crop circles found in California:'It was enough for me to grab my gun'


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2dogs
July 7, 2003, 10:23 AM
I don't know what it was, but I know it was enough for me to grab my gun

What gun do you grab for crop circles? Whatever is at hand? Or a pistol/rifle/shotgun? It's PRK- this might limit you I guess.

Hmmmm..... another shtf scenario to contemplate.






http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33442

Mystery crop circles found in California
Witness: 'It was enough for me to grab my gun'

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Posted: July 6, 2003
8:40 p.m. Eastern



© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com




Circles are the signs of the times in Northern California, as the largest formation of crop circles ever reported in the U.S. is drawing large numbers of visitors to an 80-acre wheat field.

The mysterious shapes appeared June 28 in the small town of Suisun Valley.

"You won't believe what I'm looking at," farmer Larry Balestra told his wife via cell phone when he first discovered the damage, according to the Fairfield Daily Republic.

Over a dozen circles were created by flattened wheat to form a symmetrical, abstract design more than 100 yards in length.

Just like the Mel Gibson character in the movie "Signs" speculated, Balestra thinks someone must have vandalized the field overnight.

"I guess some people have too much time on their hands," he told the Republic, shaking his head.




12-year-old Pat Kavanagh lives with his family in a house across from the site, and says his big brother, Charles, noticed something out of the ordinary on the night of the June 27.

"He was driving home from work late Friday night," Pat told the San Francisco Chronicle, "and the next morning, he told me that he had seen a large spotlight, like a motorcycle light, in the middle of the field. No flying saucers or spaceships."

Another purported "witness" to the event, Mark Grant, told KRON-TV he heard strange noises on the overnight:

"It could have been a cat, but it was like a screaming, a whirrr. [It] sounded almost like a bigger cat was being cornered or something and was screaming to try to get out of it. I don't know what it was, but I know it was enough for me to grab my gun and sit there for a while and not go back to sleep for a while."

With the first reported crop circle dating back to England in 1647, the phenomenon now has some 250 formations reported worldwide each year, according to data from the Southern Circular Research which monitors circles found in the United Kingdom.

In 1991, the British duo of Doug Bower and Dave Chorley claimed they sparked crop-circle mania, as they said they created the designs with ropes and planks to mash down crops with their feet.

With many pondering the possibility the designs are the work of aliens from outer space, the recent discovery is bringing people in droves to Solano County, Calif.

Nearby businesses are cashing in on all the attention, with one eatery thinking about putting an alien omelet on the menu.

"We went from a usual $900 day to a $2,000 day," Jessica Godoy, an employee of Valley Cafe, told the Daily Republic. "We are seeing people we've never seen before and people we haven't seen in a long time."

As for the field, people from all walks of life have come to walk in it, snap photos, take measurements, dance, breathe deeply, hum and wave their arms to the heavens. Some are even taking the crushed wheat to plant at home or sprinkle on their ailing body parts.

"I feel vacillations," Connie Pearson, who came from New Orleans, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Low vibrations. I feel reality, which is a function of agreement. It's very exciting to be here."

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critter
July 7, 2003, 10:30 AM
What do you grab for crop circles? Why, a WHEEL gun, of course! Yuk yuk.

Triad
July 7, 2003, 10:33 AM
I think the best gun for that would be a 12 gauge shotgun and a good quantity of slugs and buckshot.

IIRC there was a guy in the British govt that investigated crop circles and concluded that 80% are hoaxes, but the other 20% can't really be explained. They had some neat theories that involved things like plasma from the upper atmosphere coming down and making them.

Preacherman
July 7, 2003, 10:34 AM
"I feel vacillations," Connie Pearson, who came from New Orleans, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Low vibrations. I feel reality, which is a function of agreement. It's very exciting to be here."
Oh, :cuss: ! The blissninnies are out of the barn again!

(She should also look up the meaning of "vacillations"... :D )

Smoke
July 7, 2003, 10:43 AM
You don't need a gun for crop circles....just your tin foil hat!

Oleg Volk
July 7, 2003, 10:45 AM
Saw fragments of "ET" yesterday. Wondered why the viewers were supposed to think ET to be a gentle herbivore...it had frontal bonocular vision with a huge rangerfinder base, obviously evelved from the need to range accurately for predatory and/or ballistic activities. So ETs were likely predators, and likely projectile users, as their legs were too short to be useful for chasing anything. With that in mind, 30-06 SP would be a good start.

Skunkabilly
July 7, 2003, 12:06 PM
Wondered why the viewers were supposed to think ET to be a gentle herbivore...

Because it's supposed to be 'cute'. Same reason why the econazis only want to protect the cute animals :rolleyes:

Ringer
July 7, 2003, 12:11 PM
What gun do you grab for crop circles?
Definetly the 12 gauge. But in addition to the slugs and 00 Buck, I'd probably want some Magnum shells custom loaded with mini reese's peices just in case "ET" was on the mark.

Duncan Idaho
July 7, 2003, 12:35 PM
What gun do you grab for crop circles?A super-soaker loaded with warm water and soap.

Nothing chases filthy-************n-pinko-hippie-maggot-trespasser-vandals away with better effect.

geekWithA.45
July 7, 2003, 12:39 PM
I dunno bout shotguns, guys....you're limitting yourself to what, 75 yards or so?

As for me, I'd prefer to hold off the screaming hordes of naked, poison gas emitting aliens from as long a distance as I could, assuming a "signs" type alien, so that just screams .308 to me.

For ET type aliens, they're smaller, slower, and thinner skinned. Sounds like a job for .223 to me.


So, we form a phalanx. My buddy picks them off at 400+ yards with the M1A, the spouse takes any between 50 and 400 with the bushie, and I become a two fisted disciple of the John Woo school of hollywood handgunnery, and mop up the rest at close range, keeping an eye on our six at all times, while the unarmed neighbors learn to load mags quickly :D

4v50 Gary
July 7, 2003, 01:35 PM
Tourism is so bad that we're resorting to aliens for our salvation. Next week: Loch Ness Monster "Nellie" spotted at Lake Tahoe (hey, we gotta share some tourist $ with neighboring Nevada).

gun-fucious
July 7, 2003, 01:45 PM
i gather orating from a burning rhododendron is just to "olde skool" these daze

tac17
July 7, 2003, 01:55 PM
I think I would opt for a rifle instead of a shotgun increase the range as much as possible to protect against infection from some alien infection or something. :scrutiny:

45R
July 7, 2003, 02:03 PM
I'd grab the tin foil hat. :)

Combat-wombat
July 7, 2003, 02:13 PM
RPG-7

MicroBalrog
July 7, 2003, 03:01 PM
Actually, the Russians had developed a 30mm semi-auto sniper grenade laucher. Range - 1000 meters. 10-round magazines.

Shooter 2.5
July 7, 2003, 03:26 PM
According to the movie, a garden hose should be sufficient.

dinosaur
July 7, 2003, 04:23 PM
I go along with the soap and water idea.:neener:

What really scares me is the ones flocking to these sites. Do you realize these people may be teaching your children, making laws and have the right to vote!? AHHH!:cuss:

MicroBalrog
July 7, 2003, 04:30 PM
What really scares me is the ones flocking to these sites. Do you realize these people may be teaching your children, making laws and have the right to vote!? AHHH!

So people who believe in aliens are stupid and people who believe in [fill in this blank] are smart. Oh please.

Viking Warrior
July 7, 2003, 05:06 PM
Click on this link for more Tinfoil hat ideas...
http://zapatopi.net/afdb.html
http://zapatopi.net/afdb/afdbhead.jpg

tac17
July 7, 2003, 05:28 PM
I need to get me one of those to go with my super soaker for when the aliens show up in Alabama. :)

Dave R
July 7, 2003, 05:32 PM
I read an article in Wall Street Journal (?) or Popular Science (?) that explained how crop circles are made, in some detail. Apparently the blokes who started the whole craze decided to come clean. Has to do with ropes and sheets of plywood ("how do they bend without breaking?"). That's why they are all lines and circles. They can cover a lot of acerage in a few hours, which is how you can get big, complex designs overnight. For big circles:

1. Play out your rope to the desired length, and do a full revolution,
2. then pull in the rope just under the width of the plywood sheet, and make another revolution. By working in reverse you "mow down" the signs of your steps as you go.

So I'm not a crop circle believer.

But I'll play anyway. :D

I'd go semi-auto, and .308. Of rifles I own, that would be the CETME. Designated Alien stopper. Shotgun range is too short for my tastes. And the Super Soaker is even shorter.

BTW, Signs is another of those movies that would be real short if there were a firearm in the home.

tac17
July 7, 2003, 05:36 PM
Is it just me or do others think it odd that the aliens in the movie Signs would travel all that way to a planet that has a surface that is composed 70% or so of something that kills them on contact without having a way to deal with it?

Ex-Doc
July 7, 2003, 06:08 PM
It was just Grey Davis out for a walk.......in circles as always.

Skunkabilly
July 7, 2003, 06:50 PM
I say we dust off, nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.

http://www.geocities.com/hdtbp/Aliens/Showroom/Aliens9.jpg

Game over man, game over!!! :p

MikeK
July 7, 2003, 06:51 PM
If aliens have landed in California, perhaps they've been there for a while? That would explain a lot. Maybe they have taken human form and are now representing and running the state? That would explain even more. Any crop circles in MA?

Forget handguns, rifles and shotguns - give me a tank!

Triad
July 7, 2003, 06:54 PM
tac17, now that you put it like that , yes it does. The closest I came to that thought was thinking that if they had suits like our astronauts use the water would have been useless. To be fair though I think they tried to show that the aliens were avoiding places with lots of water.

Personally the biggest problem with that movie was the lack of guns in a FARM HOUSE. What kind of farm doesn't have at least a .22 or a shotgun? One in the Twilight Zone?

larryw
July 7, 2003, 08:17 PM
Looks like Skunk was watching the same movie as I. The director's cut is much better.

Amazing what a ruckus a couple kids equipped with building supplies and too much time on their hands can make.

telomerase
July 7, 2003, 09:56 PM
Skunkabilly, in order to nuke something from orbit, your species has to be smart enough to get to orbit... something that can't be assumed today.


http://freedom.orlingrabbe.com/lfetimes/neil_armstrong.htm

http://freedom.orlingrabbe.com/lfetimes/shuttle_loss.htm

seeker_two
July 7, 2003, 10:04 PM
Saw fragments of "ET" yesterday. Wondered why the viewers were supposed to think ET to be a gentle herbivore...it had frontal bonocular vision with a huge rangerfinder base, obviously evelved from the need to range accurately for predatory and/or ballistic activities. So ETs were likely predators, and likely projectile users, as their legs were too short to be useful for chasing anything

Oleg:

You're forgetting the short stature, stumpy legs, long arms, extendable neck, and lack of incisors....

ET was a herbivore...probably evolved from giraffes...

And here's the missing link...

http://www.hispanicsurf.com/images/prparade/PR_parade-toysrus.jpg

For crop-circle-makers, my .303 will do quite nicely...

CB900F
July 7, 2003, 10:36 PM
Make mine the bomb-pumped X-ray laser. In large numbers. I want to establish who's who on the interstellar food chain before they land.

900F

Autolite
July 7, 2003, 10:48 PM
I looked out my front window last week and saw my first crop circle. It turns out that it was just a "sign" from the neighbours that I'd better mow the lawn soon ...

gun-fucious
July 7, 2003, 10:55 PM
if you think 2 drunken blokes from the local pub can use rope and a 2x4 to drag off a 150 foot fractal, i have a bridge to sell ya

ya need these guys:
http://www.circlemakers.org/

twoblink
July 7, 2003, 11:48 PM
The small green men, will present a problem for centerfire rounds. They don't have enough mass to allow for good bullet expansion. So a shotgun with #00 buck, or else a .22LR.

Also, if they come en-masse, .22 is a good round, as you can carry quite a bit... But no hi-cap .22's I know of..

QuickDraw
July 8, 2003, 01:19 AM
"I feel vacillations," Connie Pearson, who came from New Orleans, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Low vibrations. I feel reality, which is a function of agreement. It's very exciting to be here."

I know Preacherman already qouted this,but its just to good to pass up!
As a lifelong resident of California,I can honestly say that,yes,there are people
here that talk like this!!:what:
I read that and almost fell out of chair!
Only in California.

QuickDraw

45R
July 12, 2003, 12:54 PM
The truth is out there. Take off your tin foil hats and put the guns away

The truth can be found here. (http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull.asp?id=4854)

4v50 Gary
July 12, 2003, 02:15 PM
Thanks a lot 45R. :mad: You just ruined our secret plan to boost tourism and with it, restore the state's economy. ;) We were about to announce a Loch Ness Monster in Lake Havesu (a man made lake near Bakersfield) to draw tourists there too. Now we have to cancel our planned alien "invasion" and wasted a ton of money on souvenirs, toys, posters and all the other schlock that tourists buy.:o

Lemme see, maybe we can revisit the whale watching thing and push seals too. :confused:

Backwoods
July 12, 2003, 02:44 PM
Saw this mentioned on CNN or Fox News while I was at work. Apparently the workmanship of these circles wasn't so great. Some pilot flew over and stated that if those crop circles were made by aliens, then they were drunk aliens.

Don in Ohio

tac17
July 12, 2003, 03:36 PM
The truth is out there. Take off your tin foil hats and put the guns away

But where is the fun in that? :D

45R
July 13, 2003, 11:15 AM
4v50Gary-

Hehehe its going to take alot more than tin foil hats and alien crop circles to restore the states economy. If the govenor would stop taking $3K helicopter rides home and just drive........... that would be start for the tax payers.

I gotta better idea on restoring the economy...

Lets split the state in halves so what we have Northern and Southern CA and we teleport SF and plop it next to LA. Charge SoCAl a ton of money for water that they are stealing from NorCAl folks.

Bring back the old recording of War of the Worlds, as the citizens of CA hide in there bomb shelters and SHTF safe houses THR members can all dress up as aliens and invade farms cutting Molon Labe Crop circles everywere..............
:evil:

OR I can just delete my posts and we start another tread of Aliens invading CA and you and I make a fortune on tin foil hats. :)

veloce851
July 13, 2003, 11:27 AM
Yeah if I was the farmer who owned the land I'd be grabbing my gun too.
To shoe off all the blissninnies TREASPASSING on my property.

I saw some footage of the drug induced hippies out there singing and whatnot. I'd be pissed as hell if it were my land.
I don't care what was done on or to my property it doesn't give anyone the right to just show up and start walking around on my land.

4v50 Gary
July 13, 2003, 12:31 PM
That swine Davis flies in Whirlybirds @ $3k a pop? Who does he think he is, the President?

I'll buy him a sleeping bag & cot for his office and that'll save us thousands of $.

BTW, like your idea of splitting the state. North, South & Central though. The Central will have to be the liberal SF Bay Area. The North can reach as far down as the Grapevine (gotta control the mountain passes), through the Valley and up all the way to Oregon. Now that'll be one pro-gun state. As for the South, I'm happy if we give it to Mexico (but we keep San Diego). The Mexican Army can cleap up LA.

Rangerover
July 13, 2003, 12:40 PM
http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Rangerover/686705d9.jpg

MicroBalrog
July 13, 2003, 01:13 PM
Yeah if I was the farmer who owned the land I'd be grabbing my gun too.
To shoe off all the blissninnies TREASPASSING on my property.

Charge them for it, $20 a pop. Then, donate all the money to armedandsecure.org . Each time a bunch of hippies goes on your farm, a pro-gun ad goes on the air.

:D

45R
July 13, 2003, 06:03 PM
BTW, like your idea of splitting the state. North, South & Central though.

What doesnt fall off CA and become an Island due to earthquakes can be North, South and Central CA. :)

Skunkabilly
July 13, 2003, 08:06 PM
Let's make Oakland, SF and LA part of California. Rest of the state goes to Nevada and AZ.

Baba Louie
July 13, 2003, 08:18 PM
Slim Whitman songs blaring from your pick-up truck stereo and your basic .30-30 oughta do the trick on most any California Circle Jerk Alien (CCJA) types who need to "feel the reality" of the moment.

Sheesh. Some people's kids.

Adios

4v50 Gary
July 14, 2003, 02:02 AM
Skunk - you're going to have to throw in Alameda County (where Oakland is) since Assembly critter Dan Peralta is so anti-gun. Marin should go too since it's the home of the American Taliban.

BTW, I'll vote for Nevada. You can shoot burglars to get your property back. Can Arizonans do that too?

45R
July 14, 2003, 03:06 PM
Who do we give Bakersfield and Fresno to....... I dont even think Mexico would take those cities.... :neener:

grampster
July 15, 2003, 12:17 AM
Aww, you'se guys got it all wrong..They are not CROP circles, they are CRAP circles. Easily explainable. A large herd of cows were in the neighborhood and left some "pies" for the blissninnies in PRK and, as usual, they got it all wrong.

:neener: :neener: :D grampster

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