Статья: Doubts accident result of freak weather
Doubts accident result of freak weather
An international task force investigating the effects of the devastating
cyanide spill from a part-owned Australian gold mine in Romania will be urged
to focus on the project's construction standards amid doubts the accident was
caused by freak weather.
Sources in the European Commission in Brussels, which will co-ordinate the
establishment of the task force, and Hungarian official sources, said
questions had been raised about whether construction of the tailings dam met
accepted international standards.
The dam burst, releasing a toxic sludge into rivers and creating Europe's
worst river pollution disaster for decades. The sources said construction
standards were likely to become the key issue in assessing the extent of
liability of the project owners, who face damage and compensation claims of
millions of dollars
Officials said evidence from people in the accident area raised serious
doubts about whether weather conditions, which the project owners have blamed
for causing the dam burst, were anywhere near as severe as this.
The Australian manager of the Baia Mare project, Mr Phil Evers, said after
meeting the EU's Environment Commissioner, Ms Margot Wallstroem, at the mine
site that weather conditions before the accident were "extremely unusual".
This, he said, had created a flood which had burst the tailings dam.
He said there had been heavier than normal snow falls in December and last
month, followed by heavy rainfall and
"a very severe thawing event" which had created an extraordinarily large
volume of water.
Mr Evers declined to comment on the construction standards of the dam.
The establishment of the task force was announced by Ms Wallstroem during her
visit to the affected area.
The mine owners will also conduct their own scientific investigation of the
accident, with an Australian expert team comprising an hydrologist, a
biologist and a chemist due at the mine site at the weekend.
Describing the contamination of the East European river system as a
catastrophe for the people living by the rivers, Ms Wallstroem said she
wanted answers about "what happened, how bad is the damage and what can be
done to rehabilitate the environment".
She also criticised the Australian half owner of the project, Esmeralda
Exploration, for what she said was an attempt to play down the seriousness of
the effects of the cyanide spill.
"They have to be prudent in what they are saying. This is a serious
environmental accident. For the people who depend on this water, it is a
catastrophe," Ms Wallstroem said.
Australia's Minister for the Environment, Senator Hill, said yesterday he
would look at sending technical or scientific expertise to the mining
disaster site but stressed that he felt Australia did not have any financial
liability for the accident
Crop circles are not a modern phenomenon.
They are mentioned in academic texts of the late 17th Century, and almost 200
cases- some with eyewitness accounts- have been reported prior to 1970. Since
then some eighty eyewitnesses from as far away as British Columbia have
reported crop circles forming in under twenty seconds; cases are often
accompanied by sightings of incandescent or brightly-coloured balls of light,
shafts of light or structured flying craft.
Serious attention was given to the simple circles in 1980 in southern
England. The designs appeared primarily as simple circles, circle with rings,
and variations on the Celtic cross up into the mid-1980s. Then they developed
straight lines and created pictograms, not unlike petroglyphs. After 1990 the
designs developed exponentially in complexity, and today it is not unusual to
come across designs mimicking computer fractals and elements that relate to
fourth dimensional quantum physics. Their sizes have also increased, some
occupying areas as large as 200,000 sq feet. To date there have been over
10,000 reported and documented crop circles throughout the world, with some
90% emerging from southern England. While many still go unreported each year,
the emegence of the phenomenon in the world media and the internet has
allowed more information to be lodged.
If you happen to buy the story that all crop circles were originated by two
sexagenarians with planks of wood, string and a weegie board, you are not in
the minority. Once in a while, governments like to control public interest in
unexplained phenomena by generating a disinformation method called
'debunking', a technique invented during the Cold War for the sad purpose of
controlling mass opinion in the face of unexplainable phenomena (this was the
prime motive of the 1953 Robertson Panel, details of which are obtained under
the US Freedom of Information Act). The method is very effective because the
media provides little or no scientific or factual data with which the public
can form an educated opinion on the subject. This absence of evidence is then
replaced by ridiculing the subject through association with other 'fringe'
topics; so-called experts are brought-in to explain away all the events as
freak weather conditions or the work, general pranksters, even sexually
According to TV documentaries, all crop circles up to 1992 were made by two
simple, elderly men called Doug and Dave. It has since been discovered by
researchers such as George Wingfield and Armen Victorian that the D&D story
was tied to the British Ministry of Defense- in collusion with the CIA, among
others. Evidence supplied by a high-ranking informant in the British Ministry
of Defence suggested that the government had every intent to discredit the
phenomenon by putting forward two hoaxers in an effort to quell growing public
interest in crop circles. When confronted to provide evidence on certain
claimed formations, Doug and Dave changed their story, even reversing previous
claims; or they simply remained silent when asked to explain the list of
features found in the genuine phenomenon. When they claimed making all the
formations around the English county of Hampshire, for example, it was pointed
out that half the known formations had actually occured in another county- "Er,
no, we didn't do those either," they replied. In the end, not even Doug and
Dave knew which ones they had made. And although they claim to have made hoaxes
since 1978- at the time the published date of the first design- evidence
witheld confirmed crop circles dating back into the 1930s. The public has never
heard these retractions, nor been given the opportunity to compare the mess
created by D&D with the mathematical symmetry of the real phenomenon.
In 1998, however, the surviving member of the deceptive duo did make an
incredible admission to British newspapers that he'd been guided by an
Since Doug and Dave's inauguration, many copycat hoaxers have appeared on the
scene. Some do it to disprove or derail researchers, some for profit, some
because they are sociopaths, some because they genuinely believe they can
communicate back to the phenomenon (with very interesting results, I may
add). Prior to 1989 the hoaxing problem was virtually unheard of. After 1990
designs of man-made origin vary by year- in 1992 and 1998 it was as high as
90%, in 1996 as low as 20%.
That people with a good amount of training can go into a field and eventually
create a coherent pattern has never been the issue- recently, a group of
known hoaxers called TEam Satan/the circlemakers was paid to go to
conveniently out-of-the-way New Zealand to make an elaborate formation for
The Discovery Channel. The deceptive tactics used to trick a viewing public
into accepting the hoax theory are dealt with here.
The issue is that no man-made crop circle has satisfactorily replicated the
features associated with the real phenomenon, and this has baffled scientists
and researchers. Crop circles are created by a force seemingly at odds with
modern science. Central to the hoax argument is that a physical object is
required to flatten the crop to the ground, resulting in the breaking of the
plant stems. In genuine formations the stems are not broken but bent (left
), normally about an inch off the ground at the plant's first node. The plants
appear to be subjected to a short and intense burst of heat which softens the
stems to drop just above the ground at 90ª, where they reharden into their
new and very permanent position without damaging the plants.
Plant biologists are baffled by this phenomenon and farmers, who know how the
land ticks, are baffled by this. It is the singlemost method of identifying
the real phenomenon. Research and laboratory tests suggest that microwave or
ultrasound may be the only method capable of producing such an effect.
Crop circles are sometimes accompanied by trilling sounds, since captured on
tape and analysed by NASA as artificial in origin, with a harmonic component
in the infrasonic range.
The detection of electromagnetism also differentiates genuine formations from
fakes. This naturally-occuring energy is known to exist at ancient sites such
as stone circles, long barrows, tumuli, dolmens and menhirs, and in churches
and cathedrals which were built upon these sites. Crop circles, sacred sites
and other places of worship are also found upon intersecting points along the
Earth's invisible energy grid, and the size and shape of a crop circle is
typically determined by the area of these 'node' points on the Earth's
surface. The frequencies of this energy are associated with changes in
brainwave patterns and affect the body's biophysical rhythm, so it is not
unusual to find reports of people experiencing heightened states of awareness
and healings in crop circles- a situation also common to sacred sites. People
may also experience dizziness, disorientation and nausea- effects caused by
prolonged exposure to infrasound or microwave frequencies.
Biophysical evidence includes plants' expanded epidermal walls, and drastically
extended node bends in fresh formations (normalright, crop circle
far right); also observed are distortions of seed embryos, and the creation
of expulsion cavities in the plants as if they have been heated from the
inside. In genuine formations there is a disruption of the plant's crystalline
structure, as these microscope photos demonstrate (left).
Yet in all cases, the plants are not damaged and will continue to grow and
ripen if left untouched. This would not be possible had they been trampled by
Genuine crop circles are areas of gently laid and swirled plants which create
a floor in mathematical proportions similar to the Golden Mean, the vortex
nature uses to create precision organisms such as shells, sunflowers, the
spatial relationship of the bones in the human hand and galaxies. The floor
of crop circles can have up to five layers of weaving, all in counterflow to
each other, with every seed head intact and placed beside each other as if
arranged in a museum case; the centres can contain nested, woven, crested, or
wreathed swatches of plants- sometimes the center will consist of a single
They are not perfectly round but slightly elliptical (a hoax, requiring a
fixed central rope, cannot achieve this adequately). Their edges are crisply
defined from the flattened crop as if drawn with a compass and incised with
surgical precision. Hoaxes, by comparison, bear a stylistic resemblance to
tuffs of greasy, uncombed hair- and, of course, all their plants have been
trampled, bruised and crushed.
Other anomalies indicate an increase infra red output within and around a new
formation, indicating that both the heat content of the plants and the
watershed have been affected. Evidence even exists of four non-naturally
occuring, short-life radioactive isotopes in the soil inside genuine crop
circles (these dissipate after three or four hours); the soil in around them
appears to have been baked.
Mathematically, genuine crop circles encode obscure theorems based on
Euclidian geometry as well as the unalterable principles of sacred geometry.
They have the capacity to alter the local electromagnetic field so that
compasses cannot locate north; cameras, cellular phones and batteries fail to
operate, and aircraft equipment fails whilst flying over them. Then there are
levels of background radiation up to 300% above normal, radio frequencies
falling dramatically or rising sharply within their perimeters, animals in
local farms avoiding that particular area or simply acting agitated hours
before one materializes, and car batteries in entire villages failling to
operate the morning after one is found nearby. In some of the major events,
entire towns are left without power.
Since genuine formations materialize at crossing points along the Earth's
magnetic energy currents, they are influencing the energy pattern of local
phehistoric sites. They reference local Neolithic sites in
size/shape/direction, and are dowsable upon entry, with as many as 150
concentric rings of energy outside their physical perimeter. In fact, a year
after they have been harvested and the field ploughed and re-sown, the energy
imprint of the formations will still be dowsed, long after their physical
traces have vanished.
This area of research has allowed for the possibility of crop circles as a
healing force, and they are already being successfully employed in radionics,
flower essences and resonance therapy around the world, both for people and
environments in distress.
Crop circles are generally formed at night between the hours of 2-4 AM,
traditionally during the shortest evenings of the English year when darkness
lasts but four hours, in fields eagerly watched by farmers, military, laser
alarms, scientists or hundreds of enthusiasts in their sleeping bags hoping
to be the lucky ones to witness a crop circle forming. Some of those lucky
few have witnessed large balls of brilliant colour project a beam of golden
light into a field which next morning displays a new crop circle.Yet despite
many stakeouts and fields rigged with top surveylance equipment, crop circles
have appeared out of the mist right under the noses of those looking for
them. On one occasion, the Circlemakers even materialized in full view of the
British Prime Minister's heavily-guarded country residence.
At Stonehenge in 1996 (left), a pilot reported seeing nothing while
flying above the monument, yet 15 minutes later this huge 900 ft formation
resembling the Julia Set computer fractal, and comprising 149 meticulously
layed circles, lay beside the heavily guarded monument. It took a team of 11-
including myself- no less than five hours just to survey the formation.
Still not convinced? This web site contains a sampling of the on-going
research dedicated to enlightening the public. More will be added as time
goes by. Look at the pictures, study the research or better still, visit a
genuine crop circle. You'll get the message pretty quickly.
And when you do, tell this story to a friend.
What is El Nino?
El Nino, which in Spanish means child, is a freak weather pattern occuring in
the Pacific Ocean. It is well known that oceans have huge heat storage
capacity, which makes them one of the most important factors affecting global
climate. Every change in ocean temperature will have a certain influence on
weather patterns in adjacent land masses. When El nino occurs such an
interaction between ocean and atmosphere appears, proving theory that these
two are highly dependent on each other.