Crop Circle Found in Indonesia Rice Field

Jan 24, 2011 – 11:00 AM
Indonesian rice farmers in Slemen, Yogyakarta, got quite a surprise Sunday morning when they discovered that overnight a large crop circle had mysteriously formed in one of their fields.

By Lee Spiegel

The circle, which also includes internal geometric patterns of a triangle and smaller circles, has an overall diameter of nearly 90 feet, according to The Jakarta Post.

One resident, Cahyo Utomo, speculated that the odd piece of rice field artwork wasn’t man-made. “The circles were there since yesterday morning. I think they were left by an alien spaceship,” he said.

“It is impossible that this was made by the wind or any animal,” he added.

Whether crafted by humans or aliens, thousands of crop circles have been reported all over the world for many decades, but with a higher number recorded in England. And they’re not always circular, with some of the more intricate and complex ones looking like strange animals or even scientific symbols or DNA sequences.

The patterns are generally created by something that flattens various crops, like rice, wheat and rye, and they’re usually discovered by farmers in the early morning where they didn’t exist the night before.

In some cases, people have admitted being the architects of crop circles, by using ropes and boards to flatten the crops. But even that doesn’t explain all crop circles everywhere, which leaves many of them unexplained.

According to Moedji Raharto, the previous head of the Bosscha Observatorium, Indonesia’s oldest observatory, “If this really is the work of a UFO or extraterrestrial beings, it is almost 100 percent certain they would have left some sort of trace behind.

“The chemical composition of the soil itself could reveal the origin of the phenomenon. For example, when a meteorite enters the atmosphere and forms a crater, it leaves traces of elements that are not common to the area,” Moedji said. He added that similar results could be expected in a soil analysis of the Yogyakarta circle.

This is the first crop circle reported in 2011. Slemen police chief Iwan Ramani wouldn’t commit either way on whether the circle in his jurisdiction was crafted by a UFO, humans or even a natural phenomenon. He’s still investigating.

Read more at The Jakarta Post.

Interview on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM

Delighted to announce that I will be the featured guest on Coast to Coast AM syndicated radio a number of subjects dear to us all: the transformational shift that we are clearly undergoing, ET and extradimensional contact, quantum physics, crop circles – with a focus on how science and spirit are merging in humankind’s pursuit to understand our role in the greater cosmic scheme! This is a whopping three hour interview on January 10th (that’s Monday!) at 11 pm pst time. Here’s the link: and you can check the site to find the radio station in your city (the show is on syndicated broadcast radio) or how to tune in via internet. Please join us – let’s get to the heart of our understanding that we are all (left and right brainers/scientists and spiritualists)  in search of the same essential unveiling: what is the origin of the universe, what is the essence and purpose of life and ARE WE ALONE?

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Sea Shepherd News

Sea Shepherd Hunts Down the Japanese Whalers Before a Single Whale is Killed

Southern Ocean – 148 degrees west 63 degrees south

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s fleet has found the illegal Japanese whaling vessels on the last day of the calendar year. In the vastness of the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd’s ships have now found the Japanese fleet before they even began killing whales.  This is a momentous victory for the whales and precisely how Sea Shepherd’s President and Founder Captain Paul Watson had hoped to ring in the New Year.

At around 0900 hours (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Sea Shepherd’s ship the Bob Barker found a harpoon vessel on the edge of the ice at 148 degrees west. The unidentified Japanese vessel attempted to move south to draw the Bob Barker away from the Nisshin Maru.

At 1500 Hours AEST, some 60 miles to the North, Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel the Steve Irwin found the Japanese harpoon vessel Yushin Maru #2sitting in the ice.

The Gojira and Sea Shepherd’s helicopter the Nancy Burnet, continue to search for the Nisshin Maru, Japan’s floating abattoir.

The Art of Finding the Whalers

The Bob Barker in the Southern Ocean
By knowing when the
Nisshin Maru left Japan and estimating the speed of the ship as it headed south, Captain Watson was able to get a rough idea of the whaling fleet’s daily progress.

He decided to take the Steve Irwin to Wellington, New Zealand and then down to Bluff on the southern end of the South Island. The Gojira stayed in Hobart and the Bob Barker moved to the middle and to the south of the Tasman Sea to show the Japanese that we were covering their path should they choose to go through it.

Captain Watson figured this would force the whaling fleet to the east to avoid being caught in the middle of the Sea Shepherd fleet in the Tasman Sea.

The whalers made an announcement that they would expand their hunting area to make it more difficult for Sea Shepherd to find them but over the last seven campaigns that Sea Shepherd has been harassing them, the illegal Japanese whalers have proven themselves to be nothing short of predictable and Captain Watson decided they were bluffing.

When the Tasmanian patrol reported the whalers well to the northeast of New Zealand heading southeast, Captain Watson deduced that they would head for the extreme eastern boundary of the area Japan has designated for their so-called research, an area that extends to 145 degrees west. This would place them at the maximum distance from where the Sea Shepherd ships departed from Tasmania and New Zealand.

Captain Watson instructed Captain Locky MacLean to take the Gojira east along the 60-degree line of latitude. Captain Alex Cornelissen of the Bob Barker was instructed to head east along the 64-degree line of latitude, and Captain Watson took theSteve Irwin east along the 62-degree line of latitude.

The two harpoon ships were spotted at 148 degrees west line of longitude on December 31st.  The interception of the Japanese whaling fleet took place 1,700 nautical miles southeast of New Zealand and 2,300 nautical miles southwest of Chile.

“This is fantastic,” said Steve Irwin’s Chief Cook Laura Dakin of Canberra, Australia, “for the first time in Sea Shepherd’s history, we have located the whalers before they had a chance to kill a single whale.”