laser pointers to create the lights. You can actually see the beam in one of the takes.

  6. Why do aliens keep landing on crops? Why not other flat places near humans like fields and meadows?

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