What is the scientific opinion about crop circles?

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There is indeed overwhelming scientific evidence that crop circles are not made by man. This evidence was first collected in the late eighties by American biophysician Dr. William Levengood of the BLT Research Team.

He discovered first of all that the seed heads of some of the crop circle plants he examined, did not contain any seeds. Fascinated by this unusual phenomenon, he started systematically examining crop circle plants. In the course of years he published several scientific reports in which he showed and proved that crop circles could impossibly have been made by human hands. At this moment the BLT Research Team has expanded significantly with scientists from various disciplines, among which chemists and geologists. Furthermore, several universities now support the BLT research Team. You can read more about the work and findings of scientists when you click "How are crop circles formed?"

In October 2000, Dr. Eltjo Haselhoff's findings were published in the scientific journal 'Physiologia Plantarum'.

He showed that the crop circles he examined had been made by electromagnetic point-sources. An example of an electromagnetic point-source is a light bulb. Dr. Haselhoff made his discovery by examining the anomalies he found in the nodes of the crop circle plants. When he measured the nodes of all the samples he had taken, he found that the nodes in the centre of the circles had elongated tremendously. The nodes of the plants that had grown at the perimeter of the circles, did show elongation, but not quite as much as the ones he had found in the centres. Dr Haselhoff developed a software programme to have his computer measure the nodes once more (thus excluding the possibility of human errors) and had his computer carry out many hundreds of measurements. The results were subsequently put in a diagram, as you can see on the next page...