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December 16, 1990

The concepts in this document are based on known and current
technologies and capabilities as extrapolated by Jerry Decker,
Cheyenne Turner, Ron Barker, Chuck Henderson, and brought up in
discussions with various other associates of KeelyNet and Vangard

It is offered to the public as a VERY RATIONAL alternative to the
current UFO speculations regarding the crop circles.

Crop Circles a Hoax?

By now, most people are aware of the mysterious crop circles which
have appeared in England and now are showing up in the United
States. The patterns began with simple circles that have now become
complex patterns including lines and intricate designs.

The circles appear in wheat fields in the form of wheat stalks that
are pressed down; usually in a swirling pattern having rotations in
either a counter-clockwise or clockwise direction.

Both mystical and pseudo-scientific relationships have been attached
including :

1) herds of mating hedgehogs,
2) violent atmospheric disturbances,
3) lung-mei (earth energies most commonly referred to as dragon
currents) linked to megalithic sites,
4) UFO landing sites
5) hoaxers


Specific observations regarding the circles

1) There are NO vehicle tracks or footprints leading into or
out of the fields when the circles appear.

2) The circles appear within a very short period of time. The
best estimate I have seen between creation and observation
of a circle is within an hour.


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4) In some cases a warbling sound and a moving orange light
precede the circle appearance. Other cases cited a
whooshing sound.

5) The crops affected by the circle are sometimes "woven" in a
basket weave pattern.

6) The affected crops are bent in a more nearly horizontal
position and continue to grow in that position for a
considerable time after the circle manifestation.

7) The affected crops are bent as if the plant cells were
"melted". Microscopic examination shows no fracturing or
breaking of plant cells indicative of forced bending.

We have a multiplicity of facts to consider which, when taken
together, show a most interesting hypothesis as to a probable cause.

Before going into the hypothesis, let me first state that circular
patterns have been associated with UFO sightings for many years
before Man began launching rockets and satellites into space.

A specific case is that of Billy Meier in Switzerland. Videotapes
of the patterns left at alleged landing sights have three primary
features which correlate exactly with the crop circles. These are :

1) A swirling pattern (always circluar) appears in grass.

2) The grass grows in the swirling pattern for several months
AFTER the alleged landing.

3) Many of the sites are in secluded and highly remote areas,
some impossible to access with a vehicle.

Prior to the last 3 to 5 years, no UFO trace landing site had shown
evidence of any pattern beyond simple circles.

Since the inception of SDI (the Star Wars program), Man has had the
capability of projecting high intensity laser beams followed
immediately by EXTREMELY high electrical charges aimed at targets on
the planet.

SDI uses very high intensity lasers (EXCIMER LASERS) to generate and
project these beams of UltraViolet light.

High intensity UV light cohered into laser beams IONIZES the air
through which the beam passes thus creating a conducting path.

How Star Wars works

The idea is :

1) to build up a very high electrical charge in the satellite,

2) target a structure from space using a weak UV laser

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3) increase the amplitude of the UV laser beam until a highly
ionized path is created from the satellite to the target

4) this ionized path acts as an electrical conductor much like a
wire being thrown from the satellite to the target

5) the electrical energy is then transferred to the laser beam
path which passes the artificial "lightning" to the target

6) as the electrical energy passes into the target, the
molecules are electrostatically repelled with explosive
velocities causing the target to explode.

The SDI Circle Hypothesis

All cells contain DNA and RNA among other things. These two complex
molecules are especially sensitive to UV frequencies in the range of
260 NM.
* * *

In addition, cells can be "denatured" or "melted" when exposed to
temperatures in the range of 73 to 77 degrees Celsius. This causes
the ladder-like structure of the DNA/RNA to begin to separate.

This is one of the reasons high energy sources are so dangerous to
living systems. The energy causes micro-heating in the DNA/RNA
which partially "melts" the tissues.

When the heating is removed (and depending on the degree of
melting), the DNA/RNA will revert to the original mirror symmetry

This is not always a perfect reversion to the original pattern
however. Sometimes the patterns are so distorted as to produce
mutations in the form of cancer and other diseases.

* * *
Plants also are made up of cells. If these cells are subjected to a
high intensity UV laser, heating occurs causing the plants to melt
like plastic at their weakest point, i.e. the stalk.

* * *
Two dimensional laser displays rely on a device known as an acousto-
optic modulator. This is simply a front surface mirror (reflecting
only from the exposed side) which vibrates on either an X or a Y

When the modulator is driven by a sufficiently fast device (like a
computer), the laser beam can be reflected off the mirror to paint a
picture on any surface. The flatter the surface (and the more
perpendicular to the beam), the more perfect the reproduction of the
intended image.

If a UV laser were to be properly directed from a space satellite
(intended to be used for SDI purposes), it could quite easily
"paint" a picture on earth or crops.

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* * *
Only the crops within the beam would be sufficiently melted to cause
the bending effect. That is why microscopic examination of the
stalk shows no tearing or cellular rupture as it would be if bent by

* * *
Now as to the swirling effect of the crop patterns. Anytime a
charged air mass is moved, it must necessarily move air with it.
This effect is used commercially for the production of sound from
electrostatic speakers.

When the UV laser is being rapidly directed from the satellite, the
air WILL follow the pattern and effectively push the crops into the
desired direction while they are under the "melting/denaturation"

This sudden moving of air from a moving electrostatic column would
cause a whooshing sound.

Also, the moving orange light could quite well be an electrical
effect in the form of a plasma.


Some of our group find it quite humorous to think that some of the
SDI people would be playing such an elaborate prank using such a
sophisticated means of application.

Chuck Henderson even suggested that the work might be that of one or
more "hackers" who had broken the access and command codes for the
SDI satellite.

The intriguing thing about the crop circles is that to date, ALL
sightings PRIOR to the SDI project; NEVER involved complex
geometries or patterns beyond a circle shape.

This would follow the UFO landing site theory, that is any pattern
found within the circle could be landing gear or some other
attachment of which we currently know nothing. Note that no lines
or other complex patterns were EVER found before SDI.

I understand that some people had voiced the opinion that "if the
circles are the work of an intelligent force, then the pattern would
be more complex."

Another comment was to the effect that "lines or geometric patterns
would be highly indicative of an intelligence at work."

Damned if within the next couple of weeks, lines and more complex
patterns began showing up. Just as if some SDI (or hacker) had read
or heard the media report of such a comment and courteously
"obliged" the request.

I (Decker) cannot help but find a great deal of humor in the
MAJORITY of UFO cases over the past few years. Between the
outrageous abductions and the claims of greys eating humans, it is
getting out of hand, even exceeding my credulity (which has been
said to be pretty outrageous).

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The TV show "America's Funniest Home Videos" had a segment which I
thought perfectly depicted the majority of UFO "believers" of today.

A viewer took his video camera to the zoo and trained it on a group
of penguins standing in front of a dimly lit wall. He then played a
very tight flashlight beam on the wall and moved it back and forth.
Each time, the penguins would follow as if it were food or something
of interest.

A most hilarious effect, much like my cat following a laser beam.
He would even go so far as to hurt himself while jumping to "catch"
the moving light.

At any rate, now that there is a somewhat logical hypothesis which
matches and explains a good deal of the phenomena, we can figure out
a means of proving it.


How to Prove the SDI Circle Hypothesis

Two techniques for detecting the signs of the UV laser would take
the following form :

Technique 1 - use of a camera to automatically record the phenomena

1) proper filtration and the use of a film sensitive to UV
wavelengths would record the "spotlight" of the beam as it
swept the ground

2) multiple consecutive and rapid exposures of the UV sensitive
film should be made to record the movement of the beam as it
traces the pattern

Technique 2 - cloud beam detectors

1) pressurized containers containing a powder or gas which
emitted visible light in the presence of UV wavelengths

2) these containers would be triggered to emit large clouds of
powder and show the presence of the beam

3) once the beams were detected, video cameras could tape the
clouds and show the moving beam presence and pattern
(depending on the speed)

Detection of the presence of the UV laser beam

1) the whooshing sound creating by the moving air as a result
of the "scanned" beam could be used as a trigger

2) the abrupt change in the electrostatic potential due to the
establishment of the conducting path in the immediate area
could be used as a trigger

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3) human spotters to monitor for changes in the ambience of the
area and manually trigger the recording devices


One of the reasons I dissociated with ACTIVE participation with the
UFO movement was the gullibility of many of the people involved as
well as the ridiculousness of many of the stories.

I have met people who have spent as much as 30 years of their lives
studying this phenomenon without ONE SHRED OF PHYSICAL PROOF.

After this happens to you several times, you look at the person and
think, "How could you throw away your life on such Bullshit!"

Not for ME, I want to make VALID, REPRODUCIBLE contributions in the
form of increased understanding for myself and others, preferably
taking the form of machines or infallible techniques.

Let's face it, much of the WOOFY (airy-fairy) science and much of
the New Age stuff is pure BS. If we can't build a machine to prove
it, or have others duplicate the effect, then IT AIN'T WORTH

Don't blow your life down the tube, be CRITICAL, be ANALYTICAL and
read WIDELY so you can see overlapping patterns. ASK for proof,
don't take someone's word that they can levitate or communicate
telepathically, or astrally project, or whatever.

If they ask for a "love donation" and they haven't done any physical
phenomena or shown a working device to produce an unusual effect,
tell them to piss off and get a job.

Forgive my somewhat negative comments, but on reading this paper, I
can't help but to stress the value of HEALTHY SKEPTICISM.

I am sending a copy of this paper to the Koestler Foundation who is
offering a 5,000 pound reward and the Sunday Mirror who is offering
a 10,000 pound reward to anyone who can fully explain the enigma.

You never know, it might win and COULD WE EVER DO SOMETHING WITH
written by Jerry W. Decker
in the interest of outrageousness,
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Vangard Sciences, Thank you

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Thank you for your consideration, interest and support.

Jerry W. Decker.........Ron Barker...........Chuck Henderson
Vangard Sciences/KeelyNet

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