The nodes in the field are green
and swollen. Upon examining samples brought home and allowed to dry, we
see marked differences in oat plants within the crop circle formation
and in standing crop about 100 feet away.
Comparison of top (apical) nodes
of plants. Formation nodes above, standing crop nodes below.
Comparison of nodes second from
top of plants. Formation nodes above, standing crop nodes below.
Notice that the nodes of the
formation plants remain so much greener than the standing crop plants.
Both samples were cut at the same time and laid out side by side on newspaper
Formation discovered, August 18, samples cut August 25, photos taken September