Crop Circle/UFO Connection?

Crop Circle Near Chillicothe, Ohio Temporally Coincides With a UFO Report From the Same Area

This crop circle, near Chillicothe, Ohio, was  first seen by a passenger on a commercial flight and was reported to the Crop Circle Connector ( on September 20, 2012. It is likely that it was created at least a day or two before the 20th, for how many other people may have seen it days before the 20th but did not bother to report it? On September 15, 2012 two other women, who were enroute by car from Peoria to Chilliocothe, witnessed the following UFO sighting which they reported, as transcribed below, to Peter Davenport at the National

Crop Circle reported September 20,2012 near Hopewell Mound, close to Chillicothe , Illinois.

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Perhaps these two separate events  are a coincidence, or perhaps they are not.

I am unable to discern a pathway through the crop field that would have served as a point of entry or exit from this crop circle formation. Therefore, unless human hoaxers were dropped in by a helicopter, I conclude that the abscence of an obvious path leading into the formation rules out the possibility that this crop circle has been created by human hoaxers. This is very likely what we would refer to as a Genuine Crop Circle.

Here is the UFO report:

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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/2012 20:15 (Entered as : 09/15/12 20:15) Reported: 9/17/2012 10:17:47 AM 10:17 Posted: 9/24/2012 Location: Peoria, IL Shape: Triangle Duration:5 minutes
Two sets of flickering orange lights in triangular form (6 lights total) seen over Rt 6 between Peoria and Chillicothe, IL, 9/15/12
At approximately 20:15-20:30 of Saturday, September 15, 2012, I and another were driving NORTH from PEORIA, IL toward CHILLICOTHE, IL on ROUTE 6.
As our vehicle got further from the city, the treeline allowed us to see what was previously obscured: two sets of what appeared to be TRIANGULAR LIGHTS. The two sets of lights were EAST from our location. We were very confused and fascinated at first, uncertain of what we were seeing. My companioned asked, "Are those stars?" But I had mistaken them as lights of communication towers. However, we quickly both understood neither was correct, as: -We were unable to see any stars due to light pollution from being near the city.
-There are no communication towers in that specific spot or at that specific elevation.
-The set of lights nearest to us were found to be slowly moving.
There were two triangles, very large and very peculiar ih their shape and position in the sky. It was enough that we immediately knew we were not witnessing something normal. We have traversed Route 6 many times at night and never have seen these before. Both sets had three individual lights which flickered or twinkled like fire or a very bright star. The color of the lights was ORANGE-RED. We pulled over on the side of Route 6 and turned off our lights to get a better view after approximately two minutes of witnessing the phenomenon.
By this point, the lights furthest from us (Figure B in my illustration) were either too distant/sunken behind the tree line to see, or had very peculiarly suddenly disappeared. Either way, we were unable to see Figure B any longer. Figure A (the nearer set), was drifting very slowly toward our location. NO SOUND was issued from the lights. I strained to see any more details, but was unable to. I was unable to see any visible lines or structure of any kind between or connecting the lights. I was unable to determine the make or nature of the lights, other than that they resembled fire of some kind, orange and flickering.
Unfortunely, I am not equipped to determine how high the lights were, but am able to say they were below a thin and scattered/spotty cloud cover.
One by one, they began to slowly fade. First the light nearest us, and then the two behind at the further end of the triangle. The lights dimmed very slowly and then went completely dark. We were unable to see anything again after that, and after waiting for a moment, once more turned on the vehicle’s lights and resumed our drive.
I distinctly recall seeing a program on television a year before about triangular sets of lights a few years back in Tinsley Park, which is a few hours from this location. From the amateur footage and photographs I saw on the television, these lights matched them very well. I wanted to obtain a photograph or video footage as proof of the objects, but the triangles’ lights were not bright nor large enough for my phone to be able to capture among the surrounding darkness.
No visible moon was present at the time.
After pulling alongside the road, the remaining lights were visible for approximately 2-3 more minutes, making the total window of visibility at approximately 4-5 minutes.



Storm Central Calls for More Heavy Weather Friday

fr/Storm Central:

A major low pressure is forecasts to deepen and slide north northeastward into the Chicagoland area. With this, a warm front is going to ride above while a cold front slips to the south. The huge contrast from Warm 70-80 degree temperatures with warm moist gulf air is going to have these storms popping near the Mississippi River on Friday. With the lower level jet stream being farther to the south, a clash of air masses coupled with strong forcing and dynamic cooling is going to quickly get these storms tornadic. Unfortunately, it currently looks like a widespread outbreak. A tornado outbreak means at least 10 tornadoes occurring with a system. Forecasters at Storm Central think this could very well be worse than Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s storms.

Since we are dealing with such a strong low pressure, shear levels are going to be through the roof. With that being said, storms are going to quickly become super cells and have a much higher threat to become tornadic super cells. While it is impossible toforecast the exact path or city a tornado will impact, Storm Central has laid out a diagram where the all the ingredients will come together.
 Please prepare for the potential for long lasting strong tornadoes to occur in any of the Red or Pink areas. While all areas will likely not see a tornado warning, most areas are likely to be under a tornado watch sometime on Friday or Friday night. What is dangerous with this upcoming system is that storms are not going to stop overnight. Tornadic storms could go well into the overnight hours as they did Tuesday night. While the areas are subject to minor changes, a firstforecast is out and this is likely to be a big event.

Storm Central will be updating on Facebook with update posts, watches,warnings and more. We have proved ourselves Tuesday evening as a great helper to alerting others and we would like to help you as well. (LIKE) Us on Facebook for the latest! 
This is certainly not the only topic we are discussing. Another potential Blizzard may impact Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin this weekend. Model runs are placing out over a foot of snow with 40mph winds. While this is not set in stone, it is certainly something to watch very closely as If this does occur, a big storm for many!

-Matt Baranowski



Earthquake Shakes Northeastern Ohio

Unusual very shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Ohio

Last update: January 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm by ByArmand Vervaeck and James Daniell

Earthquake overview : A single shallow earthquake alerted people in Ohio and even in the neighboring states.  Some officials suspect “fracking” to be at the origin of this earthquake, others say that there is no proof that the earthquakes are caused by fracking but are caused near brine injection wells, not fracking.
Update 02/01 – 12:19 UTC
An official in Ohio said on Sunday that the underground disposal of wastewater from natural-gas drilling operations would remain halted in the Youngstown area until scientists could analyze data from the most recent of a string of earthquakes there.

There are luckily no reports of serious damage.

Earthquake-Report received a big number of experience Felt It reports. We thank the many people sending us their testimonies.  The Felt It reports can be found below.

NPR writes : Officials said Saturday they believe the latest earthquake activity in northeast Ohio is related to the injection of wastewater into the ground near a fault line, creating enough pressure to cause seismic activity.  The brine wastewater comes from drilling operations that use the so-called fracking process to extract gas from underground shale.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer said during a news teleconference that fracking is not causing the quakes. “The seismic events are not a direct result of fracking,” he said.
“Fracking” is common in this area of the state, but this earthquake, and the others in the area over the past year have been near a “brine injection well“, and not any fracking wells. Officials do now believe that the earthquakes are related to the injection wells, but not fracking. knows that fracking is a highly controversial issue. Both sides have a hard time to proof that they are right.  The heated discussion is not only actual in Ohio, but also in a number of other US States.

Feli It map – image courtesy USGS

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