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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Can anyone who has travelled cross country (specifically to the Bay Area) tell me what are those very large circular patches one sees when flying over Utah? Nevada?

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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 973 times:
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That's where UFO's parked, silly.


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2568 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Those are irrigation fields. They grow crops in arid conditions, and use a circular water spray arm, with a pivot in the center. The pipe travels on wheels around the pivot, watering the crops, so from the air the field ends up looking circular.

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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Ohhhh...

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 915 times:

To add to HAL, they are also enormous (huge!) water tanks used for the irrigation. Those may be the smaller circles you see.


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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 897 times:

Thanks all! Now they're not that unusual to me.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Crop circles were pressed down circles of hay, invented by some men with a rake to scare people in rural UK, then it escalated...

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