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Circles on the field and other formations. United States

ID #1597582251
Added Sun, 16/08/2020
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
05.08.1968 23:15
Галлупвилл, NY
United States

The man, his wife and three children saw the reddish oval hovering above the ground for 15 minutes and heard a humming.

The next morning, they found several round troughs in which wheat was twisted in an unusual way.

Original news

Date:   August 5 1968
Time:  2315
Summary:  A man, his wife and three children saw a reddish oval hovering near the ground for 15 minutes and heard a buzzing sound. The next morning they found several circular depressions with wheat swirled in an unusual fashion.
Source:  Phillips 1975 p57 case 338 citing an unspecified issue of UFO Skywatch


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The wind

Wind — flow of air, which quickly moves parallel to the earth's surface.

Wind is the result of uneven distribution of atmospheric pressure and is directed from areas of high pressure to the low pressure zone. Due to the continuous pressure changes in time and space speed and wind direction are constantly changing. With height wind speed varies with the decrease of the friction force.

Winds can affect the formation of the relief, causing Eolian deposits that form different kinds of soils (e.g., loess) or erosion.

Lodging of plants on the field

It is believed that the phenomenon of "circles" has been known for about 400 years. All formations are known for this period, by origin can be divided into two types: natural and artificial.

Annually, researchers, journalists and witnesses encounter a lot of strange shapes in the fields. It's happening everywhere. Often the pattern has no apparent logic, but the skillful application of imagination it can be. As a rule, the cause of the formations is one or more natural factors.

Смерч (вихрь, торнадо)

Atmospheric vortex that occurs in cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud and propagating down, often to the surface of the earth, in the form of a cloud sleeves or trunk diameter of tens to hundreds of meters. Tornadoes can appear in many shapes and sizes.


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