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

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  1. 2dogs

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    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."
     
  2. critter

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    What do you grab for crop circles? Why, a WHEEL gun, of course! Yuk yuk.
     
  3. Triad

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    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.
     
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    Oh, :cuss: ! The blissninnies are out of the barn again!

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

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    You don't need a gun for crop circles....just your tin foil hat!
     
  6. Oleg Volk

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    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.
     
  7. BerettaNut92

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

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    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.
     
  9. Duncan Idaho

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    A super-soaker loaded with warm water and soap.

    Nothing chases filthy-commiefornian-pinko-hippie-maggot-trespasser-vandals away with better effect.
     
  10. geekWithA.45

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    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
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    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).
     
  12. gun-fucious

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    i gather orating from a burning rhododendron is just to "olde skool" these daze
     
  13. tac17

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    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:
     
  14. 45R

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    I'd grab the tin foil hat. :)
     
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    Actually, the Russians had developed a 30mm semi-auto sniper grenade laucher. Range - 1000 meters. 10-round magazines.
     
  17. Shooter 2.5

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    According to the movie, a garden hose should be sufficient.
     
  18. dinosaur

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    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:
     
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    So people who believe in aliens are stupid and people who believe in [fill in this blank] are smart. Oh please.
     
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    I need to get me one of those to go with my super soaker for when the aliens show up in Alabama. :)
     
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    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.
     
  23. tac17

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    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?
     
  24. Ex-Doc

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    It was just Grey Davis out for a walk.......in circles as always.
     
  25. BerettaNut92

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    I say we dust off, nuke the site from orbit.

    It's the only way to be sure.

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    Game over man, game over!!! :p
     
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