facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Crop circles appear in soybean field

Aug. 25, 2006 at 3:15 PM   |   Comments

MOLINE, Ill., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists are scratching their heads over five unusual crop circles that mysteriously appeared in a soybean field in Geneseo, Ill.

What is most puzzling about farmer Jim Stahl's crop circles are the red streaks that can be seen on the soybeans, the Moline (Ill.) Dispatch reported.

Lisa Kull, a plant pathologist from the University of Illinois who viewed pictures of the field online, says she has never seen a plant disease lay out plants like that.

The red streaks are also a first for phenomena investigation expert and retired neurochemist JoAnne Scarpellini.

"We've never seen those red streaks on soybeans before," Scarpellini told the Dispatch. "This has never been reported anywhere in the world."

Scarpellini took plant and soil samples for Massachusetts-based BLT Research Inc. and said she would return for further tests.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
2
Bethany Beach packed two days before jazz funeral
3
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
4
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
5
Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback