The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles: Scientific Research and Urban Legends

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Though they are not just a recent phenomenon, during the past few decades new crop circles have been reported worldwide at the rate of about one per day, creating considerable controversy over their origin and cause. Theoretical experimental physicist Eltjo Haselhoff presents a comprehensive overview of these beautiful and mysterious formations. His research includes a scientific investigation of germination anomalies, the dead fly enigma, peculiar deposits, geometrical ratios, and balls of light. In addition, he...
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Overview

Though they are not just a recent phenomenon, during the past few decades new crop circles have been reported worldwide at the rate of about one per day, creating considerable controversy over their origin and cause. Theoretical experimental physicist Eltjo Haselhoff presents a comprehensive overview of these beautiful and mysterious formations. His research includes a scientific investigation of germination anomalies, the dead fly enigma, peculiar deposits, geometrical ratios, and balls of light. In addition, he reports on the first-person accounts of people who have witnessed their appearance and even ventures into the study of the psychic perspective. Haselhoff comes to some fascinating conclusions in the last chapter, 'Circular Arguments.' After reading this book, you will definitely agree with Conclusion Six: 'Something very strange going on.'
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"Eltjo Haselhoff is a remarkable rarity in the controversial arena of paranormal research—he has the qualifications and ability to blend hard science and metaphysics without compromising either. In so doing, he remains eminently credible to a world that craves statistics and repeatable tests, while being unafraid of deeper speculation. Anyone who has ever dismissed the entire crop circle phenomenon as a man-made joke needs to read this excellent book. They may be shocked by the utterly convincing case he makes for its authenticity as a genuinely unexplained mystery."
—Andy Thomas, author of Vital Signs: A Complete Guide to the Crop Circle Mystery and Why It Is NOT a Hoax
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583940464
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 629,371
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Eltjo Haselhoff has written the first book on crop circles based on scientific evidence. His research, as introduced in the first chapter, 'A Great But Most Tangible Mystery,' addresses some of the most concrete crop circle phenomena: the dead fly enigma, curious deposits, germination anomalies, and balls of light. Studies with mathematical formulas allow any reader to analyze and verify, or dispute, the author's findings. For those interested in a more metaphysical approach, the author provides 'The Psychic Perspective: Earth Forces, Aliens, Gate to Another World, and Messages from the Cosmos.' Diagrams and color photographs throughout the book guarantee a fascinating journey through the world of crop circles even for those not inclined toward laboratories and numbers.

Eltjo Haselhoff has a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Experimental Physics. He has been examining the crop circle phenomenon for over ten years, and has personally visited hundreds of crop circles. Born and educated in the Netherlands, Dr. Haselhoff has worked at many research institutes, including Los Alamos National Laboratories. He has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as The Journal of Applied Physics, and The Physical Review. His most recent article appeared in the prestigious, international scientific journal, Physiologia Plantarum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2003

    hmmm

    very good book! It really makes you think...how are crop circles formed. Absolutely amazing pictures of crop circles from around the world. If you are looking to find out a little more about crop circles this is a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    A Masterpiece!!!

    This book is a Masterpiece in all respects. It is well-made, bound, with glossy pages and full color throughout. Chock-full with fantastic photographs and diagrams. The contents are extremely fascinating - the author is clearly a smart guy (which can also be seen from his biography) and has a very solid story. I have read all crop circle books that exist, and this is the first book that actually uses solid, scientific analysis, without speculation. Just facts and plain reasoning, yet, the conclusions are world-shattering: there are many crop circles that are NOT made by flattening crops with a plank. Anyone who reads this book will agree. No doubt. This is a book that changes your life. I'm sure it will have a great impact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    An excellent book!

    Dr. Eltjo Haselhoff is a remarkable rarity in the controversial arena of paranormal research - he has the qualifications and ability to blend hard science and metaphysics without compromising either. In so doing, he remains eminently credible to a world which craves statistics and repeatable tests, whilst being unafraid of deeper speculation. Anyone who has ever dismissed the entire crop circle phenomenon as a man-made joke needs to read this excellent book. They may be shocked by the utterly convincing case he makes for its authenticity as a genuinely unexplained mystery.

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