StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//img-8DwLeUedze.jpg’, ‘Photo by Rod Myers’, ‘Are the formations in this field near Byron a natural occurrence or were they created by a foreign object or life-form?’);
On July 10, yours truly discovered what appear to be crop circles in a rural area near Rockford. Shortly afterward, I contacted the BLT Research Team Inc., Americas foremost crop circle researchers. BLT is using old-fashioned painstaking science to gain insight into the incredible crop circle phenomenon. They have scientists from all applicable scientific fields working for or consulting them. Why? Because discernible physical and chemical changes occur in the plants and soils at crop circle sites.
In the BLT Research Team Inc., the BLT represents three distinguished scientists, John A. Burke, W. C. Levengood and Nancy P. Talbot. The T in the BLT called me on the 18th. Talbot is a scientist, author, contact person, spokesperson, P.R. coordinator, projects coordinator and more for BLT. She called to hear about what Id found, and after a 15-minute conversation, hired me to do preliminary work at the potential crop circle site. Nancy also gave me permission to seek an assistant.
The original call from Nancy and her follow-ups have been extremely educational. Talbot said nine known sites in North America qualify as crop circles this year. That struck me as being a low figure, but many that are not reported are isolated in remote areas. Many sites are not noticed, or some are simply ignored. Talbot said another big reason why theyre not reported was that people simply dont know whom to call. To reach them, go to www.bltresearch.com.
As this local science drama unfolds, I will continue to cover this story. Also, expect a Nancy Talbot interview. Until then, check out their Web site. Check out Talbots experience in the Netherlands in 2001, when crop circles were formed while she was actually standing in the field.
Maybe the most important things well be looking for at the site are the actual physical changes in the affected nodes of plants that are knocked down.
Cant wait to get out there! See ya.
Rod Myers is a local resident with an interest in the environment and disability issues. He has an associates degree in science and a bachelors in fine arts. Rod is a member of the Audubon Society, the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers and Rockford Amateur Astronomers, Inc.