circles perk interest of UFO enthusiasts
by Todd Hollingshead
FORK, UT - A
mysterious design that appeared Sunday in a wheat field
off south Main Street in Spanish Fork is being deemed as
possibly nonhuman by supposed extraterrestrial experts.
Talbott, who heads a science team called BLT (Burke,
Levengood and Talbott) Research out of Cambridge, Mass. ,
sent local volunteers to the area Tuesday to do field work
on the four-circle design.
two volunteers, identified only as Melissa C. and her
daughter Hannah, were searching for microfungal anomalies
in the barley; the presence of which, Talbott says,
suggests some type of nonhuman interaction.
a lot of sacred geometric patterns in these circles,"
Melissa said, noting that one of the smaller circles was
nonsymmetrical, a possible indication of extraterrestrial
two Springville residents have since completed their field
work, but the results are not yet available.
Farish, an Arkansas man who has studied crop circles and
other unexplainable anomalies for years, said there are
many things researchers look for in newly formed crop
look for footprints and they take samples for various
phenomenon," Farish said. "Sometimes the nodes
at the joints of the plants are exploded
because of microwave energy."
learned about the Spanish Fork crop circle earlier this
week and was immediately interested in documenting as much
information as possible.
been interested in UFOs for years," he said.
"But I can't tell you who made crop circles, why they
were made or where they'll pop up next."
by locals are increasingly curious.
Lopez, an employee of the nearby Spanish Fork Motors, said
he heard a dog whining and yelping when he arrived to work
at 5 a.m. Sunday.
residents in the area said they heard the dog too,"
Talbott said. "It's common for animals to exhibit
uncommon behavior in situations like these."
Staci Petro of the Utah County Sheriff's Office
investigated the scene and determined $300 worth of damage
was caused to landowner Paul A. Prior's crops. Prior said
damages have jumped to more than $1,000 because of
downtime and loss of work.
said they believe the suspects entered the field during
the night and created the crop circles only to attract
suspects it wouldn't be too hard for a couple of young
people to make the circle by dragging wood posts in
circular patterns. "I can't say I'm 100 percent sure,
but I just think it was vandals that worked it,"
Prior said. "If we're going to be translated, that
will be fine, too."
County Sheriff's Office have since decided the unusual
creation is within Spanish Fork city limits and have
turned it over to Spanish Fork Police.
Spanish Fork police station said they have had numerous
calls from people inquiring about the latest possible
extra terrestrial phenomenon.
Hollingshead can be reached at 344-2524 or
email@example.com. Utah County staff writer Janis
Nielsen contributed to this report.
story appeared in The Daily Herald on page D1.